Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 479}

AI Pixar movie generated Elf on the Shelf picture

Starting the week by writing the Happy List is something I’ve been doing for a while over the last few years. It is my chance to sit down and reflect on the things that made me happy in the previous week, as well as to record some of our family adventures. It’s a post I love to write and look back over.

Five Happy Things {Week 479}

Last week we all went to my son’s Christmas concert. He plays the clarinet and it was lovely to see him playing in the school orchestra.

Although I thought I was very organised and planned most of our Elf on the Shelf antics, it is still keeping me busy! Last week we had fun making our own AI Disney Pixar Elf on the Shelf movie poster which the kids really enjoyed. We also set up a Rick Roll Elf activity which got my teen!

Little Stitchy Bee stitched ornaments

My handmade Christmas items are slowing down a lot, mainly as I finished everything I wanted to make. I did buy a set of Little Stitchy Bee wooden ornaments and I’m hoping I’ll be able to finish embroidering these and pop them on the tree.

A few years ago I bought a Maileg gingerbread house and have bought a couple of extra items to squeeze inside it. My daughter is enjoying setting it up and it makes a lovely Christmas decoration.

Nutella stuffed pastry gingerbread men

We love some festive baking and have already whipped up some gingerbread biscuits. This year we also tried Nutella Stuffed Pastry Gingerbread Men. We used ready roll puff pastry sheets and it made for a quick and easy sweet treat.


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    December 18, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    The Nutella stuffed gingerbread men sound absolutely divine. I have to try these, too. Thanks!

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    December 19, 2023 at 8:05 am

    The gingerbread biscuits look good. We used to make some every Christmas but stopped now!

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    December 19, 2023 at 9:20 am

    I will love to try these gingerbread biscuits. A delicious sweet treat for anytime snacking.

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    December 19, 2023 at 11:13 am

    I love the sound of Nutella stuffed gingerbread men. I really hope to do a bit of baking too soon. Time is racing by!

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    Samantha Donnelly
    December 19, 2023 at 11:19 am

    I do love the souund of the nutella stuffed ginger bread men I am getting prepared for my Christmas baking but not done any yet

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    Marie Cris Angeles
    December 19, 2023 at 12:02 pm

    Christmas is not perfect without gingerbread. I will try this recipe of yours for sure!

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    Rhian Scammell
    December 19, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    I’m doing my festive baking on Saturday and can’t wait. Sounds like you’ve had a fun past week, the gingerbread biscuits look so nice x

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    Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
    December 19, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    Your “Happy List” posts are always a delightful read! Reflecting on the moments that brought joy and capturing family adventures is such a heartwarming tradition. Attending your son’s Christmas concert and witnessing his clarinet performance must have been a proud moment. The Elf on the Shelf shenanigans sound like a blast, especially the AI Disney Pixar poster and the Rick Roll activity—so creative! Looking forward to more happy things from your week.

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    December 19, 2023 at 5:59 pm

    Ahhh the gingerbreads look great! I’m so looking forward to getting started on my holiday baking too! It’s my favorite activity and we do it all together as a family. Best memories ^_^

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    Lavanda Michelle
    December 20, 2023 at 8:46 am

    The Little Stitchy Bee ornaments are such a lovely touch, and your handmade Christmas items add a personal charm to the season.

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    Melanie E
    December 20, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    Oh wow, Nutella Stuffed Pastry Gingerbread Men sound amazing. I’d love to make some of those with the kids. They must taste yummy!

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    Elizabeth Williams
    December 21, 2023 at 1:31 am

    The Nutella stuffed gingerbread men sound and look delicious. We’ve also been doing some christmas baking.

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    Jupiter Hadley
    December 21, 2023 at 9:38 am

    I played the clarinet in school – it’s such a lovely instrument. Your gingerbread idea is so fun too. Happy Holidays!

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    Kira Kira
    January 11, 2024 at 1:34 pm

    The Nutella stuffed pastry gingerbread men sound insane . Will definitely try them out very soon!!!

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