Christmas Break

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Christmas is a scant two weeks out so it’s time to sign off and focus on kids and family and home instead of blog and projects and deadlines.

Because we’ve got big, big plans at our house …

… plans like finishing up the homemade ornaments and getting the last of the Christmas decorations up …


… and spending some quality time with Ugly Betty …


… and hopefully capturing more moments in like this …

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… and spending more time outside doing this …


… and reading from our favorite Christmas book from 1958, The Littlest Snowman (which is out of print, but available here) …

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… and making some of our favorite kid-friendly projects …


… regular or 3D


… and mailing out the last of those Walmart Walk of Shame beauties …

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… and maybe putting in an encore presentation of  The Twelve Days of Christmas


In the mean time, here’s some of my favorite holiday projects from my side bar if you’re looking for some last minute ideas.


Free Christmas Subway Printables

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Make Holiday Outfits from EASTER Clothes

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Dollar Store Felt & Burlap Snowflake Door Hanging for Christmas/New Year’s/Winter


Hope each of you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends!

See you in the New Year!


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  1. Merry Christmas!! Looking forward the "Thriving" in 2012!

  2. Enjoy your time away with the kids! Take care and see ya next year!

  3. LOVE your blog! Found it through Riley Blake's cutting corners college (super cute outfits, BTW)! Can't wait to see what's coming for 2012! I'd like to do better making do with what I've got, and you've inspired me!

  4. Merry Christmas, Nike! Have fun making some great Christmas memories with your dirty half dozen. Also, I'm so glad you went with the "spare to square" option for your Christmas card. So awesome!

  5. Merry Christmas!! Loved the post! See you soon....

  6. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoy your break and have fun with your family. :)

  7. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and break. Looking forward to more of your inspiring and amazing projects in 2012! Fabulous work on your blog:)

  8. Sounds like you will be busy! Enjoy this time with your loved ones. =D

  9. I hope you and your family have a great holiday season! Love the synopsis of your previous posts.

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  10. You do ROCK!

    Happy sewing and Merry Christmas

  11. This is a better-quality article as they all are. I make fun of been wonder wide this an eye to some beat now. It’s great to receive this info. You are fair and balanced.

  12. Nicki, I can not believe the gift you just gave me. I had a favorite book when I was a child, about a snowman. I could see it in my mind, but could not remember the title. I looked and your blog fifteen minutes ago and could not believe my eyes. It's my book! The Littlest Snowman. I am so ordering it as soon as I get paid on Friday. Thank you for bringing back an awesome memory. I am just thrilled.

  13. Just found your site from your DIY Lunchables post over at the CSI project. I can't wait to read more from you!

  14. I LOVE your Christmas card. Such a cute idea. Your kids are darling.


Thanks so much for the comment love! I do cartwheels when I read each one. Well, I imagine my pre-pregnancy self doing cartwheels, but you get the idea ...