Dec 012016
 

Bubbles loves Shopkins and I have to admit that I do too!  We love the mystery of what’s in the little blind bags and then matching them up to the guide to find the name and rarity.

Make my easy-peasy DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar for your little Shopkins fans! It's the perfect way to count down to Christmas. Includes tutorial & free templates, plus a secret to make it resuable year after year

She’s been very interested in the advent calendars we’ve seen in stores this year.  I had been wanting to try my hand at making a DIY advent calendar so with her newfound interest in them I decided now was the time. Continue reading »

Nov 302016
 

Watching Christmas and holiday movies is one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season.  In fact as a tween and teen (okay, fine, and as a college kid) on Christmas Eve I would stay up as late as I could manage to keep my eyes open and watch them.  Considering we opened gifts at 5 a.m. I think I even managed to pull a few all-nighters.

New Holiday Movies for 2016 include Kate & Mim-Mim A Christmas Wish, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Daniel's Winter Wonderland, and more

I have a few tried and true favorites that I have to watch every year: Elf, The Santa Clause, The Polar Express.  I also like to check out new releases in the hopes of discovering a few new favorites each season. Continue reading »

Nov 282016
 

Bubbles is extremely excited for the Christmas season this year.  She loves to sit next to the tree and look at the ornaments while playing with her Little People Nativity Set.  So I was excited to partner with PackageFromSanta.com to sprinkle her with some holiday magic.

Kids can receive a personalized package from Santa full of Christmas magic mailed directly to them!

A few days ago a box was delivered to the house.  I tucked it away for a day or so until I knew we would have the time for her to really enjoy opening it. Continue reading »

Nov 272016
 

Christmas tree decorating traditions are some of my most favorite holiday traditions.  From hiking out with my Dad and brothers to cut the family Christmas tree to some of the new traditions I’ve adopted since marrying there are plenty of tree decorating memories to make me smile.

5 Christmas Tree Decorating Traditions that you can easily try with your own family.

In the past Bubbles has looked at the Christmas tree with awe and wanted to touch each ornament as it was hung.  This year she was even more excited to participate in decorating process.  Thank you to Hallmark for sending us new ornaments to compliment our Christmas tree decorating traditions. Continue reading »

Nov 152016
 

Christmas is less than a month and a half away!  Over the weekend we put up our tree, decorated the house, and baked some cookies.  We also worked on some reindeer crafts, like a jingle bell reindeer necklace and cute DIY reindeer treat cups that look like Rudolph.

These Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Treat Cups are quick & easy to make! An entire collection of DIY reindeer can be on your table in just a few minutes.

We still have a long list of Christmas crafts that we have planned including some photo ornaments and possibly a DIY advent calendar.  But I wanted to share the tutorial for this easy mini clay pot Rudolph craft so you’d have time to pick up the clay pots. Continue reading »