Twas the Night Before Christmas Box is a terrific family tradition that helps the kids get to bed, look nice in the morning and kick off Christmas day with JOY!

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Box: A Family Tradition

As I am writing this post it is 47 days until Christmas. Life is coming at me pretty fast this year and I haven’t been on top of Christmas presents. I am set with my Night Before Christmas Box. This is one of my favorite Christmas Traditions. It sets the tone for Christmas day and helps my kids get to bed the night before Christmas.


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Door Knob Silencer. Quick and easy sewing project for nursery. New moms would love this functional gift to keep your door latch quiet when the door opens and closes.

Door Knob Silencer: To Avoid Waking a Sleeping Baby

This door knob silencer is an easy sewing project for yourself or to make for any new mom. I also find it helpful when wanting to have less slamming doors for families that are on different sleep schedules, toddlers that lock themselves into rooms and for animals trap themselves into rooms. It comes in handy on the days that the windows are open and a gust of wind swings the doors shut.  This sewing project takes about 15 minutes to create and the result can give you years of quiet closing doors.


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Shredded summer squash can be baked into a delicious quick bread or muffins. A snack that's a dessert with a vegetables mixed in. Make it for your family and enjoy it yourself.

Summer Squash: Quick Bread and Muffins Recipe

The summer is coming to a close and so is my summer squash plant. Our vegetable garden had two squash plants this year one summer (yellow) squash and one zucchini. My zucchini plant did not make it, but the summer squash plant did fabulously. My boys and I planted these squashes from seed in spring and have been enjoying the fruits of our labor. This recipe for quick bread and muffins is so tasty, it’s a perfect addition to our Tasty Tuesday recipes. 

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DIY art smock is an easy craft to complete from an upcycled t-shirt. A frugal sewing project that is quick and functional.

DIY Art Smock from a T-Shirt

Do you have drawer of old t-shirts? So do I. I also have two boys who are starting school one had an art smock on his supply list. He really didn’t like the plastic one I pulled out of the art bin in the basement. To be honest, I didn’t either. So I got to thinking, what could I use for a art smock that I won’t have to go out and buy? It’s just going to get paint and whatever else all over it. I can upcycle a t-shirt and make it work as an art smock.

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