5 random things:
1) I’m 14 weeks preggers and most frequently craving fresh fruit, cold cereal, pineapple juice with crushed ice, and as of last night, cherry jello 🙈
2) I’ve been binge watching #NewAmsterdam and I’m stuck between my excitement to watch each next episode and my fear of catching up and running out of new episodes 😆
3) I caved and I’m bringing back that dang elf on the shelf that I banned from my house a few years ago, because my girls BEGGED to have one and I realized we prob only have a couple magical years left where they really believe. I ordered @elf.tivities because I’m terribly un-crafty and creative and so relieved to have each day planned out 😅🙏🏽 if you want one too you can use code mintarrow for $8 off! 🎅🏽
4) this anthro blanket wrap was originally $100 but I found it for you guys for like $40, linked on my blog along with a roundup of the rest of the cutest stuff from their extra 40% off sale on sale 🔥
5) I’m currently trying to decide between a 30 min workout and a 30 min nap. Which would you choose 💁🏽♀️😜
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Ohhhh Elf on the Shelf, how I don’t miss you. Literally my oldest one insisted on getting one of these the last year she believed. I really didn’t want to get one and told her that if she saved up her money then she could get it. I thought that would deter her from wanting it, but no it didn’t. That was the last year she believed and now I have to continue this tradition until the last one stops believing which will be another five years at least. Thanks kid! One more thing to remember instead of sleeping. However, I will say that the behavior in December from my youngest is the best because we tell him the elf will tattle to Santa. 😂 Don’t worry, I’ll help everyone come up with ideas for the elf. We need to ban together in this time of need!
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Who else's Scout Elf is on their way back to your home right now?! I love this new holiday tradition of having a magical elf in your home who reports back to Santa... and guess what? We have an officially licensed The Elf on the Shelf collection coming tomorrow, 11/21! Here's a peek at just a few of the special, limited edition Charms. So, does your family host an Elf on the Shelf too?
So do you do elf on the shelf?? I’d love to hear some ideas!!
I would like to introduce the newest member of our family. Elf on the shelf has been in my sights for a couple of years but I wanted to wait for my kids to be a little older....now they are 5 and 3 I know they are going to love this little guy! I’m going to introduce him on the 1st December the same day as their advent calendars begin and I’ll let them choose his name. He will appear through his door and slide 🥰 (see my stories for all the merchandise fun)
Not only will this little elf get up to mischief with the kids toys but he’s also going to choose an ingredient for me to cook with each day. And he may appear on the odd run with me if that actually happens in December 😉 #elfontheshelfaustralia
Ok, I'm officially ready to watch Love Actually for the 125th time #nevertooearly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What's your favourite Christmas movie? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I've been binge watching the ones on Netflix lately and they are so cheesy, you can't watch them without crackers... so obviously I love them all #loveactually#christmasmovies
He's heeeeeeeere!!!! ;) Elf of the Shelf limited edition collection launches tomorrow!!! Eeep!! Anyone else excited to see what is being offered?? On that note, anyone already on Pinterest looking for ideas for their elf this year?? :)
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Stay tuned tomorrow!! Something cool is on its way!! ❤️🎄🙌🏻
Who else's Scout Elf is on their way back to their home right now?? I love this new holiday tradition of having a magical elf in your home who reports back to Santa - and guess what? We have an officially licensed The Elf on the Shelf collection coming Thursday! Here's a peek of just a few of the special, limited edition Charms. Tell me below if you participate in The Elf on the Shelf!
One of the popular kits being ordered this week,🎄🎅🤶 and my own favourite Christmas collection thus far 💛🖤 Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? Comment below and let me know what you've started or when you will bee 🤩
I'm dead right now.
This is how I decorate a million and a half elf cookies.
Worst part: marking up their eyes on day 2!
Best part: getting pictures from customers and their elf set up with my cookies in them!
I will have extras at the Wesley UMC Christmas Market this weekend...and some more toward the end of December.
When a child behaves in a certain way that is not socially acceptable and/or harmful for him or the surroundings, we tend to punish them.
Do you make them sit in the corner facing the wall (timeout)? Or, take away something which is precious to him/her like a toy, screen time or tell them no park, party or playdate for them?
Do you think it helps or adds value in any way? What it actually does is firstly heart breaking and secondly destroys their self esteem and confidence.
Such "quick fixes" are just a mechanism for us to get out of a sticky situation rather than showing patience.
How can the consequences of a child hitting another be - sitting facing the wall ? How does it help him/her ? Or no playdate next week ! Child can't foresee something so far away. There is no connection to the deed done.