Happy Holidays

Hi Guys!

I kinda fell off the Blogmas wagon, but for my first time ever doing Blogmas i made it 17 days, so i’m pretty proud of myself for that. Especially since i didn’t plan to do Blogmas at all, i only decided to do it on the actual first day of Blogmas!

Hopefully i will do it again next year, and be able to make it all the way through.

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas. We were really hoping to have a white Christmas, but that didn’t happen. However, a few days after Christmas we got a good dusting of snow, so the kids were happy with that.

Right now we are really looking forward to the new year, i’m already starting to work on a list of goals for 2019. I’d love to hear what some of your goals are for the new year.

That’s all i really wanted to say, i hope you all are doing well.

Oh and If you are a blogger yourself, be sure to stop by again tomorrow, as i will have my 2019 blog planner up on my blog for free!

Until then, take care!

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Stocking Stuffers {Blogmas Day 17}

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing some stocking stuffer ideas…

Stocking Stuffers for everyone

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Him:

  1. Cologne
  2. Wallet
  3. Body Spray
  4. Shaver
  5. Candy
  6. Gum
  7. Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  8. Pens/Pencils/Markers
  9. Lip balm
  10. Beard Oil
  11. Hand lotion
  12. Jerky
  13. Nail Clippers
  14. Deck of cards
  15. Gloves
  16. Beanies
  17. Tools {Screwdrivers, magnetic wrist band for tools, etc.}
  18. Back scratcher
  19. Lottery scratch tickets
  20. Socks

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Her:

  1. Makeup
  2. Candy
  3. Gum
  4. Perfume
  5. Hand lotion
  6. Candle
  7. Gloves
  8. Pen/Pencils/Markers
  9. Journal
  10. Face masks
  11. Nail polish
  12. Lip balm
  13. Socks
  14. Slippers
  15. Bath bombs
  16. Hair ties
  17. Scarf
  18. Wallet
  19. Movies (DVD’s)
  20. Music (CD’s)

Stocking Stuffers for Kids:

  1. Candy
  2. Gum
  3. Card games
  4. Coloring Books
  5. Crayons/Markers
  6. Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  7. Silly Putty
  8. Gloves
  9. Digital Bookmarks
  10. LEGO mini figurines
  11. Playdough
  12. Lip balm
  13. Hot Wheels
  14. Hair brush
  15. Beanies
  16. Socks
  17. Movies (DVD’s)
  18. Music (CD’s)
  19. Baby Doll accessories (clothes, etc.)
  20. Cotton candy

I hope these lists help make stuffing your stockings a little bit easier this year. I know i always have a hard time coming up with ideas for filling all the stockings.

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Christmas Crafts {Blogmas Day 16}

Hi Guys!

I shared some fun Christmas crafts a few years ago, but they are still pretty awesome crafts that i thought they were worth sharing again today…

Beaded Snowflakes

 

Supplies needed:

Pipe stems

Pony Beads

Directions:

Take 3 pipe stems and arrange them so they overlap in the middle.

Twist the centers of the pipe stems together.

Start adding on beads to the ends of your snowflake. (I liked the blue and white ones, but the kiddos wanted to do colorful ones.)

 

 

Once you have added your beads you can curl the ends and ta-da you have a snowflake!!

Or, you could do like my Hubby recommended and make it into an ornament! (Thanks Hubby!)

This is how we did that…

Once we had added all our beads we folded the sides up, to make a ball. Then we took an additional pipe stem and tied all the ends together. Then we hung them on the tree.

 

 

 

Christmas Lights

 

Supplies needed:

White Cardstock Paper

Paint

Black Sharpie

Directions:

Take a black sharpie and draw a swirly line on your paper. Then add in little squares along the swirly line to be the bulb bottom.

Next have your child dip their pointer finger in some paint and push it right above the black squares. You could have your child do a pattern or just randomly do it.

 

And that’s all there is to it!! Pretty easy!!

Snowman Felt Ornament

 

Supplies needed:

Rolled Felt Snowman Ornament Kit 

Hot Glue Gun

Directions:

All you have to do is follow the directions that were included in the kit. Super Easy!!

What are your favorite Christmas arts/crafts??? 


