G has been asking, almost on a weekly basis, when he’ll get to melt crayons again. Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I decided it would be a nice idea to use a heart shaped mold and make DIY Crayon Valentines for the boys’ upcoming preschool parties. It was a great excuse to go through our crayon… Read More DIY Crayon Valentines
Our Elf on the Shelf makes his way back into our home tomorrow. I admire those parents who are super creative and put their elves in fun, compromising positions every night. Really, I don’t feel like I have patience or memory capacity for that every night. So, with help from Mr Boots, I mostly move… Read More Our Elf on the Shelf Traditions
I went back and forth on whether or not I’d send Christmas cards this year. Money is tight, and I’m feeling a little bah-humbug about phrases like “Happy Holidays” and “Merry and Bright.” But my favorite site to order prints from, Mpix, has an awesome Black Friday sale going on until 5pm (central) this evening: 50%… Read More A Little Black Friday Shopping
I’m hosting Thanksgiving lunch for my family today. I’ve broken out my china and good silverware and we’re eating ham. I wrote this yesterday so I can focus on family and what I’m thankful for today. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving Day!
I’m simultaneously getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas today. This morning the boys helped me clean up the fire place so I could put up a few Christmas decorations. A few of G’s Thanksgiving crafts also adorn the mantle 🙂 Also? If anyone has any tips for getting rid of that gawd-awful efflorescence, please let… Read More Microblog Mondays: Getting Ready
After we voted earlier this month, I felt the need to do something crafty. I’d been taking stock of our craft supplies and came across a handful of feathers that had mostly been used for L’s speech therapy. With Thanksgiving approaching, I thought it would be fun to make paper handprint turkeys. The boys had a… Read More Handprint Turkeys: A Thanksgiving Kiddie Craft