Mom’s Christmas List… Updated

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Have you been wondering if I was able to complete my Mom's Christmas List? Here is my 2012 Christmas Wish List… updated! 1. Finish the stockings that did NOT get finished last year. Hmmm... don't think it's going to happen AGAIN! I should put it on my to-do list for May. Then they might actually get fixed. 2. Bake, bake, bake… and ummm BAKE! I did a lot less baking than I was hoping to, but I did make the Egg Nog Cream Pie. It was YUMMY! I also whipped up a little something special for my niece's 6th birthday party. So I think I'll check baking off the list with a plan to enjoy some more goodies in January. 3. Drive around and Continue Reading

Mom’s Christmas List

wish list

With December being such a rushed time spent thinking about others, it's easy to forget about yourself. Last year I made a special wish list just for myself and I even completed almost everything on it!!! It was a really fun way to keep myself accountable to MYSELF. Here is 2012's Christmas Wish List... just for me! 1. Finish the stockings that did NOT get finished last year. 2. Bake, bake, bake... and ummm BAKE! 3. Drive around and look at Christmas lights as a family. 4. Follow the Creative Christmas Countdown. 5. Two dates with Hubby. One for shopping and one for hanging with friends. 6. Watch WAY too many sappy made-for-TV Continue Reading

Home made Gifts for Christmas

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I totally get that Christmas is over... so why must I keep posting about it?  Well I really, really, really wanted to post these home made gifts before Christmas but I was afraid one of the recipients might see!  I try out home made gifts every year.  Some times they work out, sometimes they don't!  This year everything I made came out even better than I expected.  HOORAY!!! We handed out Ornaments decorated with old Christmas books.  I was inspired by these beautiful Book Glitter Ornaments.  Truth be told... decoupage is not an activity for a 4 and 6 year old.  They didn't even finish one ornament, so I improvised.  We ended up stuffing Continue Reading

Creative Christmas Countdown Day 24… Creative Connections


Well this is it!  Our Creative Christmas Countdown Online Advent Calendar is coming to an end.  Wow has it been awesome!  You can find all of the Days on the menu bar under my sweet Little M's pic.  If you missed any, please go back and check them out.  This team of 24 bloggers proved to be exceptional.  I am proud to have been a part of this experience and hope you enjoyed it as well. Day 24 Learn About the Spirit of Christmas Past & Present with Creative Connections for Kids Day 24 is posted by Creative Connections for Kids.  I'm in the mood for an uplifting post to get Christmas started.  Today my family will celebrating Christmas Continue Reading

Creative Christmas Countdown Day 20… Dinosaurs & Octopuses


Do you love Toddler Approved as much as I do?  Day 19 was so much fun!  Only 4 more days of our Online Advent Calendar.   What an amazing month it's been. Day 20 Sleeping Under the Tree with Dinosaurs & Octopuses Ahhh doesn't that sound wonderful?  Click on the candle and let's go see exactly how Dinosaurs & Octopuses made sleeping under the tree happen. Continue Reading

Creative Christmas Countdown Day 19… Toddler Approved


Did you see the elf in the ball pit on Day 18?  Too cute! Day 19 Set Up a Snow Village with Toddler Approved Toddler Approved is a newer blog for me, and I must say I have been VERY impressed.  I can't wait to click on the holly berries and see just what she has to share for our Creative Christmas Countdown.  I bet she'll be a new fav for you too! Continue Reading

Creative Christmas Countdown Day 17…My Creative Family


Oh our little doggies are going to be so happy when they get their home made Christmas treats!!!  If you have pets make sure to check out Day 16. Day 17 Give to a Charity with My Creative Family While our kids are being drowned in goodies, gifts and excitement... it's important to encourage a love of giving.  Day 17 of our Creative Christmas Countdown will give us all some ideas of how to get our kids in to the giving spirit.  Click on the cute little Santa, and let's see what we can learn! Continue Reading