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Simple Advent Activity: Paper Plate Bow Wreaths

Simple Advent Activity: Paper Plate Bow Wreaths

I’m so excited today to be joining the Creative Christmas Countdown with so many of my favorite kid crafts bloggers. Alissa of Creative with Kids and Maggy of Red Ted Art created this online advent calendar as a way for bloggers to share fun, simple […]

Dollar Store Statement Necklace: Gifts Kids Can Make

Dollar Store Statement Necklace: Gifts Kids Can Make

Today I am stepping WAY out of my comfort zone and doing something really fun. Isn’t that when you really learn something about yourself? When you push that envelope and really challenge yourself. I took a leap of faith and joined some of my favorite […]

Countdown to Christmas!

Countdown to Christmas!

It’s that time of year again, my favorite time of year! The time when we start to prepare for Christmas, get in to the holiday spirit and really focus on what it means to be a family. To do this in our house, we have […]

Family Friendly New Years Ideas

Family Friendly New Years Ideas

1. Take turns hanging handwritten notes for 2011 on a Wishing Tree – if you still have your Christmas tree up or even a table top version that would be perfect. Otherwise, use a branch from outside or even a tree in your yard, neighborhood […]

Handprint Reindeer Ornaments

Handprint Reindeer Ornaments

I realized after posting our advent activities this year, there was way too much focus on out & about activities and far too little crafts at home and time spent learning the true meaning of Christmas. Not that we weren’t still doing some of this, […]

Making the most of the New Year

Making the most of the New Year

I thought I’d share a fun tradition for New Year’s Day that I like to do with my kids, it can be as simple or as extravagant as you make it and it gives you a reason to think outside the box and indulge in […]

Handmade Holidays: DIY Christmas Ornaments

Handmade Holidays: DIY Christmas Ornaments

There’s no need to spend any money on ornaments this year when you have all these eco-fantastic ideas to choose from. Make something special using items you probably already have on hand and use the money you save to buy your self something you’ve been […]

Salty Snow Prints

Salty Snow Prints

There’s not a whole lot of snow here in Texas, but I’m of the mindset that if you have lemons you should make lemonade! No snow you say? That’s no reason not to have a White Christmas as long as you have some salt on […]