Hi, I’m Christine Jerry and I blog at Hay Hay Life. I’m going to share my favorite tips for How To Get Organized for Christmas. Family, feasts and festivities make Christmas such a memorable time of year. On the other hand, the traveling, wrapping, and shopping madness, well…it can be OVERWHELMING! So how does a perfectly sane human being remain that way through the season? Think like a Boy Scout and hit the season with the motto “be prepared.” So come join me and get organized for Christmas! How to Get Organized for Christmas Create a Holiday Planner It’s easy to lose control… [Read More]
Merry Christmas Everyone!
The holidays are a busy time. Which means that when it comes to preparing yummy treats for your holiday party, you may not have as much time as you’d like! Rather than worrying if you have the time to whip up a cake or a batch of cookies, why not choose a no-bake dessert recipe instead? This no-bake holiday treat takes less than 30 minutes to put together, and tastes delicious! Follow my recipe to make your own delicious Peppermint Rice Krispie Bars! I used the seasonal holiday colored Rice Krispies cereal for these peppermint Rice Krispie bars, but they’d probably… [Read More]
Christmas is nearly here! Which means if you have kids, they’re probably begging you for more and more fun Christmas activities! Even if you don’t have kids, it can be hard not to feel like doing a Christmas activity or two! I know coloring pages are all the rage right now, but I still enjoy a good old-fashioned word search! These word searches are easy enough for kids, but also can be a lot of fun for adults! Cook up some Christmas cookies, grab a pencil, and print out these Free Printable Christmas Word Searches for Kids (and Adults)! There… [Read More]
My kids are having a lot of fun doing winter and Christmas-themed kids’ crafts! We took a break from making homemade ornaments to do some more general artsy type crafts. My favorite so far has been this snowman craft! I’m a big fan of using crafts sticks in kids’ crafts, especially when you can make something this cute! Gather up the kids, some hot chocolate, and your craft supplies and make this cute Snowman Popsicle Stick Craft! What you do with your finished craft stick snowman is up to you! My kids just propped theirs up on shelves in their… [Read More]
Popsicle stick crafts are a lot of fun to do with kids, especially young kids! My niece will be visiting next week, and as she’s younger than my own kids I thought it would be fun to come up with some easy crafts for her to do. This popsicle stick craft is easy enough for young kids to do with no problem, but it makes a cute ornament that even adults wouldn’t mind having on their Christmas tree! Here’s how to do this Christmas Tree Popsicle Stick Craft! Even though my kids are older, they still enjoyed putting together this… [Read More]
Do you have a fake Christmas tree? Many people get artificial Christmas trees because they’re more convenient and allergy friendly. There are many different sizes and colors to choose from, and some are even pre-lit! On top of that, you don’t have to water them, or deal with sap, bugs, or needles dropping. But while fake Christmas trees can be low-maintenance choices, you do still have to be careful how you store them. Store your tree the wrong way and it can get bent, lose plastic needles, or even change color! Here’s How to Store Your Fake Christmas Tree to… [Read More]
Making homemade Christmas ornaments is my favorite crafting activity right now! By the time Christmas comes around, my kids and I will have created a good bunch of new, completely DIY Christmas ornaments to display! This time, I decided to go with an iconic symbol of winter, the snowflake! If you’d also like to adorn your tree with a homemade Christmas tree ornament or two, then make this Popsicle Stick Button Snowflake! If you’re doing this craft with kids, consider putting your hot glue gun on low heat. Hot heat isn’t necessary, and low heat reduces the chance of anyone… [Read More]