An Ugly Christmas
Plus Very Ugly Sale!
Join us Saturday, December 14th
Refreshments will be served
and each child will receive a free prize.
Wear your ugliest Christmas Sweater
and take *40% OFF
a toy or game of your choice.
Very Ugly SALE!
Take *20% OFF
anything & everything
online or in the store.
The sweater that hurts the most eyes
will win a fun prize.
Uglies will be posted on our blog for voting.
Shop online or in our store.
Free Gift Wrapping!
(in store only)
*Not able to stop in?
Send a picture of your ugly Christmas sweater and you’ll receive the offer.
*Offer not valid on prior purchases, with gift cards or other offers.
Stuffed animals always find a way of taking over, and this is one of the cutest ideas I’ve ever seen to organize them! Veetje, a foreign language blog with no tutorial, featured this, but I’m pretty sure any of you DIY-ers out there could figure out how to make this.
Now, if you are finding little escapees here and there, this time of year there are toy donation drop offs all around the county. Why not re-home some of your extras for other children to enjoy?
Before too many Sugarplums dance in your head, there are other charities that could use help this season of giving.
Tomorrow is the big day and there must be a kids table at every Thanksgiving dinner, it’s practically an American tradition. For me, growing up, it was most likely for the preservation of fine china, crystal and family heirlooms from precocious little cousins.
Creating a decorate it yourself table for your little guests will make them feel special, and best of all, does not need to take much time or planning. Emulating this kids’ table idea from Country Living by simply using a roll of craft paper and some crayons or markers, you can easily become the favorite aunt or grandma. Not only will kiddos think that they have the best seat in the house, but this budget friendly cover, provides doodling entertainment before, during, and after the Thanksgiving dinner while waiting for pumpkin pie.
Life at the kids’ table begins here.
You’ll find a great selection of at child size table and chairs at Totally Kids fun furniture.
Keep your kids’ table guests happily occupied with a few colorful sticks of clay; allowing the adults more time to enjoy their meals. (Yay!) Ask the budding artists to create pieces that can be auctioned off for a few coins after everyone has finished their meals.
After dinner have the adults hold an auction. Start the bidding on the new clay sculptures with a few pennies. The young artists can be encouraged to tell stories about their creations to increase the bids.
Pass this tray of clay and tools around and let the sculpting begin. What will they make? How long can it take? Could you make something that you are thankful for?
After dinner when the table covering has become over decorated, drop this Pairs in Pears game on the table for a fast, fun and requiring no pencil, paper, or gameboard challenge.
Leave it to Martha to upcycle sweaters into these warm gifts.
Large and small pieces of felted-wool sweaters can create a variety of attractive pouches: A hot-water-bottle cover was cut from a turtleneck sweater, an eyeglass case began life as an argyle sweater, a waistband forms the top of a tiny stocking, and a portion of a sleeve became a case for an MP3 player.
Gather ye old sweaters while ye may, old time is still a-flying: and that same sweater that smiled yesterday will smile again tomorrow.
Who on your list would enjoy these lovely little gifts? Martha will show you the how to.
Here is an idea for stay at home fun during long winter days.
Move over cobwebs, The Elf on the Shelf aka: how to help your kids behave for the month of December, has arrived!
The Elf on the Shelf® is a special scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists. When a family adopts an elf and gives it a name, the elf receives its Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa Claus about all of the day’s adventures. Each morning, the elf returns to its family and perches in a different place to watch the fun. Children love to wake up and race around the house looking for their elf each morning.
There are two simple rules that every child knows when it comes to having an elf. First, an elf cannot be touched; Christmas magic is very fragile and if an elf is touched it may lose that magic and be unable to fly back to the North Pole. Second, an elf cannot speak or move while anyone in the house is awake! An elf’s job is to watch and listen.
Elves typically appear in their families’ homes at the beginning of the holiday season (around Thanksgiving in the U.S.). On Christmas Eve, the elves return to the North Pole with Santa Claus–until next year!
Share pictures of your little elf here.
Instructions for a kissing booth at Living Locurto.