101 Days of Christmas: Christmas Planning eBook & Printables

As of today, September 15th, there are only 101 days until Christmas, and I'm excited to launch a fun series here at Life Your Way: 101 Days of Christmas, with DIY projects, decor, gifts, baking, traditions and more. You'll find a new project every day to inspire you to embrace the season with joy and creativity!…

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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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Ornament journal {101 Days of Christmas}

Although we have a simple ornament journal as part of our Christmas planner, I really wanted to create an ornament journal for my kids to record memories and notes about their individual collections of ornaments. Our girls get a new ornament every Christmas (plus any they make during the season), and each year we pack…

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Ways to encourage your kids to give all year {101 Days of Christmas}

Now that Christmas Day has come and gone, one of my goals for our girls is that they would continue to think about and look for ways to give all year long. Our experience buying farm animals from the World Vision Gift Catalog was so good that I want to keep the momentum going and…

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Read the Christmas story {101 Days of Christmas}

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:13-14 I love all of the sparkly parts of Christmas—the magic and the tinsel, the joy and the giving, all of it! But in…

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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…

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Three ways to serve your local community {101 Days of Christmas}

While our family has taken the opportunity to raise money to purchase farm animals for families around the world through World Vision—both through the girls' hot cocoa stand (which raised $120!) and the fundraiser here at Life Your Way—I think it's important to look for ways to serve our local communities as well. Here are a…

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Giving Tuesday offer: FREE Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap for you + $15 for World Vision!

Y'all. I really could not be more excited to share this offer with you today. Remember I told you about ePantry a few weeks ago? At that time, they offered a $10 coupon plus a FREE bottle of Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Cleaner for Life Your Way readers. And, as I said, our family also received $10…

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Printable sparkle box cards {101 Days of Christmas}

We discovered Jill Hardie's The Sparkle Box a couple of years ago, but last year was the first year that we really made it a big part of our holiday celebration. It's one we all really enjoyed, though, and I'm excited to be doing it again this year. The book tells the story of a little boy and his…

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A peaceful Christmas playlist {101 Days of Christmas}

We've been playing Christmas music since we put up our tree on October 31st (and we've been known to play it at random times throughout the year!). I know that's a big no-no for many people, so out of respect for your sensibilities, I waited until today to share this Spotify playlist with you. {Although if…

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