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Baby Ornament Photo Shoot

20 Dec

Baby Ornament Photo Shoot

I’m walking through Jo Ann’s with my dad one day when we had this brilliant idea for Z-man’s Christmas photo shoot. Rather than stuffing a baby in a stocking or wrapping like a present, we wanted to make him an ornament! We quickly text my cousin Mallory over at Griffin Handspun to see if she […]

Straw For The Manger Christmas Story & Activity

19 Dec

Straw For The Manager- a Christmas tradition with story and activity

When my brother was in cub scouts (ding back the early 90’s), his troop made something that would become a family tradition. It was called Straw for the Manger, and it had a poem about creating a manger of straw by doing good deeds unnoticed. Every year we would put out the small wooden manger (empty) and […]

Beaded Icicle Ornament

12 Dec

Beaded Icicle Ornament tutorial- easy for the kids! Pipe Cleaners and Beads, twisted around a pencil to shape

My parents do a mini preschool with the daycare girl and my daughters a few times a week. This past week, my dad was in charge of the craft activity. They made the easiest Christmas tree ornament that the even my 18 month old enjoyed putting together. Once again, I turn the blog time over […]

3D Paper Trees

12 Dec

Are you ready for a fun Christmas centerpiece or mantel decoration? I’ve got a freebie for you today that you’ll want to grab now because this deal ends 12/24 (after that, you can still purchase the template for 99 cents). These 3D Paper Trees are easy to make and add a great dimensional look to your table […]

DIY Mickey Lights

7 Dec

DIY Mickey Lights

This one comes to you from the biggest Mickey fan I know- my aunt Nancy! There are two things my aunt Nancy loves, first Mickey, second Dr. Pepper. She came up with a way to combine her two passions for a holiday decor, a DIY Mickey Lights display. What you’ll need:35-40 Soda Can Bottoms (depending […]

Santa’s Nice List Certificate

20 Nov

Santa has made his list, and checked it twice! It is time to gear up for Christmas for all those nice boys and girls. I’ve got a few free printables for you today, including Santa’s Nice List Certificate. The first printable is a door hanger for Santa that your child can add in preparation for […]

Cookie Countdown

1 Dec

Having a fun Christmas Countdown in the house is fun for kids, but this Cookie Countdown jar can be yummy too! U Vinyl has the tutorial to make this Cookie Countdown jar. This puts a fun spin on Christmas Advent Calendars and can be easily made with just a few supplies- check it out! What You’ll […]

Snowmen Cupcakes

25 Dec

Here’s a creative spin on the “melting snowman” food craft! This isn’t your sugar cookie melted snowman, this is your melting snowmen cupcakes! These adorable treats were created by a friend and posted on her family blog (meaning… not a craft or cooking blog), called Paralyzed With Joy (seriously, if you need a good read […]

Disney Sugar Cookie Stencil

21 Dec

There is something about the holiday season that just brings on so much baking! Hey, I’m not complaining! Not in the least bit. Growing up, my mom always spent days in the kitchen making every kind of cookie imaginable. She still does, and now that I live so far away she mails me a package […]

Disney Printable Gift Tags

18 Dec

How is all your holiday shopping going? I haven’t even started! Let alone wrapped anything yet. I’ve always been the shopping procrasinater. Mainly because for my husband and I, it’s always “Let’s not do anything big this year, there’s nothing we want or need” and then last minute I see something that screams “hubby!” that […]