Nov 282017

Last year I shared with you my partnership with where we unboxed a very special treat sent from the North Pole directly to Bubbles. It was truly one of the highlights of the holiday season for her – one she stills talks about to this day.

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

As we removed each Package From Santa item, I watched her excitement grow. There was everything you could imagine: a cookie from Mrs. Claus, reindeer food, hot cocoa, a swatch from Santa’s suit, and a letter from the big man himself. We still have a bit of the reindeer food left, and Bubbles is looking forward to spreading it again this year. Continue reading »

Nov 172017

If your kiddos are a fan of PBS KIDS shows, then be sure to bookmark or pin this post. I have the 2017 PBS KIDS Christmas Programming schedule for you!

2017 PBS Kids Christmas Programming

Bubbles is excited about many of these shows, but especially the Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas. While she’s always loved anything to do with animals, this year she’s really ramped up her interest in the Wild Kratts show, so we’re glad to see it’s back again this year. Continue reading »

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 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 »