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"To decorate the roof, I used paper plates cut in half, and then cut out the middles of the plates to use the rims as icing."--Life Sized Cardboard Gingerbread House

Cardboard Gingerbread House Life Size - Inner Child Fun

If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that last night as soon as the kids went off to bed, Mark and I crafted up a cardboard gingerbread house life size to surprise them with this morning. We had so much fun making this for them and I loved seeing how …

Polar Express table centerpieces...I'm thinking wrapping paper tube wrapped in red &white & a gold ornament on top!

Polar Express table centerpieces...I'm thinking wrapping paper tube wrapped in red &white & a gold ornament on top!

All Students Can Shine: Snowflake Craft Tutorial

Snowflake Craft Tutorial

Hi everyone, I'm here to share a fun craft for this Winter season! I make these every year, not matter what grade I am teaching. It may seem a little difficult when you first look at this masterpiece but, trust me, it is pretty simple once you get the hang of it :) If you want to try it with me, go grab yourself 6 pieces of white paper, scissors, and glue. Are you ready?? Alright, let's get started! See?? I told you it wasn't so difficult! :) If you want a printable version of this tutorial…

Cotton Candy Kit - love the twisted tulle

Cotton Candy Kit (set of 3)

These cotton candy structures look good enough to eat! Made with a tube frame and balloons wrapped in tulle, each cotton candy structure measures 8' high x 36" in diameter.

Jenkins Kid Farm: Polar Express Ward Christmas Party #polarexpress #wardchristmasparty #christmasparty

Polar Express Ward Christmas Party

It's almost Christmastime again Ahhhh, that most wonderful time of the year. I'm finally posting pictures from last year's ward Christmas party. I know. I'm a slacker! Truthfully, it's taken so long because I've been overwhelmed by the sheer number of pictures that the other photographer and I took. Seriously, we rocked this party so big there were just too many good things to photograph! I am nothing without the FANTASTIC committee that helped carry out so many ideas, as well as coming up…

Momfessionals: Best. Morning. Ever. North Pole breakfast

Best. Morning. Ever.

I know we're not even to Halloween yet, but I also know that the Holidays get CRAZY and that if you're like me you like to plan ahead. So.... today I thought I'd share one of my FAVORITE Christmas traditions - our North Pole Breakfast!!! I started Elf on the Shelf with my kids when Luke was 4 and Mason was 1. Luke TOTALLY got it and Mason was along for the ride. Look how excited Little Luke was!!! Our elf, Buddy, arrived for the season and brought an extra sweet breakfast with him :) At our…

The Ticket booth for our church Polar Express theme Christmas Party. Made with a wardrobe box, masking tape, red spray paint, and box cutters.

The Ticket booth for our church Polar Express theme Christmas Party. Made with a wardrobe box, masking tape, red spray paint, and box cutters.