I sat down to do some menu planning this morning and it hit me like a ton of bricks… Christmas is just five weeks away tomorrow. FIVE WEEKS!?!?!? Every year I vow that I won’t let Christmas sneak up on me and yet every year it does. The first day of Advent is less than […]
I am guest posting over at the fabulous Planning With Kids blog today, sharing some printable Christmas tags. Yes, I know it is not Christmas, but the ‘Planning Queen’ didn’t get that name without good reason, she is hosting a Christmas in July series to get us all thinking about and planning for Christmas nice […]
Our Advent bags are slowly disappearing, replaced by Christmas cards as it gets closer and closer to the big day. But it is disappointment rather than excitement that is mounting here at the pickle farm. With one, two… possibly three sick kids on my couch today our Christmas plans have been at worst cancelled and […]
Every Christmas I think about making our own gift tags, to print and put on gifts, and every year I end up writing the names on our gifts in black marker. But not this year! This year I whipped up a set of gift tags using my Raining Deers digital scrapbooking kit. They aren’t super […]
Each Christmas I try to get the kids involved in making at least some part of the gifts we give to the special in our lives. When the girls were little their involvement was often only to sit still enough and look cute for a photo, the rest was up to me! But now that […]
Do you celebrate Christmas? Have you put your tree up? What is your favourite Christmas decoration? Playing along with Aussie Wordless Wednesday over at My Little Drummer Boys today.
There has been a few different versions of advent calendars at the Pickle Farm over the years. This year however, we have the advent calendar to top all advent calendars! Made by the fabulously talented Nanny Pickle (aka my Mum), who seems to actually enjoy the insanity of sewing 24 little bags and filling them […]
Christmas Day was busy but lovely…. Of course there were presents…. lots of presents. The Barbies have multiplied… ..so have the trains… ..and a budding Chemist was born. And then it was Boxing Day…. Boxing Day, a whole lot of nothing with just us… bliss. Hope you are all enjoying some holiday bliss.