Category: Christmas

I Only Buy 4 Gifts for Christmas

One of the best decisions I have made as a mom is to limit the amount of gifts I purchase for my children.  When my daughter was a baby, my wife and I decided to look up some holiday traditions to start for her first Christmas in 2011. We asked...

Christmas Light Displays in Metro Detroit 2018

Looking to enjoy the holidays checking out Chrismas Light Displays in Metro Detroit?  We have a few of our favorites listed below. Wayne County Lightfest  Merriman Hollow Park, Westland 7651 Merriman Road, Westland The Wayne County Lightfest is open nightly from November 15 – December 31 from 7:00 PM –...

McDonald’s Holiday Pies are Back…But Where?

Social media was all a buzz this week when McDonald’s announced the return of their elusive Holiday Pie. According to the McDonald’s website, the pies are “Creamy smooth, vanilla custard nestled in a flaky, buttery crust glazed with sugar and topped with rainbow sprinkles.” I’m not one to yuck anyone...

Paper Bag Snowflake Tutorial

These giant snowflake is so easy to make and would be a great project to do with kids. Materials 8 patterned or colored bags (I used a pack from the Dollar Tree) Some sort of glue or adhesive.  Double sided tape, staples, or glue would all work. Step one.  Glue...

Wayne County Parks to Celebrate 25 Years of Lightfest Tradition!

Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans and Wayne County Parks invites the public to attend the Lights On ceremony celebrating the opening of the Wayne County Lightfest on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6:00 p.m. at Merriman Hollow Park located at 7651 Merriman Road in Westland. 2018 marks the quarter-century anniversary...

Dear Children, From Santa

There are toys everywhere as you gear up for another Christmas are you thinking, “What am I going to do with new toys?” The secret is to declutter before the holiday season. This year Santa is asking children to donate their toys to help others in need. Simply print up the...

DIY Mason Jar Project for Christmas

This mason jar project was a lot of fun for Rosa. She really enjoyed cutting and painting the Mod Podge glue. I am really happy with the results, festive jars for a really low price. For this project, you will need one clean mason jar. I used Miracle Whip jars...

The Real Polar Express from Owosso to Ashley, Michigan

One of my favorite holiday movies is The Polar Express.  It is based off the book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.  If you’ve ever watched the movie you know how well done it is.  Everything from the sound effects to the 6 character voices played by Tom Hanks.  Families...

Santa’s Annual Magic Forest in Taylor

The Junior League World Series is not the only fun that can be found in Taylor, Michigan!  This time of year, you can find Santa’s Magic Forest within Heritage Park, a hidden gem in the heart of Taylor.  Those looking to see Mr. and Mrs. Claus can stop in Fridays,...

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