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popcorn and a fall craft…

Rico Suave was never a Boy Scout–and I was never a Girl Scout…BUT this year we decided to let our kids try them out just for fun. Loo-bear isn’t doing Girl Scouts though…she is doing the side-kick of Boy Scouts which is also a Christian organization called American Heritage Girls (I thought Girl Scouts was […]

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Jessica - September 16, 2012 - 9:46 pm

I think I found your blog through other adoptive blogs but I just started reading and love this bucket list! What a great idea, I’ll have to copy that :). Hope you are able to complete your entire list!!

An Easter Wreath

Tomorrow is MARCH…and for us…we are in the midst of our Lent journey—so it’s time to pull out the Easter decorations:) I made this wreath by spray painting an inexpensive wreath from Michael’s robin egg blue. I hot glued yarn on cheap plastic eggs as I wrapped the yarn around them in different ways–and then […]

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The Lent Tree {Bringing the Beauty and Passion of Christ to Your Home}

Lent is just a couple of weeks away…beginning THIS year on February 22nd. AND I CAN’T WAIT!!! It is one of the most JOYOUS and SACRED times for our family–and we use the Lent tree to make it come to life. For those of you wanting to join me in creating a Lent tradition, I […]

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Dawn Wright - February 6, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Can’t wait to do this with our kiddos 🙂

Sandi - February 6, 2012 - 8:50 pm

I love this idea for Lent! We bought thin wood ovals from craft store & Mod Podged scrapbook paper & printed clip art pics from google images to make Jesse Tree scripture ornaments. Added a little bling to some by using scrapbook rhinestones or ribbon & ended up making a beautiful tree. Having something tangible to look at or hold while reading the scripture stores helped make each story special & memorable for my boys. Thank you!

Lori Davis - March 1, 2012 - 10:13 pm

Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas!! As a family we have started doing the devotions together and have created ornaments from clipart. I do have a couple questions though. On several days for the scripture tjere is only a book of the Bible…Judges, Psalms, 2 Kings. Are there more specific passages that you read on these days? Also, where did you find Carol’s book?
Thanks again…Blessings in abundance to you!

Kirsten - March 29, 2012 - 2:18 pm

Thanks for this idea! A friend of mine introduced me to the “lenten tree” idea, and I was trying to find more info on it. I came across your site and really appreciated it 🙂 I also featured this idea on my blog on how to tell the Easter story creatively to children. Thanks!

Valentine Blessing Cookies!!!

SOO…if you have been reading my blog for awhile–then you will remember the VALENTINE BLESSING COOKIES! Now, I see no need to try and reinvent the wheel when we get so much sweetness out of this year after year!!! SO, I’m reposting the instructions for what we do for Valentine’s beginning in just 11 short […]

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Shelly Roberts - January 20, 2012 - 9:55 pm

SUCH FUN ideas!!! I am gearing up around here to create some new traditions with my little ones. 🙂 LOVED doing hands-on when my guys were all little. Big guys need affirmed too! Thinkin’ we’ll have to try those cookies. 🙂 Might have to make up something edible to go along for the big guys. 😉 Can’t wait to take a closer look at your Lent activities!

The Thankful Tree

We pulled out our Thankful tree that we made in 2010 (after many years using brown kraft paper!) so it could be reused every year. For years I painted the tree on large brown kraft paper and covered a door with it–but I love reusing the same canvas tree with their sweet little handprints. I […]

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Megan Trader - November 4, 2011 - 8:47 am

Hi! First of all, I LOVE your blog, and have been reading it for a few weeks. Love the pics, stories, and craft ideas. CUTE family! I read your thankfulness post this morning directly after reading this post:
Would you mind stopping by this sweet family’s blog for a moment and offering some encouragement? I loved what you said about God knowing the end of our stories! Right on!

Have a great day!

Lauren - November 4, 2011 - 9:58 am

SO needed to hear those last words today! Thank you!!!!! I love that tree! I will definitely be making one for our family this year! We (as usual) have just oh so much to be thankful for! God is so good! I am so thankful for YOU too – I can’t wait to hug you in January!!! (cue tears) haha

Vanessa Bonner - November 4, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Hi Andrea,

Love this!! I copied your idea last year and actually made them and gave them away to a few friends this year for Christmas. Thanks for the reminder to pull it out of storage 🙂

Ashley Deaton McMakin - November 5, 2011 - 3:54 am

love the thankful tree…you need to sell them for people like me that don’t have the time or talent to make them(:
do you have a favorite kids advent calendar?

Dawn Wright - November 5, 2011 - 12:49 pm

LOVE THIS!! Thank you for your inspiration! Love your tree 🙂

And your crazy photo shoot totally cracked me up!!!!!