Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts app has been particularly family focused for 2013-14. Don’t miss out on great free apps for the family, while they last. (Runs til Jan 6th, 2014).Read more "Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts – Day 10"
Apple’s Christmas Ad 2013 I don’t even have the words, except to say. Bravo. Apple gets this one completely right. Source: YouTube [divider] Airport Security Makes Priceless Save Man, is this guy a kidnapper? An evil elf stealing away all the good little kids? The Pied Piper, maybe… grabbing up a straggling baby? […]Read more "Morning Coffee – Apple’s Christmas Ad is Heartwarming Goodness"
I love the traditions of Christmas, and making memories with my kids that they will look back on (hopefully fondly) when they have their own kids. When my boys were little we used to light the Advent candles and reflect every night on the theme of the week. When little Miss came along, I suppose […]Read more "DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar"
Ok they’re snowflakes, but I keep calling them stars. Something about the Caribbean and not having actual snow. Still, we do put up fir trees every year, so I guess we can allow snowflakes, right? These are all over these days, but Lia Griffith has included a printable pattern for her 3-D Paper Snowflakes along with […]Read more "3D Spiral Snowflakes"
To pull off a seamless holiday that impresses your spouse’s family, be prepared to plan ahead and put in some extra legwork.Read more "5 Holiday Hostessing Tips to Impress Your In-Laws"
How to Gift Wrap an Odd-Shaped Present Hate wrapping presents that don’t come in those easy-to-wrap boxes? Keltie Colleen has a great technique for wrapping them! It doesn’t skimp on the wrapping paper, that’s for sure, but at least your present won’t look like a lump you want to hide behind the Christmas tree. Also […]Read more "Christmas How-Tos: PopUp Cards and Wrapping Presents"
The holiday crafts I’m loving this week.
Simple enough for kids to play along, beautiful enough to unabashedly put on display, and accessible enough to make with things you already have at home (for the most part).Read more "Holiday Kid’s Craft Roundup"
Ok can I start celebrating now?! Every year I hear people talk about Christmas “starting earlier and earlier” and blaming commercialism. And that is certainly true. BUT… Christmas is also about tradition. Preparing the house. Making the ham and pastelles. Making the wine. So can I turn on my Christmas music and start cuddling up […]Read more "2013 Christmas TV"
I had a long talk with my eldest in the wee hours of this morning. He kept me company as I sat feeding his sister while the rest of the household slept. He looked like he was turning something over in his mind, some puzzle he was trying to figure out on his own. Mom. […]Read more "Yes kiddo, there is a Santa Claus"