The holiday season is right around the corner, are you ready? I feel it’s important to not get lost in the hustle and bustle and to reflect on the true reason why as a Christian I celebrate this holiday. One of my favorite ways to reflect is through creating whether that be cooking, craft, drawing, or coloring!
Animals photoed by me at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival 2017
Melody and Owen are petting a four-month-old male baby llama! So soft!
Mom and Me: An Art Journal to Share By: Lacy Mucklow and Bethany Robertson is a great way for those that enjoy drawing to connect together. This book is designed for a mother and child to express their feelings through art side by side. Ages six through 15 seems to be the best fit, in my opinion.
Monstrous Maud: Big Fright is geared toward middle-grade readers that follows many more books in this fun literary series. Monstrous Maud is an interesting character who walks to the beat of her own drum. Advertised as a great alternative to princess-themed books, I am pleased to introduce the series to my oldest whom tends to prefer the oddball, mysterious, quirky types of characters and stories to the sparkly fashion shopping boy crazy themed titles out there often promoted for girls around her age.
I’m excited to be sharing about Matthew West’s new Album “All In! This album was written with the goal of encouraging himself and others to get up off the sidelines of their faith and really live it out – to go all in in your time with God, all in with your family, all in with your community, and all in battling your fears that may hold you back from becoming who God made you to be.
Along with that same theme of the album, Matthew will be launching a 6-week All in Challenge on his social media starting 9/18, and each week Matthew will be challenging his fans to go all in in a different part of their lives. What does it look like when a heart that knows Jesus takes a step and holds nothing back? How can we go All In in the places that mean the most?
I have three children that love playing make-believe. They love using blankets as capes and dressing up in fun costumes to make their play-time that much more amazing. I’ve come to learn that costumes can be pricey and often the quality isn;t anything to brag about. But I know in making costumes myself I’ll be saving money and preventing tears from items wearing out quickly. Plus creating a one-of-a-kind costumes with matching accessories is oh so much more fun.