Entries from December 1, 2013 - December 7, 2013


Melting Snowman Cookies

So creative, I love these cookies! Get the recipe here from Kraftfoods.com.

25 Days of Christmas Ideas

Here are some fun ideas for 25 days of Christmas! Plus, here's how to make this Advent calendar.

1. Present advent calendars to your children
2. Sing Christmas carols together then eat yummy cookies
3. Visit Santa Clause and have their picture taken
4. Go shopping and allow each child to pick out a new ornament
5. Attend a Holiday event
6. Host a family game night and invite another family
7. Take kids to pick out your Christmas tree
8. String pop corn
9. Build a Ginger bread house
10. Serve Sparkling cider with dinner
11. Bake cookies together
12. Paint holiday scenes on your windows
13. Coloring night…each year color in the same book and date it
14. Have a happy Birthday Jesus party, invite the neighbor kids
15. Make Christmas cards
16. Movie night….popcorn and yummy treats
17. PJ Night…everyone gets a new pair
18. Go for a ride and look at all the decorated houses
19. Have dinner by the Christmas tree picnic style
20.December 6th St Nick Night. Have kids place their shoes out with carrots and apples in them and while they are sleeping replace with a small gift
21. Make homemade fudge
22. Decorate your Tree
23. Make Christmas gifts
24. Host a Christmas craft club for your children and their friends
25. Help a family in need …choose ways to teach your children to give.
26. Make or purchase Thank you gifts for community service workers then take your children around town to drop them off.
27. Red or Green night…. Serve food in these colors, decorate the table in these colors
28. Tell the Christmas story and place a light in your window inviting Jesus into your home
29. Make paper chain garlands
30. Snowman night—decorate table with snowmen be creative
31. Ice Cream night ..make sundaes or go out
32. Take kids shopping for Daddy or Siblings or Grand Parents
33. Wrap gifts…. kids love to help
34. Bake a pie
35. Make a sugar cube castle
36. Elf hunt
37. Let your kids decorate their bedrooms
38. Bake a gingerbread man and tell the story
39. Play bingo with dollar store prizes…invite your neighbors over
40. Advent wreath
41. Learn about another Countries traditions
42. Celebrate Hanukkah
43. Tell the Christmas story and wear costumes
44. Dec 22nd first day of winter..take a day trip to the snow
45. Have a slumber party by the tree
46. Elf on the shelf arrives.
47. Jingle your neighbors ( ring and run)
48. Star your neighbors ( ring and run). Click here for FREE download
49. Create Christmas Blessing Mix for friends and classmates. Click herefor FREE bag topper.
50. Make Snowman Soup for family and friends. Click here for FREE bag topper.

Purex: Find Santa's Stocking, Win $50 Gift Card

Find Santa's stocking and you could win a  $50 gift card. There will be 20 winners!

Christmas Printable Bingo

This is really adorable. Go here to print off this Christmas bingo from artsy-fartsy mama.

Top 10 Best Holiday Movies


40 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

Here are 40 all-time favorite Christmas cookie recipes from Better Homes and Gardens.

Free Weekend Events: Babies R Us, Lowe's, More


Here are this weekend's events!

American Girl: Throughout the month of December at various locations, girls ages 8 and up can participate in various FREE events. Head over here to see the full list of dates and participating locations as well as a phone number to make reservations.

Bank of America Museums on Us: On December 7th and 8th, get FREE Admission to Museums in 31 states across the country throughMuseums on Us! Each Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholder gets one FREE admission to more than 150 museums. For a complete list of museums go here.

Barnes & Noble: Attend the FREE Elf on the Shelf Event in December (at various times) for a Christmas Tradition storytime, activities, and Adopt-an-Elf event. Also through December 15th, attend the FREE Downton Abbey Party for trivia/costume contests, tea & cookies, prize drawings, and more!

Bass Pro Shops: Through December 24th, attend Santa’s Wonderland with FREE games, activities, and crafts. Plus, on Saturday, November 9th, get a free photo with Santa from 6-8pm, make a free Color Your Own stocking, get a free Santa Backpack Clip (for the first 125 kids), free cookies and hot chocolate, and more!

Cinemark Theaters: Go here to print a coupon valid for $1 off any candy with purchase of Coca-Cola fountain or frozen drink! This coupon is valid through 12/11 and can either be redeemed by printing it or bringing it up on your mobile device.

GameStop: On December 7th, attend the Play Day at GameStop for a day of Demos, Deals, and Giveaways! Demo hot new holiday game gifts, take advantage of one-day offers, and score great giveaways, like Super Mario 3D stickers and more!

Hallmark Gold Crown: Running through the weekend (12/6-12/8), participating Hallmark Gold Crown stores are having a Gift of Memories Weekend Event and offering up a FREE $5 coupon with ANY regular priced Keepsake Ornament purchase (coupon valid in-store only, starting 12/9-12/24)! According to online prices, the regular priced ornaments start at just $7.95.

Home Depot: Be sure to register now for the December 7th FREE hands-on workshop where kids can build a Tic Tac Toe Game. Also, go here to check out the monthly workshops for December too!

Lakeshore Learning Store: On Saturday, 12/7 from 11AM-3PM, kids can make a FREE Igloo Toss Game! Go here for more details.

LEGOland: Go here to get a FREE child ticket with full paid adult ticket to LEGOLAND California Resort. Use Promotion code 13021; expires online: 12/31/13.

Lowes Build & Grow: Attend the various Build and Grow Clinics in December at 10AM. Go here for a list of upcoming clinics. Registration opens a few weeks before each clinic’s date.

Michael’s: Attend the Wilton Gingerbread House Show In Tell Event on 12/7 from 10AM-Noon and meet their Wilton Instructors as they demonstrate how you can decorate for the holiday season with a classic Gingerbread House! Also, attend the MAMBI Pocket Pages Show IN Tell on 12/7 from 1-3PM or the Gift Wrap Show IN Tell on 12/8 from 1-3PM. Also, on Saturdays in November every half hour from 10AM-Noon, kids can make various crafts for just $2 per child.

Pottery Barn: On December 8th at 10AM, attend the FREE How to Throw the Perfect Holiday Party event.

Regal Cinemas: Head on over here to snag a mobile coupon valid for $2.50 Off Cinnabon Gooey Bites, valid through December 8th.

Sam’s Club: Starting Friday 12/6 at 11AM until Sunday at 6PM, Sam’s Club is opening its doors to the public for a three-day Holiday Open House weekend where members and non-members across the country will be able to shop and sample lots of different holiday-inspired food items. Click here for more information.

ToysRUs/BabiesRUs: Through 12/7, head over to your local BabiesRUs on the specified date that corresponds with your baby’s birthday (see above) to celebrate your baby’s first Christmas! As part of the festivities, there will be crafts, giveaways and you will even receive a FREE $10 BabiesRUs Gift Card!

Thanks Hip2Save!


18 Printable Holiday Coloring Pages





Print off these 18 fun holiday coloring pages from Parents magazine.