Festive Fort

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Sometimes things happen on a whim. Henry was over the other day and it just seemed like every activity that I attempted to entertain them with was a huge fail. We had Christmas lights out and ready to be put on the tree, a gigantic empty box in the basement, stickers and crayons… enter our fabulous fort! Super easy and endless hours of fun!

Materials
Large Box
Crayons
Stickers
Pen
Strand of Christmas Lights

Directions

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Decorate a large box, inside and out with stickers and crayons.

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Poke holes into the top of the box, the same distance that each bulb is away from each other on the light strand. I used a pen to poke the holes. Stick the bulbs into the punched holes.

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An awesome fort to play and watch movies in!!

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What They’re Wearing for Christmas

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Christmas is always such a fabulous time to dress up and look your best! I would love to have Reagan wear an adorable dress, but unfortunately, she’s at an awkward stage where dresses just aren’t fitting her right. Henry and Reagan’s Christmas outfits are adorable and can definitely be worn again, together or as separates. We had lots of fun picking out this years Christmas outfits!

Henry’s Outfit:

Janie and Jack Moleskin Blazer , Janie and Jack Holiday Tree Vest , Janie and Jack Tartan Shirt , Khaki Moleskin Trouser, Janie and Jack Tartan Socks , Janie and Jack Stripe Tie , Cole Haan Kids Air Pinch Penny Loafers

Reagan’s Outfit:

Janie and Jack Rosette Dress Coat, Janie and Jack Corsage Metallic Dot Chiffon Blouse , Janie and Jack Bow Ponte Pant , Janie and Jack Bow Plaid Headband, TOMS ‘Glitters – Tiny’ Mary Jane Jane Flat

Reindeer Waters

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I recently hosted a Coffee and Donuts with Santa and fancied up some mini water bottles to go along with the Christmas theme! These tiny reindeer were a hit with the kiddos!

Materials
Mini water bottles
Brown Pipe Cleaner
Red Craft Balls
Google Eyes
Glue
Scissors

Directions

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Remove all labels from bottles of water.

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Using one pipe cleaner; fold around top of bottle, beneath cap. Twist twice to secure.

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Using a separate pipe cleaner, cut two, two inch long pieces. Towards the top of the pipe cleaner that’s attached to the water bottle; make a cross with the cut pipe cleaner. Bend and twist cut pipe cleaner to attach. Do the same on the other side.

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Squeeze three dots of glue onto the bottle; one for the nose and two for the eyes. Press the google eyes and nose firmly onto the bottle. I kept the bottle on its side until the glue dried.

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Such a fun way to dress up a water bottle!

I’ll Take One of Each In My Stocking…Please!

Loving these stocking stuffer gifts for $25 or less!

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1. J.Crew Stamps and Ink Pad  2. Essie Holiday Kit  3. Anthropologie Calligrapher Canape Plates

4. Apple iTunes Gift Card  5. Restoration Hardware Mini Cashmere Hand Warmers

6. J.Crew Factory Crystal Feather Stud Earrings  7. J.Crew Skinny Minimergency Kit

8. Banana Republic Snowflake Socks  9. Restoration Hardware Pub Game Coasters

10. Smith’s Rosebud Salve Tube

A Toddler’s Christmas List

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Reagan’s Christmas list is a mix of several different things that she’s asked for over the past few weeks. Most of her gift choices come from things that other kids have that she’s really liked, things that are available to play with at school and pictures of new apps for her iPad that she has seen in the itunes store.

Super Sorting Pie / Dyson Ball Vacuum / Graco Playset / Step 2 Shootin Hoops

Smart Snacks / Lacing Beads / Toaster Set / Animal Train

Magic Bottle and Sippy / Mickey Helmet / Mini Kick Scooter / iTunes Card

Happy Shopping!