Elf on the Shelf GIVEAWAY via seejaneblog copy

Tis the season for ELF ON THE SHELF!!!

I had so much fun organizing this giveaway two years ago – that I decided it had to be done again!!! As a gesture of gratitude for all of you and in the spirit of giving – thank you, thank you, thank you for your friendship & support here at seejaneblog and in real life. Here are twenty-eight ideas for Elf on the Shelf this year + a chance for someone lucky to WIN ALL OF IT!!!

And! Two festive printables you can use this season for your elf-ing.

Elf on the Shelf with lego advent calendars via seejaneblog

The Elf (hopefully you give it a clever name!) doning BLACK FRAMED GLASSES will arrive in style it’s first day with two sets of advent calendars: Barbie and Star Wars!


Luke 2: 8-11

December 17, 2012

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

LUKE 2 8-11 free printable via seejaneblog

We don’t all observe the same traditions,


*new to me*

December 3, 2012

happy monday friends!

to start the week, i am so excited to share with you something that is *new to me*!!!

this is good.

are you ready?

ok. three of my creative friends melanie burk, alma loveland, and mike loveland have come together to create caravan shoppe. before you click on their link to see how amazing the site is, let me tell you a little bit more…

first, when you go to their site, look for the confetti please button. AND CLICK ON IT! is that the cutest thing you have ever seen??? amazing!

second, Caravan is the happy space where we share our art and designs inexpensively while allowing you the freedom of printing as much as you like.


…a bowl of cherries!

May 10, 2012

hey friends. i am so thrilled to share one more idea for mother’s day, like my spoonful of sugar idea,
this one is also simple & sweet —

i have always been a fan of these latte bowls at anthropology – for only $2.50 or $5.00 a bowl you can fill one with cherries for mom! she gets a fruity treat + pretty bowl to keep.

if you can’t find cherries in season where you live {i found ours at whole foods}, i also filled a mini latte bowl with chocolate covered cherries {from trader joe’s}.


plane awesome valentine’s!

January 25, 2012

…for KJ’s valentine cards {also called friendship cards in this neck of the woods!}
i wanted something that he could create almost on his own. + treat free.

he really enjoys making paper airplanes {what eight-year-old boy doesn’t?!?}
so… we purchased a chunk of red card stock & he went straight to work making these:

my little man really got into it, he googled airplane patterns, and was folding and cutting and making each one really unique.

download the plane cool labels here!
you can print them on regular paper &


great *beau* valentine’s

January 24, 2012

i mentioned yesterday that sela wanted to give the girls and boys separate valentine’s this year…

for the boys, i wanted to come up with something that was very charming {not something to throw-out in the trash as soon as they were home!}, and original, but still masculine.  and, no treats – candy, etc. – are allowed.

with all these requirements, i finally thought about bow-ties & beaus!

i pulled out the extra fabric from these drawstring bags.  i did not want to get out my sewing machine and spend too much time per bow-tie. instead, i used hot-glue and created a very simple pattern that took only a few minutes start to finish per bow-tie.