Thursday, December 29, 2011

For the Kids Friday #43



Wishing you all a very, happy New Year!!
I can't believe Christmas has already come and gone!  There are so many great holiday posts from the last two parties, it is a shame to have to put them aside for another year.  But if you are like me, you're busy pinning these great ideas so you don't lose track of them!

Thanks so much for being here each week and sharing with all of us.  I hope you and your families have had a wonderful time over the holidays, however you celebrate.  I'm wishing you all the best in the new year!

Here are some features from the last two parties.  Awesome ideas!!!

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Santa Mouse Craft
at Mon on Timeout


Popcorn Balls Recipe
at Mom on Timeout


7 "Last Minute" Homemade Gifts for Kids
at Teaching "Good" Eaters


Peppermint Candy Tray
at Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Reindeer, Reindeer Sugar Cones, Rudolph, Edible Reindeer, Christmas, Holiday, December, Party, Favor, Edible Craft, Kids, Red Nose, Christmas Eve
Reindeer and Friends Cones
at The Seven Year Cottage


Teacher Gift
at Dixie Delights


Cookie Cutter Fudge
at Homespun With Love

snowflake food
Tortilla Snowflakes
at NurtureStore


Cute Gingerbread Cookies
at Chicken Babies


A Frosty Breakfast
at Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons


Snowman Candy Bars
at The Educator's Spin On It


Snowglobe Ornament
at Randee's Organized Chaos


Peppermint Penguin Pops
at Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

... now show me what you've got!

For the Kids Friday



1)  I would LOVE for you to first be a follower of my blog.  (And why wouldn't you want to be?!)

2)  Grab my For the Kids Fridays Button and place it somewhere on your blog.  Be sure to link back to me!

3)  Link up as many KID-RELATED activities, games, recipes, parties, gifts, clothing you've created, crafts, traditions, lessons, and so on... that you would like to share.  Please add a different link each week.  They can be old or new... this is just a place to share ideas for our kids to enjoy.  Bonus points to those that serve some educational purpose too!  Link must be to the specific post, and not your general blog page.  Please don't link to your store.

4)  Share the love and comment on at least one other link.  Everyone loves to get feedback.


That's it!  Have fun, and thanks so much for participating!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

For the Kids Friday #42



Merry Christmas Everyone!
Be sure to check back after the holidays for a bunch of great features.

I hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday!!!!

For the Kids Friday



1)  I would LOVE for you to first be a follower of my blog.  (And why wouldn't you want to be?!)

2)  Grab my For the Kids Fridays Button and place it somewhere on your blog.  Be sure to link back to me!

3)  Link up as many KID-RELATED activities, games, recipes, parties, gifts, clothing you've created, crafts, traditions, lessons, and so on... that you would like to share.  Please add a different link each week.  They can be old or new... this is just a place to share ideas for our kids to enjoy.  Bonus points to those that serve some educational purpose too!  Link must be to the specific post, and not your general blog page.  Please don't link to your store.

4)  Share the love and comment on at least one other link.  Everyone loves to get feedback.


That's it!  Have fun, and thanks so much for participating!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

For the Kids Friday #41



Merry Chrishtmas!

Yep, I meant to type that!
We're decking the halls of our home here in China, and we are SO excited for the holidays!
Though nice holiday decorations are hard to come by here, we did manage to find some things to help us feel in the Christmas spirit.  One of those things, this Santa poster, which has inaccurately spelled "Christmas".
I had to buy it, right?  So it now resides in our kitchen for all to see.  ha ha... love it!
We have our Christmas tree up, our advent calendar, the Elf has been sneaking around our home... Christmas MUST be near!  Yesterday I celebrated the holidays by hosting a Cookie Exchange Party.  I had 20 friends join in on the fun, and it was perfect!  What a fun way to share with friends!  I'll be sharing more on that soon.

Christmas is just over a week away.  There have been SO MANY great holiday posts!
Check out some of the great ideas shared at last week's party.  Thanks so much for being here to share, and  for those of you visiting for ideas, I hope you find some great ones!!!

