Truth in the Tinsel – Year 4

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I haven’t had any time for blogging as of late, but I always make time for Truth in the Tinsel as the Christmas season approaches because I love it so much and so do my kids. It’s just under 2 weeks until December 1st when the tradition of advent typically begins and if you have children, I would highly recommend this advent devotional and activity eBook to you! The first year that we participated, we followed the book as closely {Read More}

Our Easter Banner

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Our family had a great time preparing our hearts for Easter using the kids devotional A Sense of the Resurrection. You can read about Days 1 & 2 in my original review and Days 3 & 4 here. On Day 5 we SAW Jesus’ true royalty as they put a purple robe on Him, draping a purple blanket over Justice’s shoulders as a royal garment. On Day 6 we HEARD the rooster’s crow and talked about how we don’t want {Read More}

Preparing Our Hearts for Easter

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It’s coming up on 3 years ago that we lost my husband’s sister Angie in a car accident on April 2nd, 2011, not too long before Easter. This was also the first year where I decided to do a special activity with my then 3-year-old son Justice to talk about Jesus dying for us and rising again. I think it was helpful, even as we were also processing the death of Angie and our hope in her resurrection when Jesus {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel: Days 17-24

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Again, in case you haven’t seen all these pictures on Facebook or Instagram already, here’s a recap of our Truth in the Tinsel experience for days 9-16! You can see days 1-8 here and days 9-16 here. Day 17 – Sheep Day 18 – Choir of Angels Day 19 – The Shepherds As you can see, our Lego nativity scene continued to grow. We added some cows and then the shepherds, sheep and Gabriel joined in the fun as well! {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel: Days 9-16

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Again, in case you haven’t seen all these pictures on Facebook or Instagram already, here’s a recap of our Truth in the Tinsel experience for days 9-16! You can see days 1-8 here and days 17-24 here. Day 9 – Joseph Day 10 – Dream Joseph being visited by the angel Gabriel in his not-so-comfy looking bed. Day 11 – JESUS!! Day 12 – The Census Can you find Joseph & Mary amongst all the people going to Bethlehem to {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel: Days 1-8

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So, in case you haven’t seen all the pictures on Facebook or Instagram already, here’s a recap of our Truth in the Tinsel experience for the first 8 days! (You can view days 9-16 here and days 17-24 here) An exciting part of our Christmas this year is that we bought our first tree (an artificial one) since the one tree my husband and I had our first year of marriage in 2005. While it was a bit of a {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel: Giveaway & Coupon Code!!

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This will be my 3rd year using Truth in the Tinsel as our family Advent celebration leading up to Christmas and my kids have been getting excited about it as soon as they saw Christmas decorations start going up in the stores and neighborhood. If you haven’t heard about Truth in the Tinsel, it is a fantastic e-book by Amanda White with daily advent clues, crafts, Bible passages and a devotional to read with your children to teach them about {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel Wrap Up

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This is quite belated, but we’ve been super busy and it took me forever to take pictures of our last Advent Christmas ornaments and finally take them all down and put them away until next year. So, here are the pictures of our Truth in the Tinsel experience this year, if you haven’t already seen them on Instagram or Facebook. This year I decided to use Amanda’s new printable ornaments, which was definitely easier and not as much work, but {Read More}

Getting Ready for Christmas

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Tomorrow is December 1st and our family’s Christmas celebrations will officially begin! As a young family, we are still figuring out what traditions we want to have, so it is quite basic for the time being. I started by making the same Christmas cookies I made last year – Coffee Fingers, Almond Tea Cookies and Gramma Cookies. I tried a new recipe for the Gramma Cookies this year, which I liked better & I made a yummy almond flavored icing {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel Black Friday Deal!!

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So, I’ve been talking a lot about Truth in the Tinsel lately, but if you still haven’t gone ahead and bought it for yourself, TODAY IS THE DAY to get it!! Amanda is offering a Black Friday deal where if you buy Truth in the Tinsel ($7.99), you will get the printable ornaments ($3.99) for FREE! Here’s how you do it… 1. Go add Truth in the Tinsel to your cart – DO NOT add the printable ornaments. If you {Read More}