28 New Ideas for Elf on the Shelf + A Free Calendar & Printables

I'm SO excited for the holiday season! Thanksgiving is almost here, but I just couldn't wait to put out my Christmas decorations last night - don't judge. Is it just me, or do stores not sell timeless, quality Thanksgiving decor anymore? I want to decorate for Thanksgiving, but I can't seem to find nice things. I've found table runners that I love, but they're never long enough and I can't sew a custom one on my own. ...more

FREE Printable Valentine's Day Pop Rocks Tags

Did Valentine's Day creep up on you, again?  Let me guess - your kid's classroom Valentine exchange and party are tomorrow, and you still haven't purchased any cards, favors, candy, food, etc.  Don't worry!...more

50 Fun Elf On The Shelf Ideas For Your Elf

Some may find it unsettling to have a doll watch your every move, but an Elf on the Shelf is SO much fun. You know that Christmas Day level of excitement? You get to see this every morning as your child tries to find their elf. Our son named his elf Reese, and he arrives the day after Thanksgiving. We (and the collective retail world) feel this particular date marks the official start of the Christmas season. I've noticed quite a few families enjoy the use of their elf as a behavior modification tool, or a physical reminder of Santa's watchful eye. ...more
clue8 Cute pics!  I love that the elf has its own page :)more

26 New Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2014

Thanksgiving is almost here! That means a few things in our household: 1. Delicious, delicious foods will be enjoyed 2. Browsing through Black Friday ads and the start of Christmas shopping 3. Reese, our Elf on the Shelf, is returning!!! ...more

Making Lunch Fun: Valentine's Day

How was your Valentine's Day? And your Thanksgiving? Christmas?...more

Holiday Appetizer: Pecan Cream Cheese Ball

Do you always buy your cheese balls from the store?STOP IT!...more
Karen Ballum That sounds REALLY good right about now :)more

Thanksgiving Favorites: Fresh Pumpkin Pie

Few flavors epitomize the Fall season quite like pumpkin.  It's E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E right now: Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Bars, Pumpkin Rolls, Pumpkin Bread. This pie is a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving spread, topped with whipped cream.  Ditch that canned pumpkin, roll up your sleeves, and let's start baking! ...more

Cookie Perfection: Chocolate Crinkles

The holidays are quickly approaching and I'm SO excited to start baking! A couple weeks ago, Jhanis teased her fellow Instagram followers with a pic of some Chocolate Crinkles.  She totally sold me, once she explained that were soft, chewy chocolate cookies, covered in powdered sugar.  ...more

Don't Be That House: A List of the Worst Halloween Candy Ever

If your usual Halloween candy purchase includes *any* of the following treats crimesagainsthumanity, STOP IT.  Shut.  It. Down.  This Public Service Announcement is for you.  Listen.  ...more
amanda75 I have a friend whose kids LOVE those gummy hamburgers! Haha!  I can only imagine the ...more

Easy DIY Halloween Crafts

Halloween is almost here!  I love scoping out clearance sections for deals on seasonal decor.  My favorites are Target, Williams-Sonoma, Bath & Body Works and Kohl's - unfortunately, it can be hit or miss at times.  Sometimes, stores will have great looking decor at winning prices, and other times, they seem to market cheaply made or too-trendy items that aren't even worth purchasing at 90% off.  An easy way...more