Easy Kid’s Valentine’s Day Thumbprint Craft

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You know me – this #lazymom is always looking for quick and simple crafts to do with the kiddos. And this easy kid’s Valentine’s Day thumbprint craft was perfect to kill some time one cold and rainy afternoon. The kids loved it, it was easy to make (and clean up), and the finished product is cute enough to use as decor around the house! The most difficult part of the whole craft was getting Maddie to pose for a picture with the finished product. Girlfriend hates having her picture taken these days…

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Such a cheese-ball smile!

All you’ll need is a white canvas or some cardstock, scissors, tape (double-sided would probably work better), paint, and some extra paper to use for the hearts.

Start out by cutting some hearts of various sizes out of the extra paper. Arrange them on your canvas or cardstock. Tape them down using the double-sided tape.

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Pick out a few different colors to use and have your kids go to town making thumbprints all over the canvas, being careful not to get paint up under the paper hearts. I also had my kids outline each heart with a bunch of fingerprints, so the hearts would really stand out. Once they’re finished, carefully remove the paper hearts and let dry.

Super simple and cute! This would make a great gift for grandparents or teachers, too.

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Do you have any special Valentine’s Day traditions for your family? We’ve never focused too much on the holiday, but now that the kids are older, I’m thinking it would be fun to start some! Maybe special dinner dates or a special Valentine’s Day breakfast with heart shaped pancakes.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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Christmas Home Tour

Last weekend, I had some girlfriends over for our annual gift exchange. And, like I always do, I cleaned like a mad woman for HOURS before everyone arrived. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this!)

I figured I should take advantage of my house being so clean and take some pictures of our Christmas decor for the old blog. I didn’t decorate as much as I’ve done in the past since we’ve been so busy this year, but I’m happy with how the few things I did decorate turned out.

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Christmas Home Tour | sunshineandholly.com

Christmas Home Tour | sunshineandholly.com

Our tree is a mixture of homemade ornaments and store bought. And I’m on team colored lights!
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Love all our Disney ornaments. We purchase a few new ones each time we go.
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My mom got us this ornament the year we got married. It’s one of my favorites!
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This one is from our trip to Disney back in February.
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Our vintage advent calendar. It’s the one I grew up with!
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You can’t even really see all the gross stains on our white chairs in this picture. (Don’t buy white furniture if you’re ever planning on having kids.)
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#yum

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Hot chocolate bar!

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Cheers!

The gift exchange was so fun – it was great seeing all of my girlfriends and their cute kiddos!

Do you go all out for Christmas and deck your halls?

My Real Christmas Wish List

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It’s finally December! Time to start making our lists and checking them twice. Have you started your Christmas shopping? What’s on your list this year?

As for my Christmas wish list, sure, new clothes, makeup, jewelry, cooking tools, and home decor would be great. But you know what I really want? Here’s my real Christmas wish list.

1. A live-in maid.

I’m currently typing up this post at my kitchen table while Maddie colors beside me. There’s a half eaten banana, with peel sitting to my right. 5 dirty tissues to my left. A bunch of markers with the tops left off behind the laptop. And an empty juice box, 4 Cherrios, about 6 smushed Cherrios, and a piece of dried up mac and cheese on the floor. #gross #reallife It’ll all get cleaned up eventually, but it sure would be nice if someone else would do it…

2. A Disney Vacation Club Membership

You guys know I’m a huge Disney nerd. I love that magical place where all your dreams come true. I wish we could have season tickets and go a bunch all year long. Or own a Disney Vacation Club membership. That would be my dream gift!

3. A Personal Trainer with Babysitting Services

This one might be the most realistic thing on my list. I’m still not completely happy with where my “mom bod” is right now. I have a million excuses, but the biggest one is that I hate taking time out of my kid-free mornings to work out. So a personal trainer would be great, but I only want one that will also have someone to babysit my kids.

4. A Magical Immunity Pill

I’ve been sick twice the last two weeks. My kids have also already been sick a couple of times this fall. I wish there was a magical pill we could all take that would prevent us all from getting sick. (Yes, we use oils, but someone always still seems to catch something!)

5. A Later Wake Up Time

My kids used to sleep until at least 7am. But lately, my daughter has been thinking that 6am is a better wake up time. We’ve got the “ok to wake clock,” but, she’s a three-year-old, so you know how well that works for her. It does work for my 5-year-old, though. Unless his sister wakes up first. Just that one extra hour in the morning would be glorious.

 

Ok, Santa. My list is a tough one. Think you can make any of it happen?

 

What do you REALLY want for Christmas?

 

My Real Christmas Wish List | sunshineandholly.com | motherhood | mom life

My Real Christmas Wish List | sunshineandholly.com | motherhood | mom life

My Real Christmas Wish List | sunshineandholly.com | motherhood | mom life

Favorite Funny Thanksgiving T-Shirts

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There are so many cute Thanksgiving themed outfits for babies. Especially the “first Thanksgiving” outfits – adorable! (Take a look at this one and this one. So cute!) And I still have no problem finding cute little Thanksgiving dresses for Maddie to wear to celebrate the holiday.

But where are all the cute boy Thanksgiving clothes?! I have the hardest time finding any!

So a few years ago, I started a fun tradition of getting Graham a funny Thanksgiving t-shirt to wear for Turkey day. Here are a few from past Thanksgivings. (Excuse the terrible quality of these pictures. This was BTB – before the blog.)

Favorite Funny Thanksgiving T-Shirts:

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Caramel Apple Slab Pie with Autumn Glory Apples

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My favorite season is autumn. The weather is perfect, there are so many fun outdoor activities going on, and so many opportunities to spend time with friends and family. And of course, there’s tons of amazing fall food! From soups, to pies, to warm crock-pot meals, autumn is definitely all about delicious comfort food.

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One of my favorite fall comfort foods is apple pie. Apples are amazing in autumn – they’re at their peak of flavor, and they imitate the autumn weather – crisp and sweet. This autumn, here in Atlanta, a new variety of apples is headed our way. Autumn Glory apples are rich with the fall flavors of sweet caramel and warm cinnamon. They’re perfect for snacking, slicing for a cheese platter, or baking in a warm apple pie. My kids love them too, and while they usually only take a few bites of an apple and leave the rest sitting on the counter, they gobble up entire Autumn Glory apples!

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