Merry Christmas Friends & Family!

Okay, so I sent my Christmas cards out yesterday. Today I realized some of you might receive yours today. I promised a timeline. I only have half of it done right now. It is taking longer than I would like due to my very ancient and slow computer! It is already late after a long day so I will try to finish it tomorrow and add a brief update about everyone. So come back again later and hopefully I will have it here! Merry Christmas Friends & Family!

Until then,
Shan

Poll Explanation

Poll Explanation

Poll Explanation

The kids have been giving me a real hard time because I am not putting up our normal big artificial Christmas tree this year. It is so much trouble to take it out of storage, “fluff” it and decorate it. I am so busy this year with the building of the new house, keeping our current house spotless with it being on the market and Christmas on top of all the normal demands I keep as a wife, mother and Sunday school teacher. I am posting two pictures of what we are using as our Christmas tree this year…it is made out of grapevine & I think it is a very cute tree! The kids just keep belly aching saying, “I can’t believe that you are not going to put up our Christmas tree!”

Am I being a bad mom?

I mean I love traditions and know how important they are to kids. I know the little things are the big things. But in this instance…it is NOT a little thing or task to get that tree out and decorate it. I am just asking for this one year that we use the one we have. A sweet new friend gave it to me and I really do like it. We will have many other Christmas’ to use our “normal,” big Christmas tree.

Let me know your opinion by voting on my poll. Thanks!

Merry Christmas,
Shan

Easy Christmas Gifts for Teachers

Easy Christmas Gifts for TeachersWe made this cute little gift for the kids’ teachers this year. It is a whisk with kisses inside wrapped in a cellophane bag with a candy cane and bow. The tag says, “We ‘whisk’ you a Merry Christmas!” I think they turned out great, so I thought I would share them with you. For those of you who live in my little town, please don’t copy this idea for teachers who are in K, 4th or 8th grade. I don’t think the teachers need too many whisks Easy Christmas Gifts for Teachers

Happy Crafting,
Shan

Sweet Child of Mine

The other day my youngest brought me our family’s Love Pillow with a Love Note inside. First of all, I want to remind you…this blog is like a journal for me. With that in mind, please do not think I am bragging about my kids when I write about them on here. I also want you to know that this is NOT considered to be a “commercial” for a product I happen to sell. (I sell the products because I love them, get a discount and truly believe in them!) My sole purpose for writing this is so I can remember some of the things my kids might do. In addition, I know that grandparents reading this will enjoy being a part of some of the everyday things that happen in their grand children’s lives.

Sweet Child of Mine

Back to the story…we have a jar in our living room with these little Love Notes in it. A family member is to write something on the note and place it in the pocket in the Love Pillow. It is then recommended you place the pillow on the family member’s pillow to surprise them.
I was sitting at the computer working on something…probably Christmas shopping. Next thing I know my daughter brings me the pillow with a note inside and says, “Here mommy, this is for you!” I opened it up stunned. You have to understand that 1) she is in kindergarten and is just learning to read & write 2) I never really explained the whole “Love Note” process with her. I thought it was so sweet!

Sweet Child of Mine

This past weekend my husband was very sick with food poisoning. My little one, again, got out a love note and asked her big sister how to spell “Get well soon.” Fortunately he is doing much better today!Sweet Child of Mine

Write a note to someone you love today,

Shan

Craft Room

Okay, so I’m up late trying to figure out how to design my cabinets for my craft room since I will be meeting with the cabinet guy this week. I came across this one website that I absolutely have to share with you. http://www.jennifermcguireink.com I am totally flabbergasted at the amount of detail and organization…of both her website and craft room! It is like heaven for crafters! Not only does she write everything out, she has videos and shows you exactly how she organizes the room! I don’t think my room will look exactly like this one, but I have definitely been inspired! You have to see it…really, it will blow your mind!

Happy Monday,
Shan

Thanksgiving Slideshow

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