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Using technology to personalize the holidays

Using technology to personalize the holidays

Every year I tell myself I am going to make all our wrapping paper by hand or from recycled materials. I’ll stamp beautiful snowflakes, and make my own gift tags and tie every gift I can find in sparkly ribbons and bakers twine. I always […]

How to make cinnamon ornaments that look good enough to eat (but please don’t!)

How to make cinnamon ornaments that look good enough to eat (but please don’t!)

If you’ve been keeping up with us on Facebook, then you know we made homemade cinnamon ornaments for the first time this week. Post by Kids Stuff World. And apparently, we did such a great job … that both my husband and my dog can’t […]

How to make a pom pom crown

How to make a pom pom crown

Here’s an easy handmade project you can make with your kids, Pom Pom Jingle Bell Headpiece Remember all those diy bracelet and necklace ideas we found using Bing Smart Search last week? Well, here’s the simple DIY we came up with inspired by those tutorials. […]

Life in an Instant: The days before Christmas

Life in an Instant: The days before Christmas

This week marked the start of my favorite time of year, the time when people & things start to slow themselves down just a little bit. Where our focus is shifted more towards stuff that really matters and family time comes pretty close to all of […]

5 Easy Holiday Snacks

5 Easy Holiday Snacks

I’m on the Christmas Snack Committee for kindergarten. Normally his school is on a strict no added sugar and zero junk food policy, so when planning easy holiday snacks I had to get a bit creative in my search. Sure, a few of my ideas […]

Every Day is a Holiday Pt II

Every Day is a Holiday Pt II

Last year, I started a family advent tradition at our house consisting of crafts, activities, outings and more to be done each day in December leading up to Christmas. I wanted to focus on family, fun, the spirit of giving and more importantly, the real […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

From Our Home to Yours: The mottos & mantras edition We Hope Your Holiday’s are filled with Peace, Hope & Joy But if things don’t go your way, don’t be afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty Despite what folks may […]

We’ve been busy baking

We’ve been busy baking

There’s been a lot of baking going on in our home this holiday season as we take a moment to show our friends and family how much we care by giving them something homemade & covered in chocolate. I’m so thankful my children have a […]

Wrapping Presents the Kidmade Way

Wrapping Presents the Kidmade Way

I’m thankful this time of year to have three Merry elves running around my home offering to help me in any way ~ whether it’s Decking My Halls or Ringing My Bells these guys have it covered. That’s why this homemade wrapping paper activity was […]

Make Your Own Jingle Bell Bracelets

Make Your Own Jingle Bell Bracelets

You only need two items, pipe cleaners and jingle bells, to make these festive bangles. Perfect for kids from two to eighty two and quite possibly the simplest of our Advent Craft Activities this year, but  also one of my kids’ favorites. We made these on […]