christmas · crafty · life · penny pinchin' · projects · special days · upcycling

how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 2: Christmas Wreath}

Last time I showed you how I made a quick and easy Christmas swag for my front door.  I prefaced by saying this: Waste not, want not.  A penny saved is a penny earned.  Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the…… Continue reading how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 2: Christmas Wreath}

bible journaling · christmas · faith · homeschool · pinteresting · special days

all in my head: advent reading plans

Last time, I mentioned I have advent calendars on my brain.  I admit we often resort to the cheesy foil wrapped countdowns, though we have had Playmobil, Lego, Lindor Chocolate and Body Shop (that one was a treat for me) calendars in the past.  Even the cheap-o ones can be fun, especially when they’re Star…… Continue reading all in my head: advent reading plans

all in my head · christmas · life · pinteresting · special days

it’s all in my head: advent calendars

I seem to be the sort that gets caught up on a tangent. My sister-in-law noticed when I began pinning millions (okay…a bit of an exaggeration) of short hair styles on Pinterest. She texted me with a, “Are you cutting your hair?!?” to which I responded, “I’m thinking about it. What are your thoughts?” Naturally…… Continue reading it’s all in my head: advent calendars

art · printables · projects

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

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

food · pinteresting · recipes · special days

taste of christmas ~ baking to-do list

So…right before Christmas I went and hurt myself.  Christmas baking is on a bit of a back burner (pun intended) because of it. As I was cutting Bible verses to put in our candy packages for the parade, I managed to be distracted enough to grab the blade of the paper cutter.  Our ladies’ Bible…… Continue reading taste of christmas ~ baking to-do list

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