I got the idea for Beaded Snowflakes, HERE and the idea for the Christmas Lights, HERE.

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Graham Cracker “Gingerbread” Houses {Blogmas Day 15}

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing a fun take on gingerbread houses, Graham Cracker houses…

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This is an easy project, here’s what you will need…

  • Graham Crackers
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Assorted candies & sprinkles

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I place some frosting on the bottom of a paper plate. Then i start adding the graham crackers and frost each side of them as i add them to the house.

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I don’t worry about it looking nice and neat, because you need the frosting all over the house for the candies and sprinkles to stick to it.

And that’s it, once you have assembled the house, have the kids decorate it however they want to.

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Then enjoy eating the masterpieces!

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Gift Basket Ideas {Blogmas Day 14}

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing a few different gift basket ideas i have found, that i think are pretty cool! I love gift baskets, because they look so fancy, yet they are super easy to make. You could even make some gift baskets with all things from the dollar store, which makes them super affordable gifts!

So without further ado, here are some different gift basket ideas…

Hot Chocolate Gift Basket – This one, which i found on DIY Network, is super cute!

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Ice Cream Sundae – This one from, Smashed Peas and Carrots, looks really fun!

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Men’s Bath & Body Basket – Shopping for men can be kinda hard, this basket from Living La Vida Holoka, looks like it would be a great idea for any man in your life.

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Sugar Cookie Basket – This basket from, A Cherry On Top, looks super easy to make and would be a great gift for anyone!

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Family Game Night Basket – How fun is this basket?!

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and last, but not least….

Bark Buster Gift Basket for Dogs – This one you order online, but i think you could make something similar for way cheaper.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and be sure to check back again tomorrow for more Blogmas!!

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Holiday Blues {Blogmas Day 13}

Hi Guys!

Today i’m talking with about holiday blues, which is something i struggle with most years.

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Most years we don’t get to spend the holidays with my parents, and without them here with us for the holidays it can make me feel down and make it feel as though it’s just another day.

I can also get so caught up in; buying all the presents, wrapping all the presents, baking all the cookies, etc… that i just start to feel burnt out.

So between not being with family and having to do all the things, i start having not much Christmas spirit.

Here is how i try to not feel so down…

  1. I keep in contact with my parents. –  Even though they won’t be here physically, i can at least call them up and hear their voices. Just laughing with my mom on the phone can take away a sad/down day for me.
  2. I don’t do it all at once. – Shopping for gifts, wrapping gifts, etc. I spread it out in chunks, so it’s not as overwhelming.
  3. I take more ‘me time’ during the holidays. – Long baths, crocheting, etc. Just spending a few extra minutes here and there doing something that makes me happy helps lift my spirits during the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
  4. I do a lot of my shopping online. – Stores stress me out even more, so doing a lot of my shopping online takes away a lot of holiday stress for me.

That’s how i handle holiday blues. I’d love to hear your tips/tricks on how to beat the holiday blues!

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My Wish List {Blogmas Day 12}

Hi Guys!

For day 12 of Blogmas, i’m sharing what’s on my wish list this Christmas. My kids and husband have been asking me over and over what i want for Christmas, and it’s always difficult for me to come up with things.

My husband and I buy what we need throughout the year, and when it comes to Christmas we usually only buy each other 1-2 things so that way we each have a least something to unwrap.

So you will see my wish list is short and i’m more of a practical gift giver, so there’s not really anything fun on my list. But i thought i would share anyways in case someone is needing some ideas.

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So without further ado here is my wish list this year…

  1. 2019 Planner – I really loved using my happy planner this year, it’s so useful!

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2.  Pens – I love these pens so much, and use them daily.

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3. Bullet Journal – I bought one last year, but would love to start fresh with a new one in 2019.

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4. Lettering and Modern Calligraphy – I really want to get better at handwriting and i think doing something like this would help and also be fun at the same time.

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5. Tea Infuser – I shared this the other day in my Quirky Gifts idea post, and i really want one. My husband and i have been drinking more tea lately, that i think this would be a  fun addition to tea time.

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That’s all on my wish list this year, i know it’s mostly boring office products, but that’s what i like.

What’s on your wish list this year?

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