FREE Letter From Santa: You’re on the Nice List!

It’s soon to be December 1 & I can’t wait to continue sharing some of our favorite traditions and family past times with all of you!

I know that so many parents kick off the day after Thanksgiving, or soon after, by welcoming their beloved Elf on the Shelf! Hubby and I just haven’t found the time or brain space to introduce another day-to-day tradition to our little home! For those of you like us, this will be an easy, print + go option to keep the fun Christmas spirit alive without sprinkling Elf Dust and powdered sugar on the floors of your kitchen! And for the awesome parents who make the time every night to set up those adorable little scenes with your favorite elf, this will be an added bonus for your babes!

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The boys love receiving things in the mail so, we popped ours in an envelope to drop at the post office until it makes it’s delivery to our mailbox!

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Get your free Santa’s List Printable HERE!!

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Want to drop yours in the mail like we did? Print your envelope from Santa HERE!

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Nautical Baby Shower + Free Invite!

Ahoy maties! It’s a nautical baby shower!

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As for any party we host, I always have our local Publix bakery prep a cake for us and purchase boxes of perfectly colored buttercream to match our party theme!

To get the perfect color, leave a color swatch from Lowe’s or a sample invite with your order and they’ll match any color you need whether you prefer to decorate at home or have them do the work!

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We DIY-ed a super cute life-saving ring with styrofoam, ribbon, and navy striped nautical rope!

To send our new mama home with some nursery decor, we had everyone sign a paddle and cut our bunting banners in the same color scheme as baby’s room!

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Drop cloths make the perfect neutral table covers and can easily be tossed in the wash for plenty more use!

Check out the matching invite below and download a FREE copy to use!

Download your free Nautical Baby Shower invite HERE!

Open in the latest version of Photoshop to edit!

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Thanksgiving Save for Later Tags + Give Thanks Printable

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Happy Thanksgiving families!

Turkey, Stuffing, Cranberries, Potatoes, and more will fill your tables this afternoon and well into the evening and hopefully your fridge for the next few long days! We all know the struggle too well though-as much as the left overs are enjoyed, fishing them out of the fridge not knowing what is in each Reynold’s Wrapped container, can be such a hassle.

When you lay the littles, and your husband, down for what will be the first of many naps this weekend, download and print this easy label system to help everyone in your family quickly and easily find what they’re looking for when it’s time to snack!

 

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Love the “GIVE Thanks” art?! Download that here:

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Thanksgiving Banner Printable

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What you’ll need:

  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Glue or Clothespins
  • Holepunch

Download here:

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Black & White Halloween Party Printables FREE

 

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All printables belong to © The Happening Housewife Blog. They were hand created and are available for your personal use. Not to be copied, distributed, altered, or sold.

FREE Halloween Party Printables

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All printables belong to © The Happening Housewife Blog. They were hand created and are available for your personal use. Not to be copied, distributed, altered, or sold.

DIY Elastic Kitty Cat Headband

Supplies:

  • Sticky Sided Black Felt
  • Pink Boa
  • Black Fold Over Elastic
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Marker

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DIY Halloween Confetti

In need of extra flair for your Halloween Party?!

Grab some sequins, googley eyes, construction paper, chenille pipe cleaners, and glitter to create a fabulous party confetti that your guests are sure to love!

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DIY $5 Shark Costume

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Last Minute Mom Costumes

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I used to plan months in advance for Pinterest-worthy matching family costumes and as much as we all loved it, the price tag and struggles of DIY-ing each costume got the best of me. Now, it’s all about what can be thrown together from things we already have, which ends up being better fun, 5 times more cost effective, and makes the Halloween weekend (month) less stressful!

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This adorable Kitty Cat headband is from Target’s $1 section last year! Yay for Target!

Once you have your kitty cat ears, throw on a plain black tee, some black leggings, and pencil on your kitty nose and whiskers with a liquid liner pencil!

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This one was seriously SO easy! I pinned a white sheet I had laying in my linen closet over one shoulder and under the other arm, tossed on some of my fav white blingalicious earrings, and added this GORGEOUS gold headband that I am absolutely obsessed with from Acute Designs.

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Yay! Alright, this one might be my fave.! I raided hubby’s closet for this baggy plaid top, slipped into some jeans, added moccasin boots, drew on a “stitched” mouth and nose, put on a wool hat from Target, and shoved some crinkle paper into a few pockets! Perfect, right?! Grab some silk flowers if you have any laying around for an extra touch! Easy Peasy!

Hope this helps if you’re having a last minute party dilemma!

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Happy Halloween!