Giving the Gift of Your Presence this Holiday Season

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Getting Ready for the Holiday Season As we get ready to turn the calendar page and officially jump into the holiday season (because, yes, I consider November and December—Thanksgiving and Christmas—one season!), I'm honestly feeling a bit overwhelmed! I love pretty much everything about the holiday season, but between now and early December, we have…

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Fill-in-the-blank thank you cards, printable ornament journal + more {101 Days of Christmas}

Each week this holiday season, I’m sharing seven of my very favorite 101 Days of Christmas projects from the archives. Christmas is in just 4 days, so rather than give you a list of last-minute projects, I'm going to share a few that will help you in the days after Christmas. May your Christmas week be filled with…

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Oreo bark, pinecone elf ornaments + more {101 Days of Christmas}

Each week this holiday season, I’m sharing seven of my very favorite 101 Days of Christmas projects from the archives. We're counting down the days, and I'm a little bit sad that the end is getting so near. As a family, we've never celebrated epiphany, and I'm not really sure how to incorporate it—or even if…

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Simple Christmas treats for friends

Although I'm not doing 101 Days of Christmas this year, I couldn't help but share these cute little treats that I made for the students and moms in my Essentials class. These were simple and easy to pull together, but they turned out so cute, and the kids loved their candy sleighs! **originally found at Ellyn's…

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Stocking letters, gingerbread snowflake creams + more {101 Days of Christmas}

Each week this holiday season, I’m sharing seven of my very favorite 101 Days of Christmas projects from the archives. Just two-and-a-half weeks until Christmas! I hope that countdown fills you with you and excitement rather than stress. Christmas last year was a little stressful for us because we were out of town until the second…

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How our family is celebrating advent this year

If I was a good blogger, I would have written this post weeks ago when you were thinking about and planning your own advent season. Instead...I'm sharing it today, two days into advent! If you already have a plan for advent, I hope this will give you ideas for next year rather than pressure to…

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Printable nativity set, cranberry crunch bark + more {101 Days of Christmas}

Each week this holiday season, I’m sharing seven of my very favorite 101 Days of Christmas projects from the archives. My main strategy for avoiding stress during the holiday season is to start early, but even if you're just starting to think about Christmas, you can simplify by saying no to the things that don't fit…

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Gingerbread star Christmas trees, fancy cookie plates + more {101 Days of Christmas}

Each week this holiday season, I’m sharing seven of my very favorite 101 Days of Christmas projects from the archives. With Thanksgiving just a few days away (and advent starting just a few days after that!), it feels like the holiday season is officially here...and I love it! We're heading down to North Carolina for a few…

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Homemade nonpareils, felt Christmas tree ornaments + more {101 Days of Christmas}

Each week this holiday season, I’m sharing seven of my very favorite 101 Days of Christmas projects from the archives. I'd like to think it's the joy and the wonder that makes me love Christmas so much, but maybe it's really all of the chocolate and baked goods... :) {63} Homemade Nonpareils My mom and I are…

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Hot cocoa in a jar, candy cane reindeer + more {101 Days of Christmas}

Each week this holiday season I’m sharing seven of my very favorite 101 Days of Christmas projects from the archives. We never make it until Thanksgiving before turning on Christmas music (which probably isn't surprising given our track record for putting our tree up on Halloween), and these days I often turn on the peaceful Christmas playlist…

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