When I was a kid, every Christmas morning my mom would make a huge batch of hot cocoa and a towering pile of buttered toast. And that was breakfast. Cocoa and toast. Simple, but I loved it. I still do. But when I got married, that was one of the first Christmas traditions to go out the window. See, my husband tolerates hot chocolate and
Oh I am such the rule follower. However, today I’m going to share about holidays and breaking the rules. Also known as doing those to dos early. December is such a busy time, why not move a few of those ‘to-dos’ to November? I did all of the following early the last several years. What a blessing it was to really enjoy the process as
The calendar flipped to November. Today, the days to Christmas widget on my desktop says 46 days. Time to panic? Five children x how many presents???? Since early in our parenting, we have given three gifts to each of our children, just as the wise men brought three gifts to Jesus. Still, I could get overwhelmed with all the gift lists, the “I wants”. That
In this nativity chalk pastel art lesson we will focus on the scene the night of the birth of Jesus! Now this colorful scene is a picture of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus right at sunset. The sun’s rays are bursting forth and reaching far in glorious color. At the same time the star of Bethlehem is right above. So the scene is at dusk
One of the very special decorations we bring out each Christmas is this little, red VW bug. Nana gave us this cute little VW carrying the Christmas tree home. I put it up on the kitchen window sill for us all to enjoy each December. And one afternoon this week we decided – we should do a chalk pastel of bringing the Christmas tree home.
One of our favorite ways to make memories at Christmas is to drive around town and see Christmas lights at night! And so, in honor of the favorite, glowing Christmas tree you spot on your drive around town – we have a chalk art tutorial. This tree is off in a snowy field. The sun has set and it is dark, yet the glow of
Christmas art all in one spot… because you ARE an artist… Christmas Star over Bethlehem – This lesson is a simple, yet a lovely one to celebrate the Christmas season. My students enjoyed the bright colors and the velvet blue night sky that we painted. Christmas ornament – Nana decided we needed a painterly effect around the ornaments. Each chose their own color. For the
Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring pins for making Christmas memories and more. Enjoy, and please do stop back by each week! —> Follow my Christmas Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals Jenn @ Daze of Adventure Toni @ The Happy Housewife Staci @