Christmas Traditions: Advent Calendar Ideas

Advent Calendar Ideas

Confession: I spend way too much time looking for advent calendar ideas on Pinterest. We love advent calendars in our house! We open at least 3 different ones each year.

25 Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Need more ideas for that pesky, um, loved Elf on the Shelf? I am the Maven® has 25 ideas for you!

Need more elf on the shelf ideas for that pesky, um, loved Elf? I am the Maven® has 25 ideas for you!

Get a personalize message from Santa at the Portable North Pole!

Santa Claus Portable North Pole

This is a sponsored post. I love finding ways to make Christmas magical for my kids. When Sebby was younger, I made him a special video from Santa from the Portable North Pole. Since 2008 there have been 100 million videos made! And this year, you can make your own Portable North Pole video from […]

Surprise Holiday Bread with Baker’s Secret


This post is sponsored by Baker’s Secret. Ah holiday baking. We have a love hate relationship. I love to do it, but I sometimes I really hate the work involved. I tend to overcommit myself to baking and that’s no good because it means shortcuts. By shortcuts I mean going to the grocery store bakery. […]

Holiday Craft: Candy Cane Reindeer

candy cane reindeer

I’ve been making these candy cane reindeers for as long as I can remember. They are simple. inexpensive and fun to make! A quick stop at your local Jo-Anns or Walmart will get you everything you need  to make candy cane reindeer for a few dollars. There are a few affiliate links in this post. […]

Holiday Craft: Advent Calendar Tins

Holiday Craft Advent Calendar Tins ~ The Maven of Social Media®

You know that moment in the crafting world when the idea you had in your head works perfectly? You know how it NEVER happens. Well it did. I made it happen. Last year my mom ordered the kids some pre-filled advent calendars off of Amazon. While they were a lot of fun, the parts were […]