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List – Easter tradition: Making Cascarone/Confetti Eggs

At first glance, you might think these just look like your run of the mill dyed Easter eggs, but these are the key to you being the coolest mom EVER on Easter weekend! This is especially a hit with school aged kids. These eggs, known as cascarones, are filled with confetti or your choice of filling.

I was first introduced to cascarones in middle school during a Cinco De Mayo festival in which the eggs were filled with paper confetti and glitter. I also saw them used at a pre-wedding party over a decade ago in which bird seed was used to fill the eggs. I also made them for a 4th of July party and filled them with star punched paper confetti and glitter. Obviously, they are a universal treat that can be used for many occasions.

December Daily Wrap Up 2011

December Daily 2011 is finished. I loved it and I have found a new tradition for our family. The kids really enjoyed looking through it today, along with my first Project Life album (which I started this past May). The combination of the 2 is a perfect fit for recording my journey.

This post is packed. A video of my journal, pages #27 – #31, and a giveaway (my first one).


Christmas Eve Cheer


Merry Christmas to all of you out there celebrating! I’m at my sister’s house for the weekend with 6 children who are presently shaking presents and getting ready to decorate gingerbread houses.

This video is a new tradition of advent activities we have started in our family this year. You can read more about them here.

Other traditions unique to our family include making Christmas tree cupcakes for school classmates, putting together a 1,000 piece puzzle, playing with the wooden nativity set, and watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy.



Most bloggers take off the week between Christmas and New Years but I will check in with a couple of posts for my December Daily, Project Life,  and discuss my exciting (and intentional) plans for 2012.

Here’s wishing a safe and joyous week for all of you. – Jenny

Advent activities

I started 2 new traditions this December for our family – a December Daily journal and Advent activities. Instead of a piece of candy inside the wrapped box, I included an activity to do. The activities have been a hit with the kids and they get excited about taking turns opening the day’s box. It was important to Jeff and I that some of the activities were others centered this holiday season.

The advent boxes…



Our favorite activities so far:





Advent Boxes

Tomorrow is December 1st. Are you ready? I’ve been busy finishing up my advent boxes and arranging supplies for my first December daily album. In addition, I’m preparing for my Ben’s 10th birthday tomorrow and an early Hanukah weekend with Jeff’s side of the family. Our December is always filled to the brim.

With all that hustle it is easy to become frazzled. So I’m listening to Christmas music, drinking an iced tea, baking mocha cupcakes for my 52 cupcake series, and just working my way down my to do list. What needs to get done, will. And if it doesn’t, there is always another Christmas and Hanukah 12 months from now.



Halloween…I want to remember

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. I absolutely love the sheer fun and magic of the holiday.


I want to remember how Jeff helped the kids pick out their outfits this year. “No more sissy costumes, Mom!” was heard in the house.


I want to remember how my children loved getting into their characters as witches and zombies.



Happy 4th Feast


Happy 4th of July! Our family is enjoying a time away with family in Albuquerque, NM. Last night, we celebrated early with a yummy feast. One of my items on my list is to celebrate holidays to the fullest and introduce my kids to the great traditions that I was blessed to be exposed to. The feast didn’t disappoint.



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