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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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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Christmas Cheer – Christmas Printable Decor

The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is Singing Loud for All to Hear - Free Printable Christmas Decor - Makoodle.com

Get this free Christmas printable inspired by Elf – “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singling loud for all to hear.” Remember the days when families went around the neighborhood and sang carols to the neighbors?  I don’t either, but I hear it was fun. I am not much of a singer, so… 

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Smiling’s My Favorite – Christmas Printable Decoration

Smiling's My Favorite

I just like to Smile.  Smiling’s my favorite.  What a happy quote.  Perfect for Christmas. We have already watched Elf once this year.  It may be my favorite Christmas movie. Like many, Christmas is by far my favorite holiday.  I love being with family.   I love the music. I love the food.  I love… 

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Merry & Bright Christmas Printable Decoration

Merry & Bright Printable - Makoodle

I have seen a flood of pictures on Facebook and Instagram of people decorating for Christmas.  I guess that means I have permission to start posting about Christmas now.  (I actually was going to start posting some of my Christmas ideas earlier, but I am just getting to it.) One of the things I love… 

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Lego Invitation

Lego Party Invitation

We threw a Lego themed birthday party for my son’s sixth birthday.  He has loved Legos since he was 3-years-old and got his first Lego set. His favorite Lego series is the Star Wars series, but I decided to go with a traditional Lego theme for his party. We set the stage for the party… 

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Valentines Bingo

Valentines Bingo

I am the class party rep for my daughter’s class this year.  There is one more week before the big event. I am just starting to plan the party.  Eeek! I put together these Valentine’s Day bingo cards last year, but decided to create some new designs for this year.  I used some of the… 

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