Yesterday was a wonderful day full of peace, love, and joy. And gratitude — so much gratitude! Today as I reflect on the many blessings and tender mercies, my heart is overflowing. Sometimes Christ gets lost in the hustle and bustle of holiday to-dos. It takes an intentional effort not to get distracted in all… Continue reading Joy to the World!
No Christmas would be complete without a movie party of "It's A Wonderful Life" and that's precisely what we will be watching tonight! With only two days until the long awaited day of the year, it felt fitting to curl up with my honey and enjoy this classic. The music, the message, and the old… Continue reading “It’s A Wonderful Life” Painted Burlap Banner
"At one time most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believe." Happy… Continue reading Storytime Feature: “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsberg
French toast is hands down my favorite breakfast item. Hands. Down. And egg nog? Um, yes. I'm a huge fan. A couple weeks ago I was sitting at breakfast and wondered if I could invent a new version of french toast fit for the holidays. When I was looking at the recipe that called for… Continue reading Egg Nog French Toast & Buttermilk Syrup
Around this time last year I was driving from Springville to Salt Lake for weekend performances of "The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe" at the Utah Children's Theatre. It was an amazing experience to be part of this production to tell this powerful story. "The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe" was one of… Continue reading Playing Mrs. Beaver in “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”
After running errands for Christmas today (the one week countdown is on, people!) I came home wary of how many germy things I touched like public door handles etc... Ewww. My hands were in desperate need of a sanitizing. The OnGuard Sanitizing Mist by doTERRA is my favorite convenient natural solution for de-germing on the… Continue reading Be Well with doTERRA’s OnGuard Sanitizing Mist
For as long as I can remember, I have had a *slight* obsession with all things felt. Obsession may be an understatement... There is something about the soft texture, natural material, and the endless creative possibilities to shape and form just about anything that draws me in! Whenever Wally and I are out shopping and… Continue reading Simple Needle Felted Nativity
Today in Sunday School a beautiful lesson was presented about the many names given to Jesus Christ. After watching "The Christ Child" (link below) the class was asked to share their personal favorite titles attributed to Him and listed nearly fifty on the board. Here are just a few that were shared: Prince of Peace,… Continue reading Light the World
If you're a fan of the traditional scents and tastes of the holidays, then this recipe is just for you. This wassail is my favorite balanced blend of sweet and spiced. It's like Christmas in a cozy cup with plenty to share with your friends and family. Not to mention it's super easy to make!… Continue reading Traditional Slow Cooker Holiday Wassail
One of my favorite holiday traditions is decorating the Christmas tree to add some sparkle to our home! I love turning off all the overhead lights and letting the tree set that cozy ambient mood... We decided to go for an old fashioned Christmas look and feel with ornaments that will stand the test of… Continue reading O Christmas Tree!