Workshop Santa and Madonna & Child (both) by Joan Elliott #WIP #xstitch

I’m setting Santa to the side today to work on Madonna & Child. I love this Blueberry Jobelan! #joanelliott #dmcfloss #flosstube #crossstitch #craftblogger #crossstitchersofinstagram #stitchfromstash2017 #stitchersofinstagram #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #2016start from Instagram:

Workshop Santa #WIP #xstitch

Just about time to move the Qsnaps. (And find a few missing skeins…) I guess I am nearly halfway finished. But I really want to spend some time on my Madonna & Child too. #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #craftblogger #crossstitchersofinstagram #stitchmaynia #stitchfromstash2017 #2016start #santasworkshop #workshopsanta #santa #pointdecroix #flosstube #joanelliott #dmcfloss from Instagram:

All is Bright by Nancy Guthrie {Review}

[PINNABLE IMAGE 735xh] I know, I know, it’s been a while since you’ve seen a book review from me! The reading has calmed down as I’ve dived more into homeschooling and running around with a baby. Oh, wait, you missed that? Well, she’s just over seven months old now, my fourth child and third baby girl. The others are doing great and we’re addicted to adult coloring books! My eight and six year old girls are truly coming into learning patience and calming techniques with the privilege of being able to use Mama’s coloring books. 😉 All is Bright by Nancy Guthrie is one of my favorite seasonal books and I’m delighted to pull it out again this year, and I’m sure I will be continuing to work in it for years to come. The pages are double sided and this is the seemingly standard square shape for these type of coloring books.. . .

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Santa’s Workshop #WIP #xstitch

I’ve pulled out a Christmas 🎄 project now that my Time Traveler is at about the halfway point. #santasworkshop #christmas #christmas2017sal #2016start #crossstitch #craftblogger #stitchmaynia #stitchfromstash2017 #stitchersofinstagram #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #pointdecroix #joanelliott from Instagram:

Christmas Comes to America (Unit Study) from Homeschool Legacy {Review}

  Last year, I discovered the wonder of Homeschool Legacy and the unit studies that Sharon has written to share with other parents in our own organization of teaching a particular topic in a great immersion for several weeks. Last year, from my time with The Forest for the Trees Homeschool Legacy unit-study I knew there was also a Lewis & Clark study, and this would be the perfect time to look into it! This year, we have actually been working on the Lewis & Clark: From Sea to Shining Sea (7-weeks) as well as this review product Christmas Comes to America (4-weeks) Once-a-Week Unit Study. With the foundation of Homeschool Legacy’s Once-a-Week Unit Study Forest for the Trees I feel inspired about our learning possibilities and encouraged to run with enthusiasm to topics that inspire and delight. This feeling continues into my experiences with Christmas Comes to America as well! The joy. . .

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The Christmas Story for Children by Max Lucado, Randy Frazee, & Karen Davis Hill {Review}

The Christmas Story for Children

  I love this. Taking out the special pages from The Story for Children and enlarging and elaborating on them for the Christmas season. As long as I can remember, to me, Max Lucado has been a trusted name and source in Bible study and devotional resources. When I stumbled across The Story for Little Ones I could not be more pleased. Little Ones encompasses ages 2-5 while The Story for Children: A Storybook Bible I believe is meant for ages 4-8. This is part of a large campaign that includes all ages. The Story for Children (early elementary), The Story for Kids (later elementary), The Story Teen Edition, God’s Story Youth Edition, and then the adult books in The Story, God’s Story Your Story, and a few more. I think from what I have seen (my copy of The Story for Little Ones, God’s Story Your Story (reviewed) and a. . .

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The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas by Jan & Mike Berenstain {Review}

Berenstain Bears The Very First Christmas

A Christmas story from the bestselling Berenstain Bears Living Lights series. We love Berenstain Bears, especially those in the Living Lights series from Zondervan by Mike Berenstain. These have quickly become our favorites. The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas is an 8×8 paperback perfect for a quick read during the Christmas season. As the cubs settle down with Papa to hear the story of the nativity, the birth of Jesus Christ, so to your little one can read the excitement of the cubs and learn the story as well. A good one to read again and again. It will be going in our seasonal Christmas box of books, for sure! View all my reviews

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Book List for Christmas (Day 1)

Prepping a book pile for mama, and craft ideas for the wee ones. Today’s recommendation for children is of the canine sort. Today’s recommendation for mamas is:   My review of The Advent Bride from last season is here. Get a start in the 12 Brides of Christmas Collection! And if you just cannot wait for more recommendations, you can check out my picture Christmas reading list from 2012. Today’s family craft: Christmas Strawberries!

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