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Organise Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Day 26

15 days till Christmas Day ‘Organise yourself a Merry Little Christmas‘ is a series that will help you to have everything planned and ready for Christmas day. Each day I will be sharing a new Christmas task to ensure you have completed everything needed by Christmas Day,  yummy Christmas recipes, fun Christmas activities. a gift guide […]

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  • Gemma Nutshell

    Ohhh Kat! Thanks for featuring my gift wrapping shenanigans! xxReplyCancel

Organise Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Day 25

18 days till Christmas Day ‘Organise yourself a Merry Little Christmas‘ is a series that will help you to have everything planned and ready for Christmas day. Each day I will be sharing a new Christmas task to ensure you have completed everything needed by Christmas Day,  yummy Christmas recipes, fun Christmas activities. a gift guide […]

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  • Thanks for sharing! Wow, those yearly passes are a great price! If we ever move that way, I’m sure we’ll get one!ReplyCancel

Organise Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Day 22

21 days till Christmas Day ‘Organise yourself a Merry Little Christmas‘ is a series that will help you to have everything planned and ready for Christmas day. Each day I will be sharing a new Christmas task to ensure you have completed everything needed by Christmas Day,  yummy Christmas recipes, fun Christmas activities. a gift guide […]

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  • Oh. I’m still waiting for my photos to be printed so I can’t send my cards out. They should be ready next week. My son is too young for a stocking so that’s off the list too. Update my budget and I am done for the day :) I’m loving these xmas tasks. I look forward to reading your posts every morning! Keep up the great work :)ReplyCancel

    • Hi Tegan, I’m glad you are enjoying the tasks and keeping on track with being organised this Christmas JReplyCancel

Organise Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Day 19

26 days till Christmas Day ‘Organise yourself a Merry Little Christmas‘ is a series that will help you to have everything planned and ready for Christmas day. Each day I will be sharing a new Christmas task to ensure you have completed everything needed by Christmas Day,  yummy Christmas recipes, fun Christmas activities. a gift guide […]

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  • Eli B

    My elf on the shelf has arrived and I am so excited about him coming to visit us each day. I have one question though, once the kids have found him in the morning does the elf stay in that position all day or do you put him away until the next morning. If you put him away, how do you do it on the weekend when the kids are always around and what do you tell them? Am a little desperate for some ideas as he will be having breakfast with us for the first time this Saturday and I don’t know what to do with him for the rest of the day.ReplyCancel

    • Our elf stays put for the whole day. I sneakingly remove him around 4pm and hide him in a place the kids won’t ever look. In the letter we give the kids it says you are not to touch him, if you touch him he may not come back. It’s so much fun, hope you have a blast with your little elf visiting JReplyCancel

      • Eli B

        Thanks so much Kat. I am SO excited and so were the kids this morning. They went looking as soon as their eyes opened.ReplyCancel

Organise Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Day 18

27 days till Christmas Day ‘Organise yourself a Merry Little Christmas‘ is a series that will help you to have everything planned and ready for Christmas day. Each day I will be sharing a new Christmas task to ensure you have completed everything needed by Christmas Day,  yummy Christmas recipes, fun Christmas activities. a gift guide […]

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Organise Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Day 17

28 days till Christmas Day ‘Organise yourself a Merry Little Christmas‘ is a series that will help you to have everything planned and ready for Christmas day. Each day I will be sharing a new Christmas task to ensure you have completed everything needed by Christmas Day,  yummy Christmas recipes, fun Christmas activities. a gift guide […]

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  • Jacinda

    cookies in a jar is such an amazing idea, I would of never thought of doing something like that. Thank you Kat for your constant inspiration and helping us to be so organised this Christmas xReplyCancel

    • Viola Lammertsma

      Hear! Hear! I am so organised this year for the first time in many years – it is such a wonderful feeling. Once again I’m enjoying the lead up to Christmas – a feeling I’d lost because of being overwhelmed the last few years!!! THANK YOU KAT!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • makeaheadmum.com

    I absolutely love the Organise yourself a merry little Christmas series! If you are looking for Christmas food planning ideas, check out the ‘Make Ahead Christmas’ series over at Make Ahead Mum.ReplyCancel

  • I did this one year and attached a Christmas cookie cutter to the jar with ribbon. Was very well received.ReplyCancel

  • Love this idea! Just wondering please where you buy the red & green (Christmas) M&Ms from?? I haven’t been able to find them anywhere…ReplyCancel

    • Viola Lammertsma

      Would you believe Coles in Alice Springs( Central Australia) has bags and tubs of them?The bags were cheaper per 100g.ReplyCancel

      • I found the M&M’s from Bilo which in QLD is owned by Coles. I have not seen them in Woolworths yet. I brought the tub JReplyCancel

    • I have only found them at Coles/Bilo. Last year I did see them at IGA, but find Woolies don’t stock them often.ReplyCancel

  • Jan

    cant find the canisters in the Howards Storage Link? but thanks for the gorgeous inspiration..ReplyCancel

  • Was wondering if anyone had found other jars other than the howards storage jars as I want to make a fair few and they are a bit pricey from there..?ReplyCancel

    • Viola Lammertsma

      Kelly, I stumbled across some lovely jars for $2.00 @ Kmart Alice Springs!!! Also Woolworths here had some similar ones too.ReplyCancel

