Category Archives: Holiday

Spring and Easter finds from World Market

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I always try and get by World Market for holidays. They have some unique items that are not too pricey. Here are a few examples.

This cute wire basket has so much potential for Spring and Easter. $7.99 and free shipping.

 

This set of cute wooden polka dot eggs are one of my favorites for the season. I am a sucker for dots. $7.99 and free shipping.

 

How cute is this kid’s apron? $12.99 with free shipping.

Halloween Books for Kids

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Here are a few cute books to read for Halloween. You can buy them here or check them out from your local or school library.

 

Costume Crazee (Skippyjon Jones)

Costume Crazee (Skippyjon Jones) by Judy Schachner

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson  We are waiting our turn on this book at the library.

Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin

Pinkalicious And The Pink Pumpkin

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 

Available on Kindle.

Fall Snack Mix

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If you need a quick and easy treat just add peanuts and candy corn. It is the perfect sweet and salty mix. It is reminiscent of a Payday candy bar. Yum! I took a small treat bag to all our teachers for a little thank you treat.

It is as easy as mixing salted peanuts and candy corn.

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Baseball Cap Basket

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This might be my favorite Easter basket idea – you put everything IN a ball cap. I picture using one from your child’s favorite team, vacation spot or a cute monogrammed one. You can put everything inside the hat just like a basket, but it is all usable, waste free and doesn’t have to be candy if you don’t want it to be.

 

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Making Christmas Easier – Christmas Cards

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I know many people have discontinued sending Christmas cards. I have not. I tend to send cards to three groups of people. The first group is close friends and family that want the cute photo card. The second group is simply “Christmas Card Friends” that  if I didn’t send a card, we have no contact at all. I feel that old college roommate or neighbor from my childhood is worth the dollar it costs to send out a card. The third group I classify as people who appreciate the card, because they don’t expect it. This category consists of my close friend’s parents, old school teachers, former babysitters and other people who really enjoy keeping up with us.

One of the big stressers in my house at Christmas is finding a picture for the Christmas card. Look through all your pictures since last Christmas, and see if there is something you can use for your card. If you find one you even tolerate, online photo cards are a lot cheaper now, the line at Sam’s Club is short, and the machine isn’t broken yet.  Life is good.

If you don’t find a picture you like, go out and take some. Schedule a photographer, go to a public display, or throw up your Christmas wreath to take some pictures. You don’t have to have the full holiday display. Give your kids one plastic ornament and poof, it’s Christmas! I also suggested yesterday that you can use those pictures with Santa from the mall or your local Bass Pro Shop.

Look through your address book and contact any people who might have moved and get correct addresses. There is nothing more frustrating than getting cards returned the week after Christmas because you forgot they moved and sent it to the address from last year.

Any other great tips for making Christmas cards easier?