Adult Black Friday Gift Guide 2018

Adult Black Friday Gift Guide

Adult Christmas Gift Guide

We have compiled our favorite Adult Christmas gift ideas. Below you will find a short description of the item. You can click the product name to see our full review of each product specifically! Make sure you check back because we will be adding many more products for you to check out!

You can also find gift ideas for children HERE! Continue reading

Children’s Black Friday Guide 2018

Children’s Black Friday Guide

Children's Christmas Gift

We have compiled our favorite Children’s Christmas gift ideas. Below you will find a short description of the item. You can click the product name to see our full review of each product specifically! Make sure you check back because we will be adding many more products for you to check out!

You can also find gift ideas for adults HERE. Continue reading

5 Christmas Present Ideas for Your Family

Christmas Present ideas

Christmas is just around the corner. While this is the most wonderful time of the year, it’s important to stay modest and rational. Sure, Christmas and gifts go like peanut butter and jelly. However, that doesn’t mean that you should go around spending thousands of dollars on gifts. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that you should skimp on gifts this year. After all, you don’t want to disappoint your family members. Continue reading

Reindeer Food! #FunForKids #Christmas #Crafts A

Don’t Forget To Feed Santa’s Hungry Reindeer On Christmas Eve!

Reindeer Food & Sparkles Lead Santa To Your Home

My kids have loved making reindeer food and sparkles every year to make sure Santa comes for Christmas! You KNOW his reindeer must get hungry! They fly all night. Santa gets all the cookies and milk but what about those hard-working reindeer? Well, here is the solution! Of course, it makes for fun memories your children will never forget AND some neat pics.

Reindeer Food

Reindeer Food

Plus, it is so simple. All you have to do is mix together oatmeal (food for those hungry reindeer) and glitter sparkles in the night to make sure they can see your house perfectly from way high up in the sky! Mix as much glitter into the oatmeal as your children like! The more the better (for picture purposes).

Reindeer Food

Now Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixon, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitson…. but do YOU recall the most famous reindeer of all? RUDOLPH will LOVE some red sparkly glitter to match his red nose! Any color works but I bet red is his favorite!

Reindeer Food

Reindeer Food

Tell me, What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas The Night Before Christmas WHAT?!

I Want to Know Where This Quiet House Is Located!

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house… Ok, I would be lying if I finished that next part. What house is REALLY quiet on Christmas Eve? Surely not a home with kids! Not MY home!

Christmas Traditions

For us, Christmas Eve, as well as all the days leading up to Christmas are pure chaos. Between parties, baking, Christmas gift buying, wrapping all the presents and just typical daily life, things can get pretty crazy around the Smith house! Anyone else’s house like this?

My idea is to get the kids in bed early on Christmas Eve so Santa can come but that NEVER happens! Last minute making and decorating cookies for Santa, sprinkling reindeer food out in the yard, and just the excitement from the anticipation of Christmas keeps our house hopping on Christmas Eve. Kids lay in bed the night before Christmas wiggling, tossing and turning because they are too excited to sleep.

christmas-eve

Meanwhile, mom and dad are typically busy finishing up any last minute Christmas gift wrapping, eating Santa’s cookies, filling stockings and cleaning the house to make it picture perfect for Christmas morning. Why DO we clean before Christmas? I mean, the house gets trashed Christmas morning anyways from all the wrapping paper, boxes, tie straps and more from opening gifts. Oh, and don’t forget about the late night fight with the new toys. Yep, putting together new toys can be NO FUN! Even the English version of the instructions seems foreign to me!

Well, I say all that to say that Christmas Eve is crazy but I wouldn’t want it any other way. If it wasn’t crazy, it means we aren’t having fun! What keeps us so busy are our children and all the crazy fun traditions we have created over the years. My kids may never remember gifts they received (I know I hardly remember any gifts I ever got as a child even though I know I received more than enough!), but they will remember making cookies every Christmas for Santa (even though my oldest two don’t believe anymore they still love doing it). They will remember sprinkling reindeer food out on the grass. They will remember snuggling up to watch Christmas movies and seeing only crumbs left on Santa’s plate Christmas morning.

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What traditions do you have with your family? Time flys way too fast to not enjoy these crazy moments. Take a deep breath and soak in every moment here even in the midst of the busiest season each year. It only happens once a year, so enjoy it! To think that I only have 18 Christmases with my babies at home makes me want to enjoy every single simple moment during this Christmas season! Don’t stress over the little stuff!

Merry Christmas All!