    • I get my mum to collect her large moccona coffee jars throughout the year and then make them all up at once, makes it so much cheaper as the jars are effectively free,not much help at the last minute but good to keep in mind for later on.ReplyCancel

  • I squirrel away jars throughout the year for these sorts of things, the French jam jars are divine. At this late stage I’d check eBay for bulk lots of jars or buy cello bags that self seal and use those with a staple on cardboard label you could print on the net.ReplyCancel

  • Oh I wish the Cookie in a Jar idea had been posted earlier. It would have been a great gift idea for my aunts and uncles who I buy a box of chocolates for to show my appreciation. Oh well. Next year :)ReplyCancel

    • Absolutely next year, I’ll remember to share the post again, but a little earlier JReplyCancel

  • [...] I saw this recipe for Christmas Cookies in a Jar on The Larson Lingo and The Organised Housewife.  They looked gorgeous with their festive MM layer.  I had to make some for [...]ReplyCancel

  • […] Aqui tem uma boa dica, está em inglês, mas é fácil, tem a dica também da etiqueta.  Aqui tem em português do que eu fiz  e vou deixar algumas fotos como sugestão de decoração.  Se fizer me mostre! Pode me mandar também de presente, não vou achar ruim! […]ReplyCancel

  • […] a glass jar with the dry ingredients of M&M cookies. I got the idea from a friend in Aus on this site. She made them for her son’s teachers and they looked just like the pic on the site. As […]ReplyCancel

Organise Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Day 16

29 days till Christmas Day ‘Organise yourself a Merry Little Christmas‘ is a series that will help you to have everything planned and ready for Christmas day. Each day I will be sharing a new Christmas task to ensure you have completed everything needed by Christmas Day,  yummy Christmas recipes, fun Christmas activities. a gift guide […]

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  • I’ve been looking at the elf on the shelf pics thinking how cute but wondering what the heck they were all about. Thanks to the link for the book depository I have now got one coming. I think it will be a fabulous tradition for my little girl to wake up and find the elf each morning. On a side note; I was also after a bunch of hairy maclary books and they were half the price than in the shops here so thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • mumofthehorde

    I cant find Mason jars on the Howard’s websiteReplyCancel

  • Amber

    we used to do the snow globe craft at playgroup – but using a plastic urine container.. sounds gross, but they are clean and sterile – and unbreakable! My kids threw our one around for many years before I finally threw it out. The first time we made one though, it was in a baby food container (glass with the metal lid) and glued a cheap metal ornament on the inside of it – and it went rusty rather quickly. With the other container – we have never had that problem.. as I also use the craft foam to make little trees for the inside.ReplyCancel

  • Carli

    I have found glycerin at most chemists, if you dont see it on the shelf just ask.ReplyCancel

Organise Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Day 15

32 days till Christmas Day ‘Organise yourself a Merry Little Christmas‘ is a series that will help you to have everything planned and ready for Christmas day. Each day I will be sharing a new Christmas task to ensure you have completed everything needed by Christmas Day,  yummy Christmas recipes, fun Christmas activities. a gift guide […]

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  • Your playdough recipe is very similar to the one I use, except it only requires 1 tsp Cream of Tartar…… I shall try it as that is the one ingredient we always run short of….. sort of make sense though as I got the recipe from the Cream of Tartar tin…. what a sneaky way of making you purchase more of their product!!!ReplyCancel

  • Your playdough recipe is very similar to the one I use, except it only requires 1 tsp Cream of Tartar…… I shall try it as that is the one ingredient we always run short of….. sort of make sense though as I got the recipe from the Cream of Tartar tin…. what a sneaky way of making you purchase more of their product!!!ReplyCancel

    • My kids have loved playing with it all week, it’s such an easy recipe JReplyCancel

  • Lynn richards

    I found you through pinterest. We just completed a home remodel and literally everything in our house has been cleaned, organized and what was left went to Goodwill. I am looking for a way to remind me to keep the house clean and in the shape it’s in in now. Looking forward to your emails!
    LynnReplyCancel

    • Hi Lynn, welcome!! I love pinterest you can find so many wonderful recipes and ideas on there J Hope you enjoy my blog JReplyCancel

  • This is on my advent calendar for tomorrow! The kids will have a ball :)ReplyCancel

Organise Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Day 14

33 days till Christmas Day ‘Organise yourself a Merry Little Christmas‘ is a series that will help you to have everything planned and ready for Christmas day. Each day I will be sharing a new Christmas task to ensure you have completed everything needed by Christmas Day,  yummy Christmas recipes, fun Christmas activities. a gift guide […]

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  • Jasmine

    Ooh these reindeer food jars are such a cute idea, you are so clever Katrina creating these activities we can do with out kids, thank you so much for your time and tips which will help our families. Off to buy some mason jars at HowardsReplyCancel

  • mumofthehorde

    Could you use recycled baby food jars?ReplyCancel

  • Maria

    Todays message is a reminder to start writing Christmas cards or I will be getting behind . Thanks so much for helping us all stay on track !ReplyCancel

  • Leanne

    Love the label. I actually just emailed you – would it be possible to get a label made up of Santa and the two reindeer’s? I think it would be great as a topper to my sons lolly bags for preschool. CheersReplyCancel

  • [...] created some amazing gift ideas. The Organised Housewife shares great ideas with everything from Reindeer Food through to Ninja Cookies for the kids Karate [...]ReplyCancel