Polar Express Class Party

Polar Express Class Party

The holidays are here and the excitement in our house is out of control.  Between Henry the Elf’s daily adventures and advent calendars, we are just counting down the days. Last week we celebrated with class parties.  The kindergartners had a Polar Express...

Elf on the Shelf

Henry, our Elf on the Shelf, always brings such excitement to our house during the holidays. The girls are excited to find what he gets into each morning.  This year was just as fun as previous years when he brought snow.  Here are 25 more elf ideas.  Here are a few...

Supporting Will’s Cancer Fight

My brother (the girls’ Uncle Will) recently received shocking news that he he has Osteosarcoma bone cancer.  At 24 years old, Will had just graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Forestry Management and had started working as an arborist at...

Christmas Decorations

Wow, what a month we had in December!  From parties to a marathon of Christmas visits and visitors.  We stayed busy!  Although the decorations have come down, I did want to share a few of my favorite projects I accomplished during the craziness…. Christmas Berry...

Henry the Elf 2013

Henry, our elf, appeared Dec. 1 and had a month full of exciting adventures in our house.  The girls were so excited to wake up each morning to find him.  Here are a few of the places we found him this...
Santa-tizer | Christmas in July

Santa-tizer | Christmas in July

This was a really easy, fun teacher gift.  Take a clear hand sanitizer bottle, remove the label, and dress it up with red vinyl, black vinyl and gold glitter. I cut “Santa-tizer” out of the red vinyl, but you could use black vinyl for the words...
Christmas In July

Christmas In July

Nothing like a little Christmas inspiration in July.  Confession… I’m actually just getting caught up on blogging about some of my Christmas crafts from last year.  So, for all of you who plan Christmas in advance, this will be perfect timing for you.  For...
25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

We had a great time introducing our Elf On The Shelf, Henry, last year.  Taylor (4) was a bit terrified after reading the story.  The thought of a small elf watching her all day really freaked her out.   She warmed up to him after seeing all of the mischief he got...
Monogram Ornaments

Monogram Ornaments

These were teachers’ gifts for Taylor’s preschool teachers this year.  (I found this idea here.)  I took a wooden letter from Hobby Lobby and Mod Podged scrapbook paper to the front.  Finished it off with ribbon and tag....
Snowmen Donuts

Snowmen Donuts

Henry {Our Elf on the Shelf} brought the girls snowmen from the North Pole on Day 1.  Powdered donuts with chocolate chip eyes and mouth.  Tip of a candy corn for his...
Snow Candles

Snow Candles

As part of my Christmas mantle decorations this year, I made this really simple snow candle.  I glued mini Christmas ornament snowflakes to a red candle. Then, I added a little snow to the...
Henry the Elf {Day 1}

Henry the Elf {Day 1}

We introduced Elf on the Shelf to Taylor (4) and Payton (1.5) for the first time this year.  Last night we read the book.  It didn’t go quite as I expected.  Taylor was scared of the thought of an elf coming into our house.  She finally went to sleep and woke up...
Snowman Wreath

Snowman Wreath

I saw this idea via Pinterest (follow me on Pinterest). I wrapped red yarn around a foam wreath, adding a little hot glue on the back to hold it in place.  Then, made little fabric flowers (see the tutorial I followed).  Attached the flowers and the snowman to the...
Santa Cookies

Santa Cookies

One of my favorite creations from last year were these Santa cookies that I made for Taylor’s school party. They are sugar cookies with red/white frosting.  Marshmallow for the hat, mini chocolate chips for the eyes and an M&M for the...