Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Verse Starbucks Book

I had so much fun swapping goodies in a recent Secret Sister swap with Mary Leeson (Check out her Blog Here)! She sent me some wonderful goodies, including a treat box she developed from a SCS tutorial. I'll get some pictures uploaded soon of the other great stuff she sent me. Here is one of the things I sent her. It's my version of a Starbucks Book in Mary's favorite color combo, blue and brown. I used the coffee sleeves that Starbucks uses on its coffe cups. I added tabs that count down the days in December until Christmas with a daily Bible verse. (The pages are 4.25" x 2.25") Faith is a big part of Mary's life, so I wanted to join her in celebrating what Christmas is all about. I got the verses from Heather Scott and they are passages that I think you'll find uplifting all year long. Heather has the file loaded here (Scroll down past Ginger Joy). I hope that the Spirit of the season fills your heart and your holidays are filled with blessings!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Advent Calendar

Well, as you all know, I get the best ideas from Heather's Oz-Some Blog. Here's my version of her mini muffin tin Advent Calendar. My kids get a long holiday break, so we've been doing activities from our calendar since December 6th. Here's part of our list and if you'd like to see some photos of our holiday festivities, go here:
Take a bubble bath and make Santa beards
Make Holiday Tags with office supply labels
Decorate a Gingerbread House Kit
Watch a holiday movie together.
Read Santa Mouse then play “Santa Mouse Hunt” together.
Set up the Nativity Scene together & read the nativity story.
Make cinnamon applesauce ornaments and set out to dry.
Decorate cinnamon applesauce ornaments with glitter.
The bubble bath Santa beards and cinnamon ornaments were huge hits!  Happy Holidays!