Now that fall is in full swing, it’s time to start planning for those big winter holidays. I just love planning and organizing stuff, don’t you? I keep all my Thanksgiving and Christmas décor in specially-marked bins. When we get it all out and start making the house all pretty for the season, my big boy just loves to help with the decorating. He’s such a cutie pie.
This year we didn’t do anything for Halloween other than get costumes for the kiddos. Because my husband is in school on weeknights, I’m on my own with the kids for Halloween night. I decided not to drag the babies all over the place trick-or-treating and instead found a friend who was willing to take Logan out so I can stay home with the girls.
That being said, Halloween and October aren’t very exciting around here. However, not doing a lot of Halloween-y stuff gives me a lot of extra time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas.
A few months ago I came across this great little eBook. Its written by a mom who homeschools her 6 (yes, 6!) kids. She is, in my opinion, the absolute QUEEN of organizing. Her eBook, A Simpler Season, has a lot of helpful stuff to get you through the holidays. There are tips for finding more time, budgeting, planning meals, which include cute printable pages for you to use in your planning. She includes crafts and activities for your kids to do during the holidays and a couple ideas on holiday traditions. I like the kid-friendly recipes she has in there, like her Turkey-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls. I know my big boy would love that!
I wish, wish, wish I could share some screenshots of this book because if you saw the neat pages in there, I know you’d love it. I’m just worried that might be a copyright infringement so you will just have to take my word for it. I already recommended this book to my sister (who gets just as giddy as I do about planning for the holidays) and I’ve gone through it twice because I’m so excited to get things ready for our upcoming celebrations. Check it out, it’s on Amazon for Kindle at $6. You can print the pages out (my preference) or I think you can just type right into them also. Or, if you are just interested in the printables part grab the printable pack for $3!
Are you planning for winter celebrations yet? I’d love for you to share what you do to get organized and plan ahead! Share in the comments below!