For the last 5 or 6 years I have been working on a holiday binder that I could use every year so I wouldn’t have to start over every time. Last year I competed it and gave a copy to each of my daughters. I started with a statement of purpose. Which was for the most part to enable myself as a mom the ability … Continue reading The Holiday Binder part 1
EVALUATE YOUR PANTRY Now that life has settled a bit after Thanksgiving, I will take time to re evaluate my pantry goods and anything I can freeze like butter. This way Christmas food does not all come out of one check. And I will only have to buy the fresh foods the week of Christmas. I look at things like butter, flour, sugar and baking … Continue reading Holiday Restock
I am almost done with my shopping thanks to the lists I began in October. The 1st or 2nd week of October I write down everyone I have to get gifts for including work. Then as I shop, I get ideas for gift to get. I keep a running list in my purse to help with my memory. Last Friday, my husband and I went … Continue reading Then there are the gifts
In all the craziness of the season don’t forget to stop and care for yourself. When shopping, grab a cup of coffee and sit down to people watch. Buy yourself a small gift for all the early mornings and or late nights shopping. Maybe get your nails done or take a bubble bath. Whatever energizes you. Caring for yourself allows you to continue this journey. … Continue reading Take care of you
When I write an advent for my family I follow the advent theme for lighting the candles. They are hope, love, joy and peace. As I read devotionals and scripture throughout October I pray for ideas and themes. What has my family been through this year? What are some spiritual needs I see or what do I want them to remember about God and his … Continue reading Advent continued….
Our first Christmas movie each year is ELF. This year I decided to make it a little party. I set our candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup. We made hot chocolate and settled down for some great family movie time. Continue reading ELF PARTY