Christmas Card Display Ideas

So you’re getting all kinds of Christmas cards….now how do you display them? A little conversation from Angry Julie the other day inspired this post- thanks Julie. ;) Christmas Card Canister from BH&G From Family Fun- Christmas tree Martha’s pin up wreath Country Living’s card tree Coming up: -my idea for how to display cards -what to do with all the cards after the holiday season I found these fun [Read More...]

Easy teacher holiday gift idea

I am absolutely in love with Christmas music. I would play it all year long if I could get away with it. I’ve accumulated quite the collection over the years from all over the place. The last couple of years I’ve enjoyed Amazon’s 25 days of Free- every day in December they have a free download. So last year we gave our kids teachers a Christmas CD mix that I [Read More...]

Advent-like Holiday Traditions

Yesterday I highlighted advents. Today I want to share a couple of different kind of inexpensive advent-type ideas you can do as a family. You can easily do these today and start a new tradition. savoring the details’ Christmas tradition: Gift wrap 25 Christmas books andopen a book each night to read as a family.She shares specific book titles here.Print 25 stories and compile in a Christmas book via Tip [Read More...]

Advent Eve

Tomorrow is the day to bring out your advents…or hurry and whip one up. A few ideas to make/dream about: {Love Stitched}’s Burlap Advent Calendar Infarrantly Creative’s Dollar Store Adventeighteen 25’s Christmas Advents round upadvent shown from Two Peas in a Bucket Also take a peak at last year’s advent post. What type of advent do you have?

In honor of Cyber Monday

….just wanted to highlight some of my favorites from my sponsors. I wish I had gotten this out earlier but was playing cards late into last night with family and friends. I think you’ll be able to cross quite a few people off your list. Or just go shopping for yourself for fun. Either way. :) The Rusted Chain’s Joy necklaceLittle Cotto’s Oh Holy Night Nativity set or these Pinwheels [Read More...]

Pity Party 14

Image I had every intention of posting yesterday- it just got away from me.Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. We did. :)And I’m thankful for you, you and you…..every one of you. I’m a little late on Pity Party this week.If you’re not out Black Friday shopping, link up! (fyi- I went to Toys ‘R Us at 10pm last night only to see the line wrap all the way around [Read More...]

Wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without….

Do you have a go-to Thanksgiving recipe? My Mom asked the three kids in my family separately what we had to have with Thanksgiving dinner last year. We all said the same recipe. It just wouldn’t be the same without it. Frosted Cranberry Squares. Just thinking about it makes me hungry. Mmmmmmmmm……   Feel free to copy & print this recipe.You’ll love it……I’ll link up a picture if I can [Read More...]

Thanksgiving Week Kid Ideas

What do you do when all 3 kids are out of school for Thanksgiving week? Like any good mom, you try to distract them. ;) If you care to join in, here’s our to do list:Must remember to get my oldest in a pic next time. ooops!-Make Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats-Bake Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling from Tidy Mom. Thank you Cheryl!* My kids bake a lot with me. They [Read More...]

Check it off…. {Pillow Pets Review + Giveaway}

Congrats Shannon- #25, you win! Earlier this year I had the opportunity to review and give away a Pillow Pet. My son insisted on getting a puppy Pillow Pet for his birthday a month later. My kids LOOOVE their Pillow Pets. They end up sleeping with them, taking them on trips and lounging while watching TV with them too.Recently I my daughter was sent the Magical Unicorn Pillow Pet to [Read More...]

Middle Man

This year in particular it feels like Thanksgiving hasn’t gotten the proper attention it deserves in my home. With the QBM last week, I already brought out the Christmas music (before you freak out, it was a “holiday show” so Christmas music was required). Poor Thanksgiving gets squished in between Halloween and Christmas- it’s the middle man. Watching Throwdown with the Pioneer Woman take on Bobby Flay last night got [Read More...]