If you've been featured below
grab my A++ and brag about it to your friends :)
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cardboard christmas crafts
Cardboard Christmas Tree
at Screaming Sardine


Rudolf's Nose Cookie on a Stick
at Munchkin Munchies


Mini Book Christmas Ornaments
at Helping Little Hand


Christmas Countdown Fortune Cookies
at Happy Go Lucky


I Scream for Rudolf
at Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons


Lego Birthday Party
at Over the Big Moon


Elf Kisses (Free Printable)
at Kim's Kandy Kreations


Indoor Snowball Fight Kit
at Next to Heaven



... now show me what you've got this week!

For the Kids Friday



1)  I would LOVE for you to first be a follower of my blog.  (And why wouldn't you want to be?!)

2)  Grab my For the Kids Fridays Button and place it somewhere on your blog.  Be sure to link back to me!

3)  Link up as many KID-RELATED activities, games, recipes, parties, gifts, clothing you've created, crafts, traditions, lessons, and so on... that you would like to share.  Please add a different link each week.  They can be old or new... this is just a place to share ideas for our kids to enjoy.  Bonus points to those that serve some educational purpose too!  Link must be to the specific post, and not your general blog page.  Please don't link to your store.

4)  Share the love and comment on at least one other link.  Everyone loves to get feedback.


That's it!  Have fun, and thanks so much for participating!

Santa Cookies

Ok... hold onto your hats my friends.
I have actually MADE something that I am sharing WITH YOU!!!

I've been wanting to make some iced sugar cookies for Christmas, and I realized that I didn't bring any of my holiday cookie cutters with us to China.  :(  So I was stuck using a cup to make boring, old circles.  I had seen THIS great idea which I used as my inspiration.  Of course, I had to add my own special twist.

This is what I came up with....
Santa Cookie

Aren't they cute?!

Sugar Cookie

I had to improvise a lot here.  I used a ziploc bag to pipe my frosting, and made the "black" for the belt using loads of blue and red food coloring.  In the end, I think they turned out pretty cute.

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies Recipe
THIS is the sugar cookie recipe I always use, and love!

Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe
and THIS is the awesome icing recipe I use and love.

Why not make some Snowmen while you are at it?
HERE are my Snowman Sugar Cookies...
Snowman Sugar Cookie

Happy Baking & Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

For the Kids Friday #40



Time for another Party!
We have our Christmas tree up, our advent calendar, the Elf has been sneaking around our home... Christmas MUST be near!  Yesterday I celebrated the holidays by hosting a Cookie Exchange Party.  I had 20 friends join in on the fun, and it was perfect!  What a fun way to share with friends!  I'll be sharing more on that soon.

Check out some of the great ideas shared at last week's party.  So many Christmas ideas... I just LOVE it!!  I wish I had more time now to be creating and sharing for you all.  Thanks so much for being here to share, and  for those of you visiting for ideas, I hope you find some great ones!!!

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grab my A++ and brag about it to your friends :)
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Elf on the Shelf Breakfast
at Come Together Kids


Giving Garland
at Polkadots on Parade


Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments
at Raising Genius Fish


Christmas Chocolate Pretzel Rods
at Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons


Collection of FREE Christmas Printables
at Making Memories...


Magic Elf Seeds (From your Elf on a Shelf)
at East Coast Mommy

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Dear Santa... A Letter Writing Party
Little Wonders' Days


Christmas Countdown Socks with Activities
at Craft Critters


... now show me what you've got this week!

For the Kids Friday



1)  I would LOVE for you to first be a follower of my blog.  (And why wouldn't you want to be?!)

2)  Grab my For the Kids Fridays Button and place it somewhere on your blog.  Be sure to link back to me!

3)  Link up as many KID-RELATED activities, games, recipes, parties, gifts, clothing you've created, crafts, traditions, lessons, and so on... that you would like to share.  Please add a different link each week.  They can be old or new... this is just a place to share ideas for our kids to enjoy.  Bonus points to those that serve some educational purpose too!  Link must be to the specific post, and not your general blog page.  Please don't link to your store.

4)  Share the love and comment on at least one other link.  Everyone loves to get feedback.


That's it!  Have fun, and thanks so much for participating!