Our family and friends had a Despicable Me 2 themed Halloween last year. We had desserts, treats, and costumes. This Elf on the Shelf BANANA idea should hit the mark with our littles.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
I used 1 piece of cardstock folded in half to make the tent.
I used some brown construction paper rolled and taped for logs. I cut a 2 inch strip of yellow tissue paper (from the short side) and cut peaks and valley zig zag down the middle of its length. Take the flat edge and gather it, twisting into a "flower." Then, you have 2 flames to tuck between the logs.
Alternatively, you could make the logs out of unwrapped Tootsie rolls, and the flames could easily be shaped from red, yellow, and orange Starburst. (I just don't trust my kids or 4 legged babies not to get into it, and I don't want sick pets or kids at Christmas.)
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Donuts are a rare treat in our home, but the kids have done really well the last few days, and I broke out the package of 6 that I've had stashed away for 2 weeks now.
I used one orange Starburst (cut, and then molded with my fingers) for the noses. Chocolate chips were used for the rest. I *thought* I had mini chocolate chips, but alas, they were gone, so I had to make due with the regular ones. I think the snowmen would have been even more adorable with the small ones. I used a couple of pretzels for the arms.
Once I had them all laid out on the plate, I felt like it needed something else. I had printed out some free printables from Frugal Coupon Living which you can find HERE, and I cut out the "What did one snowman say to the other?" card. I added the card and a few baby carrots around the plate and charger.
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Monday, December 15, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Christmas is my favorite time of year! With Thanksgiving falling so late this year, I may not put all of our decor up this year. I love having the silver bells polished and hung and all of our Christmas trees up, but I also want to spend this little bit of time enjoying activities and experiences with my family. So, I am giving myself permission this year to not put it all out. May your Christmas season be filled with love and blessings.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
I had visions of grandeur to create the on-car speakers, but I decided the kids wouldn't get it and it was just more work for me.
Thursday, December 4, 2014