How to Make Baumschmuck for Christmas | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Baumschmuck is German for “Christmas Ornaments” Last year, one of the craft classes at our homeschool co-op had these put out for display for a craft day. They called them baumschmuck, but when I looked up the meaning of that word in German, it just means “Christmas tree ornaments”. I thought they were very pretty […]

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Our Favorite Christmas Picture Books | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Have you been reading Christmas books with your kids yet? Sola started asking me to read our Christmas books before Thanksgiving was even over! We have a few new additions to our list of favorite books, hopefully you can find one you haven’t read before to enjoy this year. Apple Tree Christmas – Originally published […]

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Kid-friendly Thanksgiving Tablescape | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

The Kids Table Dilemma Where do your kids sit during Thanksgiving Dinner? Do they sit at a kids table or do they sit at the main table with the adults? Regardless of where they sit, a major stress for parents can be just trying to eat their Thanksgiving dinner without any crises. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving dinners, […]

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