December Fun Days

I am a girl that just loves Christmas time. When I was a kid my mom would always have the house decked out with garland and lights on all the windows and up the handrail of the stairs. A full village on the two glass coffee tables with fake snow on it. As well as all the added decorations all over the house inside and outside. This is where I got the love for decorating the house during the Christmas holiday.


1. Make Ornaments
We hardly have any store-bought ornaments on our tree. Each year we make a few different types of ornaments. I like getting the clear ornaments and allowing the kids to decorate them with gems or glitter glue.
2. Go Sledding
Growing up, I remember going sledding every December. Although it rarely snows in my town, there are plenty of zoos and events that bring in snow for the kids. Still, nothing beats sledding down a huge hill of snow.
3. Decorate Gingerbread Houses
This is a fun activity to do with cousins and friends. You can make a gingerbread house from scratch, purchase a kit or go the ultra-simple route and use graham crackers.
4. Look at Christmas Lights
We are lucky to have a neighborhood near us that goes all out with their Christmas lights. Every year, we walk or drive there and see the amazing lights. If you walk, bring some hot cocoa, and if you’re in the car, don’t forget to turn on Christmas music.
5. Make a Snowman
Some people can walk outside their home and build a snowman. For others, it may take a little traveling or creativity. For instance, you may have to make a sand “snowman” or even one out of cotton candy.
6. Have a Hot Cocoa Night
For me, hot cocoa and winter are synonymous. To make hot cocoa night a tradition to remember, you should have a lot of toppings. Along with the typical whipped cream and cocoa shavings, you can have some peppermint candies, caramel sauce and cinnamon. You might even want to toast some mini-marshmallows for an unexpected topping.
7. Make Snowflakes
Since I live in Southern California, I am always wishing for snow. Snowflakes are fun and easy to make. In addition, they look beautiful hung from the ceiling for a winter decoration. The easiest way is to take a circle of heavy paper and fold it into fourths. Then, have kids snip away for a unique snowflake design.
8. Give Back
December is a good time to give back to the community. You could volunteer to wrap presents for needy children or offer to serve a hot holiday meal at a soup kitchen.
9. Make Cookies
I love making cookies for my kids. Sugar cookies are a favorite for December. Making icing and decorating with sprinkles is something my daughter looks forward to every year.
10. Watch a Favorite Holiday Movie
When my husband was a child, he watched “A Christmas Story” every Christmas. It’s fun to watch some holiday movies and pick a favorite or two to watch each year. Personally, I think “Elf” is hilarious.

      

Locket by Pictures of Gold :: #Giveaway

Lockets by Pictures of Gold

An original post by Mom’s Gone Bronson

If you are looking for a little special gift to give this Holiday Season, then this is definitely something you might like to consider! It is a beautiful silver locket from picturesongold.com, which can be engraved on the front, the back and then inside with your favorite photos!

I had a bee engraved on the front of mine, which is sybolic of my last name, which begins with the letter “B” and then an “L” on the back for my first name – just because I can! I also have a larger locket and an 18inch rolo chain.

Inside the locket I had one of my favorite photos of my husband and I engraved, alongside a photo of our beloved dog, Rozz! You can, of course add photos of your chilren, or nothing at all if you want to gift it to someone who might like to add their own personal touch, later!

The locket comes available in several different sizes, with different types of chains [also in differing lengths] and with so many options to personalize it that you really can make something delighful for absolutely anybody, which offers something truly unique and heartfelt to call their own!

If you aren’t immediately sure of the photos you would like to add to your locket, you can have it sent without the photos and send it back to include them when you do – you can also cut out your own photos and add them in the same way as you might have in an traditional style locket.

I remember in the old days where couples had a locket and the girls would wear the necklace around their neck. I have always thought that it was so cute. Having someone you love around your neck and always having them with you. The pictures on gold has some very cute lockets that are engraved with amazing pieces of work.

Picturesongold.com offers so much more than this pretty locket and so you can also pick up I.D bracelets, charms and gifts that everybody is sure to adore! What’s more! You can use the promotional code: HOLIDAY 14 at checkout for a nice 10% discount on all orders placed on their website by December 23rd, 2014 and so there is even more reason to head on over and pick up that gift, today!!

But WAIT! There is also MORE! The lovely folk over at Pictures on Gold are giving away a “Build Your Own Locket”, valued at a whopping $249, which is sure to delight someone you love or to treat yourself as we near the end of our shopping spree this side of Christmas!

The giveaway is open to U.S residents only and you must be 18 or over to enter! The giveaway ends on December 23rd, 2014 and the winner will get to make a locket their very own!

To enter, just scroll down to the rafflecopter, below!

Happy Holidays, and Good Luck!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Note: Neither Mom’s Gone Bronson or any other participating blogger is in any way responsible for prize fulfillment. Prize fulfillment is via Pictures on Gold. Thank you!

      

KidoFit Shoes :: #Giveaway

KidOFit

An original review by Mom’s Gone Bronson!

One of the most important things you could buy for your children as they develop [through any stage] is a good pair of SHOES and when it comes to the best, KidOFit really have raised the bar!

Not only are KidOFit shoes beautifully designed and a real treat to look at, but they are comfortable, good fitting and healthily designed for the best feel and use, while brightening up those tootsies at any occasion!

I received a pair of high topped shoes (Tulip) from KidOFit this past week and I was impressed with them before I even opened the box! The presetation of the shoes in their cute little box, neatly wrapped with tissue paper made them feel very special and my daughter was excited to get to the shoes!

Read More

      

Annie Prize Pack :: #Giveaway

Annie 2014

Now, With up coming movie of Annie hitting theaters next week we are going to have some fun and do a Annie Giveaway. Now, how awesome will that be! The giveaway kit will include some awesome stuff in it. The Annie Prize pack will have some fun stuff for your child. For the giveaway I have team up with some amazing blogger to help me out on getting this giveaway to you.

Annie

Its the hard Knock Life always comes playing in my head whenever I start thinking about the movie Annie. I have never known why but it is something that I enjoy singing. With the new updated verision coming out next this movie is one that I am sure will be a hit.

For this giveaway, I want it to be super easy for you to get entries and increase your chances to win.

Just use the Rafflecopter below the player.

Read More

      
« Older Entries