• Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas, everyone! We officially made it to the very best time of the year. I hope you have plans to be with the ones you love and are taking moments for yourself to enjoy this beautiful season. I want…

  • Bourbon Slush

    It’s Day 2 of the Kemper Christmas Cocktail Week and it’s all about nostalgia today. Growing up, my parents would make a huge batch of Bourbon Slush around the holidays in a big gallon-sized ice cream bucket. Remember those? I…

  • Cranberry Moscow Mule

    One of Jerod’s favorite places to wander is the local liquor store. I can’t even give it justice on the sheer size and amount of alcohol they have in this place. He loves to walk around, see what seasonal is…

  • Walmart Holiday

    If you would search the word “Walmart” in my blog, you’d find countless posts where I always start with how amazed I am with Walmart’s selection recently. It seems that every time I take a deep dive on their website,…

  • Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

    It’s Christmas Cookie Exchange season, which means it’s Pinterest scrolling season, which means it’s stress over making something that doesn’t look like it came from a cannister season. You want something cute but you’re well aware that your time is…

  • Cozy Kitchen Window

    Happy December 1st! After we got our tree cut down on Friday and I nabbed the last of the new Christmas decorations that I’ve been cyber stalking, I feel like the house is finally coming together. I’m about 90% decorated…

  • Simple Stairway Garland

    If you watched my Instagram stories yesterday, I was bustin’ a move during naptime to get my stairway garland put up before the little ones got back up at 100mph. Sometimes I do projects during naptime because it’s just so…

  • 10 Best Faux Garlands on the Market

    Today’s the day that my garland finally comes in and I get to start putting up my stairway garland! I’ve got a pretty funny story to share about what I ordered, but I’ll share that when I actually can get…

  • Merry Christmas from the Kempers!

    I’m rounding out 2020 with one last post before I turn myself a bit more inward to my family and less on Growing Up Kemper. I’ll be back in January with new ideas, new recipes, new things lifestyle. But before…

  • 10 Simple Christmas Decor DIYs

    We are fully in it. I mean, In. It. According to our letterboard, we have “15 More Big Sleeps Until Christmas.” Each day it ticks away, the more I want time to just slow down so we can enjoy this…

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