Make Every Day Like Christmas!!

I'm hoping all of you had a very Merry Christmas!  We had a fabulous day and are now enjoying a relaxing week of vacation with all of us home. I was thinking today about my favorite Christmas carol... and it was impressed upon me that I should treat every day like Christmas: Every day is an …

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A gift of a different kind.

Last week I had lunch with a woman who I've only recently met.  We are serving together in a ministry capacity and I invited her to lunch so that we could get to know one another a bit better.  I enjoyed our time together very much and when we were about to leave, she said …

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Advent Calendar 2016

Hey, friends!  Tomorrow is December 1st, can you believe it??? Here are a couple of pics of our advent calendar for this year.  This has become a tradition for us, and although I **thought** maybe my kids were too old for this, they insisted on it!!  We love to celebrate the coming of Christmas in …

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December 2014!

Christmas is two days away! Today we are finishing up our preparations... wrapping the last of the gifts, making the last of the cookies (peanut butter balls), and all that good stuff. Here's what we've been up to this month: We've had a rough December in terms of busy-ness and sicknesses, so we're also doing …

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Holiday Prep

The problem with having a blog is that there is this pressure to have something profound to say. Unfortunately I've got nothin'. So I'll leave you with some glimpses of what I've been up to lately.  Prepping for Christmas by making some handmade gifts.  I'm including links, of course, to the sites where I got …

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Advent Calendar Ideas

This week I will be working on this year's advent calendar for the kiddos.  Can't believe it's almost December already! Hope you all had lovely Thanksgiving celebrations! Here are a couple of handmade advent calendars we've done in past years: ::Christmas Tree Advent:: ::Clothespin Advent:: We will be using the Clothespin Advent Calendar again this …

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Handmade Christmas Gifts and Projects

I love making people handmade gifts.  I did a lot of that this year.  But, because I stink at photography, I actually forgot to take photos of most of the things I made!   Fortunately, most of the ideas came from either pinterest or blogs I frequent.  So in case any of you are interested in some …

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