RAOK Lucky Lottery Tickets

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Today my kids and I are hitting the streets with our RAOK Lucky Lottery Tickets to spread a little St. Patrick's Day cheer. I'm always looking for ideas and ways to teach my kids about service and giving.  Not only is it important to me that they learn to help others, it also really helps me keep life in perspective and let's face it...it just feels good.  And my kids love doing these RAOK, they are constantly giggling as we sneak around to leave little gifts for strangers.  It warms my heart … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Service {Day 12} Twelve Drummer’s Drumming

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"On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Twelve Drummer's Drumming ...but all the drummers were on Christmas vacation so we decided that on this final day we would gather the family and deliver songs of delight. We came up with lots of ideas for the Twelve Drummer's Drumming, but in the end we decided to shower our special family with a tote full of groceries with all the fixing (and some extras) for Christmas dinner.  There was a ham, potatoes, green beans, rolls and … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Service {Day 10} Ten Lords A Leaping

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"On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Ten Lords A Leaping ...but there aren't many lords living in the suburbs so we had to settle for something else that likes to leap and pop.  Buttery popcorn will have to do, but there is plenty to share with me and you. There is something so magical about watching kids let lose and dance around the house and we thought this CD would definitely bring some holiday cheer. Day 10 Ten lords a leaping was too hard to find. To … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Service {Day 9} Nine Ladies Dancing

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"On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Nine Ladies Dancing ...but we couldn't find any that weren't busy practicing.  We decided to give our special family a CD full of wiggly kid songs sure to make everyone giggle. There is something so magical about watching kids let lose and dance around the house and we thought this CD would definitely bring some holiday cheer. Day 9 It's day number nine and the dancers arrive. To this CD they'll rock out, hip hop and … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Service {Day 8} Eight Maids A Milking

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"On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Eight Maids A Milking ...but those poor maids were exhausted after all that milking so we delivered some hot cocoa instead. I thought the eight packets of hot cocoa needed a little extra pizzazz so I decided to add some milk bottles to today's gift.  I covered a Starbucks Frappuccino box with red and white polka dot wrapping paper and put  the goodies inside. Day 8 Our eight misses milking must have found a brown cow For … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Service {Day 7} Seven Schwan’s a Swimming

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"On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Seven Swans a Swimming"...but swimming swan's are hard to find in the winter.  Lucky for us we saw the Schwan's man and ordered some tasty treats "swimming" in chocolate!  These Schwan's Signature Caramel Ice Cream Bars are decadent and swimming in chocolate, the perfect yummy treat for our special family.    Day 7 It's night number seven, so let the Schwan's in. They're swimming in chocolate. Let the feasting … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Service {Day 6} Six Geese A Laying

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"On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Six Geese A Laying"...but, darn the geese have all flow south for the winter.  So six golden eggs will have to do.These golden eggs (spray painted Easter eggs) are filled with cash to help our special family pay some bills or splurge on a special Christmas treat. Day 6Six geese a laying and look what they've laid!A nest full of stuffed eggs so bills can be paid.Just crack them right open and don't be afraidFor blessings await you. There … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Service: {Day 5} Five Golden Donut Rings

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"On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Five Golden Rings"...but, wowzers the price of gold is through the roof!  So instead we opted for a gift with a golden, delicious, rich taste and brought five golden glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme instead.These delicious donuts are sure to bring a smile to our special family.  We boxed them up and tied them with a pretty golden bow.Day 5It's day number five and the gift that we bringIs a box of delectably sweet golden rings.Please plan to … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Service: {Day 4} Four Calling Birds

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"On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Four Calling Birds"...but can you imagine all that noise?!  We opted for a gift with a little less noise and mess, but four birds that are sure to keep little ones entertained.This funny book, Three Hens and a Peacock is our version of Four Calling Birds for our 12 Days of Christmas Service.Day 4Chirping and squawking bring day number four,But calling birds weren't to be found at the store.So we hope that this great book will mean so much … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Service {Day 3} Three French Hens

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"On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Three French Hens"...but we didn't have time for a trip to France to pick up three French hens.  So today's gift will make meal time a breeze.I simply purchased three $5 gift cards to Chick-Fil-A placed them in a gift bag and attached our clever poem.Day 3A trio of French hens is gift number threeCuz mealtime is tough and never quite free.we're sending 3 gift cards to put neath your treeFor chicken and biscuits and cold drinks, yippee! … [Read more...]