Ring in the New Year!

If you plan on hosting a little New Year’s Eve shindig, there are some adorable ideas floating around out there: Absolutely ♥ 5 DIY handmade New Year’s Parties on oh my! handmade goodness New Year’s Eve Party Ideas & Printables from Living Locurto Make personalized kid cups for the new year & poppers on Make and Takes We usually stay at home and have a low key night with our [Read More...]

Merci*Gracias*{Thank You}

If you are ahead of the game, your thank you cards from the holidays are already in the mail (way to go!). But I haven’t written a single note yet. Must change that pronto. Here are a few free printables: Toad’s Treasures fill in thank you’s anna and blue paperie’s kid and adult holiday thank you note Living Locurto’s mini thank you card Creative Mama’s thank you cards and stickers [Read More...]

Christmas Aftermath

I hope your Christmas was full of family fun and lots of memories made. We spent the morning opening presents and then headed down to my parents house to spend time with my fam. Which means I’ve been playing with this cute girl ever since: Our kids have had fun together too: And just in case you have loads of leftover ham,I wanted to share one of my very favorite [Read More...]

Merry Christmas!

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. From my home to yours,wishing you the Merriest of all Christmases!

To stuff your (man’s) stocking

I absolutely love Marta’s idea for grocery store stocking stuffers. So I thought I’d give you my version. Although I have loads of ideas of what I’d like (ahem), chances are, you won’t need items for your own stocking. But maybe for your man. Am I right? Today I am also guest posting at Tip Junkie-sharing my top 10 favorite Christmas moviesplus a perfect movie watching recipe.Stop by and say [Read More...]

Tag, you’re it.

This is what is waiting for me in my garage: *Someone* might have taken full advantage of Amazon prime shipping this season.So today I will finish off wrapping a big stack of gifts…..you too? Here are some of my favorite free printable tags to top off your gifts: Allora Handmade tags Living Locurto’s Christmas gift tags Skip to My Lou’s Christmas gift tags and labels ohdeedoh’s downloadable gift tags roundup [Read More...]

Simple Holiday Gift Idea: Frozen Cookie Dough

Simple gift idea

As I mentioned before, we get a lot of holiday treats. Which we love. But a couple of years ago I decided that instead of giving one more plate of _(insert yummy treat here)______ we should give some of our very favoritest cookies in the pre-cooked phase. Then the receiver could choose when they want to enjoy their treats. Think Pillsbury only tastier. And the chances of you having your [Read More...]

Post Holiday Card Idea from Angry Julie

Meet my friend Julie: aka Angry Julie We share a love of Dr. Pepper, Cafe Rio, photography, blogging and “the Twitter.” When she’s not busy corralling her Angry Family, you can find her taking pictures of crime scenes. Or taunting me with trips to the park with Kelly. Although we only live 70-ish miles apart, we still have yet to meet in real life. ☹ But if all else fails [Read More...]

The best gift I ever…

SWAGG is a free mobile app (download here) that lets you shop smarter using your mobile phone. Buy, send or swap SWAGG GIFTS and organize your old school plastic gift cards.For every download of the app between now and Dec. 31, 2010, SWAGG will donate $1 to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) , up to $125,000.Clever Girls Collective and SWAGG are sending a pair of movie fans to the Sundance [Read More...]

Keep ‘em busy {Kids Christmas Crafts}

As of 3pm Friday, I will have three monkeys on the loose for three weeks. Next week promises to be the busiest week of the year. I’m trying to get a tad ahead of the game with ideas on hand to keep the kids entertained. You too? The Idea Room’s nativity finger puppets Shabby Chic Crafts’ gingerbread playdough Sweet & Lovely Crafts’ Thumbprint snowmen tags Art Projects for Kids’ Tissue [Read More...]