We love spending the weekend after Thanksgiving getting into the Christmas spirit. In our house, part of that means the kids putting up and decorating their very own little Christmas tree! Part of the fun is letting them get creative, crafty, and well…covered in glitter if that’s what it takes to a trim the perfect Christmas tree in their eyes. Last year we decided to make a craft project out of the decorating process. We used things that we already had around the house to make some fun glittery decorations to spruce up the holidays.
Christmas time is near and things get busy! I always try to make the holidays extra special at our house, and it certainly doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or take a lot of time to do so. I do a lot of little things during the holiday season to try and make everything memorable without going crazy wasting too much time or money. Here is a super fun way to warp a simple gift like a movie or game, that will simply delight your kids. By using plain paper and adding a few little extras with a dab of glue, the Christmas wrap goes from boring…to quirky and cute and super fun.
Our family was blessed with a little boy and then two years later, a little girl. We really have the best of both worlds under one roof. In or house there are trucks, cars, sports, princesses, tea parties, and ponies. From dresses to cleats, we’ve got it all between both kid’s activities. Let’s just talk a moment about the power of a little girl. Because playing like a girl doesn’t always mean princess dresses and hair bows! Our little girl is, in my opinion, a perfect mix. She is a princess with the heart of a tom-boy. I will catch her in a princess dress having a tea party, but sitting in the sand pile covered in mud up to her eyeballs.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s time to celebrate and be thankful! Here is a roundup of all of my favorite Thanksgiving activities to do, make, and talk about with the kids. It is the perfect time of year to slow down and spend some quality time talking with your kids about being thankful each and every day. From a tree that helps kids talk about what they are thankful for each day, to a creative turkey day centerpiece that lets the kids get crafty at the dinning room table – there is a project here that is bound to thrill and delight you and your kiddos!
Who doesn’t love scholastic books. I remember sitting at home circleing the books I wanted as a kid, and now my own kids bring their folders home with flyers. I think I enjoy going trough them just as much as they do, and we always find something fun and exciting that we cannot wait to read. Here is a great campaign that gives you the opportunity to compete in monthly mini missions for an opportunity to earn free scholastic books and be entered into a sweepstakes.
The cool fall weather brings movie night back to our house. It is one of our favorite family things to do when the weather turns cold and the days get shorter. Snuggling up together with a good movie and our favorite movies means good memories and sweet treats to share. Movie night is never complete without popcorn of some kind. Here is an extra special popcorn treat that is as fun to make as it is to eat! Microwave Caramel corn is a fun project to do with the kids and an extra special movie night treat!