Archives for December 3, 2015

Free and Low Cost Events for the family this December

During the month of December, Michaels will offer a variety of free and low-cost in-store crafting events including a Gingerbread Housebuilding Workshop and Kids Club events where kids can make clothespin character ornaments and Perler Santa Belt coasters for the whole family to enjoy.


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Family Gingerbread Housebuilding Workshop

Saturday, December 5 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Kids and kids at heart are sure to love our gingerbread house construction event, brought to you by Wilton®. Assemble an adorable gingerbread house and try to resist the temptation to snack on your building supplies! Buy the kit and the supplies are included.




Clothespin Characters

Saturday, December 5 | 10am — noon

Drop in and create a fun clothespin friend to decorate the tree. Ages 3 and up. Only $2 per session, includes supplies.


Perler Santa Belt Coaster

Saturday, December 12 | 10am – noon

Kids can make a festive Santa belt coaster that makes any holiday party guest feel welcome. Ages 3 and up. Only $2 per session, includes supplies.

Credit: Michaels.



Our Book Choices for the week!

It’s starting to look like Christmas!

Here are the top book choices for this week!

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Tough Cookie by Kate Louise (author) and Grace Sandford (illustrator) is the story of a ginger-less gingerbread man who learns an important lesson about being kind and finding happiness through helping others.

This is a delightful story and I love this story of a different kind of gingerbread man! A Must-read for younger children!

Purchase  Tough Cookie at the following: Amazon, B&N, and IndieBound


From the minds of Halloween picture book The Runaway Pumpkin (Sky Pony Press), The Runaway Santa: A Christmas Adventure Story by Anne Margaret Lewis (author) and Aaron Zenz (illustrator) is a sweet and endearing story of relationships, adventure, and following one’s dreams.

This one is a fun one and would make a great gift this holiday season!

The Runaway Santa: Amazon, B&N, and IndieBound

This next one is a must-read for all young Lego fans!

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Called “[a] fine choice for Lego diehards” by Publishers Weekly, The Night Before Christmas: A Brick Story by Clement C. Moore(author) and Amanda Brack (illustrator) is a fresh take on a holiday classic and is perfect for LEGO and Christmas lovers alike.

I found this one to be my favorite of the three and would make a great gift!

The Night Before Christmas: Amazon, B&N, and IndieBound

Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the book to facilitate this post.