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November 28, 2015

Elf on the shelf night 2

This morning "Ornament" our elf was found in a tube of toilet paper.  She wants to build a snowman.  It did snow last night but it is super cold, so building a snowman outside was out of the question.  
The girls were shocked that she borrowed my Lego snowman.

I did make a dress for her with a cape.

I also made a set of Pj's.

My nine year old who is learning to sew made "Ornament" a bed.

She also made her a apron and a belt.  She wanted to make sure if she cooked anything she would be prepared.

November 27, 2015

Elf on the shelf made her first appearance in our home today

This is the first year that the Elf on the Shelf is visiting our home.  The girls have been waiting and driving me crazy about whether she would visit the first day after thanksgiving or not.

Well I could not make them wait anymore.  She simply showed up on the fire place mantle with a note.  She was easy to find and they found her right away.  My youngest came running in when she located her and went downstairs to wake up her sister to show her. They are now watching videos about the Elf on the shelf on the kindle.  The video they watch the most is the one where the Elf''s eyes move and scares the woman. 

Every day I will post where she shows up and the girls reaction.
Pinterest has some great free printable and ideas that I plan to use.  I have made some clothes for her and I have seen more patterns to make more clothes.  Let the fun begin.

November 26, 2015

Happy Turkey Day!

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Eat lots of Turkey!
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Watch lots of Football!
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Take a Nap!
Enjoy the holiday!

November 17, 2015

I love ornament exchanges

 I love ornament exchanges.  This is what I have made for this years ornament exchange.  

I know this looks too easy but they looked so cute and I learned new ways to fill plastic ornaments so that is always fun.

Thanks to Pinterest everything is possible right?

November 15, 2015

Our new family tradition

We are starting a new tradition in our home.  This year The Elf on the Shelf will be part of my girls Christmas.  I was able to pick up this girl at the Military Exchange for a song.  $12.57. The girls named her "Ornament". We registered her online so she will officially start her mission right after Thanksgiving.

The girls insisted on Ornament having clothes.  I made these four skirts so she will be fashionable.  I know that I will make some more clothes as I attempt to find creative ways for the girls find her through the holidays.  

Last year my neighbor had an elf and the girls would come home everyday and tell me where the elf was found.  I hope that they will enjoy finding her this year.

I am super happy that they have many great ideas on Pinterest to help me when I am running out of creative ideas.

This should be a fun experience. May the holidays begin.

P.S. Is it bad that I put up my Christmas lights a few days early.  It was the warmest day for the next two weeks and I didn't want to stand out in the cold to do it.

October 30, 2015

Trunk or Treat

Tonight we went to Trunk or Treat at church.  My family went as Christmas gifts and the Trunk was a Christmas scene.
 My Hubby was not to happy.  He says it violates the Christmas rule.  No Christmas until after Thanksgiving.  

I did not care so much about this rule this year.  So I just smiled and said trick or treat.  I used moving boxes from the move and since I have lots of them it was free.  Wrapping I always buy more Christmas wrapping paper after Christmas.  I used my paints and took out some Christmas decorations and I was done.  Easy as pie.

We won second place in the Costume contest and first place for the Trunk.  To bad I didn't win in the Chile or Pie contest.  I entered those too. All in all it was a fun cold night.

Happy Halloween

October 29, 2015

Halloween Wreath updated

I have had this hanging on the wall on my front porch for weeks.  I just could not find the things to finish it off. 

Thanks to all the new Christmas picks that have arrived at Michael's, I found the big swirly things and added them and the pumpkin to finally finish this wreath.
I love the funky bows. So far all the holiday wreaths I have made have been using this technique.