Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! 


I’m hoping everyone (even you non-Americans who might not be celebrating Thanksgiving) has a wonderful day tomorrow! It’s a wonderful day for everyone to take a break and remember what we are thankful for!

There aren’t a lot of Thanksgiving activities on the blog, but I thought I’d remind of ones you might have missed!

Just recently I posted about how to make the silliest Rice Crispy Treat Turkeys!

In need of a last minute printable for your Thanksgiving decorations? Be sure to print out the subway art-like printable courtesy of the ladies at Bittersweet Walnut Grove.

I’ve always loved the Thankful cards that I shared designed by the lovely My Little Buffalo!

What about a fun activity for the kid’s table? We had fun making the Cone Salad Spinner Art Turkeys!


Have a wonderful day!

Visiting with Santa at Southcenter Mall

I am a strong believer of not celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving…. BUT… The only exception I make is seeing Santa!


Last year we went to see Santa before Thanksgiving and it’s so much easier! And I think Santa is probably less stressed. I mean, I think I have a long To Do list before Christmas…. This guy has an even longer one…. Plus there’s shorter lines (if any) and you can get $5 off if you use the coupon below!



We printed our letter that we use every year. Yes, it’s on the blog and has been updated for 2015! The kiddo did a little proof reading while we waited in line!




I’m savoring this sweetness! He loves going to see Santa and take his letter!


This guy is the coolest! The other thing about seeing Santa before Thanksgiving is that the lines aren’t long and you get more chatting time. I even got to chat with him a bit!


We got a super sweet picture this year!




This year Santa pulled out a special treat for the kiddo! He gave him a naughty or nice coin. ANd luckily with the heads and tails, the coin landed on Nice for the kiddo. Santa told him to keep it in his pocket to always remind himself to be nice! So special!


Now, I don’t think every kid gets a coin, but every kid does get a little crayola gift! And don’t forget the candy canes!


At Southcenter Mall, you can register ahead and get in the Fast Pass line!


And don’t forget to print your coupon and take it with you! Go early! Do it!

Santa’s schedule is:

November 6 – December 6

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


December 12 – 23

9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas



I was also very impressed with the decor this year. There are so many photo spots! You could even put off that professional photography and take all your holiday pictures right there around Santa! I love the big letters for Santa and Love. The trees were pretty cool too and make great backdrops! I took so many pictures!


Aren’t they cute???

I have been compensated with either payment or product for this post. All opinions are my own, honest opinions!





Rice Crispy Turkeys

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Wallet Tutorial


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And the PillowCube Winner is…..


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Ghost Pillow Quilt Block

I have a new pattern out there! And until Halloween, it’s free! Does the pillow look familiar? It should! I just posted about it with the awesome pillow cube giveaway the other day! But today it’s about the pillow cover and the ghost block! Last year, I made the Bat pillows with the Bat Pattern […]

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Pinterest Try Tuesday- Ghost Night Lights

This Pinterest Try is super easy and I don’t think anyone could turn this one into a fail! These little ghosts are adorable. This project I saw on the Family Chic website! I love her projects! They are usually those wonderfully simple projects that you see and think to yourself, How did I not think […]

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Fright Fest!


If you live near Seattle, have you been to Fright Fest? A place to play in the park after dark every weekend in October: Amusement rides, haunted houses, and Booville bring chills and thrills! We got to go! We left the Fright out of the Fest for the most part becuase there’s a little kid […]

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