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Santa! I know him!

We kicked off our Advent events in style this week. We went to see the big guy and drop off our wish list requests (a dollhouse for those keeping track, and yes I have been applying the subliminal...

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Turkey Day Leftovers

We didn’t cook for Thanksgiving this year (all the praise hands) but we managed to scurry home with a lot of leftover turkey. I love a good turkey sandwich topped with cranberry but my very, very favorite way...

DIY Advent Calendar for toddlers

Ahrens Advent 2016

We cannon-balled right into the Christmas season by decking our halls last weekend (before the Thanksgiving flu-apocolypse had hit us hard), I’ll try to post a little home tour later this week (spoiler alert, it looks really similar to years past) and I...

Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016 was one for the books folks! The kids are at such a fun age and are starting to really get into the holidays (basically, the best reason for being a parent, amiright!?!). We Pinterest failed on...

Family Pictures: What to Wear

We’re taking our annual family pictures this weekend and It’s going to be 90 degrees. We’ll do our best faux-fall look and then book it to the AC. #doitforthechristmascard I have been on the struggle bus trying to...

Step right up|IKEA stool hack

I’ve had this little IKEA hack sitting around the kitchen for awhile now but thought it would be fun to share it because it is just too stinking simple. I had been on the hunt for a simple...

Pumpkin Patch 2016|Ahrens at Home

Weekending + Pumpkin Patch

We ran down to San Diego this weekend to visit my Dad and step-mom since I volunteered to pass out pink ribbons at the Chargers game with my sorority on Sunday. I’ve done it a few times and it...