christmas · faith · special days

o holy night

We’ve been enjoying days filled with the sounds of Christmas (see here and here, too). There are just so many wonderful songs to get you in the Christmas spirit. I love the contemporary renditions of old and new favourites by the Gardiner Sisters, Pentatonix, Michael Bublé, the jazzy tones of David Ian and, of course,…… Continue reading o holy night

christmas · home · special days

fa la la la la-ing & deck the halls-ing ~ part two

Yesterday, we toured the living room of our little home decked out for the holidays (see here).  I love adding some seasonal flair to our space, but Christmas is, by far, my favourite time to decorate.  We turn on some festive music, pull various items filled with memories from our Christmas totes, and try to…… Continue reading fa la la la la-ing & deck the halls-ing ~ part two

christmas · home · special days

fa la la la la-ing & deck the halls-ing ~ part one

I just love everything about the Christmas season:  the music, the movies, the decorating, the goodies, the parties, but most of all the general spirit of good will and of course the reason behind it all, the birth of the Saviour–Emmanuel, God with us. I don’t want this to be a stressful time (although I…… Continue reading fa la la la la-ing & deck the halls-ing ~ part one

christmas · pinteresting · printables · special days

let’s be jolly ~ ladies’ christmas craft night

Our church has a wonderful group of women who enjoy spending time together.  We always have a fun and encouraging time together, whether for Bible study, outreach planning and preparation, a party or a meal.  We were recently given a beautiful compliment.  A visitor to our church said that if she were to describe our…… Continue reading let’s be jolly ~ ladies’ christmas craft night

christmas · life · penny pinchin' · pinteresting

christmas gifting ~ ideas

Last time I shared some wrapping ideas.  Today, I’d like to share some creative and inexpensive ideas for what’s on the inside. A couple of years ago, we were expecting our first grandchildren (twin boys). I decided the theme of  A Christmas Carol was in order–Christmas past, Christmas present, and Christmas future.  Each of my…… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ ideas

christmas · family · life · penny pinchin' · tutorials

christmas gifting ~ wrap it up

Like so many, I love Christmas.  My df girl and I started watching Christmas movies on the first of November.  She perfected her Christmas playlist and listens to it whenever she can.  My cl boy cannot understand this.  He believes there should be a law: NO CHRISTMAS MOVIES, MUSIC OR DECORATIONS UNTIL DECEMBER 1.  Caps…… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ wrap it up

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christmas gifting ~ white christmas mix

The temperature is dropping and my df girl is chomping at the bit to see some snow.  So far we haven’t seen but a few flakes one morning.  They sparkled on the lawn for a little while but managed to disappear while we weren’t looking. Christmas preparations are beginning.  We have lots going on with…… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ white christmas mix