Day 12, finally. And day 12 is about counting down the final 12 days of Christmas.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
I think stockings have always been one of my favorite traditions of Christmas. (See the how to on making these stockings HERE.)
As kids, we would place our stockings on the couch or a chair on Christmas Eve. On Christmas morn we would find the stockings stuffed, plus other Santa gifts placed around the stocking (our Santa was no dummy and knew placing the gifts around the stocking meant less wrapping!). *affiliate links*
We would find socks, small toys, gum, Pez dispensers, life saver books, oranges, and sometimes walnuts.
Monday, December 5, 2016
If you know this children's book, you know that it is all about one thing leading to another.
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That is how I felt this weekend while trying to finish up my Christmas decorating. I built a shelf and coat hook for stockings (You will see these Thursday on my home tour day!) and I thought it would be a perfect place for my WILLOW TREE NATIVITY SET. But, it looked dwarfed on the big shelf.
So, what is a girl to do? Build a pallet table for the nativity set. Which then led to me wanting a stable for my creche.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Happy Sunday! No doubt you are in the throes of preparing for Christmas (I know I am!)--decorating, shopping, baking, cleaning, wrapping--the list goes on and on. And in the middle of it all I know I need to stop, slow down, and take time to prepare my heart for the season. Rather than giving into the distractions and stresses of this time of year, I want to work on being still. I want to get rid of anything causing bitterness in my heart and eliminate those things that have become more important than Jesus. I want to be ready for whatever God may have planned for this season. This week let's take some time to get ready to celebrate the gift of God's unconditional love.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Hmmm, ever switch your decor plans midstream? Yikes, that is what I just did due to these pillows I made for Day 9's project. And that switch happened because of a mistake, but a rustic farmhouse Christmas it is!
Using my FREE printables at the end of this post, print on iron on transfer paper. I used Avery brand purchased at Target and I will be using it again for day 12's project.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Every year I enjoy coming up with a different centerpiece idea for Christmas.
For years I thought I couldn't "DO" centerpieces. (And after seeing this one, you might still think I can't, haha! 😄)
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
Boy, how things have changed since I was a kid. Who would have thought we would have a day during the holiday season known as Cyber Monday? I am pretty sure I would have thought it meant something about aliens coming to earth on a Monday.
At any rate, I just had to share a few UH-MAZING deals that are happening today. These are things on MY wish list (feel free to forward to my hubby 😉). Don't laugh--I am pretty practical girl when it comes to my want list: