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Paper and Yarn Star Ornaments

TweetI needed a fairly simple and fast craft for 20 Girl Scouts (Second graders). Being close to Christmas I wanted something festive. There are some other cardboard and yarn ornament crafts, but they use circles. I wasn’t in love with the outcome. I got out my Slice cutter and noticed a I had a star […]

Here Comes The Elf on The Shelf

Tweet I would say almost everyone knows what Elf on the Shelf is, but if not I will give a little explanation as I understand it. The Elf on the Shelf is a visitor of Santa’s that comes and stays with a family during the Christmas season. The elf reports back nightly to Santa of […]

24 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Tweet Snowflake came to our house on December 1st last year, and started her activities the following day with one last one on Christmas. She used  toys around the house with some great results. Some days she gave the kids little gifts, or suggestions like making cookies. Our elf is about fun, and not so […]

Return of our Elf on the Shelf Announcement Idea

TweetWe start our Elf on the Shelf on December 1st. That’s when we start our Lego Advent calendars as well. That’s much easier for me to remember. This is our second year of welcoming, Snowflake, to our home. I thought Snowflake would like to send a note announcing her upcoming visit. What fun is it […]

Free Christmas Game DIY

TweetI am all about making games and crafts for as little money as possible. Making for free out of things I have at home is the best! Ok, true, I did buy the items at one point, but I did not have to go out and specifically buy anything for this Christmas game. I was […]

Jingle Bell Bracelet Craft

TweetOur Girl Scout troop was going to participate in the local Christmas parade. We had mostly finished our Between Earth and Sky journey so figured a fun craft for them to make for the parade would be good. Since it is for Christmas bells are what came to mind. I wanted something they could shake […]

LEGO Fusion Sets Available Now

Tweet Update: LEGO Fusion Resort Designer is now available! I’ve been watching the Lego site, and today got the email that some of the LEGO Fusion sets are available!! My son’s birthday is this month, but I’m planning to get one for him and one for his sister for Christmas. I have never tried them, […]

Celebrating Christmas a Little Each Day

TweetMy goal this year is to something, Christmasy (excuse the spelling), each day. Things are so busy between school, life, family, Cub Scouts, and now Girl Scouts (Yes..I am leading both..call me crazy!). I feel that we don’t “celebrate” enough. My kids are 10 and 5, and both love Christmas! I love the crafts, baking, […]

Grandma’s Holiday Dressing Recipe

TweetEvery Thanksgiving and Christmas we have this dressing. My Grandma always made it, and it is a family favorite. Grandma wasn’t a recipe follower. She tasted and adjusted until it was how she liked. My Mom watched her, and that is how we have my Grandma’s Holiday Dressing recipe. I just made it for my […]

Make a Christmas game..Chimney Chuck

Tweet This is the second game I made for our Cub Scout party. You can make this Christmas game with a few things around the house and for free! Chimney Chuck “Santa forgot some presents after he went down the chimney, can you toss them in to him?” I used a cardboard box, paint, duct, […]