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30 hiding places for the Elf on the Shelf

It’s that time of year again. Time for the Elf on the Shelf. Confession: I’ve never even read the book that came with the Elf. It’s probably great. I don’t really care. All I know is that it’s fun to hide the creepy little dude. A little too much fun. Here are some of my favorite hiding spots thus far. Enjoy. Disclaimer: no, my kids were not witnesses to all of these poses. Yes, I’ll probably be adding more this year.

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Halloween 2013

One of the perks of having a large family is that you can dress up as almost the entire cast of a movie. This year, we chose Despicable Me…primarily because the minions are funny. We had a grand old time October 31. Since we’ve had a lot of people ask, I’ll answer a few questions:

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#TBT Much love for Leo the Tyrannosaurus Rex

In case you’re wondering what in the world #TBT is: it’s a hashtag for “Throwback Thursday.” If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I usually take #TBT as an opportunity to post pictures and reminisce about the life of younger Josh. Today I was flipping through some old pictures and decided to bring #TBT over to the ol’ blog.

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Our 4th of July in pictures + 2 apologies to Francis Scott Key

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite days of the year. I love this country. In honor of our nation’s birthday, we tried to be as American as possible.

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Vacation 2013

Well, we’re back in the US-back from a week of being gloriously unplugged from Facebook, Twitter, and whatever is going on with Paula Deen. So, where were we?

Remember the Carnival cruise ship that had the plumbing problems recently? Well, while the world was thinking “EW, GROSS!”, I was thinking, “Hmmm…I bet the next cruise on that ship will be cheap!”

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How to throw a Messy Party (pictures inside)

So, my wife started a tradition a couple years ago: end-of-school Messy Party. As you will see, it is aptly named.

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For those of you desiring to throw your own Messy Party, here’s my wife’s recipe. Fair warning: messy parties are not for the faint of heart…nor do they help the resale value of your home.

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