Remember those horrible holiday sweaters that everyone seemed to wear in the 90's? The ones with the jingling bells, 3D snowmen and light-up buttons? Well apparently (and unbeknownst to me until quite recently), they're now a "thing."
It's certainly not a new idea; in fact, I've seen it dubbed "the 21st Century baby book." But perhaps precisely because it has become so popular to take monthly (or even weekly!) photos of your child, there are lots of inspiring ideas out there. I've rounded up some of my favorites.
I don't have a laundry monster at home — I have a tech monster. All of my socks are easily accounted for after a load of laundry, but things like flash drives and USB adapters go missing what seems like every day. Since I can't possibly be the only one who has a hard time hanging on to the knick-knacks that power our daily lives, little extras like cord wraps and phone stands are always appreciated gifts.
A few years back, we mentioned our slight obsession for real dishware. We've never been big on the disposable stuff (even for parties, outdoors or not) and because of it, we have 160 white plates we picked up on Craigslist for a ridiculously low price. Having toted them around for almost 5 years now, we have to say — best decision ever.
Every year I endeavor to keep costs down and seasonal spirits high by making a few gifts rather than pulling out the credit card. I have the best of intentions but often find myself (somewhere around the 23rd) with not enough time. This year will likely be no different, but while I am still in the good intentions stage (it is Dec 4, after all — last minute panic shopping is still weeks away) I have my eye on a really sweet garden project.
Party games are a great way to bring people together, break the ice or just provide old friends with new tricks. From easy, no-frills fun to entertaining electronics, here’s a roundup of some of our favorite party games to help you keep your soirees lively and spirited this holiday season.
We get excited about stylish, functional, and innovative creative reuse ideas, from the myriad ways you can reuse a jar, to uses for chipped tea cups, antique bread bins, vintage card catalogs, bubble wrap, wallpaper scraps, even old gym floorboards. Here's a big roundup of some of our favorites...
It always seems like such a shame to spend so much money on gift wrap, only to have it tossed after a single frenzied morning of opening presents. Make the most of your Christmas trimmings this year with these ten ideas for reusing gift wrap and gift wrap tubes.
There are lots of great ideas for chore charts out there, for toddlers, preschoolers, or even multiple kids. And while you might include your kids in discussions of what chores will go on the chart, these systems don't give kids a variety from day to day. That's why we like this clever idea: chore dice that can be rolled to determine the day's tasks.