Tear-Free Gingerbread Building

Even with a kit in hand, many of you can attest that building a gingerbread house can be a frustrating and tear evoking task, especially when the kids are eagerly waiting to adorn it with editable windows and sugar-covered roofs. Through the years (and trial and error) I came up with a tear-free solution to building our beautiful brown baked houses, and it all comes down to planning.

Advent “Wreath” in a Box

One of my favorite observances this time of year is the Advent wreath and the weekly candle lighting that leads up to Christmas. This year I decided to incorporate this idea into our home and created an Advent “wreath” in a box.

Pinecones and Pompons Kid Craft

To make this super easy Christmas kid craft all you need are some medium-sized pinecones, small colorful pompons and some basic craft or school glue.

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“What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”

-Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


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    Put Some Plaid on Your Presents

    Okay, if you’ve been following along lately, you probably already know that I’m “mad for plaid” this holiday season and I’ve been plopping it all over the place, inside and out, because this classic Christmas style just never gets old. So of course when it came to wrapping presents, I decided to unleash the plaidness  and splash some color under my boughs of holly. After starting with scraps, I quickly found that tearing strips of fabric in different sizes was a quick, cute and efficient way to personalize all the gifts under my tree. I can tear super skinny strips for a twine-type bow or cut a wider piece for those larger gifts.…

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    Mad for Plaid at Home for Christmas

    Welcome to the 2015 Home for Christmas blog hop hosted by Hometalk.com and Country Living.com. I’m so excited to be a part of this fun and can’t wait to share a little Christmas decorating tip with you. You also might want to grab a cup of cocoa (with loads of mini marshmallows), find a comfy chair and follow all the other bloggers along the way. You can also follow the hop at #homeforchristmas. Plaid is absolutely the bomb right now. . . wait a minute, I don’t think “the bomb” is the bomb right now, but eh, I’m going with it anyway. If you are as mad for plaid as I am,…

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