Monday, December 14, 2020

I have a lot of "favorite Christmas traditions"...sending cards, making cookies, decorating the tree, wrapping presents. I really think that it is all of the fun combined that makes the season so festive and magical, but I REALLY do love wrapping gifts! Here are some of my favorite holiday wrapping tips. 

Wrapping Paper: I usually pick a couple different wrapping paper designs each year. I love neutrals, and almost always include brown paper every single year. Then I add in some buffalo plaid or something with pretty writing. I loved the FALALA wrapping paper from Target this year.

Name Tags: I grabbed a good selection of brown and black name tags from the Target dollar spot this year! I use black, white, and gold paint markers to write on the name tags. Again...they are pretty simple. I also use this label maker to put names on gifts. It is so easy, and I love the way that it looks. 

Finishings: I love some chunky yarn, sparkling tinsel, bakers twine, and fabric to add some dimension to my packages. They are really affordable options, and they look great layered together. I also love a beautiful velvet ribbon! In addition to being all tied up with string, I love tucking some evergreen beneath the bows or adding a jingle bell. 

Boxes: NUMBER ONE TIP...everything goes in a box! If the package isn't square on all edges, I cannot wrap it! I have no problem putting oddly shaped gifts in a box before wrapping it up, and I like how it looks under the tree. 

If you are anything like me, you might not be completely done shopping. I have been popping into some of my favorite local shops to grab some last minute gifts...and hitting up Amazon, of course. 

I know we are running out of time...but I thought I would share a couple quick gift ideas, if you are still looking to finish your shopping. 

I grabbed the kids these snowball makers. We are hoping to get some snow at some point this winter, and I know that they will put these to good use. Anytime there has been the slightest flurry, they have begged to have a snowball fight.

I love a good travel mug, and this is one of my favorites! If you are local, you can pick this up at Blackboard Mercantile! Be sure to stop in there and grab a gift or two. AND on the topic of coffee, this milk frother would be perfect for the coffee lover on your list. 

I got the kids this AirFort, and I cannot wait for them to open it! They build forts all day long...I know they are going to freak out over this. AND I just saw that they have one that looks like a barn! SO CUTE!

Cookbooks are always a great gift idea. I got this one for Dane a couple years ago, and he loved it!

Okay, that is all I've got for you...I am guessing that everyone else is done with their shopping anyway. Falalalala! I hope you are having the most magical Christmas season.

Christmas Books

Monday, November 30, 2020

Every year I add a new Christmas book to our collection & we load our shelf up with all of our holiday favorites to read again and again all season long. We have quite the collection now & I want to share some of our favorites with you! 

C H R I S T M A S    B O O K S


Home Alone

A Jesus Christmas

The Wish Tree

Song of the Stars

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Little Blue Truck's Christmas

Pick a Pine Tree

S is for Santa

These are just a few of our favorites for the holiday season. Do you have a favorite Christmas book that isn't on this list? Share it in the comments! :)

Halloween 2020

Sunday, October 25, 2020

 As if 2020 wasn't spooky are some frighteningly cute kiddos to add to the mix. Okay, maybe they aren't all that scary. We went the traditional halloween route again this year. I had some other ideas, but then Crew found the costume that he refused to wear last year and insisted on being a pumpkin. we are. 

The weekend was full of spooktacular fun! We hosted a little pumpkin carving party for our friends, roasted pumpkin seeds, and got dressed up for a little trunk or treating! Now that I have gotten cute costumes and jack o lanterns out of my system I am ready for hot cocoa and all the Christmas movies! 

Happy Halloween!