Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US!  I have so much to be thankful for this year.  I have an amazing family and amazing friends, a great job, a roof over my head, food to eat and oh so much more!  I wish you all a wonderful day with those you love and pray that as we officially kick of the holiday season we can remember why we celebrate the way we do and treat each other with love.

Psalm 92:2-3- Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.  For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

1 Thessalonians 5:18- give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

And here is a great article on when & why we started celebrating Thanksgiving.  I didn’t know that it wasn’t until President Lincoln made it an official holiday in 1863.  So thank you to President Lincoln and a lady named Sarah Josepha Hale for lobbying him to do so.

Now if you will excuse me I am going to sit back, watch the parade and then go eat some delicious food!  And I will probably be going shopping…. but not until tomorrow :)


Happy 4th of July


Now, I know not everyone is American but Happy 4th of July to my American visitors.  No matter how you celebrate today remember why we celebrate.  It is the day the Declaration of Independence was signed declaring us an independent nation.  And while, our nation may not always agree on everything or get along, we are still One Nation Under God.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!  Have fun with your family and friends.  We will be celebrating out and about with some fireworks and lots of good food!



4th of July Printable [Land of the Free]

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4th of July is right around the corner and it is important to remember that the 4th of July isn’t just a day of work for us.  Of course that is great and the fireworks are beautiful and we get to eat good food.  But, it is the day we celebrate our founding father’s declaring our independence as our own country, the United States of America.  In addition to that we have to remember that we are the Land of the Free because we have so many Brave people that live here as well.  I made some free printables for you to share.  Just click on the thumbnail and it will bring you to the PDF version of the Printable.

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is the day after tomorrow, you may have gotten busy, forgotten, or just could not think of anything to do or give.  Well, it isn’t too late!

Handprint Towel

Handprint Towel from Poofy Cheeks.  I remember doing one of these when I was little with a poem.  What a simple and cute craft for mother’s and grandmother’s!  Anything with handprints on it is a great gift idea!

Mani/Pedi in a jar from Freebie Finding Mom.  What a cute, simple and inexpensive idea!  I would probably do this if I hadn’t already mailed my mom’s present!

Handmade Recipe Tea Towel from Sometime’s Homemade.  This would also be a great idea for a grandmother!

How about a pampering kit and include these DIY Bath Salts from Shaken Together Life?  Pretty sure I would make these for myself :)

And we haven’t seen etched glass in a while but it is still there and some really cute things could be done for mother’s day with it.  How about a vase?  Or a glass?  Here is a great tutorial at The Sweetest Occasion.

If you don’t want to do any of the above wonderful ideas then these simple ideas always are a good go to….

Last Minute Mother's Day Ideas