Memory Bears - Easing the pain of losing someone (Memory Pillows) Death, loved one, keepsake

Memory Bears – Easing the Pain

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Losing someone you love is difficult to overcome. Sometimes the pain is so intense that you feel you can’t go on. Death is life altering to the ones that’s left behind, and it’s like you’d give […]


picnic birthday themed Chalkboard Sign!

Picnic Themed Birthday Chalkboard Sign!

Picnic Birthday Theme – Chalkboard Sign Y’all, this picnic themed chalkboard sign is ADORABLE!!! I love the idea of a picnic theme! It’s original and very cute. This sign was created using a 16×20 formatting. She printed out the chalkboard sign and framed it to display for her daughter’s one […]


Writing a Eulogy. When you're not a writer

How to Write a Eulogy – When You’re Not A Writer

My grandfather was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer right before Christmas of 2015. He was only expected to live 4 weeks. This was devastating news. My grandparents adopted me when I was 2 years old so they were my parents… To get the news that your dad is dying […]


Dinosaur Birthday

How to Make An AWESOME Dinosaur Birthday Party!

Dinosaur Birthday Party! For my son’s 8th birthday he wanted to have a dinosaur themed birthday party. And not just any dinosaur birthday, he wanted a SCARY dinosaur birthday party! So I started planning about a month in a half in advance to get everything together. I knew I wanted […]


Butterfly Pallet Sign - DIY - In Memory Wood Signs

In Memory Butterfly Pallet Sign

I posted yesterday about a Cardinal pallet sign I made for a family member. Today I wanted to share with you my Butterfly pallet sign in memory of a lost loved one. The first time I made this pallet sign was a few weeks ago. It was for a special […]


Cardinal Pallet Sign - DIY - In Memory Signs

In Memory Cardinal Pallet Sign

I’ve posted a lot here lately about our Elf on the Shelf, but some of my friends suggested I should do posts on my pallet signs I make. My latest creation was a Cardinal pallet sign. I love creating things, and crafting. It’s one of my favorite pastimes! A few […]


Top 23 Christmas Traditions to Celebrate with your Family!

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year. It’s a time to celebrate our Lord & Savior, it’s a time to spend with family, and it’s the time to eat really good food! My family and I have some special Christmas traditions that make the season even brighter and […]


Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter Santa lifts his magic letter

Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter

One of our many Elf on the Shelf traditions is our Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letters. The night before Christmas Eve our elf brings a letter. In this letter Santa will lift his magic for only 5 minutes after reading the letter. When Santa lifts his magic, Hunter can […]


Elf arrival letter, 2016 from the desk of Santa Claus arrival letter - Jesus style

Elf Arrival Letter for Elf on the Shelf 1

Every year when our elf comes to visit, he brings an “Elf Arrival Letter”. This letter is from Santa and tells Hunter what a good boy he’s been all year and why Santa is sending the elf back to his house. It’s basically an introduction for our Ralphie (our elf) every […]


Elf on the Shelf December Calendar Ideas

Elf on the Shelf 2016 Calendar 2

It’s almost unreal that in a few weeks our little elf friend, Ralphie, will be making his way into our household, bringing with him lots of laughter and fun antics. We cannot wait! If you’re new to the “Elf on the Shelf” deal – basically you adopt an elf, like […]


Elf on the Shelf Naughty Notes, Naughty cards, Free printables

Free Printable – Elf on the Shelf Naughty Cards

Elf on the Shelf Naughty Card Notes – FREE PRINTABLE! I couldn’t give you EOTS nice notes and not give you the naughty ones too! These little notes are so stinkin’ adorable! I can’t wait for our little elf to come and bring a little mischief in our home! The […]


Mummy Jalapeno Poppers - Halloween food

Mummy Jalapeno Poppers Halloween Treats

Mummy Jalapeno Poppers Recipe Last year I made some yummy mummy jalapeno poppers for our Halloween get-together and I was asked to bring them again this year! I wanted to share the simple recipe with you so you can add this delicious recipe to your collection! Ingredients 10 Jalapeno’s. A few […]


Free Printable Christmas Jokes for Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Jokes – Free Printable! Every year our Elf on the Shelf brings fun cards for our son! This year I thought it would be an awesome idea for Ralphie to bring Christmas joke cards. These Christmas jokes are sure to have your little one laughing! *Download […]


27 Creative & Unique Elf Ideas

Elf on the Shelf – 27 Creative & Unique Elf Ideas I’m always looking for new and fresh ideas for our little elf. Last year I compiled 28 unique elf ideas to use and I LOVE them!! We had a rough time last Christmas. My husband was in a motorcycle accident […]


Are you looking for unique and creative elf ideas for your Elf on the Shelf this season? Look no further! Elf on the Shelf is a craze in our household, and I wanted to share some of my ideas with you, because people ask me all the time to share them! I incorporate fun activities, Jesus, and Santa into our Elf on the Shelf happenings.

