Holiday Break Round-Up

You might have noticed that things have been a little bit quiet around here lately, and if you’ve been reading for awhile – then you know this is when we take our annual {and much needed!} holiday break.  From now through December 28th we are going to be closing up shop to once again eat too many cookies and give too many snuggles to our sweet families.  Of course, we will still be pretty active on social media…and who knows, you may even see some of us and our families around town enjoying all that this season holds.  But for the most part, we are going to just unplug and enjoy these special days that we have been given.

So until we return in full swing on December 29th, we hope that this holiday round-up will leave you with more ideas and inspiration than you even know what to do with!  From fun events to simple DIYs to travel tips, we’ve got you covered.  Ready?  Here goes…

  • First and foremost, you’ve seen our 2014 Houston Holiday Event Guide, riiight?  It’s a treasure trove of lights, Santa sightings, and overall family-friendly fun that you MUST read.  And reference often all throughout the break.
  • And if you’re planning on cruising for Christmas lights, then be sure to take a peek at Lauren’s vote for the best neighborhoods in Houston to go and visit.  Some of them even have hay rides so you can sit back and really enjoy the sights and sounds that this season brings!
  • On that same gift giving note, here are Jana’s 5 teacher gift ideas…but we think they would be perfect for neighbors, friends, and family too.
  • And if you need just a little bit of time to get all of those presents wrapped or DIY projects finished up, be sure to check out my 20 creative indoor play activities.  Or if your kiddos are a little older and have hit the teenage years, then keep them off the couch with these fun, local ideas instead.
  • The holiday break also makes for a great opportunity to take a staycation or explore different parts of Houston that you might not typically have time to check out.  Like a day trip to Beaumont with suggestions courtesy of Andrea or a walk all around The Heights like Bre!
  • No matter where you go or what you do, don’t forget to record all of your precious memories.  There are about a million and one different ways to do it nowadays, but we just love Tiffanie and her Christmas Memories Book…so classic and so beautiful.  And Misty has the perfect way to preserve all of those special holiday cards as well!

From all of us to all of you — Happy Holidays, Houston!!!


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Kelly is the founder of Houston Moms Blog and has lived in this beautiful city nearly all of her life. She has a degree in education from Texas State University and was honored to teach special education for eight years to some of the cutest little kiddos you could ever meet. While teaching, Kelly met Cody – a tall drink of water and country boy to the core – and together, they fell in love, got married, and decided to start a family. In March 2011, they welcomed Hayes into the world, a silly but smart little boy with a story you have to read to believe. And in April 2013, their family was complete with the addition of Hadley, a super gregarious and oh-so-cute baby girl. Now, Kelly devotes her days to caring for her own little ones…and would not trade this new job of hers for the world! In her not-so-spare time, Kelly loves meeting up with her girlfriends for margaritas, failing miserably at Pinterest projects, and exploring this big old city with her two favorite little side-kicks in tow.


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