Just after Thanksgiving, we start decorating our home for Christmas. We never do it all at once, but instead, take our time and enjoy the process itself. When the big day actually gets closer, we may make some natural or edible decorations for an extra festive feel. These DIY Decorative Apples add just the right amount of sparkle as a holiday centerpiece or [Read more…]
This DIY Hot Wheels Christmas Tree is perfect for boys and girls who love cars! In this post, you’ll find links and a full tutorial on how to turn Hot Wheels cars into the cutest Christmas tree ornaments.
If you’ve read some of my older posts, you know my son is obsessed with cars. I imagine most little boys his age are so, with Christmas right around the corner, I decided to make my little guy this DIY Hot Wheels Christmas Tree.
If you’re feeling adventurous, this is a fun project to do with your kids plus when it’s complete they’ll be so excited to see their handy work!
This Christmas I decided to make my own Sock Garland Advent Calendar for my two-year old son. He may not totally understand the concept of the Advent Calendar but I can tell he loves the mystery that surrounds getting to find out what kind of surprise is in each sock. We check it every evening after dinner; it’s quite an [Read more…]
A couple of weeks ago, I was standing in line at Publix chatting with the young cashier and bagger as they rang up my groceries. I made a comment about needing to hurry up and put up my Christmas decorations. The cashier told us that her family decorated the tree on Christmas Eve. “Decorating the tree on Christmas Eve was more traditional when I was little,” I told her.
I’d like to say that I decided right then that I would slow down the decorating process and focus on really enjoying it, not just crossing it off the list–but that’s not what happened. The truth is that I just wasn’t in the mood for rushing and stressing, so I gradually decided that I wouldn’t. As I gave up worrying about when and how fast all the Christmas preparations got done, it was easier to enjoy what I was doing and become more mindful in the process. If there’s ever a time to practice mindfulness, it’s definitely at Christmastime!