Taking a quick break from all the New Year's Ideas to share a few fun memories from our Happy Home Christmas! There's the Happy Buddy after we got home from Christmas Eve services! Doesn't he look dashing? On Christmas morning we headed over to my parent's house for breakfast and presents! The … [Read more...] about Christmas Recap!
I think this idea that I found over at Family Fun is AMAZING! Gather up about 6 bags. Label each bag with an hour leading up to midnight, starting with 7 o'clock. Label one bag with 11:55 pm. Fill each bag with something fun! Every hour until midnight the kids get to open a bag and celebrate … [Read more...] about New Year’s Eve Countdown Bags
"Light and Life to all He brings!" Merry Christmas! :-) … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas Happy Home Friends!
December 25th is such a special day - full of magic and wonder and joy. May your Happy Homes relish in the miracle of Jesus' birth and in the simple pleasures He gives you to enjoy tomorrow, for example (with links to some of my favorite posts this month)... New pajamas. A family prayer around … [Read more...] about Christmas Magic – Simple Pleasures to Enjoy on Christmas Day
Looking for a super delicious and simple way to WOW the tastebuds of all your Christmas guests? Let me introduce you to the GREATEST MEATBALL RECIPE EVER. Ingredients - 1 bag of frozen meatballs 1 bottle of chili sauce 1 can jellied cranberry sauce 2 T brown sugar 1 T lemon … [Read more...] about Christmas Meatball Glory!
One thing I had absolutely ZERO self-control about was having to wait on Christmas morning until everyone in the family was ready before heading downstairs for presents! I still struggle with this! :-) But back then my mom wanted us to troop down the stairs together. I mean, who could blame her?? … [Read more...] about How to Keep the Kids in Bed on Christmas Morning
"Look what I found!" my dad cried as he emerged from the closet he shared with my mom. He was holding a Christmas present. But Christmas had been two weeks ago. I jumped up from the table and dashed to receive this "forgotten" gift. Somehow that "forgotten" gift brought a flood of Christmas … [Read more...] about Forgotten Presents
Q. How does Rudolph know when Christmas is coming? A. He looks at his calen-DEER! :-) I love reindeer! And it just so happens that there are so many magical ideas to have Reindeer Fun with your Happy Homes this Christmas season! Here are some of my favorite... 1. Instead of writing your … [Read more...] about Reindeer Fun and FREE Printable Magic Reindeer Food Tag!
One of my all-time FAVORITE things to do every year is drive around to see all of the homes in our neighborhood aglow with Christmas lights! Isn't it magical? My boys are crazy for Christmas lights this year. Every time we come home at night and our house is lit up, he looks at it with a … [Read more...] about Best Decorated House for Christmas – FREE Printable Certificate!
This is one of my FAVORITE drinks to make during the winter time! EVERYONE goes nuts over it! In fact, our women's ministry at church just did a big Christmas event and we served this delicious-ness and so many people have asked for the recipe I figured I'd better blog about it! I love that it's … [Read more...] about Snow Cocoa
Um - whoever thought that Nutter Butters could be the PERFECT way to gobble up some Christmas Magic?? First you need some of these delicious wonders! Then you need to pick which one of the 3 Christmas Nutter Butter Recipes below you want to create! HAVE FUN! These Jolly Creations can be found over … [Read more...] about Christmas Nutter Butter Yummies
The Happy Hubby is the worship pastor at our church. For the last 5 years, he has arranged for a night of Christmas caroling in late December! It is one of my most favorite nights of the whole year! A gal in our church owns an RV, so we all pile in it and drive around visiting various homes of … [Read more...] about Christmas Caroling and Treats!
When the Happy Hubby and I got married, I was super excited that I got a sleigh-full of new family members! He has a brother and a sister (who each have a bunch of kids) and all manner of relatives living nearby, and I have two brothers and my parents here in town, too, so every Christmas is a … [Read more...] about Christmas Crafts – Homemade Felt Ornaments
The Happy Buddy and I went to a playdate the other day at the home of a very special friend. When I walked into her house, I immediately wanted to create 100 blog posts about all the amazing things she does to make her Home Happy! There were so many inspiring pockets of magic! So many homemade … [Read more...] about A Happy Home Christmas Window Decoration!
You may remember my Thanksgiving Love Notes for the Happy Hubby that were posted in November. Well, those cards made so many hubbies happy that I thought I'd whip together some Love Notes for Christmas! I just love helping you build Happy Homes and Happy Marriages! Some of the cards are super … [Read more...] about Christmas Love Notes for the Happy Hubby – FREE Printable!