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Friday
Jan232015

valentine necklaces

We're making Valentine necklaces at Honest to Nod today.  I'll be sharing more ideas for Valentine's Day in the next couple of weeks.  Stay tuned!  

Thanks to The Land of Nod for providing us with garlands and the elephant friend for our Valentine-crafting session!

Monday
Jan052015

star wars new year's eve

Happy New Year!  Just wanted to share a couple of photos from our last-minute Star Wars New Year's Eve!  After a little bit of a search, we found these Lego Star Wars microfighters (the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing Fighter) and a copy of the original Star Wars trilogy (which Avery and Nate hadn't seen yet).  With a sprinkle of Benzie's feltfetti and one of our favorite snacks (salt and vinegar chips) at the ready, we watched Episode IV.  We watched Episode V the next day, but still haven't gotten around to Episode VI yet (which is my favorite of the three).

Hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve and a wonderful start to the New Year!

Tuesday
Dec232014

the jolly christmas postman

The Jolly Christmas Postman is another gem by Janet and Allen Ahlberg (see my post about the original Jolly Postman here).  This time, the Jolly Postman makes his rounds in fairy tale land, but this time with Christmas cards and surprises, like a jolly board game for Red Riding Hood (that you can actually play!) and a delicious "book in a book" for the Gingerbread Boy.  This is definitely one of the must fun and interactive books in our holiday collection and a favorite to read at this time of year!  Merry Christmas, everyone. :)

Friday
Dec192014

snack bar

To make snack time a little extra special, we sometimes put out a snack bar with different crunchy options.  It’s also a great addition to play dates and get-togethers.  For this time of the year, a snack bar is perfect to set up on the kids’ table at holiday meals or for watching one of the many Christmas movies on TV this month!

Thanks to Munchkin for sending us these versatile, colorful bowls.

Thursday
Dec182014

diy stocking stuffers

I'm at Honest to Nod today, sharing a couple of stocking stuffer ideas.  Thanks to The Land of Nod for sending these festive reindeer cups!