source: Bugs and Fishes I thought about doing something like this for my presents this year. Really, I did. Just about every year I try to convince myself that pretty wrapping matters, it will make people feel special, etc, etc. And every year I wrap up my gifts in … [Read more...] about Wrapped Up with a … Oh Wait, I Forgot the Bow.
Do you still make cookies at Christmas? Fudge? Other family favorites? There is something in me that just feels like I MUST bake cookies in December. Two years ago - since I was pregnant last year - I made cookies for weeks. Our kitchen overflowed with red velvet crinkles, … [Read more...] about 5 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes
My family moved to Richmond, Virginia, when I was 8 years old - quite far away from where my parents grew up and where all of our extended family lived. Dayton, Ohio, was a LONG trek now, and with two little kids my parents decided we'd go for Thanksgiving OR Christmas. One of … [Read more...] about He Sets the Lonely in Families
December is creeping closer. I've already told you about two favorite Advent activities we try to do around here. But I also love Advent calendars, don't you! We have a sweet little one with drawers now that my mom made. But here are some fun ones you could make, buy, or download … [Read more...] about 15 Unique Advent Calendars
I know, I know. I don't want to skip over Thanksgiving! I love it! But if you want to make a meaningful experience for your children this December, it might take some prepping. I wanted to share with you my two favorite Advent activities that I've been doing with my (little) … [Read more...] about Preparing for Advent