Polar Post Christmas Tree – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

One of the most wondrous things about Christmastime is that irresistible sense of anticipation and excitement that permeates the season. Advent calendars count down the days, twinkling lights make the neighborhood more and more festive, and brightly wrapped presents begin appearing, as if by magic, under the tree. Once again I'm participating in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge and this years tree pays homage to that glorious Christmas season tradition and anticipation that accompanies … [Read more...]

Hot Cocoa Cookies

With the hustle and bustle leading up to Christmas and the fact that I've spent the last few days simply being lazy I forgot to share this fun post for Hot Cocoa Cookies.  My friend and the amazing apron queen Aimee from Aimee Broussard & Co. asked if our elf Zippy wanted to participate in her Elves’ 12 Days of Christmas Cookies series, and of course he said yes!  Due to our move, an ice storm and mis-communication with the post office our famous elf apron never arrived, but that didn't stop … [Read more...]

North Pole Breakfast 2013

Our elf Zippy loves a good surprise and for the past three years he arrives in style with a special North Pole Breakfast.  This is a tradition our kids eagerly anticipate and look forward to each holiday season.  We recently moved and Zippy had a little trouble arriving in a timely manner (AKA this tired momma was feeling a little overwhelmed and couldn't get it together) with this special surprise breakfast.  The kids were worried he forgot about them so they wrote him a letter and we dropped … [Read more...]

North Pole Breakfast 2011

Last year I saw this idea on Jessica’s blog and thought it was such a fun idea to welcome the Christmas season and introduce our elf on the shelf to the family. Our North Pole breakfast last year was a big hit and I knew this would be a great tradition for our family. So, last night after the kids went to sleep I set everything up and when they woke up this morning they were greeted by a cheerful surprise! Decorations and Party Details: I used traditional red and green Christmas colors … [Read more...]