101 Days of Christmas: Cookie Cutter Wrapping Paper

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: At Christmas time I am always looking for ways to connect with my kids while also having them help me with gifts for family members and friends. One simple way to get kids involved with gift-giving is to have them help create special homemade gift wrap.…

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Simple Christmas treats for friends

Although I'm not doing 101 Days of Christmas this year, I couldn't help but share these cute little treats that I made for the students and moms in my Essentials class. These were simple and easy to pull together, but they turned out so cute, and the kids loved their candy sleighs! **originally found at Ellyn's…

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DIY bath powder {101 Days of Christmas}

I'm so glad that Christina, one of Plant Therapy's staff aromatherapists and resident bloggers, agreed to share this recipe with us because it's not one that I would have come up on my own! This bath powder is luxurious and smooth, perfect for the woman who needs just a little bit of pampering in the midst of…

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“Thanks a latte” gift card envelope {101 Days of Christmas}

I think Starbucks gift cards make the perfect gift for a coffee lover (assuming they're a Starbucks fan!), but these gift card envelopes are perfect no matter which one is your favorite coffee shop. Just print and cut along the outside line of each template. Use a hobby knife to cut along the short line on…

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Scented playdough {101 Days of Christmas}

This scented playdough is a great stocking stuffer, and my girls have already asked me to make them some for their stockings...even though they've been playing with this batch already. Homemade playdough is also surprisingly easy to make, and the addition of kid-safe essential oils offers not just a fun experience for their senses but can…

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Minifolk wooden people {101 Days of Christmas}

The artwork and directions for these minifolk comes from Caravan Shoppe, the same online store that creates the Ollibots artwork. Like the robots, I knew I wanted to make a set of these for our 5-year-old, who -- like her mama -- is an introvert and can play for hours and hours on her own. Because…

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DIY body butter {101 Days of Christmas}

We've made shaving cream and aftershave for the guys, and today we've got a creamy and luxurious body butter that Christina from Plant Therapy whipped up! Body butter is a thick and creamy alternative to everyday lotion, and with a combination of lotions and oils, it doesn't just feel good on your skin but actually…

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DIY scented shower disks {101 Days of Christmas}

I love this idea, and my girls will definitely be getting some of these in their stockings this year! It's been so fun to partner with Plant Therapy for this year's 101 Days of Christmas series, and Christina, one of their staff aromatherapists and resident bloggers, has put together a few of her favorite projects…

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We “whisk” you a Merry Christmas tags {101 Days of Christmas}

When I discovered that I could make tiny marshmallows for my hot cocoa, I knew I had to make each of my Essentials kids (in the homeschool class I tutor each week) a jar as part of my end-of-the-year-slash-Christmas gift to them. And when I came across these tiny whisks, I knew they'd be the perfect addition. So…

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Easy no-sew sachets {101 Days of Christmas}

Our master closet has been a nursery for as long as we've lived in this house (even though Jackson has never actually slept in there!), and we have two large Ikea wardrobes in our bedroom instead. The one downside of these wardrobes is that they often leave our clothes smelling stale. I'm not sure what…

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