all is calm. all wasn't bright, but now it is.

3 foam core poster boards
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1 set of LED lights (so they don't get hot or waste your power)
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a kitchen hole-poker (aka pointy knife)
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lots of packing tape
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some fabric in whatever color you find in your pile of fabric
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an extension cord to make it to the outlet
=
magic (Max even came down from his nap and said "whoah")

p.s. if you have x-ray vision and you are Lily's friend or my sister please look away or you'll spoil your Christmas gift surprise

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p.p.s. did you spy Buddy?

p.p.p.s. did you spy Buddy?
he is our elf on the shelf
spying on my kids

that's a haiku.

9 comments:

  1. i'm with max...whoa! that is so pretty!!

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  2. Ahh you are amazing how did you even come up with that idea?? Love it!!!

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  3. LUV IT! I might have to stop coming over because one of these days Brody is going to figure out that Lily's Mum is much cooler then his :) Cant wait to see your house all Christmas-y! And I did spot your elf! ours was out and is now missing, Brody told me he was sick of being watched.

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  4. yay, a haiku! We're taking over the world, us haiku-ers. or at least we're just living our part of the world a little happier.

    YOU make me happy. the end.

    oh, and I love the elf.

    oh, and I love the nativity set too--ours (not as pretty as yours, even in the first place, mind you) started out almost perfect last year, and after the whole season, it was about half broke. now, 2 days after it was cautiously put upon a low shelf (idiots! my family spells it "ee-gits!"), all the men have broken feet, oh and one of the sheep too, and the poor stable is a used-to-be-stable, now possible firewood for the new little babe (still safely nestled in his manger, phew!).

    just thought that would make you giggle. poor amputee wisemen.

    allie is the bomb.
    she should come to florida.
    gators do not bite (I promise!)

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  5. Loooooooooooove your decorations and your cute little ideas..and you. And, yes I spied buddy. HOW CUTE IS THAT HIDING PLACE!!!!!! Our Elf (Nicky) has never had such a cool spot, but maybe he'll try it out as long as the little girl doesn't spot him and grab him. (Cuz he would lose his magic, of course...) Merry Christmas-time my friend :)

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  6. I love this! Can't wait to do it in my house. You are brilliant. Where do you get a Buddy the elf?

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  7. super cool! saved this to do for next year. Love your little Elf. Our Elf's name is Red. we have the hardest time finding aplace for him every night!

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  8. LOVE this! I featured you here.

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  9. Where are you?? I miss you. I hope you're doing ok...

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