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American Cancer Society

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Most everyone can agree that cancer has touched their lives in some way or another either directly or indirectly. I feel very blessed to be able to say that to date I have not had any immediate family members that have had cancer; however, I've had extended family and friends that have struggled through cancer. All of whom have survived and celebrated another birthday and are now stronger than ever thanks to organizations like the American Cancer Society who continually strive to find a cure or better treatment for cancer and to support those families dealing with cancer. The American Cancer Society truly is the official sponsor of birthdays … [Read more...]

Christmas Bark in Mason Jars

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I've been looking for a fun gift to make my coworkers and my son's daycare teachers, so I took my candy corn bark that I used for Andrew's 2nd birthday party as a favor and I modified it for the Christmas version. Here's what you need:Pint sized mason jars1/2 or 1 yard of fabric of your choiceMini ornaments (I got 16 for $1 at Target)Recipe:One bag of pretzels2 large bags of white chocolateM&M's in Christmas colorsOreo Cookies--Christmas coloredSprinkles (I used green sugar sprinkles)Wax paperCookie sheetLay a piece of paper down on a large cookie sheet. Use your hands to break up about 3-4 handfuls of pretzels and spread around the cookie … [Read more...]

Andrew’s Toddler Christmas Show

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Andrew's Christmas show was tonight and it was ADORABLE. Mommy subjected Andrew to a huge fashion faux pas though by putting him in an adorable Target sweater....that two other boys were wearing. One of the boys being in his actual class. Whoops. I guess you can tell a Target is a mile down the road in Blacklick. Oh well. He still looked adorable. I'm uploading the video to You Tube now, I just wish my husband had remembered that what he was saying was being recorded too!!! LOL There were a few "damnits" scattered about the video and a few times where he was singing over the kids themselves. Oh well, live and learn that I must operate the … [Read more...]

Santa Belt and Snowman Cookies

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Get the video camera ready and the camera battery charged!! Tomorrow night my sweet little guy is having his FIRST Christmas show! I've been so excited for this since they announced it. My little redhead loves to sing and I hope he enjoys himself tomorrow night. The toddler class, 3-4 year olds, and school age kids are all doing shows at a church down the street; however, we were told that during practice this week in front of all the daycare children the toddlers froze up. LOL So my expectations aren't too high for a lot of singing, but either way it'll be memorable. We got Andrew the cutest little sweater for the event and I'll have plenty … [Read more...]

Over at I Heart Nap Time

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Looking for a fun craft for the holiday season? Check out my post over at I {Heart} Nap Time today reviewing the Plaid Simply Screen Kit. I made these...So cool, huh?! You need to check this out. I'm already onto my 4th project with the Plaid Screen Kit making a shirt for my husband!! Stop by and say hello at I Heart Nap Time. … [Read more...]

DimplePrints Christmas Card

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If you don't already know, I also blog for DimplePrints, so of course I use their printables for all my Christmas card and birthday party needs. Last year they made this Christmas card for me: Andrew was just a month over one year old in those photos. That seems like an eternity ago.  This year they made me another gorgeous Christmas card using the photos from our photography session with Erica Peerenboom Photography in November. If you are in Central Ohio and need a photographer, I highly HIGHLY recommend her. I'm SO thrilled that I finally contacted her and hope that we can continue to use her throughout the next few years. Anyways, … [Read more...]

Christmas Wreathes

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I can honestly say I got a LOT of project accomplished this weekend! I'm so thrilled! I went out the weekend before and spent a lot of money on crafting supplies and in the back of my head I was asking myself if I was biting off more than I could chew with all the projects coming at the same time, but I got it done!!! As you remember, last week I finished my Gift Exchange present, my stocking advent calendar, and my Snowman Holiday Card Holder! I also got started on two Christmas wreathes, one for my mom and another for my mother in law. My mom helped me finish the two wreathes up today...check out how they turned out! The … [Read more...]

Snowman Holiday Card Holder

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For years I have struggled with what to do with my holiday cards. Typically they just get taped up to the side of my refrigerator until after NYE and then I take them down and toss them put them in a memory box to cherish for a lifetime ;). I always felt like I should get something to display them on or to hold them, but I've never really seen anything that I liked all that much. Then a few weeks ago I was inspired by a embroidery hoop snowman, but the one I wanted to make would involve cork boards and cards and thus the Snowman Holiday Card Holder was born. I will use this fella to display my holiday cards this year. He wasn't terribly … [Read more...]

Stocking Advent Calendar

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I've been SUPER busy this week working on Christmas projects! Here's one I had to work up on a deadline seeing as how it's an advent calendar! The original plan for the advent calendar was to go up my stairwell upstairs, but once I made it it became quickly apparent that it was too long for that space, so I had to improvise. Anyways, check out my advent calendar! You Need: 24 stockings (.75 at the dollar store) Glue gun Glue Dots Scrapbook paper Advent Countdown tags from Clean Mama 24 clothes pins Candy to fill the stockings Paper punches (scalloped and regular circle) Long strand of ribbon Something to hang the strand I … [Read more...]