Dec 21, 2015

Christmas Home Tour

The countdown is on! As we approach the big day we are enjoying time off with family and friends, and it is during this time that I really enjoy our holiday home decor. The lights are always on and the Christmas music is always playing. This week is time to wrap the gifts, bake the cookies, and for me, make my extensive grocery list for Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners! Here are a few photos of my 2015 Christmas home for you to check out, Send us some photos of your Christmas decor too. 

Dec 13, 2015

Christmas Teacher Gift - Tea & Jam Plate

We were at a Christmas craft show in November and got this idea for a gift & we ran with it and made it out own. It was easy and fun to buy all the stuff to make it.

Here's what's in the gift:
Small dessert Plate
Small Jar of Jam/Jelly
Tea Bag

Make it!! 
Small dessert plate. This time of year you can buy cute Christmas plates everywhere & usually in packs of 4 or more. We found these at Homegoods.

Next we add items of your choice on the plate ....we chose a small jar of gourmet Jam or Jelly, a chocolate, a tea bag & a cute holiday themed spreader. Tea & Jam plate!!

How cute is this? You could add anything on this plate really ...just use your imagination! Include a gift card too for a really nice gift!

Now, just wrap in clear wrapping paper with a cute Christmas design, tie it up with pretty ribbon and tie on a cute gift tag!

Voila .... You are DONE!! The teachers will most likely think this is cute & unique.

I had to make 6 of them ...BOO! But they turned out soooo cute!

Dec 11, 2015

The Adventures of our ELF ON THE SHELF

If you've come to this blog post, I will guess you are a parent that has an Elf on the Shelf. Congratulations, Mom & Dad - you have to remember to move your elf every single night for the next 24 nights (if you start on December 1st, that is!) It can be a hassle - right? But - its mostly fun for you and your children. Make the MOST OF IT!

Like you, we scour Pinterest for ideas for our Elf and come up with some of our own on the fly. 

My Elf is not overly mischievous. Our Elf is more cute and kind - we keep it simple. Our Elf also brings small gifts whenever my child has been really good the day before. It give my little one something to look forward to. 


  • Your child won't be this little for long, so enjoy the Elf as much as they do! The magic of Christmas lives strong in your child's heart. 
  • It's only for one month a year (actually less than a month) that you have to move the Elf around. One day your child won't believe anymore and you will actually MISS this. 
  • Make it fun for you and your child ... there are so many ideas out there that are simple and enjoyable. 
  • We advise to stay away from the "naughty" Elf activities that you may see on Pinterest. There are some REALLY bad ones on Pinterest that are FUNNY, but also DISTURBING! 

Here are some of our ELF Adventures..... we will add more as the season continues...

The First night that our Elf came - she brought an ADVENT calendar !

Our Elf got into the Reese's Pieces!

Our Elf likes to ride the Rocking Horse at night!

 Our Elf leaves little gifts - like these window clings for my little one to decorate! 

We hope that we've given you some ideas......More Elf adventures to come!!!