Christmas

6 Insanely Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

I finally used up all of my old paper I’ve been hoarding for years, so this year I added a few new Christmas gift wrapping ideas to the mix!  I’m one of those that buys paper and bows on clearance and then use them the next year.  There’s usually no “theme” and it’s a hodgepodge of paper.  Nothing wrong with that!    But check out what I did this year! …

Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

My kids are 11 and 8 and over the years, we’ve tried to find a simple project or two that we can make at Christmas.  What I’ve learned is if it’s too complicated, we all get frustrated and it’s not exactly the “family fun day” I envisioned.  But, I’ve got a few for you today that won’t make you curse the day Pinterest came into existence!  Check out these easy Christmas crafts for kids you can make this year!

Simple Christmas Decorating

Simple.  It’s something I’m looking for lately.  When I started unpacking the Christmas boxes this year, half of the stuff didn’t even make it out of the box.   And I’m not one bit sad about it.  I need more “simple” in my life.  So that’s what I’ve got going on with my Christmas decor this year.  I’m teaming up with several other talented bloggers for a Very Merry Christmas home tour and you can see my simple plan in action!  Be sure to check out all the other homes at the end!  …

Stunning Christmas Wrapping Ideas

Stunning Christmas Wrapping Ideas

It’s about that time to bust out the paper, ribbons, scissors and tape and get busy wrapping all these amazing gifts.  And I’ll admit.  I’m traditionally a cheapo when it comes to wrapping.  I buy the clearance paper after Christmas is over and use it until it’s gone.  I swore I wouldn’t buy any new paper until I’d used up what I have and that day has finally come!!  So maybe I’ll up my game this year with these beautiful Christmas wrapping ideas! …

9 Amazing Christmas Gift Ideas for Busy Moms

Christmas season is here and it’s often moms that do the majority of the planning, buying, wrapping, decorating, baking…..the list goes on and on.  So what do you buy Mom to make her day special this year?  I’ve rounded up a list of Christmas Gift Ideas for busy moms and since I’m a busy mom, I figured I might have some good perspective for you!.  I’m joining in with tons of other talented bloggers for an amazing gift guide blog hop.  Be sure to check out all the great ideas at the end of the post!

Moms!! 5 Anti Stress Tips For Christmas

If you’re a busy mom and you’re reading this, you know this time of year is about to come barreling at you and punch you in the face.  I don’t mean that I don’t love Christmas time.  Because I do.  I love decorating, the looks on my kiddos faces, and of course, the food.  But.  It can get super overwhelming.  And yes, I aimed this post at busy moms, but it can be overwhelming for anyone.  I’ve been thinking of ways to take it down a notch and keep the crazy away.  That’s why I made 5 anti-stress tips for Christmas.  

The Best Farmhouse Christmas Decor

Are you a “decorate before Thanksgiving” person or a strict “not until we eat the turkey” person?  I saw a story recently that people who decorate early for Christmas are happier.  True?  Who knows, but for those that get a jump-start on their decorating, it sure seems like it.  And if it makes you happy, then go for it!  And if farmhouse style makes your holiday spirit happy, then I’ve got some of the best farmhouse Christmas decor to add to the joy! …

Matching Family Pajamas For Christmas!

I’ve actually never done matching family pajamas for Christmas.  But.  It’s not because I don’t want to.  It’s because I never get my act together enough in time to order them and have them here before Christmas.  So.  I’m saving myself the headache this year and getting a head start on Christmas.  Yep – get ready fam – we’re all matching this holiday season!

Personalized Stockings – Make Your Own DIY Stocking Tags

I mentioned to my kids that I was considering getting new stockings this year and let’s just say you would think I suggested we change the date of Christmas!  Who knew it was such a big deal?  If we had gorgeous handmade stockings that were super sentimental, I might understand, but nope.  Target specials from several years ago.  Needless to say, the Target specials are still gracing my mantel as we speak.  So fine.  Not to be outdone, I decided to enlist the help of my super talented cousin to make some stockings for me and hang them in their own special part of the house!  And to make them personalized stockings – they needed initials so I added some cute little DIY stocking tags in no time!

How to Throw a Fabulous Kids Christmas Party (and not lose your mind!)

One thing we’ve done for the past few years around Christmas is host a kids Christmas party.  My kids actually came up with the idea since parents and adults are always getting together around the holidays, they thought, “why not us too”?  And so the annual Christmas craft party started and it’s one of their favorite days of the year.  Since we are getting ready for the next one, I thought I’d share with you how to throw a kids Christmas party, and more importantly, how not to lose your mind in the process!

DIY Crafts - Christmas Trees

Kid Crafts – Easy DIY Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

One thing I like to do with the kiddos each year is make some type of Christmas craft.  They love it and I love that they’re being creative.  Plus we get something new and handmade to add to our tree!  However, I also don’t want to spend a fortune or end up making the whole thing myself.   So we’ve come up with a few simple and easy popsicle stick Christmas trees that you can make too!  Nothing fancy needed – basic craft store supplies and a small amount of time.