Archive for the tag “holiday”

Inspired By You: Felt Wrapped Wreath

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Last week Janee of Yellow Bird, Yellow Beard posted a tutorial for a paper wrapped wreath.
 
My favorite seven year old loves crafts, so when we get to hang out I am always in the lookout for something fun and crafty.

Using Janee’s beautiful work as inspiration, 7yrold and I made this cute felt-wrapped wreath.

First we cut red glitter felt and green felt into long strips. We covered a section of our styrofoam ring in homemade decoupage glue. (Just mix equal parts school glue and water to form a paintable paste.)

We wrapped the strips carefully around the wreath form. After the wreath was fully wrapped we trimmed off the excess felt and secured it with a dab of hot glue.

7yrold had a grand time decorating the felt wrapped wreath with snowman stickers from the craft store.

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Self-LOVE: the holiday edition

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As we all know by now, I’m spending my days hanging out with Santa Claus and taking pictures of kiddos. I’m certainly finding this job worthwhile. I’m driven and motivated while here. I’m passionate about providing a simple, but treasured, holiday moment for families.

This job has helped renew my spirit and find a passion I can take with me post-holiday season. All of this positive career energy has me thinking about this rest of my life. How am I treating myself? Do I love myself as much as I love others?

The truthful answer is no…and I haven’t for some time. So this year, I am wrapping up a pile of self-love. I’m going to give myself: mind, spirit and body the love I deserve.

Today, I am taking a simple step. I’m going to be aware

o

f

what I

use

to

fuel

my

body. In a

mall

environment–

without access

to a fridge

or

microwave–I

have been

finding making good choices difficult.

Toda

y, I am

grateful for making good grocery choices.

What

are

you

doing just

for

you

this Christmas?

Self-LOVE: the holiday edition

image

As we all know by now, I’m spending my days hanging out with Santa Claus and taking pictures of kiddos. I’m certainly finding this job worthwhile. I’m driven and motivated while here. I’m passionate about providing a simple, but treasured, holiday moment for families.

This job has helped renew my spirit and find a passion I can take with me post-holiday season. All of this positive career energy has me thinking about this rest of my life. How am I treating myself? Do I love myself as much as I love others?

The truthful answer is no…and I haven’t for some time. So this year, I am wrapping up a pile of self-love. I’m going to give myself: mind, spirit and body the love I deserve.

Today, I am taking a simple step. I’m going to be aware

o

f

what I

use

to

fuel

my

body. In a

mall

environment–

without access

to a fridge

or

microwave–I

have been

finding making good choices difficult.

Toda

y, I am

grateful for making good grocery choices.

What

are

you

doing just

for

you

this Christmas?

Holiday Traditions

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One of my favorite things about the holiday season is that families can easily create there own traditions. I am finding that as I grow older and create my own family with my wife and Ziggy-kitty, I get so much joy learning about how other families celebrate their holidays.
As we approach Christmas, I am floating on a cloud of red-green-glitter induced joy. That could be because I spend my days hanging out with Santa. This time of year brings out the little kid in me.

Of course I can’t keep my holiday sparkle to myself. So, I invite you to share with me a bit about how you celebrate.

One of my most treasured Christmas traditions involves tree trimming. For as long as I can remember my mom has, left a beautifully wrapped package for us to open on Christmas Eve. They always contained a new holiday ornament.

When I moved out and got my own house, my mom packed up my ornaments and sent them to me. I was able to deck my halls with ornaments that held so  many holiday memories.

It’s a tradition that Anne and I have continued in the four Christmases we have shared. It’s one I plan to continue with any future children.

Whats your favorite family tradition? Please share.

Xoxo,
Erin

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