Have Yourself a {Mary} Little Christmas – Part 4

But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.  Luke 2:19 We’ve come full circle, back to the young mother of the Savior. Can you see her?  Sitting in a small home, barren of any luxury … and yet she’s smiling.   Eyes closed but face glowing with […]

Giving {Living} Beyond: Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse.  Operation Christmas Child.  Shoeboxes.  Franklin Graham.  Goats. Wait?  Goats?  What do goats have to do with Samaritan’s Purse? Maybe you, like me apparently, have been living under a rock and had no idea that Samaritan’s Purse has a gift catalog … filled with amazing ways to bless others […]

10 Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving

I know … Thanksgiving is happy.  But it’s also very stressful and chaotic, especially for the mom/chef/baker/photograph taker.    So, I thought I’d offer some ideas for the most frantic demographic on Thanksgiving Day – the moms. Make double of whatever you can.   This won’t actually save you any time now; […]

Beat Holiday Chaos: 4 Ideas for Staying Focused

Less than a week until Thanksgiving … just over a month until Christmas.  Perhaps your calendar looks a little bit like mine … c.r.a.z.y. But, before the mayhem begins, I’d like to share with you four ideas for staying focused on what really matters during this holiday season. Read the […]

10 Thanksgiving Stocking Ideas

Today I want to share one of our favorite holiday traditions … the Thanksgiving stocking!! Each year to kick off the actual Christmas season, we give Thanksgiving stockings. Given after the Thanksgiving meal is cleaned up and everyone is ready for a nap – except the children! – these stockings […]

{Top Ten} Ways to Use a Silverware Caddy

Sometimes you get something and it’s just too cool to use exclusively for its intended purpose.  Ya know?  That’s how I feel about the Give Thanks Wooden Caddy I received recently from Dayspring.   It’s absolutely gorgeous … and so I decided to figure out some ways to use it beyond […]