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Friday, November 30, 2012

Remember Christ - Christmas Advent

If anyone has been following my blog for a while, they know I'm slightly obsessed with Christmas Advents.  I have a ton of posts with different advent ideas.  I love them.
 
But, I've also had a mission in posting and searching for all these advents.  I once received a Christmas advent which encouraged people to come to know their Savior through reading about Him in scripture.  Each day focused on a different virtue He posessed.  Somehow, I misplaced that advent and have been searching for it ever since.
 
Today, my search is finally over.  Of all the Christmas advents, I think this one is most meaningful and important.  Read a scripture every day and Come to know Christ better.  In the future, I might change the order of these scriptures around a bit, but I am so happy to have found this at {Tip Junkie}!  What I'd really love to do is have a tree ornament to go with each virtue.  Willowtree has a lot that would work.  I've also included links to some ideas.
 
Day 1:
 Jarius’ Daughter raised
Luke 8:41-56
Christ was compassionate
heart ornament

Day 2
Sinful woman forgiven
Luke 7:36-50
Christ was forgiving
 
Day 3
Nobleman’s son healed
John 4:46-53
Christ had power to heal
 
 
Day 4
Temple cleansed
John 2:13-17
Christ was pure
white/clear ornament
  
Day 5
Storm calmed
Mark 4:35-41
Christ had power over the elements
water (icicle?) ornament
 
Day 6
Children blessed
Mark 10:13-16
Christ loved children
child ornament

Day 7
Savior dined with Mary & Martha
 Luke 10:38-42
Christ made people happy
"joy" ornament
 
Day 8
Savior suffered in Garden of Gethsemane
Luke 22:41-45
Christ was Submissive & Giving
present/gift ornament
 
Day 9
Apostles’ feet washed
John 13:3-17
Christ was humble
cloth ornament
 
Day 10
Apostles chosen
Luke 6:12-13
Christ was a leader
candle/lantern ornament
 
Day 11
Christ’s wisdom advanced
Luke 2:51-52
Christ obeyed parents
 
Day 12
Christ baptized
Matthew 3:13-17
Christ obeyed God’s law
dove ornament
 
Day 13
Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5:2-16
Christ was a teacher
apple ornament

Day 14
Christ in the temple
Luke 2:42-49
Christ sought learning

Day 15
The Lord’s prayer
Matthew 6:9-13
Christ taught proper way to pray
prayer ornament
 
Day 16
Parable of the Sower
Luke 8:5-16
Christ taught with stories
book ornament
 
Day 17
Parable of the Lost Sheep
Luke 15:4-7
Christ helped sinners
sheep ornament
 
Day 18
Story of the Good Samaritan
Luke 10:29-36
Christ was kind

Day 19
Promised the Comforter
John 14:26-27
Christ promised the Holy Ghost
"peace" ornament

Day 20
Fishes and loaves shared
Matthew 14:15-21
Christ performed miracles
"believe" ornament
 
Day 21
Story of Lazarus
John 11:40-44
Christ raised the dead
key ornament
 
Day 22
Mary’s visitation
Luke 1:26-33
Christ is the Son of the Highest
crown ornament
 
Day 23
Coming of Christ
Luke 2:1-6 & Matthew 2:9-10
Christ fulfilled prophesy
star ornament
 
Day 24
Christ's Birth
 Luke 2:7-16 & Matthew 2:11
Christ was worshipped as Savior, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords
"for unto us a child is born" ornament
 
Another idea I just came across on {Pinterest} relates to this post.  Their advent is a story a day about Jesus.  And they've used pictures to place on the calendar.  I love this idea, too.
 
 
 
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wreath Ornaments

Using Inspiration from these lovelies:

 

 
I created my own:
So simple, but so cute!
 
I love the teeny tiny jingle bells.  They are adorable.

And the pine cones are cute too.

Love the woodland feel of these.

The velvet ribbon really makes them look cozy, doesn't it?! 
 
Anyway, I'm selling them in my {Little Craft Shoppe} just in time for Christmas!!
 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cardigan Refashion

So I got this cardigan at Target a while ago, but when I bought it it was just a plain cardigan in a beautiful mustard yellow color.

I wanted a little bit more than that, so I bought it in a size too big.

I took it in by sewing a seam from the end of the sleeves, all the way up through the armpit and back down to the bottom at the waist.

I cut off the extra from the new seam and pinned it to the front in a crazy pattern that does not match on either side.
 
I didn't do anything to the extra fabric except twist it and turn it until I liked the way it looks.  It got that bubbled look just by being a knit. And then I stitched it all on with a sewing machine.  If you look at the inside, it just looks like a bunch of crazy stitch lines, going in every different direction, making a big mess.

And I'm in love with the result!!

A pretty little cardigan for a way better deal than if I'd tried to buy one already embellished!

So, I'm definitely doing this again.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Letter T Week


Put T up on our {ABC Wall}
 
 
Make Letter T Crafts like {Rockabye Butterfly}
 
Talk about Tractors like {Totally Tots}
 
Eat tacos, taffy, tater tots, toast, tomatoes, tortillas, tuna, turkey, twix, tootsie rolls, etc.
 
Watch Toy Story
 
Make Trains
 
Make a Handprint Turtle
 
Go see the Tigers
 
Talk about Thanksgiving
T is for Turkey!  From {Diapers to Diplomas}
 
Make a Handprint Turkey like {All Kids Network}
 

Go visit some Train Tracks or a Train Museum

Friday, November 9, 2012

Letter S Week


Put S up on our {ABC Wall}
 
 
Make a handprint Swan.

Make a letter S Snake like {Play and Learn with Dana}
 
Eat sandwiches, salad, salsa, spaghetti, soup, scones, strawberry shortcake, smarties, sloppy joes, smores, and anything else that starts with S.

Make a letter S Skunk like {Rain Makes Applesauce}
 
Watch and read Super Hero Squad dvd and books.
 
On a side note: I love this kid friendly version of the superhero cartoons.  The other ones are all PG13, did you know that?  Love that my child obsessed with super heroes can watch these and read these books and I don't have to worry about what he's seeing or hearing.

Watch Swan Princess or Sleeping Beauty.
 
Make a Paper Plate Snowman like {Woodlands}
 
Make Snowflakes
 
Make a foam ball Snowman like {Activity Village}
 
Go Swimming.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Letter R Week


Put R up on our {ABC Wall}
 
 
Make a rabbit footprint like {Handprint Creations}
 
Play with Rocks
 
Make a button rainbow like {Mama Jenn}
 
Eat raspberries, raisins, rolls, rice, ravioli, ribs, ramen noodles and anything else that starts with R.
 
Watch Robin Hood.
 
Make Rice Krispy Treats.
 
Make an R Reindeer like {Children's Learning Activities}
 
Make a Robot like {Momaha}
 

Visit the Rose Garden, or a Railroad Museum.
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