christmas · faith · family · life

the best gift of all

Have you ever received a gift that was especially meaningful or memorable?  Perhaps it was something you always wanted but could not justify purchasing.  Perhaps it was a gift of time, or experience with someone you love. Maybe it was a special note tucked into a card.  These special gifts often come at Christmas. Christmas…… Continue reading the best gift of all

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christmas gifting ~ free printables for you

Are you one who likes to try new things?  Or do you balk at projects that are outside your perceived skill set? I’m always playing around with different projects (see here).  That’s why many remain unfinished, I’m sure.  I will jump right in, and perhaps take many tries to get it right acceptable. Regardless, in…… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ free printables for you

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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

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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

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christmas gifting ~ mermaid tail and nemo cocoon blanket

There are a couple of kids at our church that I babysit quite regularly and I thought it would be nice to make them something special for Christmas. The little girl is four and loves Frozen and princesses and all things girly. When I saw the mermaid tail blankets, I thought it was a perfect idea for…… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ mermaid tail and nemo cocoon blanket