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  • Groundhog Day is Tomorrow!!

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    What is February 2? Groundhog Day!! Well then, what exactly is Groundhog Day? What a great question. Groundhog day is celebrated in Canada and here in the United States. We sit and watch to see if when Phil the groundhog will see his shadow when he comes out of his burrow. Our tradition states that if he doesn’t see his shadow, he will come out of his burrow and this will start spring. However, if he does see his see his shadow and go back into his borrow, then we will have 6 more weeks of winter.

    To help you celebrate this yearly tradition. I have attached some fun coloring sheets- groundhog, spring (if he comes out) and winter (if he goes back in).

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    penguin printable coloring pages

    (and a penguin because penguins are cute) Are you hoping that he comes out to start spring and end our arctic winter. Or for a few parts in our country are we hoping that he goes back into his burrow so hopefully we can have a bit of a winter? Either way, have a great Groundhog Day!

    PS- Monday will be here before you know it. What does that mean? It is our weekly Monday Morning MakeUp Madness Linky Party!! Be sure to stop by and see what everyone has been up to, and link up something that you have done. Anything beauty related (nails, makeup, hair, skincare, fashion) is what this party will be dedicated to. All you have to do is come here, and click on the blue button to link up. So easy, see some really great blogs and get a few new bloggers to see yours. I am so looking forward to seeing you all there. 

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  • New Years Eve- Family Style

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    New Year’s Eve with the kids…. Family fun?? Lets make this holiday at home, as fun as going out.

    This is the first year that we will be at our house, with the kids for New Year’s Eve. I was on a mission to make it enjoyable and memorable for not only all three girls, but for us adults too. How is that possible? Well, this little craft  will give the kids something to look forward to at each hour mark, and kept them busy so the adults can enjoy some down time. Each hour the girls will open one of the bags; it will have some candy (or other treat) and a card with an activity that we will be doing for that hour. Things like: game time, watch a movie, make desserts and so on. It is super quick to put together, seriously took me an hour, and you will have all the needed materials already. How great is that?

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    Materials Needed:

    • Paper Bags
    • Card Stock/or any other colored paper you wish to use
    • Blank Clock Template
    • Tape
    • Marker (I am a fan of Sharpies. Who doesn’t like Sharpies?)

    Let assemble the “Surprise Bags” (yea I know the name needs a little help. I am taking suggestions):

    1. Attach a piece of the card stock to the front of a paper bag. I used tape, but you can use glue if you prefer.   photo 3 (2)
    2. Attach one of the blank clock templates to the middle of the card stock.photo 2 (7)
    3. Draw the hands of the clock on the clock face. photo 1 (7)
    4. All that is left is to fill the bag with whatever you want, and leave a little note as to the activity that will be going on. photo 2 (9)

    Your little ones will be so excited to see these set out and the anticipation of getting to open each one will keep them excited about the night. Let me know how it turns out for you or what goodies you choose to put in each bag.

  • Christmas Traditions

    Gotta love Christmas! Even the most grinchly person, can get into Christmas lights. This year instead of driving around, stuck in the car trying to find neighborhoods that have nice displays up. We opted to go downtown, to the city court house. Which ALWAYS goes all out for Christmas. Baby, got so into it. She just thought that all the lights were the best thing ever.

    They were such good sports and never complained about the cold. (It was about 34 with a slight breeze). Tink was happy to break out all the winter accessories. She has been dying to wear all the hats, scarves, and mittens again. Belle was all about being able to jump in the leaves and kick the small piles of snow that were left laying around.

    Lets be honest, the best part of the night is coming home and baking the cookies. I am a total cheat when it comes to the baking of the cookies. There is no home-made, grandma secret recipe action going on over here… BUT I do make my own icing. And even with the cheater cookies, Tink and Belle had a blast frosting and decorating them.

    What are your favorite holiday traditions?

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