Well last weekend was eventful in our house, as I’m sure it was in lots of yours too. After a couple days of food and family, we got the house all decked out for Christmas. It is one of my favorite family activities of the year, and the kids love everything about it too! This year I added a few new Christmas decorations that I made myself with a few simple, and inexpensive supplies. This one includes a scrap piece of burlap, some red craft paint, glitter, and a thrifted embroidery hoop. This project was super cheap but has a big impact in our living room. A simple, sweet message in glitter to remind us what the season is all about.
The week of Thanksgiving was filled with lots of great food, family, and traditions. We had two straight days of all of those things with both sides of the family and I enjoyed every second of it. I also found myself dressed in comfortable and yes, stretchy, fabrics to accommodate the extra healthy portions of comfort food that I ate last week! The color pallet of black and gray made a lot of appearances last week, probably in hopes of disguising the two day long binge that occurred. Lets just say, that it worked out just fine, because I was perfectly happy, comfortable, and did not go hungry for one second last week.
Do you have a little one in your house that would redecorate the Christmas tree every single day until Christmas? If so, here is a great idea to let those little hands get creative with their very own little Christmas tree. Using a dollar store cone and some felt you can create them their very own Christmas Tree that they can decorate over and over again, any way they would like, all season long! Felt ornaments, lights and garland allow them to move things around and change things up without breaking the real ornaments on the tree.
Hope Everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving Holiday with their families! Now that Christmas is just around the corner it is time to think about gift giving and holiday festivities. When it comes to giving gifts I love to give things that are homemade with love. One of the gifts that I have given in the past is canned goods made from things that we grew in our garden our apple trees. Here is a beautiful way to package those homemade canned goods so that they look as good as they taste! What a great gift to give the people that you love most this holiday.
After editing my pictures for the week I noticed that I had a very neutral week. I wore mostly browns, blacks, tans, and gray. While it is kind of uncharacteristic of me, I liked all of the outfits for the week, and still got in a few pops of color here and there. Normal I love a lot of bright colors and fun textures mixed in with my neutrals, but sometimes less is more. I came up with three really simple and budget friendly outfits that have pieces that I wear again and again! One of the pops of color was from a simple jersey scarf that is ruffled, fun, and requires no sewing at all.
We are less than a week from Thanksgiving and at our house it is all about turkeys this year. After reading a dozen books from the library and at school about turkeys, the kids are excited to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. We spent a lot of time this month talking about the things, and people that we are thankful for and really try to help the kids see this holiday as a chance to give thanks for what they have. Here is a cute turkey craft that does just that. A paper plate and construction paper transform into a cute way to display what the kids are thankful for.
I love the idea of letting the kids help create things that will decorate our home for the Holidays. This Thanksgiving the kids and I have been geared up and created three great turkey crafts to help deck out our house for turkey day. Most of our Thanksgiving activities are centered around conversations about being thankful and counting our blessings. This particular project is more for the fun of adding some cute turkeys to our fall decor in our house. This simple kids craft is fun to make, keeps the kids busy, and allows them to help decorate for Thanksgiving!
In an effort to redeem myself from last week, I worked very hard to come up with four outfits instead of my usual three. I also wanted to do my best to make them super thrifty too. With the combination of clearance and sale price items along with thrifted and garage sale finds, I was able to do just that. Getting dressed is more fun with great budget friendly finds that you love. A striped scarf, fun plaid shirts, a refashioned vest and a great pair of boots for less than a dollar. Here are four cool weather friendly looks that any mom can achieve on a major budget.
Those Thanksgiving staples at the dinner table are irreplaceable, and a great recipe for of those staples is something that you will make over and over again, not only for Thanksgiving, but all year round. This is a recipe that my whole extended family loves and it is a crowd pleaser no matter what the occasion. This twist on the normal mashed potatoe recipe has a few odd sounding ingredients but is packed with flavor. Red potatoes are the star of this dish, and save you time in the kitchen because it cuts out the peeling process.
Thanksgiving is just two weeks away and soon tables all over the country will be filled with family, food, and memorable moments. Make the kid’s table extra special with these adorable little turkey centerpieces. They are simple to make and offer the kids a great activity while they visit with their cousins at dinner. Cover the table in plain wrapping paper, set these turkey marker holders in the center and see what the kid’s in your family are thankful for this year.