That Time My Kids Touched The Elf

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The Elf On The Shelf is a tradition that….

drives parents crazy!

Sure this guy/gal is loveable to the children it watches over so carefully. However, it is also almost irresistable to the sticky fingers that so desperately want a tangible way to interact with Santa!

As we all know from the CAPTIVATING Elf On The Shelf move, our children, sadly, cannot tough their elves lest they lose the magic that allows them to fly home to Santa each night.  So what are parents to do when tiny fingers won’t listen?

We came across this problem when our Elf, Huckleberry Snow, made a particularly funny appearance for my daughter’s birthday.

The little jerk made chocolate turds in my wine glass!

Of course, my 4 and 2 year old couldn’t resist sneaking all the chocolate on the table. Totally understandable. However, when my four year old picked up the elf to pop more of his poops into his mouth…I called a halt and reminded him that Huckleberry Snow would lost his powers now.

Selfish/Stealing Child = Dead Elf

Why did I say that!? How was the elf going to lose his powers? I wanted to make my point about taking things without asking and also avoid breaking all their tiny hearts!

The solution? The elf turned up the next morning…


That’s right. He propped himself on a cot on our tree and prominently displayed his bandaged leg to my kids.

He came complete with a letter from Santa:

My son felt so bad that he insisted on baking our elf cookies to help him feel better and asked for in writing an apology letter. my other children chimed in as well and helped bring huckleberry Snow extra Christmas cheer while he recovered!

Best of all?

we got a 3 night break from remembering the elf!

Have your kids ever touched the Elf?

If your elf ever forgets to move, check out this post, “10 Reasons Your Elf Didn’t Move Last Night”! Or if your fed up with him/her, read this, “Daydreams Of Ending An Elf!”


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10 Fabulous Homemade Gifts For Teachers and School Staff!

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Our children’s teachers are not just educators. They are a part of our kids’ daily lives and a part of their hearts.  In fact, for many people, their kids see more of their teacher on any given day than they do their parents! For all their hard work, their patience, their devotion and personal and monetary contributions, teachers deserve recognition and appreciation from all of us. However, The holidays can be a difficult time of year for many parents. For us, with 4 kids in school and an already tight budget, it’s hard to find an appropriately appreciative gift that also fits our monetary constraints. Therefore, we often make gifts for our teachers. Here is a list of the best homemade gifts for teachers and school staff!

Book Page Apple

I love this idea from If you can find out the favorite book of your childs’ teacher you can order it used for only a few dollars. Or you can simply go the thrift store and pick up a book for a dollar or two! Bam! You spent less than $5 for a gift that shows a love for reading and for the teacher who taught you how!

10 Homemade Gifts For Teachers Continue reading “10 Fabulous Homemade Gifts For Teachers and School Staff!”

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Get Ready For Cool Weather With Kidorable!

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I literally can’t believe that summer break is at an end! Where did summer go!? While we still have about 2 months warm weather here in Colorado, we have already begun to receive daily rain showers and our nights are cooling off considerably.  If you are anything like me, it’s time to get your kids ready for cool weather, and my favorite new, go-to shopping spot is Kidorable!

This creative and adorable online store features a great line of coats, boots, and umbrella’s for great prices! Cute and affordable? What more could a mama ask for! Continue reading “Get Ready For Cool Weather With Kidorable!”

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My Favorite Christmas Songs

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Music can get in your bones, it can change situations, create emotions…set scenes.

Holiday music can make or break moment. I great song will make me yearn for hot cocoa and family gatherings whereas a bad one will make cringe and turn on something pop-y just to forget what my ears endured, also making me forget the Christmas Spirit that had me searching for holiday music in the first place

So here are 10 of my favorite songs and versions that always put me in the right mood for Christmas. Continue reading “My Favorite Christmas Songs”

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FAF: Ugly X-Mas Sweaters Galore!

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I love Amazon, it is the best place to find of the most AMAZING and, often, overlooked products out there. It is also a place to find some of the weirdest stuff, things you might not think you want or that would be perfect for that funny office gift exchange.

Ugly sweaters are definitely one of the latter. No matter how ugly they are though, I still have a special place in my heart for them…In fact I may have just ordered #10 on this list!

FAbulous AMazon Friday’s Ugly Sweater Edition!!!

Continue reading “FAF: Ugly X-Mas Sweaters Galore!”

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Amazing, Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Holiday baking is a super fun activity in our home. We bake all sorts of goodies for our friends and neighbors, co-workers and family, in lieu of more traditional gifts and so take great pride in making sure they are receiving only the best baked goods.

Some of my favorites are soft baked ginger cookies, fluffy sugar cookies, and banana bread with gobs cream cheese frosting.

However, my newest obsession are also my newest creation. I made a double batch of these, approximately 4 dozen cookies, and they barely lasted a week. My husband, a fitness fanatic, ate 23 in a single day! Continue reading “Amazing, Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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Best DIY, Boozy Holiday Gifts

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I don’t know about you, but I get a bit stressed about giving gifts. Will it be something they like? Will my budget be blown? Do I have time to “DIY” something special? UGH!!! As if the holidays weren’t stressful enough, right?

Here are the gifts that will melt all the stress away! Cheap, easy, DIY, from the heart, and who doesn’t like booze?! Continue reading “Best DIY, Boozy Holiday Gifts”

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10 Reasons Your Elf Didn’t Move Last Night

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If mornings don’t suck enough, add sad faces when the children discover that their beloved Elf On The Shelf has not moved during the night.

He has remained in the same spot he was found in yesterday and, thus, did not make the trip home to Santa to discuss how awesome his little humans are….

Obviously, this is their fault, and here are 10 reasons why! Continue reading “10 Reasons Your Elf Didn’t Move Last Night”

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