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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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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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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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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Hot cocoa stand for charity {101 Days of Christmas}

The other day we got a letter from our sponsored child in India, and it included a little pamphlet about the World Vision Gift Catalog. The girls immediately began to read about giving ducks and goats and chickens and cows to families around the world and, without any prompting from me, started hatching a plan. They…

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ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas {101 Days of Christmas}

With early sunsets and cold evenings, we enjoy family movie night a little more often in December, and I’m already making lists of which movies we’ll be watching from this year’s 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family. I absolutely love Polar Express, and watching it together is one of our annual Christmas traditions, but we also…

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Honor the fallen with Wreaths Across America {101 Days of Christmas}

Our girls are part of our local American Heritage Girls troop, and I love the emphasis on serving the community and honoring our country. Last year we did those things through many different events, and one of my favorites was the wreath ceremony that took place at a local cemetery in Winchester, VA. There were many Civil War…

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