Stay Cozy + Happy Holidayz

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If you’re reading this, I’m thankful for you! Stay cozy, eat tons of cookies, and if you’re thinking ahead to New Year’s Resolutions… make 2015 the year you finally get out of debt! xo – Anna

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8 Easy, Inexpensive Holiday Crafts to Keep the Kids Busy!

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easy holiday crafts andthenwesaved.com

This is a guest post from the lovely, Sarah Ann Noel. Hope you’re having a great holiday week! – Anna 

When we found out we were moving to NYC, I decided to seriously downgrade and purge most of our belongings. I managed to turn off sentimentalism (which normally runs thick through my blood), and I really did a number on our collection of stuff. Of course, now it’s Christmastime and I’m at my most nostalgic, realizing that sometimes an emotional attachment isn’t so bad! What I left of Christmas knick-knacks seems like sparse decor for even a tiny Brooklyn apartment! So I quickly conjured up what this non-crafty mama could DIY to add some holiday cheer to our place. Below are the decorations that we’ve made for our home, and these also are great inexpensive crafts to make with kids during the loooooong holiday break!

 

8 Easy, Inexpensive Holiday Crafts (& Decorations) to Keep the Kids Busy…

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Enter this Holiday Decorating Contest & Make Some Coin on Those Skillz

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This post is part of my ongoing collaboration with Kmart. – Anna

I’ve really been enjoying the Christmas season this year despite it being unseasonably warm this year here in Denver.  So, I’ve been staying up late at night  to put on Christmas music, bake, and pretend its snowing outside. Baked goods are such an inexpensive little gift to give so I’m planning on giving the goodies to neighbors and friends. I’ll put a few treats in a plastic baggie, tie some yarn around the top, print out some holiday tags, write a little note, and call it good.

Last year Baby Henry was just about 2 months around this time but this year he’s old enough to really enjoy all the lights and wrapping paper. We’ve kept our decorations pretty simple because we knew his crabby little baby hands would have a hard time resisting low ornaments on a tree so we went with a sweet, mini tabletop tree, wrapped a bunch of colorful lights around it, and filled it up with all of our “vintage” macaroni and toilet paper roll ornaments from me and Aaron’s childhoods.

Decorating for the holidays is a tradition like none other—from decking the halls to trimming the tree—every family has its own unique way of getting their home ready for the season.

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