It’s raining….again. While I am grateful for the rain, I can’t help but feel a little bit stir crazy being cooped up inside with 3 young, and very active boys. What are you to do when you’ve reached your limit on screen time (3 shows or 1 movie in our house), the kids have already ran circles around the house 20 times, forts have already been constructed, Legos built, and there is still an hour until bedtime?

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Are you looking to grow in your knowledge of financial basics, improving your money mindset, or building a foundation for long-lasting wealth? Then this month’s Business and Budget Book Review post is going to be a great place to come for inspiration!

Must-Read Books for anyone looking to learn about budgeting, business basics, and investing

Winter is the perfect time of the year to settle in with a fluffy blanket, a big mug of something warm (Check out my favorite hot drinks here),

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**Please note that I am NOT a doctor and this post is strictly personal opinion. I am in no way offering any type of treatments or medical advice. Always check with your doctor if you have ANY questions regarding the safety of baths and your health. Thanks and Bathe on!**

As a grown-up I don’t think of myself as having many vices in life. I don’t drink often, I eat fairly healthy,

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We are in the very middle of a long and cold winter here in East Tennessee and I am desperate for some reprieve from these gray days cooped up inside! Today I’m going to share some simple Winter Decor ideas to freshen and brighten your home. Read on for some easy ideas to add color, warmth, and comfort to your rooms. Now let’s get going and banish those winter blahs!

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Have You Ever Thought About Writing a Book?

I know I have ever since I was young! I fondly remember my first grade teacher leading our class through writing our own short-stories, illustrating them, binding them, and then selling the class “book”  for a fundraiser for new classroom decorations. As an avid reader, I have often looked back over my first “book” and wondered if I had what it takes to produce a real book of my own one day.

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There is nothing like the smell of fresh greenery at Christmas…
by Cassie

If you agre, then you are going to love this week’s addition of The Designer Christmas Home Tour! This stately home tucked away deep in the East Tennessee Mountains, is filled to the brink with fresh pine garland, Frasier fir trees, magnolia leaves, and hydrangea blossoms. Realistic faux roses and elegant ribbon are the finishing touches that make this home absolutely magical!

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Have you ever wished you could spend the holidays nestled away in the mountains?…

Well, here is your chance! This beautiful mountain home is all decked out for the holidays and is waiting for you to come in and make yourself comfortable. If you like to celebrate with a Rustic Christmas, then you are going to love this tour!

From the impressive iron forged hardwood doors, to the stone adorned fireplace, to the festive bedrooms,

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Welcome to this special edition Guest Post Edition of Mommy Takes 5 and I am so excited to share some great tips on not only surviving, but thriving during the Holidays with a Toddler!

A quick introduction:

My name is Cassie Kitzmiller and I am a momma of 3 boys (7, 2, and 5 months). I love all things Christmas, decorating my home seasonally, and attempting to keep my sanity with 3 young boys bouncing off the walls!

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The Simple and Cozy Christmas Cottage

BY Cassie Let me know what you think. Leave a comment below!

Cottage Style is categorized by a certain, simple charm and this home certainly delivers!

Christmas decorating doesn’t have to be complicated and overdone in order to be festive. Take this beautiful cottage nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee as an example. Realistic faux greenery, accents of Christmas red, and natural wood touches are all it takes to transform this home into a Magical Christmas Cottage!

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A Traditionally Elegant Christmas Home Tour:

October 28, 2017 BY Cassie Let me know what you think. Leave a comment below!

Sparkle, Gilding and Magnolia….

Some homes make my job as a Holiday Designer easy due to the existing beauty of the home. This is one of those homes! Nestled into a quiet neighborhood in the hills of Tennessee, this home comes alive at Christmas with simple and elegant brushes of sparkle,

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