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When justice isn’t about choosing sides

I’ve spent the past month reading everything I could about race relations in the United States—and specifically within our legal system—as well as the opinions of people on both “sides” of the current conversation about black men and the actions of law enforcement officers. I’ve shared some of my thoughts on Facebook but found, more often […]

Pompom ornaments

Easy pompom ornament craft {101 Days of Christmas}

After the success of our pony bead candy canes, I’ve been reminding myself that simple crafts really are the most fun for my girls, and these pompom ornaments definitely fit the bill. Use cardboard from cereal boxes or other food packages as the base for these, add a little glue and some fuzzy pompom balls, […]

Ordering through the World Vision Gift Catalog

Placing a World Vision Gift Catalog order {101 Days of Christmas}

The girls raised an even $120 from their hot cocoa stand (thanks to many generous donations!), and I have to say that this whole experience has been really amazing. It was really important to me that the girls—who came up with this idea on their own—be part of this process. They helped brainstorm toppings, spread […]

Handmade Christmas Bows

Handmade Christmas bows {101 Days of Christmas}

My mom has been making handmade bows for as long as I can remember—bows for the tree and banister, bows for packages, bows for wreaths. When we were at her house at Thanksgiving, I decided to snap some pictures of the process so I could share them with you as well! Supplies: wired ribbon in 2-4 different colors/patterns* […]