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Elf on the Shelf, 2014

Our Elf on the Shelf days have begun again!

November 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Elf on the Shelf, 2013

It’s that time of year again! Jack and Julia appeared on Thanksgiving morning, right on schedule. They had the remote in hand and a list of things to look for … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Make Your Own Snowmen

This activity is perfect for  vacation days in December. Spread a blanket outside and give the kids their own bank of “snow.” Materials: One 16 oz. box of cornstarch 1 … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Christmas Wish List Ornament

Here’s a cute way to capture a moment in time. Your child’s Christmas Wish List in his own handwriting is a priceless keepsake. Make one this year, and next year, … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wrapped Signature Ornament

Capture your child’s signature and make it into an ornament to hang for years to come.     Here’s a craft for the older kids. Have them use their very … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Handprint Snowmen

Make fun memories with this simple, festive craft project you and the kids will enjoy. Take a little paint, a blue ornament, some markers and ta-dah! You’ve made a handprint-snowmen ornament. … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Advent Calendar Ideas

As the kids eagerly anticipate Christmas, make counting down the days a fun event for whole family. Hang an Ornament Each Day We have a little wooden advent calendar with … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Christmas Countdown

Here’s a simple way to help the kids count down the days until Christmas. It took us just moments to make, using materials we had on hand at home.   … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Operation Christmas Child – a Shoebox of Love

If you’re looking for a way to pay it forward, consider participating in Operation Christmas Child. The program sends shoeboxes filled with gifts to needy children all over the world. … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reindeer Food

Need a cute gift for classmate gifts? Something to put in a goodie bag? Or just looking for a fun activity to do with your kids? How about making Reindeer … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Decoupage a “Wish Box”

Earlier I wrote about our family traditions, one of which was the wooden “wish box” my brother made for me. He included little post-it note sized slips of paper and … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment


The holidays are steeped with tradition in the Aucello household. A walk through our living room is a stroll down memory lane:   * The sequined felt tree skirt my grandmother … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

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