More or Less Homeschooling & Home-making Adventure

I am a work in progress. I am striving to be an encouraging wife, a fun and loving homeschool mother, to learn to homestead, organize, and adapt. I desire to see life more like Jesus and less like the world's view of what's important. I praise God that I am saved by grace alone, through faith alone, by Christ alone! Cuz' I CAN'T DO IT ON MY OWN!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Homemade Christmas gifts

Here are some of my favorite gifts to make and where I found them.

Sock Snowfolk - Grandmothers love this gift!! OK, Moms do too!

The cutest printable gifts you will ever see! Make gourmet popcorn, snowman soup, candy jars, and so much more!

Christmas tree garland. My sister-in-law made this gift for me one year and I made them for many families the next year. They were a big hit! It's also fun and easy for the kids to help. To make it buy a kit of beads from Walmart. They sell a plastic box of colored beads in the craft section for about $8.00 - $10.00. It has more beads than you can possibly use. Also buy thin string and 2 or 3 bags of colored letter beads. Then alternately string a several colored beads and then a family member's name. Rather than stringing 1 long continuos line of garland. We make each line just long enough for the front, exposed side of the tree. My mother and father are one their own line at the top of the tree (because it's the shortest line). Below that is my in-law's line, then a line for my family, and below that is a line for my brother's family. It's so pretty when the lights shine through the colored beads. I'll try to post a picture later.

LindaFaye's detailed booklist for K-6

I am so excited to have found LindaFaye's booklist in a Word document. Now I can keep up with what I have already have and what I have left to get from PaperBackSwap.