Santa Touches

Ok so the kids have finally gone to bed and by now they have sugar plums dancing in their heads. Time for Santa to get to work! After Santa has all the presents gathered round the tree, he think’s of ways to prove he was there. Leaving behind half eaten cookies is a nice touch…but doesn’t the jolly ol guy come from the North pole where it is cold and snowy??? Perhaps he was to leave behind some snowy foot prints!!! The kids are so amazed when they wake up and see Santa’s snowy shoe prints near the tree. Add some white glitter to make the prints even more magical! Give the children something to talk about and a lil proof that Chris Kringle is real!

snata feet

Doll up with Mialisia and a fun Reindeer Tshirt Craft

Mialisia Jewelry makes accessorizing fun and easy!   Not just another home party company.  Mialisia offers beautiful jewelry that you can add to any outfit and look stunning!  The pieces that are offered are stylish, light weight, and simple.  I find all three qualities a must when accessorizing.  I have never been real good at matching up pieces to go together, so I usually choose either or…meaning I usually wear just earrings, or just a necklace but never together.  Mialisia made it so very simple to match up pieces.  I have never had more fun dressing up my every day outfits until Mialisia! 

I received an invitation to my son’s Christmas play at daycare.  The invitation explained that he was to wear a white shirt, jeans, and a Santa hat.  For some reason I was not very successful in finding a nice white polo or button down shirt in toddler sizes.  I was stuck purchasing the white Hanes shirts that come in a package of like 6.  To me these shirts are plain ol’ boring undershirts.  I decided to make his white shirt a lil more festive.  So…out came the shirt paint, googly eyes, pom, poms, and fabric glue.  After painting his sweet lil hands and one of his perfect lil feet, we ended up with this original Rudolph the Reindeer shirt.  It is safe to say he has the cutest white shirt for his play!

4

It really is easy peasy to make.  A few tips…keep wipies near by to clean off the hands and foot after pressing on shirt.  Fabric glue is best when gluing down the pom pom and googly eyes.  Keep paint off momma’s hands so not to stain the shirt when pressing and removing your sweet lil one’s hands and foot from shirt.

Counting down…

Only 11 days til Christmas!!!  (please excuse the pic…it is missing a few cotton balls)  We have had a lot of fun counting down the days to Christmas with this Santa Beard Calendar.  Each day the kids add another piece of Santa’s beard.  The day of Christmas we add Santa’s nose.  This has been a great way to add fun and excitement while the anticpation builds up for the kids.  It is also a great way to teach number recognition and counting.  My son is 4 and loves to count the cotton pieces of Santa’s beard before he puts the new piece up.  He is so sweet and enjoying the Christmas fun!  You can find yours at Target in the Dollar Spot.

santa

Do you have a friend or family member that is an active member of the US military?  Still looking for that special Christmas gift?  Check out Once Upon a Jewel.  Once Upon a Jewel specializes in military charm bracelets.  They make sweet stocking stuffers for anyone that has a boyfriend or husband that is in the military.  Bracelets may be customized with your favorite colors and many different charms.  Create one that represents the couple with charms that symbloize their love, special trips they may have taken, or a yellow ribbon for their safe return.  I just love the sweetness to what you can use to create these bracelets.
1 unnamed
Enter to win one of these bracelets.  Two bracelets two winners.
3 4
To enter:
like the cute country chick on facebook
follow the cute country chick on wordpress
like Once upon a jewel on facebook
share giveaway on facebook
and comment below with the bracelet you would like to win Airforce or Marine and the facebook name that you used to share giveaway.
Winners chosen Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 8pmEST

And we are off….!

Yeehaw!  My very first Multi Vendor Holiday Giveaway is under way!  First I would like to say thank you to all my lovely sponsors!  It is very gracious of each of you to donate an item to my giveaway.  It is very rewarding to me work with each of you and bring such delight to my readers.  I can hardly believe that the Holidays are already here and we are so close to saying goodbye to yet another year.  This is my vacation week from my full time job and I am so blessed to be home with my kiddos.  Today we are making Thanksgiving cards for our family.

DSCN0262 DSCN0264

If you haven’t already entered my Holiday Giveaway, you really should!  You could win of these Adoorable Prizes by ADoorable Creations by Jess.  These door hangers are absolutely beautiful!  This one is in the giveaway and can be personalized with your family name or Merry Christmas.  It is large and is very welcoming.    I love how pretty it decorates my door for the season.   Check out her shop on etsy! Each door hanger is made of wood and hand painted with love.   Jess can create holiday shapes, initials, sports, crosses, cupcakes and more for your door hanging needs!  I especially love the Mason jar and Cowboy boot!  Oh and the pumpkin!  Ha!  Who am I kidding?!  I love em all!

  DSCN0260