Sticky Christmas Trees :: An Easy Preschool Holiday Craft

Written by Lisa, Contributing Writer  I'm not the kind of mom who does elaborate crafts with her kids. Projects that require preparation a day or two in advance are rare for me. (This has more to do with my personality type than the worth of elaborate crafts!)  That's not to say that I don't love doing creative projects with my kids, though. We sew together, paint together, and just generally create together. But our art times are more spur-of-the-moment ideas. So, I … [Read more...]

Christmas Wreath Card Display

Written by Kari, Contributing Writer I know there are hundreds of ways to display those beautiful Christmas cards we get each year. I’ve done most of them over the course of my beautiful life. Everything form hanging them from decorative ribbon to placing them in a crystal bowl. A couple years ago I was reading Living Magazine and found a quick and inexpensive way to display cards. I needed a change and this was perfect. A simple wooden wreath. Well, more like an embroidery hoop with … [Read more...]

4 Ways To Celebrate Jesus This Christmas

Written by Courtney @ A + Life, Contributing Writer  December always has a way of sneaking up on us, doesn't it? I know for our family, with homeschooling, November birthdays, and Thanksgiving, before you know it- December is here! And if we aren't careful, it can be really easy to get swept up into the massive consumerism of the holiday season and completely miss out on the opportunity to share with our girls the REAL reason we celebrate in the first place. Jesus, of course! So here … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas {Day 7: Dayspring}

Today is the 7th day of the 12 days of Christmas Reviews & Giveaways 2015!   On the 7th day of Christmas, day2day joys gave to me... An inspiring nativity silhouette trio that beautifully depicts the first Christmas from Dayspring. This is perfect for this time of the year to place on your mantel or anywhere to remember the true reason for the season.  These frosted hurricane luminaries are placed on wood bases and circled with metal silhouettes of the … [Read more...]

Tips For Eating Healthy During The Holidays

Written by Kari @ Kari Newsom Contributing Writer  It’s that time of year again. As a Health and Nutrition Coach, I always have people ask me for some tips on how to successfully celebrate special occasions without completely going off the deep end when it comes time to eat. The first and most important thing I always tell people is this: ENJOY THE CELEBRATION!!! All to often we try so hard to do ‘the right thing’ about the whole ‘eating during the holiday’ issue, that we actually … [Read more...]

Simple Pinecone Swag

Written by Kelly @ Eyes on the Source, Contributing Writer Recently our family was out on a walk together and we came across a trail littered with beautiful pinecones.  Don't you love how God decorates for us in the beauty of nature?! :) Beyond the physical beauty of pinecones, just think about their picture of renewal and growth.  It is not until a pinecone experiences hot/dry/difficult times that it open up to fulfill the greatness it was created for.  If a pinecone … [Read more...]

Keeping the Holidays Simple

Written by Christy from Fresh Mix Momma, Contributing Writer December is a busy time of year for everyone! Thanksgiving just ended, Christmas is coming up and New Years is just around the corner. With everything going on, it’s very easy to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle and lose sight of the fun and meaning of the Holidays. Sometimes it’s just nice to be more low key and simple with Christmas to really enjoy the Holidays. If you are looking for a more simple Christmas, … [Read more...]

Christmas Letter {2014 Year in Review Printable}

What family traditions do you carry on each year? Is it picking out an ornament for each child? Going to a live nativity? Making holiday goodies?  We like to do all of those I just mentioned, but one of my favorite traditions is writing up a Christmas letter each year. It's a keepsake I love taking out when the holiday season approaches, adding to, and reading through all the past letters each and every year.  The past 2 years I have used printables from a lovely blog called … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas {Day 7: Eco Emi Subscription Box}

Today is the 7th day of the 12 days of Christmas Reviews & Giveaways 2014! Written by Karli of Feed Me Mama, Contributing Writer  On the 7th day of Christmas, day2day joys gave to me... A subscription box from Eco Emi! My box was full to the brim with fun, Eco-friendly goodies, including hot chocolate, hand sanitizer, peppermints, lip balm, herbal decongestant, and more!  Eco Emi is a box subscription service that features eco-friendly gifts for the whole family. … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas {Day 6: Thirty-One Gifts}

Today is the 6th day of the 12 days of Christmas Reviews & Giveaways 2014! Written by Kelly @ Eyes On The Source, Contributing Writer  On the 6th day of Christmas, day2day joys gave to me... A cute and roomy tote from 31 Gifts by Tiffany!  A festive bag to carry all of your goodies to and from holiday events (and more)!   Thirty-One is a tote/purse company developed to help women bless each other through beautiful products and … [Read more...]