Saturday, November 4, 2017

50 Kind And Creative Elf On The Shelf Ideas



Last year after much deliberation I decided to welcome an Elf On The Shelf into our home. His name is Griswold and you can read about my decision to "adopt" him here.

Since we've made the decision to not follow the book that came with our Elf, his activities are a bit different than others. He does not get into mischief or misbehave, and he does not spy on us. Griswold comes every year to suggest fun family activities, good deeds, and brings little treats throughout the holiday season. A lot of these activities are things you probably do in the winter regardless, but having your Elf present the ideas to the kids brings a little bit of holiday fun to your home.

If you have a similar little helper Elf in your house, here are 50 kind and creative Elf activities for you to try this year:

Thursday, October 26, 2017

DIY Toddler Ghost Costume!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to share this quick toddler ghost costume tutorial!

This Halloween Mason wanted to be something "spooky" but nothing at the store interested him. I decided to make my own ghost costume because its fun, warm, and just spooky enough for my adventurous toddler. If you're looking for something super simple and inexpensive to make, keep reading!



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Surviving Black Friday- The Best Tips & Tricks To Make It Through The Day


Let me just start by saying that I am really excited to be writing this post. A little known fact about me is that I am actually a Black Friday expert. I mean, I don't have a degree in it or anything (if that existed I totally would), but I've had my fair share of Black Friday's to know how to expertly navigate my way through.

I've been going to Black Friday with my mom since I was a pre-teen. From the moment I waited in my first all night line outside of Walmart- I was hooked.  We plan for this day months in advance, and perfectly calculate our every move to insure we get what we went there for. I am Canadian, but my mom lives within 15 minutes of the Maine border, and I'm about an hour from it. We buy the majority of our items at Walmart, then either move on to other stores in the States, or go back to Canada to hit the sales there. Black Friday has only been a thing in Canada for the past few years, and although the sales aren't comparable to those in the States, it's still nice to have the option of shopping at home. Since my son was born 3 years ago, I have been hitting the sales here in Canada more often for convenience sake, but the same Black Friday tips apply.

Here are my tips and tricks for planning for and getting through Black Friday:

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