Sometimes things don't have to be cute.
Case in point? Elf on a shelf.
I want to do it cute and bloggable, but it isn't happening this year. The kids love the idea though, so we are doing an elf on a shelf. It just isn't pretty. In fact, it is a --- grab a piece of contruction paper, write a note and move the elf --- operation. There are very few cute setups with the elf being "bad" and there are certainly no new ideas that are blog worthy. The truth though? Sometimes it is more FUN to do things that aren't blog worthy. The kids have fun. I have fun. ...and it isn't pretty.