Friday, December 07, 2018

Sister Swap

My sister, Carrie, and I have had fun hosting a Christmas Cozy swap recently! My boxes are waiting at home for me to open them - that will be so fun when we get back from Colorado!

Meanwhile, the friend I was paired with also has two daughters so we did a sisters to sisters swap and a mom to mom swap! So fun!

I wrapped everything and realized I didn't get a bunch of good photos - but here are a few pictures.

For the daughters - the girls and I made a 12 days of Christmas Advent wreath with activities for the sisters to enjoy together.

You can see the activities we included above - and then wrapped and numbered the supplies for each of these activities in cute little Christmas bags!

I hope they have so much fun doing these holiday activities together as sisters!

Now, for my mom box!

I recently found a stack of these handwriting boards at a thrift store and knew I wanted to make some sort of Christmas sign out of it. This is fun because she can change the words on the hoop  just by unpinning the tag and adding a new one.

Other items included fun socks, a devotional book, magazine, stack of cute homemade cloth napkins, dishcloth, mug {not pictured - already wrapped!} and some other little goodies.

Thanks to all the gals who joined our swap, made a new friend and brought cozy to their lives this Christmas season! We invite those who participated to leave a comment with a link to their blog post, Instagram photo or other post about their swap!

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Gifts of Beauty

Christmas lights in kids rooms.

Leftover Thanksgiving flowers gifted by a sweet friend and enjoyed for days!

Leaves in the Chick-fil-A parking lot in Atlanta on our road trip last weekend.

As many times as we've driven across I-70 across Kansas, I don't remember ever seeing this church before which is right on the Interstate. The wind turbines right behind it give an unusual contrast.

A pile of plowed snow in the parking lot of the gas station was quite an amusement to these southern kids!

If we stopped every time I wanted to take a picture, we would literally never get anywhere - but I did want a picture of some hay in a field so we had to pull over and get a quick shot. When I looked to the other side of the road - I saw this gorgeous sky:

What simple beauties have you enjoyed lately?

Wednesday, December 05, 2018