New Year’s Eve ideas

I wanted this New Year's Eve to be extra special, so I was up bright and early this morning scouring the web for ideas. Here's what I found: Time Capsule from Women Living Well I made this printable survey everyone fills out to put into the time capsule.  You can get it free here. I …

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Pizza Night

I don't know about for you, but Pizza and a movie make for a fun Friday night around our house!  I made this yummy homemade-ish version last night and it was an easy and affordable meal that we all loved! Here's all I needed to buy for the pizza: Pre-made pizza crusts Olive Oil (already …

Chocolate Pretzel Squares Snack

Here's a great, last minute holiday snack for you take to that Christmas party coming up... These little snacks are made by lining mini pretzel squares on a baking sheet and topping each one with a Hershey's Hug (like Hershey's Kisses, but they are white chocolate with dark chocolate stripes).  Put these in an oven …

Christmas Gift for teen daughter

I received the following letter note from a friend.  She is putting together a scrapbook for her 19 year old daughter for Christmas.  Read the note to find out more.  I think this is going to be a very special gift!!! Dear Friend, I have a favor to ask of you.  I am making a …

Christmas Week-Super Fun Memories

Okay...I just posted about the Minivan Express (click to read more on that), but I also wanted to go ahead and share what's in store for the rest of the week.  After the Minivan Express (which we did on Saturday), my children have high expectations, so we had to get creative. Here's our plan for …

The Minivan Express

The Minivan Express idea came from Confessions of a Homeschooler and it was sooo much fun!  You can actually print the tickets from Erica's website!! So anyway...here's what we did. We printed the tickets and put them in the kids' coat pockets in advance. Saturday night after everyone had on their pajamas, my husband secretly …

Birthday Party for Jesus

Yesterday in my Kindergarten Sunday School class, we had a birthday party for Jesus.  It was so special and the kids had so much fun!  We let them each make tiny birthday cakes made from Rice Krispy Treats. Here's how... Cut out the Krispy Treats using two different sized biscuit cutters.  You could also use …

Family Devotion-Jesus is Born

Each Sunday, our church makes available a Family Devotion to be picked up and completed during the coming week.  I am on the team that creates these.  I have pasted the Family Devotion Guide for last Sunday below: Family Devotion Guide December 11th We are very excited about the Hometown Nazareth sermon and Sunday School …

Sermon Journal for Children

From the very beginning we have chosen to train our children to sit quietly with us during the church service. Sure, there were plenty of times we had to take a back row seat during those fidgety toddler years, but for the most part, the kids understood that this was a special time and they …

Peppermint Cookies – Teacher’s Gifts

Why not let your little ones help bake up a batch of peppermint cookies for their Sunday School Teachers, AWANA leaders, etc.  These are sooo easy! Buy a roll of Pillsbury Peppermint Cookie Dough. Slice the roll into rounds and then cut those rounds into fourths. Roll each fourth into little balls. Place on a …