Tuesday, December 9, 2014

5 on the Fifth - December 2014

It's time for the 5 on the Fifth link-up hosted by Marcy at Ben and Me.  Past time, actually. I really did write (most of) this post on December 5th - but the weekend was crazy and I forgot to finish it! Quick recap of the "rules": Each blogger participating writes a post highlighting five blog posts (from others!) that really caught their eye over the past month or so, and we pin and share the posts too.

Christmas is just a couple weeks away, and the Advent season has already begun. During a time of year when it's all too easy to put pressure on ourselves to take on more than we can handle, I really liked this article at The Art of Simple: How to Simplify the Holidays without Feeling like a Scrooge

And another article on a related theme of remembering that stuff is just stuff: What Losing Losing My Decorations Taught Me... from Jenni at Our Journey.

With a new Schoolhouse Review Crew year about to start, I am being introduced to some new blogs as new Crew members join us. One of those is Meagan at More Than a Coupon Queen. I noticed her post about 9 Christmas Science Experiments and thought some of these ideas looked like a lot of fun!

Around the holidays, many of us have fond memories related to food and family traditions. Here is a great how-to post from Joanie at Simple Living Mama on making your own family traditions cookbook: How To Create a Family Recipe Book - Passing Down Traditions. Wouldn't that make a wonderful gift?

And finally, if you're looking for a fun Christmas gift idea for a kid that likes to make music, you might want to consider an ocarina. If you're like me, and not too sure what an ocarina even IS, read Marcy's review and enter the giveaway too! Learn to play the ocarina: Ocarina FUNdamentals Review (and giveaway)
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Join in at 5 on the Fifth and follow on the 5 on the Fifth Pinterest board as well.
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