There seems to be no shortage of hurricanes lately for most people that live along coastal waters. Riding out a hurricane safely is beneficial since you will not have to wait to be allowed back in the area to begin cleanup. Below are a few of the first steps you should take right after a hurricane.
Do you or someone you know love to cook, bake, or both? I personally can’t pick one over the other! I’m constantly looking for new treats, meals, drinks, appetizers, and other delicious goodies to make for friends and family. As much and as often as I look for recipes online, I still like having cookbooks on my shelves to flip through. The more pictures to tantalize the eyes and tickle the taste buds the better and that is why I adore the Taste of Home cookbooks!
Julie Elias is a new to me female Christian music artist. Her main goal is to reach teen and tween girls with her stories of rejection, beauty, and faith using her entire walk to be an encouragement through not only her music but through the non-profit Aurora Ministries she founded in 2014. Through this ministry, she shares through music, booklets, blogging, conferences, and so forth God’s role in her life.
It’s a good thing to challenge your brain in different ways. If looking for a great screen-free way to do so, you may want to consider activity books. I was introduced to a collection of brain games which include Number Puzzles, Crossword Puzzles, Logic Puzzles, Word Searches, Sudoku, and Instant Brain Teasers all compiled together in the new Mind Stretcher Puzzle Book series from Reader’s Digest.
Stitch Camp: 18 Crafty Projects for Kids & Tweens – Learn 6 All-Time Favorite Skills: Sew, Knit, Crochet, Felt, Embroider & Weave is an awesome book. This guide is geared toward girls and boys ages through 9-14 years old but can be used by anyone.
Start a Family Tradition of Kindness with The Giving Manger
Winston Churchill said it himself that “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life out of what we give.” This is something I want to remember and also instill in my children not just around the holidays but year round.
Starting this year and hopefully, from here on out, we are starting a new tradition with “The Giving Manger” to purposefully seek out opportunities to give and do other good deeds throughout the month of December. Of course, it’s the task we are aiming to have it become a habit so we’ll be reminded to look for those opportunities and seek to help others year round.