July 26, 2017

Elf on the Shelf Name Ideas {Updated}

Elf on the ShelfSoon, our Elf on the Shelf will return for the third time.  Elves travel to and from the North Pole each night giving Santa Clause a report on whether your children have been naughty or nice. When your elf shows up, your first task is to give him or her a name. Our elf’s name is Zack and […]

Steamboat Natchez| Sailing with Santa Claus {11/27}

"New Orleans Steamboat" "Mississippi River Steamboat" "New Orleans Paddle Boat"Santa will be collecting toys for the Crescent House Battered Women’s Shelter before heading to the North Pole! Who: Santa Claus and the Steamboat Natchez Open to everyone and is FREE with the donation of a NEW, UNWRAPPED GIFT When: Sunday, November 27, 2011 Boarding: 2:00pm Cruise: 2:30pm What: Cruise that Mighty Mississippi River on […]

Black Friday Plans

I love the Friday after Thanksgiving. It is the best shopping day of the year. My mom, mother-in-law and I plan out our destinations when the first few ads start to come out. We sift through the Black Friday ads and compare them to our shopping lists. Our morning starts at about 4am and we usually […]

10 Holiday Survival Tips

1. Budget & Plan your Gift Giving Strategy Prior to the holiday season I make a list of everyone I plan to purchase a present for and how much I want to spend. From there, I decide on a budget and some gift ideas within my allotted price range. I keep a running list in […]

Polar Express 3-D

I love doing things to get into the Christmas spirit. It seems as though the Christmas season goes by faster and faster each passing year. Today, my son and I enjoyed a unique viewing experience in the comfort of our own home. After a half day of school “GC” was home early and so we […]

Our Elf on the Shelf is Back

elfshelf1Last year we started the family tradition of the Elf on the Shelf by Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell. It is a great way to usher in the Christmas season.  The elf comes with a wonderfully illustrated book that tells the story of the elf and his mission. The book tells kids that Santa’s elf shows up to […]