Thursday, December 20, 2012

25 Christmas Crafts - Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Well, if you have small children and don't have an Elf on the Shelf, then you are probably in the minority these days.
I don't know about you, but I generally don't do lots of really creative and elaborate things with our Elf. Our Elf's name is Elf Elf, by the way. My oldest named him when she was four. 
But, I do try to spice up the Elf happenings at least a few times during the weeks that Elf Elf is with us. Yes, it is a pain to remember to move the Elf each night. And, yes, I feel terrible when I forget to move him. But, the fact that by moving that blasted critter around each night gives my girls such joy each morning makes it totally worth it!

I totally love that Snowball the Elf has his own blog! Tons of great ideas here!

Another great idea site is here - Elf on the Shelf Ideas.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

25 Christmas Crafts - Gift Ideas

Stumped for something neat, original, and affordable to give for gifts to your friends, neighbors, postal carrier, teachers....  here are a few ideas that may just give you the perfect gift idea that everyone will be raving about!

Funky Time has great ideas for re-packaging soaps with holiday wrappers for extra holiday cheer! Repackage some of those fancy hotel soaps you have collected during all those business trips you had to take this year. Or pick up some yummy soaps from Trader Joe's - they have a great peppermint soap! Funky Time has even provided the printable wrappers to use!
Frugalicious Me shares a vintage-inspired sewing kit that is perfect for anyone! You don't have to be a sewer to appreciate this kit - we all have to deal with little repairs and this kit will make those repaires more tolerable for sure!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

25 Christmas Crafts - Holiday Lybations

Sometimes a great signature drink is just what you need to put the finishing touches on a great holiday party!

Celebrate shares this really festive Holiday Mimosa!

Single-Minded Women shares an Eggnog Martini!

Babble shares a great, family-friendly Grinch Punch!

Neiman-Marcus recently posted their version of a Christmas Margarita!

Join us tomorrow for some fabulous gift ideas!


Friday, December 14, 2012

25 Christmas Crafts - Yummies

Don't drool on your keyboard as you check out today's yummies! ;)

Money Saving Mom offers us Chocolate Peanut Butter Holiday Bark - would be great all wrapped up in parchment paper and pretty twine or ribbon! Great for teachers, neighbors - everyone you can think of!

Plain Chicken's recipe for Sausage Biscuit Bites would be perfect for Christmas morning!

  More tomorrow!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

25 Christmas Crafts - More Printables

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's printables - I have a few more for you today!

Lemon Squeezy offers these cute printable gift tags:
If your household has an Elf on the Shelf, you will love these Elf Reports from Magnolia Creative!


Tomorrow, look for some Christmas yummies!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

25 Christmas Crafts - Printables

We have had an insanely busy fall. So busy, in fact, that we are way behind on our 25 days of Christmas that we usually share.  So, let's try to get caught up, shall we?!
Let's start with all of the fabulous free printables that I have discovered this year!
The first set of printable tags is from one of my favorite DIY blogs, Shanty2Chic!
Check out these cute retro printable tags from Mom Spark.

There are 11 great free printables a My Blessed Life.

I just love these printable bottle labels found at Ellinee.

A terrific letter to Santa can be found at I Heart Organizing!
Enjoy these! More tomorrow!