Archive for tag 'christmas'


Felt Popcorn and Cranberry Activity

One of my favorite Christmas memories is of a night spent making gingerbread ornaments and stringing popcorn and cranberries with my grandparents. Surely the reason I treasure this memory is because of the time with family, because, even as an adult, threading popcorn without breaking it proves challenging. Keeping the berries from dripping onto the [...]


How to Get a Free Letter in the Mail from Santa

At Charlie's birthday party this past weekend, we had a Santa Letter Writing station where kids could write letters to Santa. We also told the parents that if they wrote a letter as Santa to their child and included it in a self-addressed stamped envelope, the United States Postal Service would mail it back with [...]


25 Creative Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

I have fond memories of going Christmas tree shopping with my parents every year, always the day after Thanksgiving.  They would let us pick out the tree, strap it back to the back of our SUV, and we'd spend the afternoon decorating away.  I have always loved the smell of pine infiltrating the house - [...]

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DIY Yarn Balls

by Amy of This Heart of Mine Blog There is something inherently cozy about yarn projects this time of year so when I saw a beautiful, albeit over-sized, set of hanging orbs wrapped in yarn in a department store, I was inspired to make some for my home. This project is so simple and easy [...]

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12 Stores for Kids' Pajamas

If you're still looking for last minute cyber Monday deals, I've been updating my post on independent store sales throughout the entire day! .  .  .  .  . Mrs. Blue wrote a roundup of her favorite pajamas for kids and Mrs. Oatmeal rounded up her favorite matching pajamas for the whole family. We've been buying [...]

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10 Advent Calendars to Buy

I recently did a post about DIY advent calendars, but let's face it -- not everyone has time to craft once the holiday season kicks in so here is a round up of some advent calendars you can purchase instead.  After joining Hellobee, I learned about the book advent which I personally love. You can do all Christmas [...]


DIY Printable Watercolor Advent Calendar

With December just around the corner, I thought I would share with you this printable watercolor illustrated advent calendar to make each day until Christmas more fun. This is something that your older kids can help you put together, and the artsy boxes can be displayed on a table with other Christmas decorations or stacked [...]

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