Posts in Holiday Fun

A Spooktacular Visit to Sesame Place

October 12th, 2012

My family and I visited Sesame Place representing Jersey Family Fun on Saturday, October 6.  We were greeted at the gate by a larger than life Count who welcomes you to his Halloween Spooktacular!   There are some terrific things about Sesame Place with no water!  There are great features of the Halloween theme at…

Have You Met the Switch Witch?

October 11th, 2012

  I admit it I have a Love Hate Relationship with Candy. I love it, but I am also mom to three little boys. In an effort to teach them healthy ways and set a good example, I try to keep their and my access to candy under control. I’m always looking for ways to…

My Handmade Pumpkin Patch in 3 Easy Steps

October 10th, 2012

  When you have 3 boys who’ve been making pumpkin crafts for years, the amount of paper pumpkins you collect can get quite overwhelming….   unless…..   You create your own pumpkin patch.   For years I would create this one pumpkin at a time, carefully laying each one on top of each other just…

Disney Junior Channel Offers Halloween Fun Every Friday in October

October 4th, 2012

Disney Junior is showing special Halloween-themed episodes and movies airing every Friday throughout October   We love to sit down as a family and watch fun and exciting Halloween specials with our family. Too often though we run into the problem of a show being to scary for the younger kids. Our friends at Disney…

Disney Junior Channel’s Boo To You Video Contest

October 4th, 2012

Parents, does your child know what they want to be for Halloween?   If so they could be featured on the Disney Junior Channel.  DisneyJunior.com is inviting families to upload videos of their child explaining and acting out what he/she wants to be for Halloween. All videos will then have the chance to be chose…

Cook Up Some Edible Eyeballs with this Halloween Recipe

October 3rd, 2012

As a classroom mom and appointed Halloween party host of the neighborhood I am always on the lookout for fun, inexpensive, and easy treats that the kids can help me make. One of our favorite treats to make are edible eyeballs. I know I have you squirming in your chair now but it’s a perfect…

Wordless Wednesday – Bring out the Halloween Decorations

October 3rd, 2012

Now that October is here we officially began decorating!   Decorating for Halloween is a big to-do at our house. This past weekend we took advantage of the nice weather and got a start on our decorating. This is one of my kids favorite things to put up every year. Does your family have any…

Happy Mother’s Day

May 13th, 2012

  I saw this post a few weeks ago and thought I just had to share it with you this Mother’s Day.   Happy Mother’s Day!  

One of a Kind Mother’s Day Gifts from Hallmark

May 1st, 2012

  Ever notice how some stores just pull you in and you can’t leave? Window shopping is just not enough. Hallmark is this store for me. Their window displays catch my attention. Then, I get a glimpse of the Christmas ornaments and I’m drawn in further. Before you know it, I’m looking at the cards…

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny ~ Cat in the Hat Book Review

March 25th, 2012

  With all the  Easter stuff happening  around New Jersey I thought I would tell you about one of my sons FAVORITE books as a small child.   For Easter, in 2004, the Easter Bunny left Branden It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny in his Easter basket. It quickly became a favorite and a must read…

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? St. Patty’s Day Activity

March 17th, 2012

  “When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad… you should do what I do!   Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky! Some people are much more… oh, ever so much more… oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you!” Thanksgiving isn’t the only…

School Valentine’s Day Cards with Tiny Prints

January 30th, 2012

  I admit it, yes there are still some Christmas decorations left hanging up in my house.  How is it that January is almost over and soon it will be Valentine’s Day? Where did January go?  Thank goodness, Tinyprints asked me to check out their Valentine’s Day cards, otherwise this holiday might have snuck up…

Virtual Christmas Cookie Swap Hop

December 21st, 2011

Can’t find the time to attend a Christmas Cookie Swap or Exchange? Need some new ideas to try?   Join us in a Virtual Christmas Cookie Swap Hop First, a little video to get us all in the mood. ;)   Have a recipe to share? Add it below using our linky tool.   Bloggers…

New Jersey’s Best Christmas Light Shows Videos

December 8th, 2011

  Some of the best Christmas Light Shows are in New Jersey and we are sharing them with you!   Here’s some of the best we found. Do you know of one we should share? In the comments below, leave a youtube link or tell us the street, city, and county and we’ll make sure…

30 Adventurous Ideas for your Elf on the Shelf

December 2nd, 2011

  What has your Elf been up to? Sprinkles has arrived in our house and he has been having quite a bit of fun. We have woken up to our Christmas tree covered in toilet paper, a visit to our village to watch the parade down main street and trying to take a nibble out…

Christmas Tree Blessing

December 1st, 2011

While the author is unknown, I first saw this published in the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Bulletin on December 18, 2010. Christmas Tree Blessing Holy Creator of Trees, Bless with your abundant grace this our Christmas tree as a symbol of joy. May its evergreen branches be a sign of your never-fading promises. May…

Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon When You Take the North “Poll”

November 10th, 2011

 Don’t you just love Melissa & Doug Toys?   I love that they are not only fun, but they are incredibly boy-proof. With 3 boys, I am so thankful that they have held up to their wear and tear. For those reasons, Melissa & Doug toys always find their way into Santa’s sack and under…

Homemade Pumpkin Recipes

November 9th, 2011

Halloween is gone but pumpkin season is far from over. If you’re like most people, you probably searched the pumpkin patch with your children for “just the right pumpkin” to set out for Halloween night.  If you carved your pumpkin, hopefully you saved your seeds for roasting (they’re not only delicious, but very good for…

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