Monthly Archives December 2011

Decorating Christmas Stockings

We already have our family stockings hung up in our living room, but our family room mantle was looking rather bare. When I was roaming through the dollar store a few weeks ago, I came upon the perfect solution. Stockings! Yup, the dollar store sells these great cream colored stockings that are just begging to…
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The Set Up

photo “Hey, Mom! You know what I want for Christmas?” “Yeah, I’m pretty sure I do.” “No, you know what I want for Christmas?” “Yes, Bob. I’ve seen your list many times.” “Mom, really. You know what I want for Christmas?” “What, Bob?” “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth! Gotcha! I…
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Freebie Friday! Christmas Clothespin Wheels

This week, I was perusing the internet in search of some new and fun fine motor activities to do with my daughter when I found this cool clothespin activity at Preschool Printables..and another one at Story Time Standouts and then I found these ADORABLE clothespin reindeer on 2 Teaching Mommies…so I decided to combine the…
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Thrifty Thursday – Spending Less at Christmas

Image: Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Christmas is such a joyful time of year, but many people end up in debt because they spend more than they can afford on gifts.  I have been trying to focus more on the meaning of Christmas and less on the aspects that don’t really matter.  I still struggle with…
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When Santa AND Your Sister Visit

The noose of the holidays squeezed ever more tightly around me last night when, exhausted on the couch, I realized that today was Kellan’s last day of preschool before winter break AND the day of his holiday party.  Their party included a visit from Santa, so it was suggested that parents arrive and park by…
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We’re Building Snowmen Over Here!

We have been building SNOWMEN! OK, so they haven’t been real ones, but whatever. We’ll take what we can get… It doesn’t snow here in the bay! Yet again, I was inspired by an activity that was linked up at my Thrifty Thursday Linky Party. Jessica over at  Preserving Life’s Memories shared this adorable Felt…
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Am I the Only One?

For the past few years, I have noticed something. It’s probably been this way for years, but I never paid any attention until having kids. At our local (well, 30 min. away) mall, the Santa area is set up right by Victoria’s Secret. Makes me wonder why they feel this is the best place? Sure,…
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Christmas Craft: Candy Cane Tree Decorations

Materials: red and white pipe cleaners scissors Instructions: Hold a red pipe cleaner and a white pipe cleaner side-by-side, to make sure that the ends of both are level. Wind one pipe cleaner around the other until you get to the ends. If there is still some left of one of the pipe cleaners, cut…
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Bilibo

How has your weekend been so far?! Our has been pretty awesome… My girls are watching Kung-Fu Panda, and we just finished having a great breakfast. It’s a chilly day out, and in a bit we are going to head over to grandmas to finish helping make tamales, which are a tradition in my family…
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Glitter Snowflakes

You all know my love of glitter and the dollar store.  Well, this kids Christmas activity combines both of those things.  With just a few simple and inexpensive supplies, you can make some gorgeous holiday decor to brighten up your place. Supplies you will need: Packing foam snowflakes from dollar store Glitter Glue, cup, and…
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