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Festive Appetizers and Food Styling Ideas

I am so ready for Christmas! Christmas is a time when we adults get to be kids again. We decorate with glitter, stuffed animals, mechanical reindeer, frosted snowmen and we eat like we still have the metabolism of a 5 [...]

Gift Ideas for the Host and Hostess

Gift Guide for Unique Host/Hostess Gifts

I'm not sure if this is a southern thing or what, but I've always been told that when you are invited to someone's house you should bring a gift.  Generally I'm a last second stop and grab a bottle of [...]

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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.  [...]