Pinecone Trees

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My kids love crafts.  Really, I suppose all kids do!  I mean, what’s not to love?  And the messier the better.  Glue?  Glitter?  Clay?  Cutting things into tiny pieces for me to pick up.  Then yes, they’re all in!   We broke out some of our Crayola goodies and got crafty the other day when…Read More

How to Give Your Elf on the Shelf Bendy Arms & Legs

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We love our Elf on the Shelf.  His name is Alfie.  The kids think it’s so much fun to find where he is hiding or what funny thing he got into every day.  And I love watching them!  Ahh.  Memories.  Honestly,  I have just as much fun trying to think of funny things for him…Read More

Handmade Aroma Jar

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We cut our own tree from a local tree farm. Not because we’re wildly ‘GREEN’ or anything like that. It started as just a great opportunity for a bunch of boys to get to hack away at a tree with a saw.  But it’s evolved into wonderful yearly Christmas tradition which conveniently involves a sharpened…Read More

Holiday Bingo Set :: Free Printable

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Christmas is more fun when you spend it doing quality family time. Around the Proffitt household, that means playing games. Lots of them. My boys are into any game (they still think the Quiet game is tons of fun…suckers!) but one that they always come back to is Bingo. Lately we’ve still been playing the…Read More

DIY Advent Ornament Tree Tutorial

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Hi! I am Steph from A Little Moore I am so excited to contribute to A Bird and a Bean! At my house we love the Christmas season and we are known to get our tree up early, have the Elf on the Shelf, have St. Nick visit and every other event we can do stay…Read More

homemade peppermint play dough

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The kids and I made this fun homemade peppermint play dough last week.  They LOVED it.  We made two batches.  One white and one red.  With plenty of glitter!  Then we packaged it up and gave it to their classmates at their Christmas parties.  It was a fun project and making candy cane play dough…Read More