Looking for a last minute movie to watch this Christmas season? Veggie Tales “The Little Drummer Boy” is a great one to watch as a family. When it seems you have nothing to bring… What gift can you give the King? In this Veggie-version of a holiday classic, Junior Asparagus stars as The Little Drummer Boy, a lonely child who fins the true meaning of Christmas when he stumbles upon the birth of the baby Jesus. A story of hope, love, and forgive...

There is so much going on this time of year….always. It seems no matter how much you plan in advance, there is always something that comes up where the entire month of December seems so rushed. So, I took time yesterday to sit back with a cup of hot tea and make a list of my favorite things about this season.         1. Teaching my children the real meaning of Christmas. It’s amazing at what they pick up at such a young age...

Notice anything new around here? Yep, I have a new “do”…all thanks to Creative Kristi Designs! I’m loving it, aren’t you? I still have the same “look” but the theme, layout, and header are all new. She is an A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. graphic designer. I mean… Take a look at her work . Isn’t she fabulous? Creative Kristi Designs specializes in detail oriented, professional & fun blog & site design at a very affordable price. Formally established i...

This past Monday we had the opportunity to go to ICE! featuring Dreamworks Merry Madagascar at Opryland. Oh my goodness, were my boys excited {and I will say I had a hard time sleeping the night before as well}. We have lived here 5 years and haven’t been until this year. We are a pretty frugal family so the prices were a bit high for us to attend each year. However, if you go to a local Wendy’s or K-mart in the Nashville area, you can pick up...

Such a great giveaway, especially for this time of year! I’m excited to have teamed up with Little Card Company to bring you a fun giveaway. The Little Card Company was founded in 2010 by three moms on a mission to provide high-quality photo cards with fabulous, fun designs to other Christian moms just like themselves. Each one-of-a-kind, customizable card includes a faith-based element, allowing customers to create an amazing piece to share t...

The Bible Bee is a a family discipleship program that encourages and equips parents to disciple their children in the Word of God. As part of this, youth from 7 – 18 years of age can participate at local Bible memorization contests held across the country using their preference of 5 Bible translations. The 300 top-scoring contestants from across the nation are invited to the National Competition which will be held November 17-19 in Nashville. ...

We have all heard of the book Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, Deluxe Edition {and if you haven’t heard of it, be ready for a book that will send chills up your spine and tears streaming down your face}. It’s an amazing book….but there is something even better! Heaven Is For Real *for kids*. Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message…Jesus really, really loves...

I have had the chance to get to know one of the most adorable, talented designers out there in the blogosphere. Kristi from Creative Kristi is simply amazing. We have been exchanging emails and Skype message for about 4 or 5 months now and just recently I’ve had the chance to work with her. Oh my goodness – she’s a great designer! She has lots of freebies, blog tutorials, and more goodies all over her blog. Just this week she re-designed our a...

Decorating For Christmas
HOMEMAKING / December 21, 2011

I LOVE decorating for the holidays! I love using the ornaments and decorations that my boys have made in the past and current year.  We also make a Christmas Craft at home as well that we bring out every year, too.  Who knows what it’ll be this year, guess I better get a move on, hey!                                   We’re starting to really enjoy d...

A Musical Advent
FAITH , HOMESCHOOL / December 18, 2011

Photo credit “Then David and all Israel played music before God with all their might, with singing, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on cymbals, and with trumpets.” 1 Chronicles 13:8 (NKJV) Advent is to be a season filled with music.  Isn’t the making of music a natural extension of our praise for a newborn King?   I want my children to know the rich musical heritage of our church.  I strive to expose them to beauti...

Rumor Has It….
Uncategorized / December 17, 2011

Stay up to date on the latest happenings here by subscribing to my RSS feed, or Free email newsletter. You can also keep up with me on Twitter, and Facebook. …that in just a few months, Google Friend Connect will be disappearing for everyone who isn’t on Blogger platform. Not a big fan of this decision, I must say. {but they didn’t ask for my opinion. hah!} What does this mean? *That you won’t be able to see the widget in my sidebar…...

Veggie Tales: “The Little Drummer Boy” {giveaway}
EXTRAS , GIVEAWAYS , HOMESCHOOL , HOMESCHOOL REVIEWS / December 13, 2011

Looking for a last minute movie to watch this Christmas season? Veggie Tales “The Little Drummer Boy” is a great one to watch as a family. When it seems you have nothing to bring… What gift can you give the King? In this Veggie-version of a holiday classic, Junior Asparagus stars as The Little Drummer Boy, a lonely child who fins the true meaning of Christmas when he stumbles upon the birth of the baby Jesus. A story of hope, love, a...

Favorite Christmas Ornament/Decoration {link-up}
HOMEMAKING / December 12, 2011

“It’s the most wonderful time, of the year….” You know how the song goes. It really is one of the most wonderful, magical times of the year. For many reasons. I love Christmas. I love seeing pictures of everyone trees and Christmas decorations. That’s exactly what got me motivated to write this post. I want to see your Christmas decorations. {and I decided to create this as a link-up so you can visit all the awesome blogs listed and ...

Top Ten Tuesday: What I Love About Christmas
EXTRAS , REVIEWS / December 12, 2011

There is so much going on this time of year….always. It seems no matter how much you plan in advance, there is always something that comes up where the entire month of December seems so rushed. So, I took time yesterday to sit back with a cup of hot tea and make a list of my favorite things about this season.         1. Teaching my children the real meaning of Christmas. It’s amazing at what they pick up at such a...

Creative Kristi Designs {giveaway}
EXTRAS , GIVEAWAYS , REVIEWS / December 11, 2011

Notice anything new around here? Yep, I have a new “do”…all thanks to Creative Kristi Designs! I’m loving it, aren’t you? I still have the same “look” but the theme, layout, and header are all new. She is an A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. graphic designer. I mean… Take a look at her work . Isn’t she fabulous? Creative Kristi Designs specializes in detail oriented, professional & fun blog & site design at a very affordable price. Formally est...

Pine Tree Parable {giveaway}
HOMESCHOOL , HOMESCHOOL REVIEWS / December 4, 2011

The Pine Tree Parable is our new favorite Christmas book. It arrived two days ago and I can’t tell you how many times my kids have asked to read this book. “The Pine Tree Parable tells the heartwarming tale of a farmer and his family who nurture tiny seedlings into fragrant Christmas trees. When the trees are tall enough to offer to their neighbors, the farmer’s wife plans to keep the most beautiful pine tree for her family, until on...

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular – Rockettes
NASHVILLE SCENE / December 2, 2011

It’s here and will only last for 72 hours. Get $10 off tickets to see The Radio City Rockettes this Christmas season by using the code: RCCSFB This offer is good until Sunday, December 4th, 2011 at 11:59pm CST. This is just another wonderful Christmas event taking place at Gaylord Opryland.     The Rockettes will be in Nashville through December 24, 2011. This unforgettable 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION features all new scenes, new costum...