Well, the Gratitude & Service Lunchbox Challenge was a good experience for our family! There were definitely a lot of “I forgot”s and “whoops, I didn’t do it”s but we kept plugging along and we did have a few awesome things come of it. One day Oldest came home and said that “charlie” had been bullying someone on the playground and made them cry. He went over to see if they were OK and then invited them to play with him. Hurray! So hey, I’m gonna chalk that up as a win. If you did the lunchbox challenge with your kids I would love to hear about it!… Read the rest
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I have three boys (2, 5 & 7) and from my years of parenting them I have come to understand something about toys: there are toys that just take up space, and then there are toys that encourage hours of imaginative/independent play. I aim for the later. And if they don’t take up a lot of space & have a million little parts- BONUS! As Christmas approaches it can be hard to find something worthwhile to spend $$ on. Sure, there’s tons of crap to choose from, but what will really be worth the investment?… Read the rest
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I made some invitations for our ward Christmas party and thought I’d share them with you today. There are a couple different versions you can download depending on how much you want to customize yourself.
They are super versatile, you can use them for a work party, ward party, neighborhood get-together, whatever! Just download the version you want, open in any photo editing program (like photoshop or picmonkey) and add your text! If you would like a more step-by-step on how to edit this invitation you can check out the canva or picmonkey tutorials I have saved to my Instagram Highlights. … Read the rest
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Who’s a fan of decorating your house on the cheap? Ooo- me! me! I’ve hosted a couple events at my house this holiday season and have gotten a lot of comments on my entry table so I thought I would share with my lovely readers!
So we took our annual trip up into the mountains in search of the perfect Christmas tree. There always seems to be some obstacle in our way, last year it was the pouring rain, this year it was ice. The roads were so icy we couldn’t make it too far before we decided a Christmas tree wasn’t worth our lives and we would try our luck at lower elevation. … Read the rest
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Phew! I am truly exhausted. But I did want to try to hurry and get this out in case it could be of any help to those of you still tying up the loose ends of your Polar Express Christmas parties this year!
Alrighty- you ready for the full run-down?? I was in charge of putting on a Christmas party for my ward (church). About 250 people and our budget was $200. I don’t think we made the budget, but really, less than a $ per person? We were pretty close though! … Read the rest