Sunday, December 4, 2016

November recap. 🍂🍁



November recap. // fall colors // coffee // heartburn // so much heartburn // forced to give up coffee // headaches and caffeine with drawls // I miss coffee / leaves and trips to the lake // walking trails and playing in the sand // finding baby lions an tigers // birthdays and celebrations // I still miss coffee // more heartburn // time with God // giving up the reins // worship // Thanksgiving // fellowship // family time // sleep overs with cousins // taking Harvey on walks // baking toffee // pumpkin bread // feeling thankful and blessed // 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Book 📚 giveaway!!


I love Christmas so much! It is an entire season dedicated to celebrating the birth of our savior!! 

What better way to celebrate the reason for the season than with a book! 

This book has done such a lovely job of illustrating and telling of the Christmas story. 

We decided to give our copy of this book to our adopted Christmas child...I am hoping this little gift will plant a seed for Jesus. 

Want a chance to win a copy?? 

Leave a comment below telling me what you favorite part of the Nativity is? 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ornament DIY.



I've been itching to make this ornament wreath for a few years now. I just so happen to pick up a bag of ornaments on clearance last year after Christmas. So I used those + some extra bulbs I had laying around + a styrofoam wreath I picked up at the dollar store + some hot glue. 

The tutorial is fairly self explanatory...simple start poking the bulbs into the wreath...glue them down with hot glue...fill in the gaps until you have a wreath you like. 

This probably took me about 20mins to complete. You could use this alone or glue it down onto an evergreen style wreath. 

Easy peasy. 

Holiday specs.


Holiday specs...I love these things!

I blogged about them last year and was more than happy to do it again! 

The concept is simple...put on these glasses...and your Christmas lights change shapes. The twinkle lights turn into candy canes, reindeer, snowflakes and more! 

These glasses come in a paper form and a sturdier form of real glasses. Honestly both are great!  My paper ines held up just fine after using them for a year. The traditional glasses cost s bit more but these would definitely provide years of fun!

I passed my glasses out at Thanksgiving and all of the littles there were so mesmerized by these! They played with them and traded them for over an hour! ...and then continued to play with them over the next few days.

We even used them to look at the super moon a few weeks ago....the moon looked like a giant reindeer was so cool! 

Holiday specs would make the perfect addition to your  Christmas. 

Holiday specs <<< find them here! I also saw these for sale at my local Lowe's and Home Depot. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Joy. {DIY}



I picked up this joy sign from Target dollar section... this particular sign was three dollars but still that's a pretty good deal. I also picked up the these little twinkle lights for three dollars as well.

I simply painted my sign white chalk paint and then wrap the lights around the letters.   

Seriously this DIY took me about five minutes to make and I'm happy without turned out. I am thinking I will keep this up all year round...but it fits in well with the Holidays too.

Would you ever try this? 

Bible giveaway. 🎉


I have a super fun giveaway for you today!! 

Tommy Nelson is offering you a chance to win a copy of this Airship Genesis Study Bible + giveaway pack. This bible is so neat. Illustrations seem to jump off the page! The colors are vibrant and beautiful. This bible helps your child go on an adventure with God's word. 

I think the neatest feature is online. When you visit you'll find audio connections and with adventures featuring the whole genius squad! 

Want a chance to win a copy? 

Leave a comment telling me who you would give this to...

For a 5 bonus entries visit the Airship Genesis website and tell me what your favorite feature on the site is. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Vanilla cinnamon scones with maple glaze + Hiland.

This post is sponsored by Hiland Dairy but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

I looooooove this time of year! I love the joy in my children...the decor...the music...the sweets...the gatherings...the parties...oh and did I mention the baked goods?

When it comes to your holiday meals Hiland Dairy has all your needs! Hiland Dairy has delivered farm fresh products across the midwest since 1938. They also believe in  committing to sustainability to minimize waste and environmental impact.

Along with all the things I adore during this season...I also enjoys traditions...traditions that have been passed down from family members...and new traditions that are created. 

Traditions like classic movie watching...waiting for our elf to arrive...grandma's sugar cookies...PJ's on Christmas eve...candle light services...morning breakfast...and more. 

Morning breakfasts are my favorites.

Scones are one of my favorites too.

Have you ever made your scones before? 

You'll need:

2 3/4 cups of flour
1/3 cup of sugar
3/4 teas. of salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup cold butter
2 large eggs
2 teas. vanilla
2/3 cup of Hiland half +half

optional-  1 tablespoon of cinnamon...fresh vanilla bean...

 STEP ONE: mix dry ingredients in bowl.

STEP TWO: cut in cold butter.
...until it resembles a crumble mixture...

STEP THREE: whisk wet ingredients.

STEP FOUR: mix dry and wet ingredients together.

STEP FIVE: lightly flour dough.

STEP SIX: shape dough into circle and cut into triangles.

STEP SEVEN: bake for 10 minutes.

NOTE: you can freeze these for 30 minutes before baking...but bake for 20 minutes instead of 10.

* parchment paper helps when baking these...if you don't have a pizza stone.

I topped these with maple cinnamon glaze...and it was great! 

Be sure to garb all you Hiland needs at your local grocer!

Also, check out this giveaway