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  1. Great ideas! This will be really helpful to de-stress the holidays. Pinning and sharing!

  2. Great advice. When I was younger and trying to make an impression on family, I would clean till I couldn’t stand and still had to cook Christmas breakfast. Now that I have gotten older and much wiser, I’m like you. Bathrooms and the areas where people will be the most. It works!! Great post

    1. Tammy I have really had to work at creating some sort of balance with this too. The type-A person in me wants to have everything perfect, clean, and organized, but I slowly learning that in reality I need to be OK with my limits and that my family isn’t coming over to look at my house they are coming for time spent together! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. These are great tips. We go to both sides of the family, and for my mom’s, I bring desserts and breads. For my mother-in-law, I would bring desserts too, but she would still buy store-boughten pie and none of them would get eaten, so I have since stopped. Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!

  4. Great tips! My sil always reminded me before a family birthday party that people were coming to see us, not the house. Clean-ish is good enough.

    I saw your post linked up on the SITS Facebook page and hopped over to check it out. I love your site. I’ve been digging into your other posts and finding fresh inspiration as a mom.

    I pinned your post on my Entertaining board. I would love for you to share these tips with my readers at Motivation Monday.

  5. Hey Victoria! It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! Thank you so much for linking up at the Merriest Blog Hop! I can’t wait to see all of your holiday ideas…this is such a helpful post. I was visiting my mother in laws house last night and I brought dessert but I think I got away easy this time. You are right about not cleaning too much before people come over. I make sure my bathrooms are clean or guest beds if people are staying the night but why clean when it’s going to get dirty. Plus no one cares as long as it’s picked up. I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels that way 🙂

  6. Great ideas! The holidays can be so stressful! Great to meet you & new follower! Thanks for sharing at Whatever Wednesday on Thank You Honey!

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