Bonus Post:  A Fun Christmas Movie Party!

Bonus Post: A Fun Christmas Movie Party!

We’re having our friend’s kids over tonight (mommy and daddy have a work party) and so we’re going to lay out blankets on the floor and have a giant pseudo slumber party.  There will be pajamas and  popcorn and peppermint affogattos and… a fun new movie! I just got the movie “The Promise” in the mail and you guys, it’s SO great.  My kids loved the story and I loved the music and the pictures and the fact that my kids were learning about Jesus!  Anyway, if you’re looking for a great Christmas movie, I highly recommend it… and it’s not too late to order.  (Yay for Amazon Prime and two-day shipping!) Here’s the link to buy it: The Promise:  Birth of the...
Pintastic Christmas Day 10:  Christmas Tree Eggs & Toast

Pintastic Christmas Day 10: Christmas Tree Eggs & Toast

I made these for breakfast this morning, supermom that I am.  My kids LOVED them… they love fried eggs and toast as it is so adding the Christmas touch was superfun. What to do: Use a small cookie cutter to cut out Christmas shapes in your toast. Melt butter in a pan.  Put toast in. Crack eggs over hole, add salt and pepper. Wait 2-3 minutes, flip.  Christmas shape will be showing! Cook until egg is cooked to your liking....
Pintastic Christmas Day 9:  Grandma’s Cranberry Orange Bread

Pintastic Christmas Day 9: Grandma’s Cranberry Orange Bread

This bread totally reminds me of Christmases when I was a kid.  My grandma always made a few loaves of it and we had it at tea time with spicy Good Earth tea.  And so that’s how my kids and I shared it yesterday… and it was so delicious. What you need: 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 cup butter 1 egg zest from 1 orange juice from 2 oranges (about 3/4 cup) 2 cups chopped fresh cranberries What to do: Mix dry ingredients. Whisk together egg, orange juice and zest. Mix together wet and dry ingredients. Fold in melted butter and cranberries. Pour into a buttered loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40-60 minutes. Slice and eat warm with hot...
Pintastic Christmas Day 8:  Homemade Gift Tags

Pintastic Christmas Day 8: Homemade Gift Tags

This year, I’m having my kids make our gift tags… aren’t they so cute?  Okay, so I did get a few that were slightly tacky (see here) but for the most part, they are really adorable. What you need: Blank gift cards (we got ours at Hobby Lobby) Ribbon Stickers Gold or silver markers What to do: Just put out the supplies and let your kids have at...
Pintastic Christmas Day 7:  Peppermint Affogatos

Pintastic Christmas Day 7: Peppermint Affogatos

Those of you who know me know that we eat VERY VERY healthy at our house.  Okay, so, sort of healthy.  I do try to serve healthy meals but I’m not above the occasional dessert.  And, when it comes to Peppermint Affogatos, I’m not above the more-than-occasional dessert. What you need: Peppermint ice cream Hot cocoa mugs What to do: Scoop ice cream into mugs Make hot chocolate according to directions. Pour hot cocoa over ice cream...
Pintastic Christmas Day 6:  DIY Advent Calendars

Pintastic Christmas Day 6: DIY Advent Calendars

Hi guys!  Hope your weekend was fantastic!  Ours was full of… crafting.  And eating and cooking and baking and family and friends.  I just love this season and it’s so wonderful to celebrate with the people we love. Anyway, I realize now that I probably should’ve featured this craft on December 1st instead of December 9th, but I didn’t get it done.  So just tuck it away for next year or make it now and let your kids open nine drawers at once… either way, I’m sure they’ll love it.  My kids have LOVED this one… they made the box themselves and then filled the drawers themselves… I don’t even know what we’ll find every time we open them.  Today it was a Lego guy (I think Joey might want a Lego Advent Calendar) and the day before I got a handmade ornament from Kate.  Always fun! What you need: An empty 25-drawer box  (I got mine on Amazon) Acrylic paint Glitter Stickers with the numbers 1-25 (optional) What to do: Pour paint onto a paper plate Pour glitter onto a separate paper plate Remove the drawers from the box Have your kids dip the drawers into various colors of paint (mine started with solids but eventually started to mix to make things like dots and stripes) Have them dip some boxes in glitter Let dry Load the boxes and fill them with whatever you want… candy, notes, scripture, Lego...
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