Posts tagged "Christmas"

Pajama Day with Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Pajama Day with Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes
Ah, Pajama Day. If you are one of the lucky ones with a little extra time off around the holidays, the day after Christmas is a prime Pajama Day – wear what you woke up in all day long, let the kids enjoy all the new toys and gifts Santa brought, and relax a bit... Read more »

Gluten Free News N' Nibbles: Where and What to Eat During the Holidays?

Gluten Free News N' Nibbles: Where and What to Eat During the Holidays?
If you are looking for gluten free restaurant options for celebrating the holidays, this week’s News N’ Nibbles is for you. It  features my latest list of gluten free restaurant options if you prefer to dine out over this holiday season, as well as a simple but elegant gluten free appetizer to bring to your... Read more »

The Story of Elfy: Our Knock-off Elf on the Shelf

Our magical elfin' friend.
I have to admit, I was reluctant to even give in to the Elf on the Shelf hoopla this year, given some stories I’ve heard and the daily maintenance required for repositioning. So when I decided we’d adopt an elf for the house, rather than go the usual route of most parents and purchase THE... Read more »
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DIY Christmas Decorating: Easy Ideas for Small Spaces

Who says joy is limited to Christmastime? Simple silver frames, printed out letters, and red berry garland dress up a plain entryway long after Christmas has come and gone. I spray painted the black frames silver and printed out J-O-Y. I "aged" the corners with silver and brown pencil.
Decorating for the holidays comes with a few challenges. How do you keep things festive and fresh for the holidays in a small space without creating clutter and breaking the bank? Since we live in a smaller home – our downstairs is one great room with kitchen, living area, dining room and bar/entertainment area, space... Read more »

It's Not Too Late! Simple Gifts to Celebrate the Holiday

It’s down to the wire now. The  holidays are almost upon us, but there is still time to put together simple gifts that seem personal yet are very affordable. I’ve collected here a few simple gift ideas for friends and loved ones that are all under $10.  Give a few as stocking stuffers, teacher thank... Read more »

Eat Your Heart Out Martha. Wait 'Til You See This Gingerbread House...

Here we are, two weeks until Christmas Day and the excitement around our home cannot be contained. Christmas lists have been made and letters to Santa have been sent. Now, it’s time to do some holiday baking. While my daughter has been asking for days to make cookies, my son really could not care less.... Read more »
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Time to Perform the Dance of the Rubbermaids

Time to Perform the Dance of the Rubbermaids
As I lay in bed last weekend trying to eek in a few extra minutes of sleep, I had a sense the kids were already up and raring to go. There is a pattern to their morning behavior, beginning with the not-so-discreet whispering outside my bedroom and ending with the repeated opening and closing of the door (slamming,... Read more »