How to Make a LEGO Minifigure Family Virtual Holiday Card

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With all of the hectic activity of moving into a new home this holiday season, mailing out Christmas cards seemed to slip off my to-do list.

So while on my lunch break earlier this week, I found a little time saver online so I could at least get out a virtual Christmas card… the LEGO Minifigure Family holiday cards.

You basically build a little LEGO family that looks just like your family with tons of customizable options, like facial expressions, hair, and clothes. Then you can pick the background scene selection and a cute little holiday message.

LEGO minifigure holiday card

Once your LEGO Minifigure Family is complete, you can share your holiday card with all of your friends and family via social media.

Seriously took about 5 minutes to create and totally FREE! Plus it was just a fun little way to spread some holiday cheer!

So, did you send out Christmas or holiday cards this year?

Or are you like me and it totally slipped your mind?

Well, at least now there’s a solution for you! ;)

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The Kitchen Tour

I know most people are still cranking out Christmas and holiday projects, but here I am trying to settle into our new home. So while in the hustle and bustle of unpacking, I decided to snap a few quick pics of our new kitchen and give you the grand tour!

kitchenWhen building my new kitchen I had my eyes set on one thing… white cabinets. Ever since I painted the ones in my old house and painted my mom’s kitchen cabinets white, I knew it was what I wanted in the new place. We ended up with 42 inch wall cabinets and 9ft ceilings. LOTS of storage space! 21 drawers in total alone.

kitchen tourThe white cabinets set the tone for the rest of the kitchen. Light and bright. Stainless steel and satin nickel. And these amazing lantern pendants.

kitchen lantern lightingI second guessed myself about 50 times on these babies, but am oh-so-happy with them in the end. They seriously set the tone for the rest of the room.

kitchen lantern lightsI chose satin nickel cup pulls for the cabinet drawers…

white kitchen cabinet with pullsAnd stainless steel appliances including a french door fridge.

new kitchen tourAnd since I love to cook, a nice double oven with gas stovetop.

white kitchen cabinets house tourThe gas cooktop came with a huge oblong center burner and even a griddle/grill plate for it. I’m excited to get cooking on this thing.

kitchen home tourAnd my absolute favorite part of my new kitchen… MY FAUCET!

motionsense moen kitchen faucetWe picked out the Haysfield MotionSense faucet from Moen and I’m head over heels for it. Honestly… best purchase ever.

If you wave your hand above the top of the faucet spout, it will stay on until you wave your hand over it again to stop the water. OR there’s a little sensor near the handle (see below) that turns on the water as long as you have something in front of it (like to rinse a dish or wash your hands). It’s battery powered and seriously the coolest little gadget we added to our kitchen!

motion sense moen kitchen faucetA couple things we saved on in our dream kitchen…

The kitchen floors? VINYL.
The countertops? LAMINATE.

And I couldn’t be happier with our decision.

kitchen breakfast roomAnd our breakfast room and butler’s pantry?
We’ll get more into that later…

new kitchen tourSo what’s on my to do list for this room?

• Find matching stools
(I’m waiting for Pier 1 to get the middle stools back in stock so I can order 3 more)
• Backsplash
• Paint the walls
• Find window treatments
• Trim the center island
• Build a wine cabinet near entry to hearth room

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