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Friday, December 7, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Ideas: Stomach Bug

Looking a bit under the weather, with a glass of Gatorade and “throw-up bucket" by his side, the Duncan family’s elf, Phineas, can certainly relate to kids with a stomach bug in Lanesville, Indiana!

Have a Fun Weekend!

Here are some fun, holiday events around town that made it onto our radar. Enjoy!

Olde Tyme Christmas Celebration- Saturday, December 8, 9am-6pm on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville; live music, holiday refreshments, visit from Santa, FREE trolley rides (12-5pm), .50 cent horse and carriage rides (1-4pm), and much more!

Grinch Prensentation & Children’s Story Time- Saturday, December 8, 11am or 1pm at...

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Ideas: A Little Message

Delighting the Inge family of Louisville, KY, their elf, Johnny Appleseed, thinks if it’s called toilet “paper,” then it must be made to write on!

Elf on the Shelf Ideas: Snow Angel

Snow angel fun, anyone?  In Salem, Indiana, the Howie family’s Elf on the Shelf, Chrystal, loves a good romp in the “snow,” uh, sugar, that is!

Giving {Acts of Kindness}

This week's entry is about holiday gifts filled with human kindness.

Washington Irving is credited with a quote that goes something like this … "December Holidays create the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."

We all know that holiday generosity needn't take the shape of a soiree or beautifully wrapped item. A simple offer to...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Ideas: Bubble Bath Fun

This mischievous elf, Peanut, from Memphis, Indiana, has been keeping the Bayens family on their toes this holiday season. He loves a good “bubble bath” in the bathroom sink!

Pinot’s Palette Giveaway

On the 10th giveaway of Christmas, Today’s Family gave to me…

a Private Party at Pinot’s Palette!

Bring your friends, enjoy a bottle of wine, and be inspired by a local artist who will guide you step by step through your chosen painting. Plus, each guest will leave with their own masterpiece!  This party is for up to 15 guests at the Louisville, KY, location on N. Hubbards Lane.

Enter below for your chance. This giveaway ends at midnight on 12/11/12.  

Update: Our winner is Stacy Ferrell.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Ideas: Storytime

In Louisville, Kentucky, the Knockwafel family’s Elf on the Shelf, Elfy, took time to read the story of Pinocchio.

Top 100 Baby Names of the Year!

Just in… Top 100 baby names of the year!  Aiden and Sophia are officially the most popular baby names of 2012.  Here’s a look at the Top 10.  Did anyone in your family score one of these fabulous names this year?

Boys' Names Girls’ Names
1.   Aiden 1.   Sophia
2.   Jackson 2.   Emma
3.   Ethan 3.   Olivia
4.   Liam 4.   Isabella
5.   Mason 5.   Ava
6.   Noah 6.   Lily
7.   Lucas 7.   Zoe
8.   Jacob 8.   Chloe
9.   Jayden 9.   Mia
10. Jack 10. Madison

You can get the complete list along with their origins and popularity over time at

Source: BabyCenter

Monday, December 3, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

If you’re not already a part of the Elf on the Shelf bandwagon, it high time you join.  It’s a super-fun Christmas tradition that any family with young children will love!

Our elf used to just sit himself in different places around the house each day, but since our children are getting older, we really had to up our game. So, this year...
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