Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Sports Teams

Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Sports Teams

Every year someone in my house ends up needing an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” either for theme day at school or a party. Sadly, we now often wear sweaters that I actually wore for REAL not too many years ago (and even had our family picture taken while wearing). Ugly Christmas sweaters have become a novelty [...]

Why This Christmas Is Going to Be Different

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This Christmas is going to be different for me and my family. Not because we’ll be spending part of it in a different house or with different family members (although that will certainly be a change!). Not because we’ll be seeing more sand than snow. And not because certain Santa secrets are secrets no more [...]

Fun and Easy Pumpkin Painting Ideas (Guest Post)

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It’s almost that time of year again—time for costumes, candy, and of course pumpkins! Halloween is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start thinking about the cutest pumpkins ever. This is the year to make something creative and to really work with your kids on something that will be adorable and [...]

Free Disney Pumpkin Patterns

Disney Mickey Pumpkin Carving Template

Every year we carve Halloween pumpkins and up until last year they always looked the same–some combination of triangles, circles, and jagged teeth. That changed when I found the Disney character Halloween templates at the grocery store. We bought a package and transformed our pumpkins into adorable Disney jack-o-lanterns. We’re not artists or even artsy, [...]

Free Disney Valentines

Print Free Disney Valentines

It’s not very often that you see the words “Disney” and “free” in the same sentence.  I have to say that I love these free Disney Valentine’s Day cards for many reasons. Valentine’s Day cards are not cheap and when everyone else in your class is bringing them in, you want to bring them in [...]

Awkward Family Photo Cards

Awkward Family Photo Card Grandpa

I usually skip over most newsletters because I get so much email. I do a quick peek to see if something is really important and delete everything else. Today was one of those days that I was glad I was paying attention! The Cardstore.com newsletter had a link to their new Awkward Family Birthday Cards, [...]

Cute Valentine’s Day Cookie Gift

Valentine's Day Cookie Sampler

I’m always looking for cute gifts that I can send easily by mail to my friends and family in other cities for no reason or little occasions. Gifts that are $10 or less to send but still make an impact. I found an advertisement today for this adorable Valentine’s Day New Cookie Flavor Sampler from [...]

The 12 Healthy Food Substitutions of Christmas

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At our house, we absolutely love the holidays. We love the family parties (my kids particularly relish time with their cousins), the music, the decorations, the iconic 1960s shows (Heat Miser, anyone?), even silly games in the car to make travel go by faster. And we love, love, love the food. Unfortunately, holiday food doesn’t [...]

Free Mickey Mouse Christmas Cards

Mickey Mouse Christmas Cards

The Disney Family website always has such cute craft ideas for Disney fans, along with the patterns and templates to make them. This month they are showing how to make these Mickey Mouse Snowmen Cards: All you need are the template, scissors, paper, ribbon, glue, and markers. Get the full instructions and free template if [...]