15 responses

  1. Penelope
    December 8, 2011

    These are GREAT ideas! I love that festive gingerbread house (and I never heard of apple sauce decorations before, interesting)

    • Kelly
      December 10, 2011

      I had a friend do cinnamon applesauce decorations and have noticed tutorials on a few other blogs. I also saw sugar cookie ornaments after writing this but I’m wondering how that would work – I’d be worried about attracting bugs.

  2. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy
    December 8, 2011

    We love driving around and looking at Christmas lights.

    • Kelly
      December 10, 2011

      It’s such a fun, (almost) free thing to do. I love looking at lights every year!

  3. Meme
    December 8, 2011

    I LOVE the pics Cakes for us they are hanging on the wall above our desks

    • Kelly
      December 10, 2011

      I’m glad you like them! You should see the new blank pad she’s using – that’d take up the entire back of your cabinet.

  4. Twingle Mommy
    December 8, 2011

    Every year we get into PJs and make some hot chocolate (chocolate milk for the kiddos) and we drive around and look at the lights. It’s so much fun and the kids love it.

    • Kelly
      December 10, 2011

      What a great idea with the hot chocolate! Cakes has never had that before and doesn’t like chocolate milk but hopefully it’s something she’ll grow into.

  5. ohkeeka [The Type A Housewife]
    December 8, 2011

    These are all great ideas–and I love that they’re all affordable too. When I was a kid, my family would drive to a neighborhood near Chicago that was known for having lots of Christmas lights & decorations and it’s one of my best holiday memories!

    • Kelly
      December 10, 2011

      It just goes to show you don’t have to pay or spend a lot to create memories! The “stuff” is likely to be forgotten but the time we spend together and the memories we create lives on.

  6. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    December 9, 2011

    I appreciated you idea! We just made gingerbread houses today. They were not so impressive, but the kids loved eating them. :)

    • Kelly
      December 10, 2011

      Gingerbread houses are beautiful just because of the amount of love that goes into them! I’m really looking forward to doing all of this stuff with Cakes when she gets a little older (maybe next year?), right now patience is not on her side.

  7. Shop with Me Mama (Kim)
    December 9, 2011

    Awesome ideas! We love to go and look at Christmas lights and help families out!

    • Kelly
      December 10, 2011

      They used to do a big trail of lights here in one of the parks with lots of light displays and there were vendors and food carts set up so you could make a night of it. Unfortunately as part of the budget cuts, that is no more but a lot of neighbors and businesses decorate and that’s good enough for me.

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