Thursday, November 30

Gingerbread Playdough

I know this old blog has been quiet the last two years, but it turns out I have an abundance of Christmas content that I've collected and photographed during that time. Even when I don't have time to actually blog about it (6 kids and what not), I always have some kind of project going (especially around Christmas time!) and thank goodness I had the good foresight to photograph much of it! So hold on to your hats while I try to bring you as much Christmassy goodness as I can over the next couple weeks!

Let's kick-off this Christmas season with gingerbread playdough. This is great to make right away because your kids will be able to enjoy it all season long! It will help keep little hands busy through Christmas read-alouds or while dinner is in the oven. It would also be fun to have on hand when grandkids come to town!

Tuesday, November 21

Last Minute Thanksgiving Decor (Kid Friendly, Low Cost, & Low Clutter)

If you're looking for a fun way to get your kids involved in Thanksgiving prep for tomorrow that's affordable and easy, that won't add clutter to your home (you can throw it away after the party!), and that looks amazing, look no further! I've rounded up a handful of ideas that you can still pull off in time for the festivities using items you probably have around the house. And the best part is they are a great way to get your kids involved - not just to keep them busy or get them out of your hair, but to let them walk hand-in-hand with you. They are so capable of learning to contribute with prep work, to take part in creating a beautiful home, and to be a blessing to others! Here are a few ideas to get you going:

1. A Leaf Garland

Depending on where if you live/if you have pretty leaves right now, this one is a super easy option! Just hot glue leaves to a string and hang them in the windows to catch the light. If you're feeling ambitious, Farmhouse on Posey has instructions for dipping the leaves in wax to extend their life - but if you're just looking for something to last through the weekend you can skip the wax and start gluing! If you collect enough leaves, you could also spread some down the center of the table as a centerpiece.