The Best Advent Calendar Fillers for Kids

The Best Advent Calendar Filler Ideas for Kids

The holidays are finally here! This is, without a doubt, my favorite time of year and nothing rings in Christmas better than a really fun Advent calendar!  These Advent calendar fillers for kids are great ideas if you want to make your own calendar this year…which is a really, really fun choice!

The best part about using your own DIY Advent calendar for your kids is that you have complete control over the fillers that you use.  They can be elaborate monogrammed gifts or completely free activities that you do as a family, candy and trinkets, or games and arts and crafts!

You can go in any direction…and more importantly, you can incorporate all of these ideas to mix things up a bit!

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Amazing DIY Christmas Ornament Kits for Adults

Adult Craft Kits for the Holidays

I am such a huge fan of Christmas crafts and there hasn’t been a single year that I haven’t enjoyed making DIY Christmas ornaments.  But even with a huge stockpile of craft supplies, it’s still frustrating to have to come up with all the supplies necessary for whatever craft I’ve chosen.  So I LOVE finding DIY ornament kits for adults that give you all the supplies you need.  

This is also such a great way to try out new hobbies without a huge upfront cost – things like painting, needlework, woodwork, paperwork, macrame, and crocheting.

You’ll be creating great memories, potentially finding a new amazing hobby, and taking advantage of a great opportunity to make Christmas gifts for friends and family!

So if you’re on the hunt for something fun to do alone this Christmas or need some cool Christmas gift ideas, try out these fun DIY Christmas ornament kits for adults!

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10 Fun Halloween Books for Kids that They’ll Read All Year Long

Before having kids, Halloween was just a so-so holiday that really only served to pave the way for Christmas (in my biased opinion, at least ;-)).  But AFTER having kids, Halloween became so much more! Kids LOVE Halloween and it can easily turn into one of those holidays that is never forgotten…regardless of the time of year. And that’s exactly the case with these fun Halloween books for kids.  

They’re perfect for getting excited in September and October, but really you’ll probably find yourself reading them all year long!

There are appearances from a lot of the regular favorites – the Berenstain Bears, the Little Blue Truck, and Pete the Cat.  And also some new favorites that are great enough to stand on their own. 

No matter which of these Halloween books you pick, your kids will love them and they will certainly elevate an already fun and exciting holiday!

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Amazing DIY Christmas Ornament Kits for Kids

A Fun Family Holiday Craft: DIY Ornament Kits for Kids

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is all the fun crafts that I get to do with my kids.  Whether to use for decorations or save for gifts, it’s such a great way to be festive and make the most of the season.  Which is what makes these DIY Christmas ornament kits for kids so awesome.

They come with all the supplies your child will need to complete a Christmas ornament and then you can save it to use as a gift, or decorate your own tree with them!

But more importantly, this is such a fun way to spend a holiday afternoon with the kids…and you don’t need to pull out all of your own supplies.  These will come with everything.

And if you use an Advent calendar like we do, these are PERFECT fillers that go beyond just candy or trinkets. 

I hope you get a chance to try one of these craft kits!  Have a fun and happy holiday season!

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Game-Changing Journal Ideas for Anxiety Relief

Journal Prompts that Reduce Stress

Journaling to relieve anxiety is one of the greatest tools that you’ll ever develop. It is life-changing, easy, and reliable.  These journal ideas for anxiety relief will help you get started so you can experience this for yourself. 

Suffering from anxiety is exhausting, frustrating, and confusing.  Anxiety is ruthless and it can be really difficult to get rid of. So when something harmless and easy can actually alleviate anxious feelings, it’s without a doubt worth a try!

And that’s exactly what journaling does – it will relieve anxiety, both immediately and long-term.  It is such a powerful tool, but is often brushed off because it doesn’t seem like it could actually be that powerful. 

BUT IT IS.

If this is your first experience using a journal for anxiety, I’m really excited for you!  Your life is about to get easier. Try out as many of these journaling techniques as you can to find out which is your favorite.

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A Halloween Advent Calendar to Give Your Kids the Best October Yet

A Halloween Countdown Calendar that Will Keep Your Kids Excited All October

Are you ready to blow your kids’ mind?  Want the best October yet? You can actually get a Halloween Advent calendar to savor every single spectacular day of October…plan every single Halloween-ish activity…and truly savor the weirdest, most bizarre holiday ever.

Seriously!

I am a huge holiday person, but Christmas has always taken center stage once the weather starts cooling off.  But as my kids get older, Halloween has become more and more exciting! So when I discovered these Halloween Advent calendars (also called Halloween countdown calendars), I felt like I hit the jackpot!

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Halloween Movies for Kids that the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Family Halloween Movies that Your Kids Will Love

The holiday season is finally upon us and one of the best ways to help usher in the first big day is with these fun Halloween movies for kids!

Nothing makes Halloween more fun than a bunch of kids that are really excited to celebrate and Halloween movies are such a great way to get the holiday started early.

Some of these movies are creepy (but still good for kids) and others are just cute and fun…but all are Halloween-themed!

So update your Netflix queue with these great Halloween movies for kids and cozy up with some popcorn.  This is a great way to spend a rainy October afternoon (or weekend).

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