We’ve been focusing on many home-improvement projects this week, including painting the children’s room and making our living space a bit more “homey” (after a year!). (I’ll be sharing my various “nesting” and decorating projects with you in the coming year. You can subscribe to blog posts here for free, if you’d like.)
In the coffeehouse, it’s the season for organic hot ciders (served with a cinnamon stick!) and chocolates, so it smells lovely! In spare moments, I’ve been crafting Christmas gifts, which I hope to share with you soon. Here are some of my favorite links of the week:
- Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge @ The Purposed Heart… I picked up the ingredients for this the other day, and it’s on our holiday treats baking list!
- I’m Just Not That Important @ I Take Joy… Feeling a bit burned out? Sally has good encouragement (as usual) for finding rest.
- The Ultimate Guide to Homemade Play Dough in Winter-Themed Scents and Colors @ Tammy’s Recipes… I love the tea idea! I’m planning on making some of this for Christmas gifts.
- Homemaking in Hard Times @ Raising Homemakers… So true.
- Using Soap Nuts for Household Cleaning @ Passionate Homemaking… I just made up a fresh batch this week!
- Christmas Stockings Made From Sweaters @ The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking… Need to make a last minute stocking? I especially love the one with buttons! I’m keeping this in mind for next year.
- Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories… Some old-fashioned Christmas stories for the season! (I still love Anne of Green Gables…)
- The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie… An amusing account of one “Little House” fan’s “obsessive” research!
- Tea With Michelle Duggar (DVD)… Some sweet encouragement for mamas; I watched this one evening while making bread dough. (From Vision Forum)
- Hermie & Friends: A Fruitcake Christmas (DVD)… My children loved the special treat of watching this Christmas movie!
Smiling Tree Toys… Lots of fun wooden toys!
I hope you have a lovely weekend!