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Elf on The Shelf – Attacked!

The scene: It was a warm winter day, LilMan came home from school, finished his homework and was watching Sponge Bob Square Pants, I was upstairs on a conference call.  It was a quiet day, with little drama and not [...]

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Elf On The Shelf – Gets Dressed Up

There is no more question which Elf is the girl and which one is the boy. :) I love their mischievous looks. :)  This one looks like he's asking "How you do-in?" in the Joey Tribbiani accent.

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Elf on The Shelf – Chocolate Covered Anything Day!

To what to my wondering eyes should appear?  CANDY!  The Elves brought Chocolate Covered Everything!!! December 16th is Chocolate Covered Anything day - who makes up this stuff, I have no clue - but I'll certainly use this as an [...]

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Elf On The Shelf – Brings a Friend

This past week, the Elf hasn't been very exciting around our house...he's been digging through packages, playing in a bird cage, but one day he just didn't do anything - LilMan was pretty disappointed to find him in the same [...]

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Elf on the Shelf Arrives with a Poem

Feel free to DOWNLOAD the Poem so you can modify the # of Days based on when your Elf arrives. I hope you enjoy this start to a spirited season where we are reminded of the gift that have been [...]

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Elf on the Shelf – In Aweee

Don't you just love to watch pretty lights, where you let your eyes relax and glaze over until the lights become slightly blurred and seem to be brighter than before?   That's what our Elf, Lily, did...he (yes, he) jumped [...]

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Elf on the Shelf – MY Nut Clusters!

Chocolate Coated, Macadamia, Salted Caramel Nut Clusters - need I say more...these are MINE! and Who did we catch this morning!   He's lucky he's cute or I'd boot his butt back to the North Pole!  :)  The kids got [...]

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Elf on the Shelf – Makes Candy Bundles!

What an awesome way to wake up - to CANDY!!!  The Elf on the Shelf - now named Lily (yes he is a boy, but our LilMan liked the name Lily...anyway...) took Hersey Kisses Cherry Cordial (OMG - the best [...]

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Elf on the Shelf: Naughty Elf

This morning we found the Elf next to our Leg Lamp - that's our elf - mischievous.  The Leg Lamp from the movie "Christmas Story" is one of my favorite Christmas decorations. Now I had a bit of fun with [...]

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How to Make a Snowman Tree Topper

This year we decided to have colored lights on the tree, and because of this one change I needed to make some decorating changes - the gold and white angel on top such a vibrant tree just wouldn't cut it.  [...]

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Elf on the Shelf: Friendly Reminders

Someone in our family doesn't always wipe and flush;  the Elf is siding with Mom and Dad by giving a friendly reminder. Tyler is pointing out what the Elf's note is saying and immediately the guilty party said "I wipe [...]

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Elf On The Shelf Came to Our House

  Elf on the Shelf has arrived. Join our family in the family fun and joy this little guy brings.       Last night we let the kids sleep under the Christmas... In years past, we've always had white [...]

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Pinterest Do – Chicken Wire Ghost

I just love Halloween!  It's the one time a year that it's okay for adults to dress up in funky, fun costumes and shamelessly eat candy and you can let your imagination run wild of all the crazy scary stuff [...]

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Another Naptime Creation – Easter Egg Wreath

Another Naptime creation for less than $15.00!  I saw on Pinterest an Easter Egg Wreath, it took me a bit to find the originator because it wasn't pinned correctly to give the originator credit or view the tutorial, but I [...]

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Easter Came a Little Early

The kids got a preview of the Easter to come this year thanks to Hershey who were at Blissdom. The kids were ecstatic to have bubble wrap (they didn't quite realize what was in the package once I brought out [...]

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New Year’s Traditions/Superstitions

Ring in the New Year with lots of noise and a tall dark and handsome man at your door! Since we had kids, our New Years Eve tradition is to get together with my parents (who live only 4 miles [...]


Elf on the Shelf – TOO MUCH FUN!

Over the last several days while I've been away the Elf and family has been up to a lot of fun! Pin It On Wednesday morning the Elf was found at LilMan's computer with the Elf on the Shelf story [...]


Prepare for Fun in the Snow: How to Make a Snowman Kit

Get ready for the snow and building family memories while building a Snowman!  You can make this snowman kit during nap-time! In the South we do not get a lot of snow, but when we do we want to make [...]


Elf on the Shelf – Story Time – TOOO CUTE!

I'm so proud of my hubby!   While I'm away he sent me pictures of what the Elf has been doing:  this morning Ben sent me pics of the Elf reading his story to the other stuffed animals on the stairs...it [...]


Shopping Find! – Christmas Vacation Moose Mugs!!!

Can you relate to the movie "Christmas Vacation"?  If yes, you have to get these mugs!  If not, you still have to start some funny conversations. Every year when the kids are asleep we watch "Christmas Vacation " movie, the [...]


Elf on the Shelf – Shoe Shopping

This morning the Elf was easy to find, he was trying on the kids shoes!   We are always catching the kids (both of them) trying on my pretty red heels and walking around, I guess the Elf thought it looked [...]


Christmas Macarons! – Sparkling Treat for your Mouth and Table

Make a dessert that will delight the eyes and the tummy; a wonderful Sparkly French Macaron!    Look how gorgeous these are!! Amanda and I have made a total of 10 batches of Macarons together over the last 3 months, [...]


Elf on the Shelf – Monkey Business

 This morning we found the Elf hanging out with some high fliers. Spiderman and the monkeys are hanging out with the flying elf (a way from the dogs - the elf got carted away by one of the dogs the [...]


Elf on the Shelf – Who Sank my Battleship?

Looking for a Elf on the Shelf idea where the kids will engage? This is the one! All it takes is a Board game! Pin It This morning the kids were so quick to play the game, I didn't get [...]


Elf on the Shelf – Playing with the Dogs

We are dog sitting for Kevin and Amanda while they are on a trip.  The kids are having so much fun playing with Howie and Miley that the Elf had to join in. He took the ball! The kids walked [...]