Category: Christmas

Grab Our (amazing, natural, fabulous) Skin Care Gift Set @ $10 off Retail! Hurry Before They’re Gone!

Girls, you may remember a while back when I posted about my new business on Amazon--Avalee Natural Skin Care. I'm getting incredibly amazing feedback from customers (I'll post just a few below) who are seeing real results in their skin. As in, fewer lines and wrinkles and a brighter face! Well for Christmas, I've bundled the ...

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Family Updates & a Merry Christmas to You!

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For those of you who subscribe to my newsletter, I recently told you about my husband's back/neck injury and wanted to give a quick update that he did have surgery yesterday. The doctor really made an amazing call. He knew from a previous MRI that Aaron had bone spurs inside the vertebrae pressing on the ...

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How to Make an Easy, Cheap Personalized Gift–Printed Cutting Boards–or Buy Them

I wanted to let you know about a new business I've just started and am just tickled about! Bamboo & Burlap is the way to send your favorite people (including yourself!) a personalized cutting board--I'll ship them a one-of-a-kind, charming gift! It's becoming really popular with realtors or anyone who routinely buys gifts for their clients. A useful, personalized cutting ...

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Why I Love Christmas

It doesn't matter when Christ was actually born. It doesn't matter if the origins of Christmas began as a pagan holiday or commemorated a pagan practice. It doesn't matter if we open gifts, drink egg nog (the real kind) or decorate a tree. The reason none of that matters is because of two things: REDEMPTION & REMEMBRANCE. That is the whole essence of ...

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Christmas Thoughts and a Fun, Unique, Homemade Gift With an Offer For You

I pray you all are enjoying this blessed season of Advent, anticipating the celebration of Christ's birth and enjoying making memories with friends and family. We, too, are seeking to find the beauty and joy in the simplicity of living--things like savoring the smell of cinnamon and deliberating soaking up moments of two-year-old sweetness, that ...

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What if Jesus Isn’t the Reason for the Season, and We Celebrate Anyway!

I've had a novel (or maybe not) revelation this year. For years, Christians have debated Christmas. "Do we celebrate at all, or do we not?"  "The origin of Christmas is pagan." "The origin of Christmas is St. Nicolas." " 'Xmas' is an attempt to remove Christ from Christmas."  "No, 'Xmas' actually uses the Greek letter 'Chi' ...

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The True Gift and Power of the Christmas Season

It is fitting that "Christmas" is derived from the Latin word that means "Eucharist" or "thanksgiving." Pondering that the "Word became flesh and dwelt among us" should create in us a wellspring of gratitude. Nancy Leigh Demoss wrote some profound words about this gratitude cycle of true Christianity: "Grace begets giving....Since God has put such a huge ...

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The Inn Keeper: The Story of Christmas We’ve Never Pondered

Perhaps few poems have ever affected me as much as The Innkeeper, written and recited by John Piper. It is true...of all the different angles of the Christmas story, of all the versions and retelling of Mary and Joseph's journey, I have missed this. We all have--the reality of the cost of His coming for ...

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My Favorite, SUPER Cheap Christmas Gift Ideas

My all-time favorite gift to give that is both extremely inexpensive as well as useful and personal is personalized stationary made on your computer. I bought a 50-pack of blank note cards using a 40% coupon at the price of $4.49. I made 7 sets out them bringing each gift to a price of $.64. ...

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Unique Christmas Gift Idea: Pencil Sketched Portrait

My son, Ashton, is taking a few orders for pencil-sketched portraits, but he can only handle so many, so if you're interested, let me know quickly. I'm thankful for his gift and encouraged by his stamina. He just finished this gift for a friend: And this pet portrait for a customer: You can see a few of his ...

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