my kiddos have been busy elfing around here.  here’s a peek at their most recent project…


step one:  they painted paper to make covers for the jar lids.  {fun}


step two:  they unwrapped candy canes and pounded them with a rolling pin.  then they spooned the crushed candy canes into 4 oz jelly jars.  {loud}


step three: they opened a bag of mini marshmallows and sneakily ate a few.  then they poured them into 4 oz jelly jars.  {yummy}


step four:  they made hot chocolate mix and poured it into glass pint jars.{very.messy}

here’s our current favorite and very simple recipe:
3 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon salt
*for each cup of warmed milk or milk substitute, add 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix


fun + loud + yummy + very.messy = two kids proud of the gifts they’ve made + one mama proud of the kids


sending a little love your way, m

p.s. playing along with bella over at 52 photos project.



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