12 Days of Christmas Service: {Day 2} Two Turtle Doves

"On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, two turtle doves"...but we had a hard time finding two turtle doves that would cooperate so we decided on chocolate instead!This gift was super easy, we simply purchased two Dove chocolate bars and attached our day 2 poem.Day 2Though two turtle doves was the gift of the past,We thought chocolate doves better (don't eat them too fast!)Just savor this season and love that is vastWith family and children and friendships that last.The total … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Service: {Day 1} A Partridge in a Pear Tree

One of my cherished holiday memories growing up was a service project my family did for the 12 Days of Christmas.  My mother who has a knack for making everything seem special and extraordinary made sure we shared that joy with a family in need during the Christmas season.Our family would choose another family we knew or one that was suggested to us to bestow 12 days of holiday cheer using the popular 12 Days of Christmas song.  We would secretly deliver the gifts each night, leaving them on the … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Service

One of my cherished holiday memories growing up was a service project my family did for the 12 Days of Christmas.  My mother who has a knack for making everything seem special and extraordinary made sure we shared that joy with a family in need during the Christmas season. To focus on the true meaning of Christmas and the spirit of giving our family would choose another family we knew could use a little extra holiday cheer.  Based on the popular 12 Days of Christmas song, we would … [Read more...]

Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Teacher Appreciation is next week and it's a great opportunity to show some appreciation and thank those wonderful teachers who spend their days enriching the lives of our kids.  I've rounded up a few of my favorite gifts we've given our teachers in the past and a few new ideas to inspire you. I am always amazed at how much my children grown and learn in just one short school year.  This "Thanks for Helping Me Grow" gift is my all time favorite.  It is practical, reusable and it keeps on … [Read more...]

A Special Gift

My mother always made holiday's extra special and she created a beautiful Christmas Eve tradition that I had hoped to start this year with my family...but December was a blur and I just couldn't do it all. So instead I decided I would make it our New Year's tradition! My mom would set the table with beautiful china for our Christmas Eve dinner and at each place setting there would be a beautiful gift box.  Inside the box was what my mom described as her "special gift" to us.  She said that this … [Read more...]

Brown Paper Goodie Bags {Guest Post}

December has been a blur for me, I just realized I've only posted twice this month on the blog!  It's not that I haven't been busy crafting, throwing parties or making memories with my kids...I just haven't had the time to write it all done!  So, that's why I'm bringing in an expert!  I am so excited to have my creative muse and one of my favorite people in the whole world as my guest today!  Introducing, my wonderful, brilliant, SUPER creative and talented mom...Hi! I’m Barb, Mariah’s mom, and … [Read more...]