Elfcapades with the Elf with the Very Long Name

William Alfred Edison Rollo Theodore von Bonaparte, the Conqueror, has certainly been busy… Of course! “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” (from the movie Elf). Don’t you love the sign he made for the refrigerator. I think he was having a hard …

Elf on the Shelf – More Elf-capades

Mr. von Bonaparte, the Conqueror decided it would be funny to make my son look like an elf. He colored on the Classical Conversations class picture!! (The elf used blue, mommy used Photoshop on everyone’s faces.) Then he thought it would be funny to T.P. my son’s bedroom doorway. He …

Christmas Countdown Ideas: Day 4

Clipboard Countdown This type of countdown to Christmas day is super easy to make! All you need is a clipboard (I used a small 8″ x 6″ clipboard), some scrapbook paper, ribbon, a glue stick and a paper trimmer or scissors. 1. Glue the background paper to your clipboard and …

Christmas Countdown Ideas: Day 3

Punchable Countdown I simply LOVE this homemade Advent calendar! You can fill the cups with a list of Advent items (see below) or chocolate or other trinkets. Each day your little one can punch through the cup to reveal what is waiting inside. I have yet to find a more …

Elf on the Shelf – week 1

A couple of days ago I introduced you all to William Alfred Edison Rollo Theodore von Bonaparte, the Conqueror…our elf. This is one crazy elf, people. (I know some of you are thinking I am the crazy one for starting the elf thing almost 2 months before Christmas.) Day 2 …

The Elf on the Shelf

It is never too early to start on Christmas, right? I am so excited it is November so I can get “the elf” out of the closet. A few months ago I heard about the Elf on the Shelf, a North Pole pixie elf that is supposedly Santa’s biggest secret …

Father’s Day at My House

This is the second year that the Superhero and I have went all out with themed dinners for Father’s Day. Last year we did Star Trek and this year we did Star Wars. (I am a goober and thought Father’s Day was this weekend so we planned our surprise dinner …

How to Catch a Leprechaun

My son is not gullible enough to fall for this anymore, but I’ve tried. I gave him a sob story about how I saw a real leprechaun behind our couch when I was his age and I spent months looking for it. (For real, I did spend months looking for …

Symbols of St. Patrick’s Day

The Shamrock “Shamrock” is the common name for several different kinds of three-leafed clovers native to Ireland. The shamrock was chosen Ireland’s national emblem because of the legend that St. Patrick had used it to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. The Trinity is the idea that God is really …

A Wee Bit O’ Fun

UPDATE: The winner of this giveaway is KD! With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we are very excited here at my house! Of my very mixed ancestry, I am mostly Irish so Paddy’s Day is a fun time for us. I even make Irish food every day for almost …