November 29, 2012

major news...

Nervous but excited for a new adventure for our family!

christmas class treats

I used these fun free printables from Pizzazzerie to create my son's classroom treats for Christmas.  You can download them HERE.

November 20, 2012

diy holiday candy train

I remember receiving one of these candy trains from my piano teacher back when I was in Junior High so needless to say they've been around for awhile.

There are more elaborate trains out there but I think this one is simple and sweet.

You'll need:
  • Round Mints
  • Pack of Gum (these were VERY HARD to find, I checked several stored and finally found them at Bartell's)
  • Rolos or Reeses Peanut Butter Cups (I used Rolos because of nut allergies)
  • Hershey Kisses
  • Pack of Lifesavers
  • Hot Glue Gun
 First you'll need to hot glue the ends of the peppermint wrapper to one side.  That way they are not sticking out when you glue them to the train.
Glue the Lifesavers to the gum pack.
Next glue the four peppermint wheels to the gum.  Make sure to glue the ends to the gum so the "nice" side is showing.
 Lastly glue on the Hershey Kiss and Rolo.  Easy and cute!

November 16, 2012

Target Black Friday

I normally love all things Target but when I saw this commercial for their Black Friday sales I was totally annoyed! Don't get me wrong I love a good deal and we do give gifts at Christmas but the selfish message of this commercial is a bit over the top. Isn't it obnoxious? Sometimes I get tired of the whole "give me give me" vibe of the holiday season. My son was watching a Lilo and Stitch episode and it was Stitch's first Christmas. It was all about the presents.- when my son saw it he said...
"They're wrong Christmas isn't just about presents... it's about loving Jesus." 
Melts my heart!

November 14, 2012


Instagram has finally created a profile URL for your Instagram account.  To link up your account to your site all you need is your profile name.

For instance...


November 8, 2012

secret boards

If you haven't been on Pinterest lately they've added a new feature..."Secret Boards".
"We hope that secret boards will make Pinterest even more useful. You can use secret boards to keep track of holiday gifts, plan a special event, or work on a project you aren’t yet ready to share with the rest of the world. You can keep your secret boards to yourself or invite family and friends to pin with you "
Or maybe if you had weird stalkers this would be a perfect way to pin something without them seeing...just saying.

To access them you scroll down your boards on your profile page and you'll find them at the you only get three secret boards so choose wisely!!  :)

November 6, 2012

go vote...

Since you don't get a "i voted" for mailing in your's mine!

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