Vermont Country Store catalog

Vermont Country Store catalog

Normally I do not endorse the idea of shopping for entertainment, but I do make an exception for The Vermont Country Store catalog (I am not an affiliate, just a fan). And it’s just window shopping, I tell myself. Just for inspiration. I don’t HAVE to fill...

Christmas Countdown Calendar

I just found out about these cute Christmas countdown calendars at xmascount.com. These are calendars with daily pages, counting down the 100 days until Christmas. So, they start on September 16th. They ship worldwide from the UK. There is still time to get one before...
Santa School is Not Cancelled!

Santa School is Not Cancelled!

The Charles W Howard Santa Claus School in Michigan in the oldest Santa Claus School in the country, started back in 1937! Charles Howard was the Santa in the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade for almost 20 years, from 1948-1965. For decades, the school has taught...
Fly a kite

Fly a kite

Let’s go fly a kite! If you are feeling crafty, you can make your own kite.  A diamond-shaped kite is easy to make with 2 dowels and some heavy tissue paper. I made them myself all the time when I was a kid. You know, because eventually I let go of them and lost...
The magic of blindness

The magic of blindness

This image of a blindfolded Santa reminded me of a game I like to play with my kids or myself when someone claims that she is bored. We go to a craft book or a recipe book and open it to a random page and then we have to make whatever is there. Or we will go to...
Pen pal

Pen pal

See if you can entice your partner or at least one of your children to be your pen pal. Start a light-hearted written conversation by leaving a note pad or a single page somewhere it will be easily found by the recipient, such as under his pillow or with his favorite...