A Perfect Christmas Ornament

It is only a few more weeks to go before Christmas and if you are one of those moms who are simply too busy with your everyday duties, chances are you are probably rushing now to get the house ready for all the holiday celebration and festivities. Putting up the Christmas tree may be time consuming but it is something everyone in the family will enjoy so take time to set it up and get the children in-charge of hanging the ornaments and the decorations.

I thought this elf on the shelf – christmasplace.com is a perfect Christmas ornament, too, and we do not even have to spend so much time setting it up at home. Order your own piece online, wait for it to be delivered, choose a perfect spot for it in the home and viola, instant Christmas atmosphere in your living space.

Of course, we do not really have to spend too much on Christmas ornaments, as you can always recycle decors from the previous years and simply give them a re-touch. You can always invite your children to lend their creativity to create beautiful ornaments that will not ruin your budget.

Unique Halloween Costumes For Kids

I do not agree with any of my children dressing up as zombies or any dead or scary people for Halloween. I thought those are downright scary and can even give sensitive children nightmares. I do want my children to come in unique costumes, though, those that will not run into danger of several kids wearing the same thing to the same Halloween Party, so buying off the rack at the mall is really out of the question. It is still a few more days before our Halloween party and I hope we can think of creative ideas before that.

DIY-ing Halloween costumes can be time consuming but I am sure it will be worth it especially if any of my children aspire to win a Best Costume award. I thought my little girl can go as a princess or a little lovely fairy, my teen girl can dress up as a rockstar, while my only boy can probably go dressed as a pirate or a fender select telecaster, perhaps. I have to get the consensus of all of my children before I decide on anything. The weekend will be the best time to sit down and talk about.

What costumes are your children having for Halloween?

Christmast Gifts For Children

It is only more than 60 days until Christmas and by this time, you are probably creating that Christmas wishlist and aiming to finish shopping just before the holiday rush sets in. One of the many gifts I would love to give to my children this year are musical instruments. I am sure they will appreciate them and the new instruments will also fuel their passion for yet another thing to learn and discover. Playing music, after all, is also believed to be beneficial to children in helping them in learning and studying and I thought it would be so much like hitting two birds with one stone if ever I will give my children a new instrument as gifts.

I may have to save extra in order to buy each of my children their very own musical instruments, that is why I am scouting for great deals at guitar center this early. Who knows, I might just stumble into huge discounts and get those musical instruments I am planning to purchase without breaking the bank! Smile

Personalized Item Fanatic

When personalized items were introduced, I was immediately attracted to it. There was a point wherein I wanted all my stuff personalized. I wanted all the things I use at school to be personalized with my four-letter name on it.

When I had kids, there was also a time that I wanted to get personalized robes for all of them. But since I had three kids, personalizing all their items is quite expensive. So, I decided to have personalized stickers printed for them so they can place it in all their things.

As for me, I still do a few personalizing of some items but not as much as I was back in college.

Thank Goodness For Couriers!

I am always excited whenever a delivery man from any of our local couriers ventured into our home. It only means I have a package which could either come from local PR companies that send me items to review, or from one of my many favorite online shops where I make it a point to purchase an item or two (or more!) whenever my budget allows. I feel like a little girl waiting for Christmas while anticipating my packages to arrive and finally having to open them.

These international car shipping and other courier services sure make life easier for people living in this modern world. Imagine how simple it is now to look for items you cannot find in your local shops online and have them delivered right at your doorsteps from wherever part of the world they came from. Sure you have to add a considerable amount of money for shipping, but it is just a small fee compared to the convenience and prompt delivery you will be getting. And shelling out cash for shipping beats leaving your home and  going through all the troubles of shopping for hard to find items every single time!