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holiday gift guide: toys around the world

holiday gift guide: toys around the world

Can it really be time for Holiday Gift Guides already? We love this part of the holidays, and are so glad you do too! We’ve collected beautiful and meaningful items for everyone on your list! As many cool ideas and items come through the States, we can’t help but highlight the ones we’ve seen from all around the world. 1. We fell in love with Flat Out Frankie a couple of years ago, but now you don’t have to shop via New Zealand anymore! Amazon to the rescue, we love the Flatout Frankie Little Kitchen. 2. This tiny German piano … Read more

happy christmas, small fries!

The best day of the year is here! The anticipation is always better than the actual event, don’t you think? Our boys could not be more excited and they’ve been so good this year, it’s going to be so fun watching all the surprises unfold! We hope you all have a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year, we’ll be back January 1st with a whole new year of adventure. We wanted to leave you with a few lines from a favorite Christmas song, which wraps up how we feel about the reason for this season and makes a cry … Read more

2013 christmas cards

Check your virtual mailboxes, because the mail’s here! We wanted to share our family’s Christmas cards this year with you, we wish we had more stamps to send each of you a card. We hope this will do! Huge thank you to our card designer Bri at Collected! She created our cards last year as well, and we are fiercely loyal to her impeccable style. First Jenna! We love this abstract and modern take on a wreath, with cozy family photos by Becky Kimball. What is more laid back then a photo session in your pajamas all piled in mom and dad’s … Read more

fa la la la la printable

Are you all ready for Christmas? We can’t believe how fast it crept up! Today we have a multiple-use free printable from the awesome shop Mod by Mel. Whether your need gift tags, a neighbor gift, decor for a party, a(nother) garland, this cute print can do all that and we’re sure lots more, too! Download it below sized for both a 5×7 and 8×10 for free until Christmas! Mod By Mel is making this print temporarily free so hurry and snatch it up! Check out Mod by Mel’s Etsy shop, it’s filled with gems like this! ••• Do you … Read more

glam blocks

glam christmas blocks

We’ve got another super easy handmade gift idea for you all today. Keeping with the theme of gifts coming from the kids, but with a touch of class: Glam Blocks! Thanks to Carousel NY for teaming up with us on this post! Here’s what you’ll do: To start you’ll need unfinished wood blocks. There’s a few ways to accomplish this task:  you can buy them at the craft store, or have wood cut at the hardware store! Just make sure you sand the blocks before using them if you have them cut. From this point we painted them by taping … Read more

service advent

After we shared our favorite Christmas countdown advents here, Emily decided to do a 25 Days of Service with her boys. It has been such an awesome experience for them, and really altered the way their Holiday season has looked and felt. So for our last post for under the Ford Fiesta Movement, with the perfect theme of Social Acitvism we thought we’d have Emily share a little bit more about it! “This 25 Days of Service printable has single-handedly turned my family’s Christmas upside down. For the better, for the best. I had, and still have, so many hesitations … Read more

a gilded link-up

Remember our color themed link-up a few months ago? We joined up with several other awesome bloggers and created DIYs all based on hot pink! Today we’re back together and this time, all that glitters is gold. Here’s what we came up with, an all-gold snow globe! A gold-out, if you will. There is something especially magic about a snow globe, and we’ve seen our fair share around town, but wanted to make our own special version. So we sprayed everything gold, naturally. Here’s what you’ll need:  We found everything we needed at our local craft store, and most DIYs … Read more

holiday gift guide: for the fam

You made it! The last gift guide of the season, are you relieved? Today it’s all about togetherness. Things you can do side by side, meaningful mementos, and ways to improve your life as a family. 1. We’re trying to play it cool about these Wanderlust City map play mats, but it’s not working. They’re so beautiful!! Perfect for floor playtime, or even as a wall hanging. Buy NYC or San Francisco here. [$84] via Shop Ellalou.] 2. A Year of Gratitude. This gorgeous box is filled with 52 thank you cards, one for each week of the year. We love … Read more

$1 neighbor buddy gifts

This year we sort of fell hard for the idea of having gifts come from the boys whenever possible. To help keep them involved in the gift giving process, and hopefully remind them to think of others this season. We’ll have a few more posts talking about this goal, which is also this month’s Fiesta Movement theme of Social Activism! (Is it just too late, or is this agent pretty funny?) For today, we came up with three easy and inexpensive gifts (with printables!) that can they can gift their friends at school, neighbor friends, and whoever else strikes their fancy … Read more

Holiday Felt-aments DIY

felt ball snowmen christmas ornament

We’ve been loving these Maypole felt balls as a base to making minimalist decor for the holidays! We last used them for Halloween, here, and came up with a couple more to decorate the tree with! First, tiny wreath ornaments! Here’s what you’ll do: Thread a needle (the larger and thicker, the easier to go through the felt.) Then pull the needle through the center of each ball, we used six per ornament, finally connecting them and tying a knot on the other side. Grab a package of ornament hooks to hang them onto your tree, and you’re done! Easy … Read more