25 Unique & Creative Elf Ideas for Elf on the Shelf

Looking for Creative Elf Ideas for Elf on the Shelf? Are you looking for unique and creative elf ideas for your Elf on the Shelf this season? Look no further! Elf on the Shelf is a craze in our household, and I wanted to share some of my ideas with you, […]


Sick elf on the shelf idea, elf lost magic

Sick Elf on the Shelf Ideas 1

What to do when your elf is moved and becomes a “sick elf”. One day my son was upset that his elf was playing with his favorite toy – a horse. So, naturally, when I wasn’t looking he snuck over and pulled his elf off the horse. Uh, oh. We […]


Elf on the Shelf Easy Ideas

Elf on the Shelf – 19 Easy Ideas

19 Easy, Simple, & Fun Ideas You probably can tell from my other posts that I’m an elf fanatic. I LOVE that little creature! For the first year I was a newbie, so I wanted to share with you some of the ideas I had with you guys. I’m such […]


DIY Christmas snowman sign, pallet sign, 2x4, reclaimed wood

DIY Christmas Snowman Sign

DIY Christmas Snowman Sign Made From a Pallet! I recently made several pallet signs from reclaimed wood. If you don’t know, a pallet is made up of 1 x’s on the top and is held together with 2 x 4’s on the bottom. After using the 1x’s I had several […]


Elf Arrival Idea – North Pole Breakfast

Elf on the Shelf – Elf Arrival Idea – North Pole Breakfast I have a slight addition to this little creature that takes over our home every Christmas season… I love the joy and love that he brings to our home! Even when my husband had a motorcycle wreck and […]


Elf on the Shelf Nice Notes, Nice Cards, Free Printable

Elf on the Shelf – Free Elf Printables

Free Elf Printables for Elf on the Shelf – NICE NOTES I’ve already started planning our sweet elf’s arrival this year! I knew I wanted to make some printable notes for our elf, Ralphie to bring – and I wanted to share them with you lovely people – FOR FREE! […]


New Car buying, Best Deal, Best Price, Haggling, Dealership

Get The LOWEST Price for Your NEW Car!

How I saved nearly $7,000 off the lowest advertised price on a new car and YOU can too! When it was time to upgrade my car, I wanted to get the best deal on a new car. Just like everyone else right? The only difference is I figured out the […]


DIY, Homemade, Foam, Dinosaur Costume for Halloween

Dinosaur Costume – Handmade for Halloween

Handmade Dinosaur Costume for Halloween When my little guy wanted to be a Spinosaurus dinosaur for Halloween, I knew I had to make his dream a reality. So to brainstorming and planning I went. I knew I wanted to make his dinosaur costume out of craft foam, so I scoured the […]


Top 10 Fall activities to do wtih your family!

Fall Activities To Do With Your Family!

 Top 10 Fall Activities Ahh, cooler weather is approaching and that means one thing, fall is near! Here in Georgia we always look forward to a break in the heat and although we’ve had some exceptionally hot summer days, we know the cooler weather is near! There are several activities […]


Elf on the Shelf Arrival & LEtter

Elf on the Shelf Arrival (Including Letter)

Elf on the Shelf Initial Arrival, INCLUDING LETTER When we first got an Elf on the Shelf, I knew I wanted to make the grand entrance special for our little man. So to planning we started! My grandmother bought it as a gift to us on Amazon, like the one […]


Elf on the Shelf Arrival Breakfast

Elf on The Shelf Breakfast Arrival

Elf on the Shelf Breakfast Arrival I am an Elf on the Shelf freak! I LOVE that little creature that comes into our home and fills the Christmas season with magic and wonder <3. I always wanted to do an Elf on the Shelf Breakfast arrival and here’s some ideas […]


Easily Clean Grime Off your Bathtub to make it spotless again

How to Make Your Bathtub SPOTLESS Again!

How to clean your bathtub to make it spotless again! Do you have a dirty bathtub and no matter how many times you “clean” it, the tub just doesn’t get clean? I’m going to show you how I get the grime off my tub quickly and easily AND inexpensively! I […]


DIY Scarecrow door hanger, wooden door hanger

Scarecrow Door Hanger – Fall Decor

DIY Scarecrow Door Hanger for Fall Décor Ahh, fall is right around the corner and I’m gearing up to begin decorating! I can’t wait for pumpkin spice everything and cooler weather! A great way to start your fall décor designing is a little love for your front door. After all, […]


The Ultimate Drive-in Theater experience. A go to for tips, advice, and what to bring to make a drive-in movie theater experience it's best!

Drive-in Theater ULTIMATE Experience

Drive-in Theater – What to prepare for to make your Drive-in experience the best it can be! Our family has been introduced to the Drive-In Theater world and we are over the moon to tell you about it! We have now watched two movies at our local drive-in theater and […]


Clean a Clogged Drain without harmful chemicals

How To Clean A Clogged Drain – WITHOUT CHEMICALS

Clean a Clogged Drain (Without those harmful chemicals!) Most girls with long hair know the struggle of a clogged drain. It never fails when taking a shower and you run your fingers through your hair gobs of hair comes out…  After it’s all said and done, you end up with […]


First Day of School Photo Ideas

First Day of School Ideas Part Two

First Day of School Photo Ideas Part Two We previously posted our First Day of School Kindergarten Photo ideas. Today we’re posting our first day of school FIRST GRADE photo ideas! This year instead of making a handmade sign, I ordered one online. This sign would be very easy to […]