9 hacks in December 2010

24 December 2010

Seal your Christmas card envelopes with an Aquadoodle marker

Who has holiday cards to send? On the years I send them, my cards usually go out closer to New Year, so I appreciate this tongue-saving hack from Kim

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16 December 2010

Kid art + mailing labels = unique gift tags

via kidscraftweekly.com I've been a fan of Kids Craft Weekly for years. Amber manages to come up with craft projects that are both completely easy and adorable, and she does it EVERY WEEK. Take this idea: using your kid's art plus regular, old white mailing labels and transforming them into...

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16 December 2010

10 December 2010

Toy-store-with-kid strategy: Email Santa with gift ideas

If you find yourself in a store with your kids (say, you're buying a gift for a friend's birthday or for a certain upcoming holiday) and they find something beg-worthy, here's a twist on the "take a picture of it for the wish list" hack we published a while back.

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09 December 2010

Reusable gift wrap: pillowcases!

This present-wrapping hack saves time AND trees! From Virginia in Ireland: I've been feeling a little PST (Pre-Santa Syndrome) this week -- too much to do and too little time. Suddenly I had a short window for gift wrapping but no supplies! What to do? PILLOW CASES! We all know...

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08 December 2010

07 December 2010

Turn your kid's art into a Christmas tree decoration

e_chendo has a fantastic idea for putting some of that kid art to good seasonal use on the Christmas tree: After taking photos to preserve our toddler's daycare artwork, I started repurposing them into Christmas tree ornaments. I cut the 8.5x11 papers into 8 strips and stapled each strip into...

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02 December 2010

What are your holiday traditions? Talk amongst yourselves.

It's reasonable to assume that our plugged-in kids no longer appreciate simple traditions and family rituals. But they do! More than we may realize! What are your family's holiday and New Year traditions?

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01 December 2010

Windows Phone 7 winner!

Thank you to all who entered the Windows Phone 7 giveaway by sharing your takes on the idea of "more with less." In my post, I shared my three essential tools for clearing mental clutter. Your takes are more wide-ranging. Many of you are thinking "more with less" when it...

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