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Make these mini reindeer cupcakes for Christmas

I ran into these mini reindeer cupcakes the other day, and I totally fell in love. Not only were they adorable, the combo of sweet and salty was delicious. You should totally make these mini reindeer cupcakes for Christmas, or to bring to your next holiday party! Here's how…

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Melting cats & rainbow unicorns: uncommon gifts from UncommonGoods!

Wanna know a little secret about my gift-shopping prowess? I generally head to UncommonGoods the moment I start my "awesome gifts on the internet" search. This year, just in time to get your holiday shop on, UncommonGoods has joined forces with me as one of our sponsors! So I get to gush about some of the unique gifts that cut just about melt your face with all the awesome…

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How can I have a great big long-distance holiday?

We're a young military family that anticipates a move soon, so we won't be going home to visit family this Christmas. This isn't the first time (nor will it be the last), but this year is different… It's going to be our daughter's first Christmas, and we very much want to include our parents. I need some advice about how to have a great big long-distance holiday! Any suggestions would be much appreciated, especially from anyone who's done this before.

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How do deal with gift-giving as your families and finances change?

Now that our brothers are over 21, do we still get them presents? And how do we tell them we don't want them to use their limited funds to get us anything? And can we not get them presents while still buying my younger siblings presents? And what about when our siblings have kids too? We can't afford to buy 10 kids quality presents as well as all of our other people! Plus, I don't want our kid coming home with a truckload of gifts. How have other Homies dealt with family gift giving as their families and finances have changed?

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The Holidays are coming: We dare you to send this hilarious "holiday application form" to your family this year!

Each year, The Holiday Conversations in our extended family starts in mid-July, when our little unit begins strategizing with our in-laws, to get out ahead of the game. It's preemptive damage control. Much like leaving a play-date en-masse, we like to present a united front when the parents-in-law begin sniffing around our holiday plans. Our plans for this year's Thanksgiving were already solidified weeks ago, but I'd like to share it here in case anyone finds it useful. I've updated it for the 2015 calendar year…