Create an Advent Calendar

Create an Advent Calendar

One of our favorite activities during the Christmas season is doing an Advent study.  One way we keep track of our study is through an advent calendar that we created.  It is easy to make your own advent calendar, and you can customize it to fit your style. Materials...
Celebrating Advent

Celebrating Advent

Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which is a time when Christians reflect back on the gift of Christ on Christmas Day. Advent comes from the Latin adventus, which means arrival.  During the Advent Season we take time out of our busy days to reflect on the arrival...
Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

When I look back on the past 8 years that Matt and I have been together, I am in awe of everything that brought us here today. We started out with over $100,000 in student loan debt. Today our only debt is our mortgage. It’s tempting to sit back and say we made it...
Graceful Favorites: Week 48

Graceful Favorites: Week 48

A few weeks ago I had suddenly had the desire to create some charger plates from scratch.  I thought this would be relatively easy and somewhat inexpensive.  But I was wrong.  I searched far and wide for cheap wood chargers that I could stain or otherwise decorate...
Three Table Themes for Thanksgiving

Three Table Themes for Thanksgiving

If you are hosting the Thanksgiving feast this year, you may find the idea of preparing the food and decorating the table overwhelming.  We are hosting my family this year and I needed to save time and money on decor.  I found that with our Four Entertaining Staples...

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