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How Do You Decorate?


We are quickly approaching the holiday gauntlet. For me this is how it goes…

  • Canadian Thanksgiving
  • Halloween
  • American Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Years

Sounds like fun right? Bonus…two Thanksgivings means two turkeys means double the YUMMY!!!!!. Take a moment to really soak in all that goodness. 

Hmmm... my motto for this year? :)

So here is my dilemma (every year). Just perusing that list, I often struggle with how to decorate. I want the pretty fall leaves with the spookiness of Halloween and the pilgrims representing Thanksgiving. Sounds easy right….WRONG! LOL! This is where Pinterest saves the day. Look at all these cute ideas that my just blend and work well together.

Halloween Party Decorations ..how cute!

Thanksgiving decor-  Is this your house, @Heather Creswell Creswell Creswell Creswell Creswell Creswell Sulikowski Saviano ?  I saw the 'H' on the pumpkin hehe ;)

Yes! I must make this!

Sign for front entry.

Witch Hat Wreath by theBurlapBranch on Etsy, $85.00

I absolutely love the green with white polka dots.

Fall Wreath

Here is such a cute idea for pumpkins that can tie to Halloween. Fall, and Thanksgiving.

Pumpkins carved with a drill!


To be honest, I am slightly exhausted just thinking about it. But as the saying goes…”no rest for the wicked”…time to get my game face on and get this butt in gear. Speaking of game face…HOW AWESOME IS THIS LOOK??!!!

halloween makeup

Okay one more….

cute teeth :D


More Lovey Dovey

One of my favorite things about Valentine’s is that you have a great excuse to get all smoochy-lovey-dovey-romantic and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Actually, it is quite the opposite, DIY décor and gifts are so much more romantic than those bought in the store. So, let’s continue on with some more DIY décor and gifts that caught my eye.

This looks like a super cute DIY project. Not quite sure how they did it but a spin on this would be to use bottle caps for the count down. The could be hung on a tiny little hook and on the inside of each could say ‘hug’, or ‘kiss’ or pretty much anything depending on how risqué you want to get. 😉

Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/142848619402720085/

Of course, with every passing season or holiday, you need a wreath. Yes, I will use any excuse to cutesy up my front door. 😉

Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/160370436702764508/

Here is a cute picture idea I am planning on doing with JBear….oh just thought of a sweet take on this. You could take a picture (like the one below) of a loved one (kid or significant other) blowing hearts. Take another picture with a loved one (kid or significant other) facing the opposite direction with a net (to catch the hearts). Frame each and put them side by side. Oh yeah….this is happening!

Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/160370436702764018/

This is precious and doesn’t look like it would be super hard to make. Definitely a DIY project perfect for Valentines.

Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/160370436702729167/

Since JBear is in preschool, I have been trying to think of some cute ideas he can give to his classmates. This idea seems pretty inexpensive and I am sure will be a hit. Buy some bouncy balls at a dollar store then print off a bunch of clever valentines labels and voila, kids will “have a ball” with these (sorry, couldn’t resist 😉 ).

Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/287526757431689245/

Here is a cute idea, DIY chalkboard mug. Every morning you can write a cute little message on the mug such as “be mine” or “I love you”.

Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/115756652894089281/

Stay tuned for some Wednesday funnies to help us get over the hump!

Christmas Countdown

With Thanksgiving being over the holiday rush is in full swing. We still have decorating to do (that is a constant in our house), presents to buy, and lessons to teach. After all, the holiday season (whether it be Christmas, Hanukah, or whatever) isn’t all about presents but rather about family, being grateful for what you receive, and giving to those around you.

As I attempt to teach that lesson to my little man, I realize a more immediate lesson is lurking in the wings: how many days until Christmas. It would seem that with every snowfall or Christmas cartoon, my little man believes (or hopes) that that is the signal that tomorrow is Christmas. After the umpteenth failure attempt to explain it to him, I thought there must be an easier way.

I had planned on recreating this cute idea (from Pintrest) where you open an ornament a day until Christmas (who knows…I may still do that).

Then there is this idea (which was sent home by JBear’s daycare) is inexpensive and easy enough so we thought we would give it a try.

This is how you do it (super simple). Think up a 24 of cute ideas of things to do for Christmas. These may range from singing carols in the living room to making hot chocolate and using a candy cane to stir it. There are so many cute ideas and I can definitely see this turning into Christmas traditions. Then print them onto a label sheet.

Next, cut different coloured chart paper into strips; red, green, and white for example.

Stick a label on to each piece of coloured paper. We did this as a family and looked at the calendar to see which idea would work best on which day. For example, camp out by the Christmas tree was one we saved for a weekend.

Next curl the paper into a circle and either staple or glue the ends together. Then do the same thing for the next piece and so on, interchanging colours and hooking them all together so they make a chain.

This idea is a great way to create/continue family traditions as well as a great way for little ones to count down to Christmas. Bonus, this is also a way for parents to stay sane over the holidays because you child won’t continuously ask you if tomorrow is Christmas. 😉

It looks like my little man approves.

What do you think? Is this something you would try? Do you have a great way to count down to Christmas?

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