Simplifying Christmas | Simple Gift Giving Ideas by Cara Putman

Do you break out in hives just thinking about the craziness and chaos that comes with Christmas? It doesn’t have to be that way. Inspirational authors Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer share about Christmas’ past in their new novella collection Where Treetops Glisten. Their three stories “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” […]

When Something Good Happens

If my daughter will forgive me for talking about her feet . . . I have a picture from when she was an infant, with me holding up her daddy’s big sock next to her tiny sock. I thought that would change, but if we took the same picture today it would look no different. […]

Thank You For Knitting!

Happy Thanksgiving Day! Have you been counting your blessings today or just eating way too much pumpkin pie? Teehee. I started counting my blessings and the usual nice things came to mind. My health is good. My family is fine. My basic needs are being met in sufficient ways. Hooray! I am a blessed daughter […]

Create Your Own Special Thanksgiving Traditions

Oh my y’all! {Yes, I’m the Not Quite Amish writer from Alabama.} It’s less than two weeks until Thanksgiving. I’m watching the leaves fall here and preparing for my parents to join us for the holiday. My husband is a Christmas freak . . . but I love Thanksgiving. I love the lower expectations, the […]

Relax . . . It’s Friday Afternoon!

Has it hit you yet? The sense of urgency? Of the holidays beginning and already leaving you behind? The scariest thing I saw on Halloween was holly garlands and a Christmas tree in the mall. Frightening! Many of us bemoan this rush of holidays in the fall. What’s a crafter to do? I did write […]

Christmas is Coming—The Knitter’s Getting Stressed

Earlier this month Teri Lynne shared a post mapping out a great plan of action for the upcoming holiday season. It was thoughtful and full of good advice. If you missed it, here’s a link so you can reread it. The very day I read her post I had purchased my first stocking stuffer of […]

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