Party Food DIY Personal Pizza

Party Food: DIY Personal Pizza

I love planning for and hosting parties. I don’t do it very often but, when I do, it is always fun. So, when two of my oldest and dearest friends planned to visit over Christmas, I went into full-on planning mode. I try to do a different theme every year when they visit. One year it was a… 

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8 Simple Creation Sunday School Crafts

8 Simple Creation Sunday School Crafts

Last fall my Sunday school class learned about how God created the world. We covered one day of creation per Sunday. When we were finished we made a cover page and then put all of their craft pages into a book format. The kids really enjoyed the simple lessons and easy crafts, and I enjoyed… 

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1 Thessalonians 5

What to Do When You Feel Like Complaining

A couple of days ago I was outside feeding our animals dressed in coveralls, a coat, a hat, and gloves. Even with all of those layers I was frozen. The air was so cold that my cheeks felt like someone had slapped them and my nose was so numb I wasn’t sure it would ever… 

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Free Printable Weekly Goals & Cleaning Schedule

Free Printables to Get Your Life & Home Organized

It’s a new year and that means many people are looking for ways to get their lives and homes more organized. If you are like me you have probably been setting goals, printing checklists, and making plans for the year ahead. I have scraps of paper filled with goals and things that I need to do. There is just… 

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2014 Christmas Tree

December 2014 at Blessings Overflowing

December has come and gone and with it another year. Hello, 2015! December is always a busy month for our family with 2 boys having birthdays, our anniversary, Christmas programs, Christmas and all that it entails, and New Year’s. While all of those activities meant December was super busy for our family, we really had… 

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Allergy-Free Sugar Cookies

{Allergy-Free} Sugar Cookie Recipe

I hope you had a great Christmas. We sure did. Last night marked the end of our Christmas get-togethers and, as I was enjoying the sugar cookies I made that are safe for Joshua and I, I realized I had never posted my recipe. Sugar cookies at Christmas have always been a favorite treat of mine…. 

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Christmas Play Dough

DIY Christmas Play Dough with Printable Tags

If you are looking for a last minute Christmas gift idea, or if you simply want to provide your children with a fun sensory activity, this Christmas play dough recipe might just be what you need. Last week I made 3 batches of my tried and true play dough recipe, with a few tweaks. I ended… 

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Baby Jesus in the Manger Craft

Sunday School Crafts: Baby Jesus in the Manger

Yesterday my Sunday school class read about Jesus’ birth in The Jesus Storybook Bible. Then we made a cute craft that Janna especially has loved playing with. Baby Jesus has been wrapped and unwrapped in his swaddling clothes more times than I can count and seems to enjoy his manger bed. Here’s how you can make this craft,… 

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Toilet Paper Roll Angel

Sunday School Crafts: Toilet Paper Roll Angel

It is officially the Christmas season and that means that my Sunday school class will be doing crafts to help them remember the story of Jesus’ birth. This past Sunday we read about how the angel Gabriel told Mary the good news that she would give birth to a son and that she was to… 

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Putting the Angel on the Tree

November 2014 at Blessings Overflowing

November is over and we have entered the month of December which is always a busy month for our family. With 2 birthdays, an anniversary, Christmas, and New Year’s coupled with basketball games and Christmas programs we are in for a whirlwind month. Before I get carried away with December I thought I would share… 

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Felt Purse with Castle Applique

Zippered Felt Purse Tutorial with Castle Appliqué Pattern

Last week I shared how I made car and train felt play mats for my youngest son and nephew. I wanted to make something similar for my daughter and niece, but I was having trouble deciding just what I would put on a play mat for girls. Then I had an idea. I decided that the girls… 

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Car Felt Play Mat with Cars

Felt Play Mat Tutorial (Car & Train Versions)

Seven years ago, when I was pregnant with my fourth child, I made felt play mats for my oldest two boys. Those car play mats have been played with so much that they look pretty worn out and some of the pieces have come off. This year I decided to try to make a felt play… 

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Make Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is just three weeks away and that means I am already starting to cook some of the foods we will be eating that day. How can I do that? With the help of my freezer that’s how. For the last several years we have hosted Thanksgiving for about 20 people. Cooking for that many… 

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