Thursday, November 26, 2009


OK, I'll admit it, I'm not overly partial to the whole 'Disney princess thing' I think it is a money sucking commercial venture. That being said, Leigh loves princesses, whether or not they are Disney. She's seen a lot of different princesses, including some actual princesses to see what they are all about.

She's actually more into the 'fairy thing'

Anyway, she picked out this book from Bookman's, (our great local used book superstore...)
and it was called, "Disney Princess Crafts"
I was really surprised at how neat some of the crafts were! They were very generic, (even though the book itself is divided into sections titled by a particular Disney Princess name...)

We made the "Jeweled Scrapbook" from the Aurora section...cute!
We used a hinge, bought for 25 cents at the Habitat for Humanity Re-store,

Construction paper, glitter, sequins and a ribbon to hold the pages in...
easy peasy!



I think we will be making more stuff out of this book..

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tale of two trees

Last year, my mom sent us a "Christmas in a Box" craft to do. We saved it until this year and got it out last week.

The kids decorated it and put it on the mantle.

They were able to do most of it themselves. The little ornaments hung on the ends of the little cardboard branches.
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Then we got our tree on Thursday (adopted it from a nice Jewish family...) and had to put that up this weekend.

We have been house bound due to the Chicken Pox, so it has been great getting stuff done for the holidays.

We're gonna try and decorate the house this week also. Thanksgiving is now just 1 days away! Spending it with friends!

Have a happy!!