The nights are now much colder and the days are getting shorter. Thanksgiving has come and gone. The Christmas season has officially begun.
During this time of busyness, I try to slow down and reflect on the reason for the season. I feel it is important to not lose sight of the Who and Why amongst all the stressing over gifts, get-togethers and everything else we busy ourselves with.
One way to slow down is to take in entertainment that is safe for the whole family which points us to the Saviour. I can recommend Pure Flix entertainment which offers quality faith and family entertainment every week. I plan on watching something with my family each week leading up to Christmas.
This year I wanted to start a new tradition in making each of my kids a Christmas tree ornament. This year I decided to go with something silly and fun. I chose to make the Red Heart Jolly Pickle Ornament which can be found on the Yarnspiration website.
I used various scrap yarns in my stash ( mainly all Red Heart yarn). The eyes I used can be found on Amazon. If you are interested in making some of your own! For the pickle on the far right, I used these eyes & for the others, I used these. Any stuffing will do for the inside.
My family has enjoyed Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies for years. This quick and easy no-bake treat I learned how to make with my mom when I was a young girl. My kids and I now make these cookies with our own twists. The versatility from trying different melting chocolate and topping with a variety of delicious additions such as peppermint, sea salt, and sprinkles have us making these every Holiday season!
Not everything needs looking ahead so far but in this case, we’ll make an exception since getting the word out there is crucial to the success of the “One Night”. This beautifully designed and marvelously handcrafted advent calendar has been in the works for years now and is launching a kickstart campaign to make it the rest of the way from the creators to you! Continue reading
Hi, my name is Erin. I have a heart for Jesus and long for everyone to know Him as their personal savior. I hope I can be an encouragement in sharing resources that can spur one toward getting to know as well as grow in Him on their journey.