Free Nativity Advent Calendar 

Tomorrow (or today when you are reading this) begins advent! It's the time we wait... the time we wait to celebrate the birth of Jesus and we enter a precious time of worship. 

I love it. I love it even more now that I have children. And now that Ry is two he really has something to look forward to. 



Happy Thanksgiving and a list of gratitude 

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends. I hope it is a day filled with gratitude and joy and perhaps a little rest. I hope it is a reprieve from your busy and hectic day to day. 


Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Cinnamon Chips 

Thanksgiving is (gasp) tomorrow. Which means for most people pumpkin cravings will come to an end. And I think that isn't such a bad thing. Let's be honest, we all went a little crazy. We've added pumpkin to things that didn't need pumpkin and we paid the price through really, really, really bad batches of brownies. 

But last week I hit pay dirt. If you add pumpkin to a box of yellow cake mix and add an egg, vanilla, a bunch of pumpkin pie spice and some cinnamon chips then you are golden my friend. You are golden. These were so good my husband asked for seconds and thirds and ate them again when he got home from work. 


DIY Chalkboard Lap Desk for Under $2 

My son loves chalk, magnets and playing. So I wanted to put together something that combined these three things.

Since everything chalkboard is all the rage, I thought I would share with you guys how I put together this DIY chalkboard lap desk. 

It cost me less than $2 and took just minutes to make. 




The gift of food- FREE Printable Gift Tag

So Christmas is coming on us fast. FAST! Five weeks fast! 

I believe that a thoughtful gift matters. Even if you're living on a tight budget and you find yourself holiday gift giving on a tight budget, you can still give a thoughtful gift... food! Everyone loves a savory or sweet treat and there is nothing lingering around in March, taking up space on the coffee table or shoved into the back of the closet.