Make a New Year Wishing Star

Make a New Year Wishing Star

This year we aren’t making resolutions.  They never stick anyway. Even that one year I resolved to get a pedicure at least once a month.  I couldn’t even keep that one! So we are trying out something new this year, a family new year wishing star.


This was a sweet, thoughtful and fun activity where the girls got to cut, write and think about what they wanted for themselves and our family over the next year.  

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Use Fabric to Wrap Your Gifts

Use Fabric to Wrap Your Gifts

A few years back, at Todd's urging we started wrapping presents in cloth for Christmas and birthdays.  It took some getting used to. I loved ripping into presents and I thought the girls would miss out. But they still get plenty of paper wrapped gifts from relatives and friends, so they get that shredding joy, but for us, it makes Christmas so much easier in so many ways. We keep a bin of fabric and ribbons from years past in a bin, so we can get at it whenever we like.  We also re-use non photo cards as the gift tags.

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Family Christmas Card Coloring Book

Family Christmas Card Coloring Book

Somehow this year our Christmas card rivaled last year’s!  Every year we try to keep it fresh and creative.  My husband is amazingly talented and was able to take the girls’ drawings and lay them out in booklet format.  Each girl got a page and we threw in some fun family stats and our family Christmas card coloring book was born. Super big plus, no need to capture that *perfect* holiday card family photo!

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