Christmas came and went so fast, but seemed to wrap up the most perfect way. On Christmas Eve, my children wrote letters to Santa, prepared the fireplace for his landing and set out all his favorite things. The chimney was hung with six stockings, two of which I pulled together last minute for an impromptu sleepover with my Jewish nieces. This would mark their very … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas!
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‘Tis the season! That’s what all the billboards, advertisements, and email subject lines are saying right about now, anyway. But ‘tis the season for what, exactly? The obvious answers are “giving” and “gathering” and “getting out the sparkly decorations.” There are presents that need purchasing and cards that need crafting; there are parties that require our presence and … [Read more...] about Ditch the Grinch and Deck the Halls
Make the season merry and bright by creating any one of these handmade gifts from the heart! Love triumphs all, and what says I love you more than something you’ve crafted by hand. I hope you enjoy this round-up of handmade gifts of love, sure to spread merriment and joyfulness. :). 1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Candies Get the recipe 2. Chocolate Caramel Pecan … [Read more...] about 11 Homemade Holiday Gifts You’ll Feel Great About Giving
Here’s the scene. 7:32 a.m., we have finally made it into the car and are on our way to school. We wake up, every morning with plenty of time to get there before the bell, but as usual, we are inevitably running late and I no longer have my sweet morning voice, I’m now in the Army Sergeant voice, with a “let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.” All the way to the car as they doddle … [Read more...] about When Do You Come Clean About Santa?