Making a festive and inviting home for the holidays is part of the fun and joy of the season. But what if the years have brought about a huge collection of decorating items that require much time unpacking, arranging and then packing up to store for another year. Take a peek at our downsized Holiday Home Tour.Continue Reading
Baking and sharing favorite cookies, cakes or baked treats is a most appreciated and thoughtful holiday gift. There is something very rewarding about spending time in the kitchen making traditional or unique recipes and then sharing them when loved ones come to visit.
But really, how can you possibly find the time, especially during this very busy season?
By planning. With just a little forethought, you can get your head around exactly what you want to accomplish and then enjoy the process as well as the joy of the season. I’ve created a holiday baking and gift-giving planner to make it easy for you.Continue Reading
This time next week we will be giving thanks around a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner. And then the official start of the Christmas holiday season. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and bustling stores in search for presents for our friends and loved ones. I thought a holiday gift tag free printable would be a nice way to welcome this special season.Continue Reading
I love when I come across an easy holiday project that works up quickly and is cute. Crochet Poinsettia Flower is just that kind of project and can be used in many different ways.Continue Reading
One Solitary Life is part of an essay by Dr. James Allen Francis describing the life of Jesus while here on earth. Read the words and listen to it recited.Continue Reading
Are you attending a New Years Eve party this year? Maybe you are hosting a few friends to ring in the New Year as you watch the famous ball drop, listen as the whistles blow and watch as the confetti falls. Food is a huge part of the evening festivities. Delectable tidbits that can be enjoyed whether sitting around a coffee table or standing in a group chatting together make entertaining fun. Consider adding bacon chestnut wraps to the menu. They are easy to make appetizers and a favorite for holiday parties. An amazing combo of crunchy water chestnuts, salty bacon and a hint of sweetness make them irresistible.
Sharing, Lord Remind Me, a beautiful Christmas song by Jon and Valerie Guerra. It is a heartfelt prayer with lovely music to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Take a moment this Christmas Eve to scroll down to listen to Lord Remind Me. You’ll be blessed.Continue Reading
These sweet little tartlets called Pecan Tassies are like having a, scrumptious, bite-sized pecan pie. Sweet filling in a cream cheese pastry cup, they are also known as Nut Lassies.Continue Reading
As we continue with Advent, I am sharing Names and Titles of Jesus with Bible scripture verses to read and contemplate. This is not an exhaustive list as the are many names of Jesus throughout the Bible.
Fun and FREE Christmas Printable Activity Bundle for Kids includes coloring pages, maze, word search, Elf name game and writing prompts.Continue Reading
Bake a festive loaf of rich holiday brioche from this easy recipe using a bread machine. Frost with a simple white glaze and top with colorful sprinkles. The brioche looks so festive on the table and is a lovely food gift idea.Continue Reading
Advent Series Part 2
The bible verse, For Unto Us a Child is Born is from Isaiah 6:9 and is a familiar verse this time of year as we celebrate the birth of God’s Son, Jesus.Continue Reading
How should a KING come? Even a child knows the answer of course… but… He didn’t come as one might expect a KING to enter humanity. Listen to this beautiful song and try to take it in.Continue Reading
Moving into the month of December, our thoughts turn to the excitement of parties, celebrations, family gatherings and festivities that make the season bright. There is shopping and decorating, baking and planning. While it is a wonderful time of year, we can sometimes forget the reason we celebrate. 25 Days of Advent: Creation through Ascension is a different take on counting down the days until Christmas. It is a beautiful story.Continue Reading
Aren’t these adorable. Ann and Marie, two of my long-time, super creative, blogging friends shared this idea for a really quick-to-make project. Adorn your Christmas tree with easy-peasy crochet lamb ornaments or use them to embellish your gifts. You can make a whole flock of adorable lambs in an evening.Continue Reading