Elf on the Shelf: Spouse Edition (Week 1)

imageHappy Monday!!

Do the weekends ever fly by in December or what?!

I can’t believe we are already on our second week of December! Baking has commenced, decorations are basically up and Christmas music is playing 24/7!

Last week I introduced my version of Elf on the Shelf… Spouse Edition!! And promised to share a bit of what my elf has been up to over the past week each Monday. So here is the first update!

Once again, here was the introduction to my Elf, and the surprises to come this next month!


I love ‘pun’ ideas for leaving little treats and notes around for my husband, there are SO many idea’s out there 🙂 All I’ve had to is add a Christmas twist! Or include some sort of treat that my husband likes!


I’ve had to be sneaky and try to set things up either when I get home from work before my husband or when he’s not looking!!!

imageCount down is at 19 Days!!!



Christmas Craft Countdown: Rudolph Candy Jar

22 days and counting!!

Here is a simple DIY to try as we count our way down to Christmas 🙂

With this season lots of candy, cookies, and treats are everywhere! What better way to keep your goodies fresh than to keep them sealed up in a jar!


This Rudolph jar is a quick and easy DIY project, and it takes any old jar from plain to festive with just a few coats of paint, a plastic deer, and one red pom pom!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 jar
  • small toy deer
  • white paint
  • 1 small red pom pom
  • glue gun


Take your jar lid and toy deer and give them a good coating or two of white paint.


Let them fully dry and then glue the deer on the top of your jar lid.



Glue the red pom pom onto the deer’s nose to make it Rudolph and that’s it!

Your Rudolph candy/treat jar is all ready for to store Christmas goodies!!


Keep this jar for your own treats, or use it to package up some goodies that you are going to give away as a gift 🙂


Happy Thursday!


Christmas Craft Countdown: DIY Burlap Garland

29 Days29 days till Christmas!! Less than a month! YAY!!

The Christmas decorations are slowly being put up around our house! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🙂

We even got our tree up this past weekend.

To me Christmas means craft time!

So, I made a burlap garland for our tree this year. So easy to make! And I love the way it turned out!

To make burlap garland you only need three things:

Burlap, a glue gun and some Christmas lights.


The Burlap roll I used was about 5 inches across, which worked great, I had just enough room to feed the lights through.

Here is what you do:

1.Using your glue gun glue the burlap in half. Just do a little bit at a time that way the glue doesn’t dry before you can stick the sides together. Make sure you leave both ends open!


2. Once you are down gluing leave your garland to dry/set before you feed the lights through.

3. Feed your lights through the glued burlap.


4. Done! That easy 🙂 And its so pretty!!


Here’s how the garland looks on our tree. First ornament is up!


This is your sneak peak, I’ll be sharing the rest of our tree decorating on tomorrow’s Friday Favorites!


Christmas Craft Count Down: DIY Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar DIY5 weeks till Christmas!! 36 days!!

I have slowly been pulling out our Christmas decorations and working on a few Christmas projects so that I will be all ready for December!

One make-ahead project that was on the top of my list was an advent calendar! It’s one of those things that need to be done before December!

I looked around for different DIY advent calendar ideas, there are so many cute ones!! And I settled on something simple 🙂

My DIY advent calendar is made up of tiny boxes. You can open the lids and fill the box with little treats for each of the 25 days.

This DIY is super easy. Here’s what you need:

  • 25 mini boxes (I found mine in the wedding section of the craft store)
  • Scrapbook paper (a few different colors and patterns to make it pretty)
  • Number stickers (1-25)
  • Other decorative stickers
  • glue gun and glue stick


Make sure you have 25 boxes, mine came flat, so I had to assemble them.

Cut out the scrapbook paper into squares that are the size of your boxes.

Glue the square paper on the lid of your box, add a number, and other stickers or decorations you have!


Then start gluing your boxes together!

You can make a pyramid with your boxes, or a square or any other shape you want. Make sure you keep the lid at the front and be careful not to glue it shut. You want to be able to open the boxes to add treats into the calendar, and to get the treats out when its time to count down!

I went with a simple square shape. 5 rows of 5 boxes. I started at the bottom with #24 and#25, then started to work my way up row by row!


Eventually you’ll end up with this 🙂



I just couldn’t decide which colors to go with. The classic red and green or a winter wonderland blue and white!! I decided to make two!


All that’s left is to add in your candy!!


I’m all ready to count down to Christmas!!