Sunday, November 27, 2011

It's all about the giving: Nativity Peg People

Good things come in small packages.
I think they are so tiny and adorable.
Just look at sweet baby Jesus.
The kids love them and that makes me one happy mama.
I hope our friends will love them as much as we do.

I needed to make at least 16 gifts this year, and this was one of the most inexpensive gifts I have ever made. 
I got my little peg people from
 I think it was about $32. I already had the paint. 
That is $2 a family, thank you very much!
The downside was all of the time it took to paint them. 
There is a reason there are no wise men and no angel. 
I can see why set like this will sell for about $80 on Esty.
I really loved painting these little guys and I can't wait to deliver them to our sweet friends.
It really is better to give than receive!

Friday, November 18, 2011


life rearranged
Fruit loop fun 
I got the idea for this project from Pinterest.
Little Miss Middle, shown on the left really struggles with math but today she loved it!
 Check out that concentration.
 Gray's bowl is almost empty, what a hard worker.
Even Em got in on the fun making patterns.

This was a great activity that kept the kids entertained long enough for me to clean the kitchen and do a load of laundry. I love it when a plan comes together.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Christmas Surprise

Can you guess what we are making and giving to our friends and family this year?

My goal is to have them finished before Thanksgiving so we can deliver them the next day... They are going to be so adorable.
 You'll just have to wait to see them, I don't want to spoil the surprise. 
Do you make and give gifts or do you like to shop?