Whew! I have been baking all day! I love making cookies and I have been in a cookie mood lately. Maybe it is all the cookie talk going on over at Good Cook (sponsor) or just the holiday season! I thought, since I am in the cookie mood why not join in on a Online Cookie Exchange.
I love doing crafts with the kids. I must admit, I have zero crafting abilities. I can come up with something once in a blue moon but it may not look the greatest or work the way it is suppose to. But for some reason I felt like crafting the other night. We do not have a fire place so I do not have a place to hang our stockings. I wanted to try to create something that I could use. This is one of those- looks cute but isn’t working the way I want situations lol.
I have a slight snowman fetish. I have snowmen every where so when I found my large clothes pins from Oriental Trading I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
What you need is some giant clothes pins and some acrylic paint. I painted one side of the pin white, painted the top black, then painted on the face, scarf and buttons. Since I didn’t have orange I simply mixed yellow and red paint together. I used a fine brush for the face and buttons but a wide brush for the black and white paint. It was simple. Took me about 2 minutes for each snow man.
This craft was so simple and easy. My kids had a blast and are asking to make more! Now the hard part- to figure out how to make them work. I was going to place them on the window but the weight of the stocking is to heavy. They can be really cute card holders or picture holders (which is what I originally got them to make). I am thinking I am going to find a garland, maybe blue & silver) and “hang” them on that with the stocking. That way I can hang it on the wall or across the window. I will figure it out one way or another!
You can find this craft along with many other crafts, recipes and other goodies on our Celebrate Christmas Blog hop so be sure to check it out!
|Photo Courtesy Cirque Dreams Production|
Christmas is one of my favorite times of years. The music, the lights, the holiday spirit all around you. I also love all the shows such as the Nutcracker and The Sound of Music and of course White Christmas. But this year I wanted to treat my kids to something different. Something they will remember.
Cirque Dreams Productions (sponsor) brings Christmas to life with their Holidaze performance. Filled with bright colors, wonderful music and acts that leave you memorized, this show is a must see. Here is a preview of it:
Tonight we took our kids to go see this at the Lied Center. I have got to say, the seats were amazing! We were in the Orchestra and only about 4 rows back from the stage! With the way our theater is set up that put is perfect height to the stage so we were not looking up and we could see everything perfectly! This show is filled with beautiful songs, acrobatics and more! My daughter was in awe over the girl on the roller skates being swung around and the little girl contortionist. She also loved all the hoola hooping that one lady did. My son loved “anything dangerous” in his words to which I replied “you are not going to attempt any of this at home”! I loved how they added some back ground dancing to each act but it wasn’t to much to distract you from the actual performer. There was even a part where they gathered 5 audience members for a fun little challenge with some bells. My kids were laughing so hard and even the hubby was caught laughing (shhhh don’t tell anyone this)! The magic part came when one of the ladies had her dress change every time she walked into a sheet. It was fun seeing my kids’ faces light up and the look of amazement on them! To me though, the show as a whole was amazing!
I really recommend catching this show if it is near you this Holiday season! Here is a listing of the cities and dates they will be performing:
~I received tickets for my family to attend this show in exchange for a review of it. No other form of compensation was exchanged. Regardless the above thoughts are my own and honest opinions!~