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Holy moly! We are down to the last 30 days of the year, and if anyone else is on the struggle bus #because2020, it’s not too late to make the most of this wild and crazy year by whooping it up the best we can for the month of December.


I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling like I’ve lost a year of my life so I’ve got a whole lotta’ “funning” to make up for.


In case you need an OrganizenMagan Dictionary refresher:


“funning”

noun

  1. the act of having fun and whooping it up

Example: Funning with her friends was her favorite activity.


So watch out December, I’m coming for you!

Actually, here in San Diego, we are in the dreaded “purple tier” of increased COVID cases, which ultimately means no group gatherings, no indoor social activities, no indoor dining, and a 10 PM mandatory curfew for everyone (not just teens).


So ramping up the “funning” is definitely going to be a bit more challenging, but I’m committed to making the most of the end of 2020 (Hallelujah, there is an end in sight) even if that means I’ve got to be home by 10:00.


Each year after Thanksgiving we sit down as a family and brainstorm things we want to do before Christmas, which we will of course do again this year.


👇🏼(You can find the process and printables here).👇🏼

And because my fun tank is currently on “empty”, I want to take it a step further and also brainstorm a personal list JUST.FOR.ME, so I am also creating a list of Winter Fun ideas for me!



I’m definitely one of those people who lives for “to-do lists” so I created a Winter Fun printable to help me stay on track!


I plan to print it out, write down my goals, and put it on the top of my desk where I will see it every day!


This is an editable version below, so feel free to download it and type in your bucket list items to customize it for you!




Got mushy pandemic brain and need some inspiration?


Then, here’s a big ole’ list of 50 ideas that you can mostly do safely, socially distancing, and in my case...be home by curfew!🤪


So what do you think?

What’s at the top of your Winter Bucket List of Fun? Staying out past 10 PM!?!

Until next time, cheers to getting your “funning” on, and cheers to you!🥂


XOXO,

💗Magan

Tis' the season to spread holiday cheer to those who are working the hardest this time of the year…


The dedicated delivery drivers!! (excluding Santa and the elves, of course)


I saw this adorable idea on Instagram and Pinterest and thought to myself…


“This is brilliant - I’ve got to totally steal this!!”


So that’s exactly what I did!



Good news…it is a super easy and fun thing to put together and…


DOUBLE good news, I made it even easier cause I made a printable for you to download, print and voila’, it’s done!!


So basically here is how it works:


1. Print out one of the thank you sheets attached below:


Christmas Sheet (Red and Green)


Holiday Sheet (Blue and White)





2. Get a basket or container and fill it with some snacks and drinks.


3. Place the treats and sign in a place where your delivery driver will see it!


And just like that…TA-DA!!! That’s all you need to do!


It’s such a simple way to make someone’s day, and isn’t that what the Holiday season is all about anyway?


Do you leave little holiday treats for other community helpers in your life...Trash Collector? Mail Carrier?


I'd love to hear what cool things you are doing to share the festive cheer...let me know in the comments below!


Until next time, cheers to spreading Holiday kindness, and cheers to you!🥂


XOXO,

🖤Magan






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Updated: a day ago


Man, I am totally tripping….


ROAD TRIPPING that is!!


Since we are still in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our big travel plans have all been canceled so we’ve been doing A LOT more road trips with the kids.


And because 2020 has pretty much sucked in SO.MANY.WAYS. we are trying our best to squeeze the most amount of fun out of things we do with our family.


On top of that "fun list" is bringing back the old school style road trips.


Back in the olden days when I was a kid, my parents would make little packages of snacks and activities to open every hour to help make the ride go a wee bit faster and to help keep us kiddos entertained on the drive.


So, I decided to take a page from that early 80's playbook of child-rearing and get cracking on some ROAD TRIP GOODIE BAGS!


(Note: The links in this post are AMAZON affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through our links. Read our full disclaimer policy here.)


The first task at hand...I hit up the Dollar Store and the Dollar Spot at Target, grabbed some brown lunch sacks, made some fun printable tags, and I was off and rolling!

Seriously y’ all, if you haven’t done this for your kids…do it! They will love it!


Picture Proof: Happy Teens!

Listen, my kids are teenagers, and when you are an adolescent, you are way too cool for school....and even THEY loved it, so I guarantee your kids will too!

2020 has been one heck of a rough ride, so I’m going to make one thing easier in life for you...I made the cute printable goodie bag tags for you!!


So all you've got to do is buy some "goodies", print the tags, and put the bags together. I’ve made them for our last two trips, and if my pandemic weary mind can do it, you can too!


Here's a breakdown of the steps one by one...


1. Stan with the Plan


The first step in planning your epic road trip goodie bag extravaganza is to first take into consideration how long your trip is going to be.


My rule of thumb is to plug in the destination in my Google Maps app and if the trip is 6 hours, I'm gonna' make 5 bags (starting at hour one)…if it’s 9 hours, then plan for 8 bags to keep the troops happy and so on. However long your trip is will determine how many bags you make.

2. Get the Goods


The next step is to visit your local discount store or Dollar Tree and load up on some cheap yet entertaining "goodies".


This is a time where you let your cheesy mom factor shine!


If you have teens, think about what your kids loved when they were little and run with it! Mine loved those magic pen coloring books like these below, so yep, I picked up a set of those!



Was silly putty a fave in your house? Then grab it!


You’ll be surprised how much your “big kids” like the little kid's things because it brings back some good childhood memories for them!


Also, be sure to get some junky snacks…my kids don’t normally get junk food, but hey, you are on vacation, so get a little C-R-A-Z-Y…hello Ring Pops and Kinder Joy eggs!!


*A word to the wise*…don’t overload your kids with too much bad food, especially if they are not used to eating that poison…um, I mean sugary goodness. On our first road trip, my son ate every single crappy treat I packed, and he didn’t feel so great when we arrived at our end destination #liveandlearn


Here is a sampling of some things we’ve used in our bags.



Also, if you are short on time and don't want to run all over town looking for goodie bag items, you can order some super fun things on Amazon...


ROAD TRIP GOODIE BAG IDEAS


- Car Bingo


- BeanBoozled Jelly Bean Game


- Ball of Whacks


- Travel Connect Four Game


- Take N' Play Hangman Game


- Magnetic Tangrams


- Rubik's Cube


- Paint By Sticker Picture


- Magic Snake Puzzle

(OMG, This was my fave in 3rd grade)


Oh, yeah, and one more tip…you don’t have to buy all new things!


I looked through our game cabinet and found a few things we already owned that would be boredom busters in the car, like the “Ball of Wacks”& Rubik’s Cube....and I know you've got a fidget spinner somewhere around your house!!

3. P.P.S - Print, Pack, and Staple


Once you’ve gathered your goodies, it’s time to package them.



I’ve made these bag tags just for you...


Oh, and I have two versions for you…one that’s more colorful...



and one that uses less ink…um, have I mentioned that I am frugal? (yes, even with computer ink!)






When you are ready to label the bags, you can put a specific time for it to be opened or you can write the location along your road trip…for me, going the location route seemed to be harder for me to figure out so I went with the time....K.I.S.S - Keep It Simple, Sister!



Once you’ve packed the bags, added the tags, and stapled them, you are ready to roll mama!

See, now wasn’t that easy!?!? (Hint - the answer is "YES")


So now you’ve got the recipe for a fabulous family road trip!


What do you think? Did you find any amazing finds at your dollar store that I should add to my list…my kids would love some new ideas in our rotation!


Until next time, cheers to being a Rocking Road Warrior, and cheers to YOU!🥂


XOXO,

💗Magan



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