Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday - Christmas-ish Edition

Shannon suggested we share some tips for keeping all the little holiday odds-and-ends wrapped up. It's like a tip for the "last minutes" sort of things. Did she say "last minute?" - hey' that's my forte, that culd be my middle name - I'm the "queen of the last minute", so here's a couple of tips then ;)

1. Christmas Cards Display - all you need to buy is a BLUE MASKING TAPE. Blue masking tape won't mess up your wall or your paint in the wall. It won't leave those ooey gooey yucky sticky stuff in your wall either. Just cut a piece, roll them around to make a double sided tape, put it in the back of the cards, and stick the cards in your wall (find a good size empty wall) . Viola! a Christmas card display!

2. Keeping kids busy while you "work" (aside from just letting them watch TV, DVD or letting them play computer). For younger kids, I suggest Play-Doh's. get a set kind, like the baking kind so they can pretend baking while you are baking ;). For a little bit older kids, let them play with snow inside the house. Yep, snow inside the house. But not the real kind. It's the fake one like THIS. See how much kids are enjoying it:

For more tips, visit Rocks In My Dryer -
hurry, a lot of helpful tips there!


Kirstin said...

Awesome ideas Liza..that snow stuff is so cool. We saw it one year at a bazaar. if those are your daughters they are beautiful. Can't wait to checkout your blog some more. Have an awesome Christmas.

Family O'Foxes said...

Cute card display. I think I will look through hubby's supplies and see if I can find the painters tape to do the same thing.


BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I have never seen snow like that! We maybe get one day of good now here a girls would love playing with that! Their My Little Ponies could have a winter wonderland. ;)

Real Life Sarah said...

Oh, my kids would LOVE it if I let them play with snow indoors! They would first check to see if I was delirious, but I just might surprise them!

Nettie said...

That is a great idea!

Kathy in WA said...

Great ideas, Liza! Love the blue tape suggestion. Perfect way to display cards.


Family O'Foxes said...

I made a card display.

Thanks for the idea!