Three Beautiful Holiday Kid Books

I love sharing books with my children that deliver heartwarming messages surrounding the holiday season. Holiday Kid Books are a staple in our house year round. My children fight me every year when I try to put their holiday books away for the following year and they often win, resulting in holiday kid books being read year round. There is nothing wrong with that, however, and I am always happy that my children are choosing to read! The Magic Christmas Key, My Snowman and Me and The Hope Tree are three lovely stories published by Pine Tree Publishing. This is … Continue reading

Holiday Themed Name Banners {Giveaway}

This weekend, we will begin decorating our home for Christmas! I can’t wait to pull out all of our holiday bins and go through all of the decorations to put all over the house. It will be like Christmas exploded when we are finished, but that is what makes it so much fun! Personalized decor is always the best, isn’t it? Recently, I have been introduced to Knock Knock Banners, an online store that creates personalized name banners for all occasions. Knock Knock banners has an adorable selection of Holiday Themed Name Banners! Santa’s Furry Friends and Winter Wonderland are … Continue reading

Are You Doing a Countdown to Christmas for 2014?

Countdown to Christmas

You might remember this heartfelt family tradition from Simply Fun Families which was featured here on Multi-Testing Mommy (then called 25 Days of Christmas). I have some updates to share about this wonderful product that gets the whole family into the holiday spirit… but first I’ll remind you what it’s all about… Countdown to Christmas is an activity kit for the whole family filled with unique ideas for adding a pinch of festive fun to the days leading up to Christmas. Whether you countdown for a week, 12 days, or the whole month of December, this kit helps busy parents … Continue reading

Merry Christmas from the Artsy Play Wednesday Crew!

Hosted by: Capri + 3Multi-Testing MommyShannon’s View From HereBaby Giveaways Galore We have decided to take this week off as it is Christmas and we hope that everyone is enjoying time with their friends and families. Please come back next Wednesday for a RoundUp of our favourite submissions from the year! Have a safe and happy holidays! What are your plans for the holidays?

Quercetti Migoga Super Marble Run from @MastermindToys

Are you looking for a last minute gift idea that will be a hit with a young child on Christmas Day? I’ve got one for you! Quercetti Migoga 106 Piece Super Marble Run During the first couple of weeks of Kindergarten, my son would talk about a marble building toy in the Building Centre at school. At the school’s open house, I asked him to show it to me so that I understood exactly what his favourite toy had become. No wonder my son loves this toy! He can build it, use his imagination and creativity AND have a marble … Continue reading

MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL: 30th Anniversary Special Edition Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Mickey Mouse! I was very excited to share this movie with my kids a few weekends ago. Every Saturday night, we have a Family Movie Night, providing we don’t have other plans, of course. Even though this movie starred the cute and adorable Mickey, the story line still remained a bit dark for my kids’ liking. They are very sensitive to “scary” or “darker” movies. This fear includes any “bad guy”, regardless of the outcome. Hubby and I enjoyed this movie as it is a classic tale, and I thought … Continue reading

FUN Elf on the Shelf Ideas

 The Elf on a Shelf is a brand new tradition for our family this Christmas. The morning after the Christmas decorations went up, Jack came to visit.Jack is the name we gave our little scout elf who was sent from the North Pole to help Santa keep track of which kids have been naughty and which kids have been nice. Each night he flies back to report about the day’s activities. In the morning he is perched in a different place. My kids love waking up in the morning and searching for Jack. Even though they are not allowed to … Continue reading

Santa Candle Holders Craft ~ Artsy Play Wednesday {LINKY}

Hosted by: Capri + 3Multi-Testing MommyShannon’s View From HereBaby Giveaways Galore Welcome to Artsy Play Wednesday, a weekly post featuring activities, crafts, recipes and more wonderful ideas to share with your children! Each week, we will have a Featured Activity for you to check out along with an opportunity for you to link up your child friendly activities or to check out ideas for you to do with your children! If you are a blogger and you have a post that you would like to be featured, please fill out this Featured Post form. If you are a blogger and … Continue reading

Holiday Décor with Ferrero Rocher

I love decorating for the holidays. Come mid-November, if I haven’t begun the decoration people start questioning me…”Is there something wrong??” See, I have always enjoyed the pure joy that the holiday season brings, and decorating is just the beginning of the holiday cheer. For me, those seasonal decorations include just a few basic colors. White (lights), red (ribbons) and gold (accents) for glimmer. Traditional mixed with a little bit of hip is my Christmas style. When it comes to our traditional treats, Ferrero Rocher has a permanent spot on our shopping list. We always keep them in stock over … Continue reading

23 Thoughtful #DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Sewing and Knitting & Other Fabric Ideas EASY DIY Microwaveable Beanbag How To Sew An Infinity Scarf 30 Minute Project Noro Spiral Hat Pattern Easy Lacy Blanket Knitted Slouch Hat Customized canvas bag DIY No-Sew Fleece Throw Food Homemade Christmas Cookies ‘n Cream Fudge Chocolate Macaroons Gourmet Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar Candy Cane Crush Hot Chocolate Mix Homemade Granola with Pecans Easy Awesome Sweet, Salty and Spicy Brittle Homemade Vanilla Extract Hostess Gift Idea Easy Family Gift Basket DIY Glitter Candle Holders Gifts the Kids Can Make Santa Candle Holders the Kids Can Make Gifts FOR Kids Vintage Fabric … Continue reading