Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Days Until Christmas Frame {Easy and Pretty Last Minute DIY}


Can you believe how close Christmas is? If you're like me, you have about 50% of your shopping done and no idea what to get the other 50% on your list. Well, time's almost up folks. And in case you need even more of a reminder, I've got a great, easy, Christmas home decor idea for you to make.
I put my Days Until Christmas countdown frame together in less than an hour this past weekend, and if you have the supplies you need (which you just might) then you can to.
Otherwise, you'll have to spend a few dollars at your local craft store, but the results look like a million bucks.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Happy's Puppies and Kittens- A Great Gift Idea for Kids Who Love Animals! #TheHappys


What's at the top of your little one's Christmas list this year? If you have an animal lover in the house like I do, then maybe you've heard of The Happy's! My boys have been talking to me about these cute little animals for a while now. I've seen them in the stores, but I just wasn't quite sure what they were all about. I knew they were made by Cepia, the makers of ZhuZhu Pets, but I wanted to know what made these toys different. 
Well, let me tell you- Everything!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Adventure Bible For Kids


If a Bible is on your gift list for kids this year, then make sure you check out the Adventure Bible for Kids! It's been rated the The #1 Bible for kids, and it's now available in the New King James Version.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It's Class Ring Time High Schoolers- Check out the Jostens Ring Designer!


Time goes by so fast. Parents, you agree? I mean, can you believe that we're days away from another new year? The school year is already half way over.
I've got two high schoolers- one's a senior just about to graduate and one's a freshman, just starting to make his way through the next four years. My daughter inherited my high school class ring and she also has a 2015 one of her own. Back about a hundred years ago when I was in school, we didn't have a huge selection of designs and styles to choose from. Our kids, on the other hand, have tons of beautiful and unique options available. Did you even know you can design, preview, and order class rings online? I had no idea!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen- Q & A With the Author

As secrets come to light at the abandoned manor house Pembrooke Park, will Abigail find the hidden treasure and love she seeks...or very real danger?


Julie Klassen is one of my very favorite authors of Christian historical fiction. I anxiously await each new novel she writes, and couldn't wait until December for The Secret of Pembrooke Park to arrive!

Once I downloaded this novel, I realized quickly that this would be a stay up until 2AM, just can't find a stopping point kind of book. I'd say that this is one of Julie Klassen's best yet. It's written in her classic  style, with a great recipe for romance and mystery. As a fan of Jane Austen, I can't help but compare the two styles, both being very similar and equally as memorable and engaging.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Fun and Easy Christmas Craft for Kids- Paint Chip Christmas Trees!


I don't know about you, but at our house the closer we get to Christmas, the more hyper and wound up the kids get. One of the best ways to get my youngest to settle down is to give him a craft project to do. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Star for Me- Beautiful New Children's Christmas Book {Giveaway}


But Christmas means o-so-much more, did you know?
It started in Bethlehem so long ago
When God send a fit down to Earth from above-
A blessing so great it was made of His love…

And so A Star for Me by Jean Fischer begins. This Christmas story written for kids holds a timeless and most precious message for us all to learn and remember during this beautiful season.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Idina Menzel Holiday Wishes- New Christmas Album


I love Christmas music. I can't wait for one of our radio stations to start playing it 24/7 the day after Thanksgiving. This year, I've been hearing a lot about and highly anticipating the new album release, Holiday Wishes from Idina Menzel. Many will recognize her as the voice of Elsa singing Let it Go in Disney's Frozen (you know you've heard it). At the first chance I got download this new album, I took it. And let me tell you, her gorgeous voice paired with classic holiday tunes is just amazing. Absolutely stunning.
 
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