25 Days of Christmas Fun: Making Christmas Eve Special with Nativity Scenes, Bible Stories

We thought it would be fun to start doing a post each night about a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly.


Tomorrow is Christmas Eve – and many of us finally sit down and call it quits with shopping, planning, decorating and the general craziness that surrounds such an essentially sacred, peaceful day.  Christmas Eve is a good time to transition (if you haven’t already) to focusing your family on the birth of the Christ child!

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25 Days of Christmas Fun: Delicious Christmas Mice Recipe

We thought it would be fun to start doing a post each night about a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly.

Crunchy Christmas Mice by our friend Carrie W!

Ahhhh…Christmas! I love this time of year! I love the lights, I love the decorations and most of all I love all of the fantastic crafts that tend to pop up all around us. In my family, I’ll be the first to admit, we have a few strange traditions that aren’t for the faint of heart.

One of these traditions is our Crunchy Christmas Mice! [Read more...]

25 Days of Christmas Fun: Family Handprint Christmas Tree Instructions

We thought it would be fun to start doing a post each night about a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly.

family handprint

Tonight we attended the Journey To Bethlehem / Family Christmas Party at First Baptist Church in Cleveland. We had so much fun making a special Family Handprint Christmas Tree craft for our family.  I absolutely loved this craft and thought you might like it to. I took a picture of the instructions so I could share with y’all. [Read more...]

25 Days of Christmas Fun: Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole (Make-Ahead!)

We thought it would be fun to countdown to Christmas each night with a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly.

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Kasey’s Moms Breakfast Casserole

“Christmas” Sausage Strata  - My mom made this every year on Christmas morning for as long as I can remember.  Now, I do the same for my family.  Even though I don’t particularly like sausage, I love my mom’s Christmas Sausage Strata.  This week the kids and I are going to go ahead and prepare our Christmas Sausage Casserole for Christmas morning to put in the freezer.!  On Christmas Eve, I’ll take it out of the freezer and place in the fridge overnight to thaw out.  Then, on Christmas morning while we are opening gifts I’ll pop it in the oven.

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Gift Ideas for Men from My Husband Gary

gift ideas for men

 Kasey here, I don’t know about you, but I struggle to with gift ideas for my husband. I’m much more practical when it comes to gift giving than he is. As you’ll read, gift giving (and receiving) is his love language while mine is acts of service. So, I often need a little assistance in this area. In case you struggle as well, I asked him to help me put together a couple of posts with gift ideas for men this Christmas season. Below, you’ll find several gift ideas for the man in your life from my hubby, Gary.

Anyone who knows me understands that my love language is gifts. I love to give and…er…well, receive. OK, there I said it…I like to get presents! Always have and probably always will. Now don’t get me wrong, I love to give and watch the expression on people’s face when you give them exactly what they wanted or maybe even a well thought out gift. But, this post is about being really honest and trying to help you ladies figure out a last minute “slam dunk” present for your hubby! I’m here to help…and receive presents. That is a joke people. [Read more...]