Advent Activities with Little Ones

This year, I chose “intentional” for my word. If I am honest, I did not do well with that until the last month of the year. For a variety of reasons, I felt very convicted to focus on intentional time with that kiddos this Advent season. It’s so easy to be busy and tired andContinue reading “Advent Activities with Little Ones”

Christmas Tradition: Tiger Butter

Every Christmas, my brother and I would whip up some Tiger Butter candy with my Gran.  It is one of my favorite Christmas traditions and I was excited to share it with my own kiddos. The best part about this recipe is that is is SUPER simple and it’s a great one to get theContinue reading “Christmas Tradition: Tiger Butter”

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…

We did a bit of Christmas decorating and baking over the last few weeks. First up, Ty and Braun thought it would be fun to make a tumbleweed tree in the front yard. I like to call it our West Texas Christmas Tree. It actually does look pretty with all the lights on it! TheContinue reading “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…”

Recipe Card: Red, White and Blue Cookies

Several of you had questions about the cookies the kids and I made for the Fourth of July.  As I said, I’m not crafty by any means, but these were super easy and turned out really well! I sort of borrowed and stole from several recipes on Pinterest to put this together. Sugar Cookies 1/2Continue reading “Recipe Card: Red, White and Blue Cookies”

My Favorite Christmas Song: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

It was written during the Civil War. It’s hard to think of a worse time, one in which peace must have seemed so far away, so unlikely.  A country divided against itself.  Brothers fighting brothers.  Bloody battles on American soil. The author lost his wife and son.  And though the road he traveled was dark,Continue reading “My Favorite Christmas Song: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”