Category Archives: Celebrations

I got married before Pinterest

Once upon a time, a long time ago, in a land before wifi and iphones, there was no Pinterest.  In fact in this primitive time there was also no Facebook or Instagram or even sending pictures via mobile phones.  It … Continue reading

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We are back!

What A Christmas! On the 21st of December my little sister welcomed her first child into the world, baby Charlotte.  Thankfully we were already on the long 2 day drive up north and I got to meet and hold Charlotte … Continue reading

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Decorating for Christmas

Each year I take decorating for Christmas a little further.  Another little niche in the house gets a little Christmas flair.  This year as I unloaded the decorations from their storage boxes I couldn’t help but wish I had of … Continue reading

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Best Books for 7 – 12 Year Olds

By now you will know that I am passionate about the joys and benefits of children reading.  Every Day, Every Where, Every Thing.   Christmas is the perfect opportunity to stock up on books for the year ahead.  For me growing up … Continue reading

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2013 – My Christmas Elf – Day 13 – Carols and Candles

I must admit we have never gone to a community carols night before!   Between the school carols night and Christmas parties we always have something on.  But this year with a little help form our elves we were all … Continue reading

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10 Elf On The Shelf Antics From Real Homes

Right about now is when you start to run out of Elf On The Shelf Antic ideas.  Wither that or you are just so worn out by all these Elf Antic shenanigans every night, you now lack motivation!  Our elves were … Continue reading

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2013 – My Christmas Elf – Day 12 – Beach Buddies

Did you know Elves travel at the speed of light? We awoke to find our Elves were missing!  The kids searched the house but they were no where to be found!  Oh well the day must go on and its … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Ideas to Help Your Child Learn

Earlier in the week I shared our Guide to Gift Giving during Christmas One of the changes we have made this year is rather than something to wear we are going with something to LEARN!  After all LEARNING is way … Continue reading

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2013 – My Christmas Elf – Day 11 – Sweet Treats

Today was one of those days, that we really needed to pay the house some attention!  So in order to take advantage of some time at home we thought it was the perfect time to make some sweet treats!    … Continue reading

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2013 – My Christmas Elf – Day 10 – Santa’s Wishlist and The Gifts that keep on Giving.

Ten days into our Elf Adventure’s and we are ready to write a Wishlist to Santa. This is an activity I am VERY careful about! Christmas can easily become a time of want, want, want, me, me, me.  This is … Continue reading

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