White Elephant Gift Exchange Poem

White Elephant Gift Exchange Poem

White elephant gifts are a popular activity at our family and friend Christmas parties.  The kids particularly like this activity because they get to walk away with a gift.  Part of the fun of the white elephant game is the range of emotions from disappointed, to competitive, to excited. There are many poems and versions… 

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Bright & Colorful Christmas Printables

Whimsical Colorful Christmas Printables

I made these colorful Christmas printables last year, but got busy and never posted them.  My cousin came to our family party last year and asked if I would share them, so I decided to get them up for others looking for  fun, whimsical Christmas decor. I love decorating with printables because you can change… 

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DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath

DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath Tutorial

I wasn’t planning on blogging about this project because – let’s be honest – when was the last time I blogged!   I have been getting into the Christmas mood and have most of the Christmas decor out. I have an area downstairs that is where i put all my colorful, whimsical Christmas decor.  I… 

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DIY Advent Calendar

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar

Last year I came across this adorable advent calendar from Twig and Thistle. We were already well into December and it was too late to make one. This year I’m bringing my ‘A’ game to Christmas and I knew I had to make one! I picked up a pack of Wilton 2″ favor tins months… 

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Spring Banner – Pink Flower & Book Page Garland

Spring Banner - Pink Flower & Book Page Bunting

With spring right around the corner and warmer weather, I decided to put together some simple spring crafts today.  Banners are an easy craft to make any holiday, season, or event more festive.  This craft was very quick and easy and I was able to do it with supplies I had on hand. DIY Book… 

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Kiss Me St. Patrick’s Day Printable

Kiss Me St. Patrick's Day Printable from Makoodle.com

Buckle up – this is my fourth post this week.  I think a good analogy for my approach to blogging lately is like Netflix – I deliver my content in chunks. Bad analogy…. At any rate.  St. Patrick’s Day is not my favorite holiday and I don’t typically get jazzed about decorating are getting creative… 

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Without the Rain There Would Never be Rainbows – St. Patrick’s Day Printable

Without the rain, there would never be Rainbows - St. Patricks Printable from Makoodle.com

After barely posting anything on the blog this past year, I am happy to post my third post this week!  Things must be settling down in my life… I have enjoyed decorating our new house the last few months.  For most holidays, I have a small set of decorations I like to pull out –… 

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Conversation Heart Printable Valentine’s

Conversation Heart Printable Valentines for Valentine's Day - Makoodle.com

  I haven’t given up on doing crafts, dreaming up projects for my home, and planning parties for my kids.  My friend called me out on my lack of creativity lately the other day while at lunch.  It’s true.  I haven’t been doing some of the things I enjoy as often as I’d like. I… 

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Wild About You Valentine’s for Boys

Valentine's for Boys - Googly Eye Wild About You Monster for Valentine's Day - Free Printable - Makoodle.com

I shared my conversation heart printable Valentine’s earlier that I made for my daughter.  I went with the monster theme (again) for my son.  Last year, I made monster Valentine’s for him and decided the teeth and googly eyes would be the way to go again. I picked up the googly eyes from a local… 

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Whimsical Christmas Tree – DIY Christmas Decor

Whimsical Christmas Tree Decor from Makoodle.com

I love whimsical Christmas decor.  It makes me feel like I’m living in a magical elf village.  I saw this cute Christmas vase from Hostess with the Mostess and knew I had to do something similar. I found my whimsical ornaments at Target.  I love the bright colors, glitter, and fun shapes. This has been… 

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