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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Welcome Elf on the Shelf

Today we welcomed our Elves back into our home for the season.  Peppermint and Cupcake came with a breakfast surprise and a little note to the kiddos.  This year could get fun, both Jude and Teagan were asking about their elves the moment we started decorating the house for Christmas.  Looks like this is going to be a year that we are going to have to get extra creative!  


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Over the years we have had some pretty fun Elf on the Shelf experiences and today I want to share with you some of my ideas and favorites over the years.  I am sure, if you are a family with an elf, you are planning out your Elf on the Shelf calendar right now too.  Check these out and make sure you share some of your favorites through out the season too!  Have fun!!


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Elves bring cookies - my favorite because it gives the kids an excuse to make me make cookies!  Bring on the sprinkles!!  

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Once we brought Cupcake to the fun we had to think of creative things for two elves.  Some of my favorites are found here.  

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Sometimes life gets busy and parents get tired.  These are some great Elf on the Shelf ideas that are EASY!  It is okay to throw a few easy ideas into your Elf on the Shelf season.  

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We have nice elves maybe because we have toddlers?  Who knows - but these ideas have to be at the toddler level and they have to be able to find their elf every morning.  These Elf on the Shelf ideas for Toddlers have been a hit with both Jude and Teagan over the years. 

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Our Elf on the Shelf fun has just started and I cannot wait to see what fun we find this year!

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As you start your Elf planning make sure you check out my pinterest board that is FULL of great creative ideas that will have you just as excited as the kids.  



Happy Elf on the Shelf season!!  

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What is your Elf's name??



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9 comments:

  1. Ashley Sparks MullinsDecember 1, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    No kids in my house! But, I will be passing these great ideas on to my cousin who has 2 little ones and 2 elves in the house!! :) So cute!

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  2. We don't have an Elf as son was older when this happened but I do enjoy watching the antics of all the elfs. Looking forward to seeing what Peppermint and Cupcake are up to this year.

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  3. I'm still on the fence with this one... I would love to get an Elf but I can only imagine how many nights I would wake up in a dead panic because I forgot to move the dang thing!!

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  4. What a great way to kick off the Elf's holiday adventures. I'm loving the ideas for two Elves!

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  5. We have nice elves too, and my co-workers were totally giving me crap about this because I am such a silly person and they thought that our elves would surely be mischievous!

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  6. I really love this tradition. :) Once the little ones are older, I want to this and hide the elves in all sorts of funny places.

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  7. We don't have an Elf in the house. I do love seeing how other people integrate them into their holiday traditions, though.

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  8. I refuse to let the elf go, even though my son is older. I have more fun than he does!

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  9. My daughter has asked this year for the first time for the Elf on the Shelf. I thought I was in the clear! I guess NOT!

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