Thank You, Lord, for Everything- a book review

thankyoueverythingThis book is absolutely adorable and fun to read with even the littlest of ears.  Using upbeat rhymes and cheerful illustrations your child will be reminded just how precious it is to count our blessings and Give thanks to the Lord for EVERYTHING!

A comfortable and relaxing rhyme tells the story of God’s great blessings in this padded cover board book. P.J. Lyons’ engaging text and Tim Warnes’ playful illustrations remind readers how much they have to be thankful for.
Love surrounds you, beauty, too. Notice how God blesses you! Clap your hands, shout and sing: Thank you, Lord, for everything.
The sweet and gentle rhyme makes this a perfect bedtime, quiet time, and anytime in between book.  Your child will be engaged as he excitedly shouts out,”Thank you, Lord, for Everything!”  After reading the story you can continue the fun by making a list of blessings with your child and saying a prayer of thanks unto the Lord together.
Purchase your copy of Thank you, Lord, for Everything by P.J. Lyons here!
Thank you to ZonderVan and Book Look Bloggers for the complimentary book copy and the opportunity to share my personal thoughts about this children’s book.

God Bless Our Fall- A book review

blessourfallThis adorable board book is written by Hannah C. Hall and illustrated by Steve Whitlow.  Hall uses rhythmic play on words to remind little readers to give thanks to the Lord for all he blesses us with.

The trees are dressed in gold and red. Their colors seem to call, “God decorates what he creates!” We say,  God bless our fall!”  (Hall, 2015)

The adorable characters that are brought to life through Whitlow’s delicate art work share how the season changes from summer to fall.  From the changing of the leaves, the chill in the air, pumpkins, cozy fires, and hayrides we are introduced to the new season.  In my family Autumn is full of traditions and family togetherness and like the fox family (in the book) we enjoy cuddling up and staying cozy close.

Purchase your copy HERE and enjoy reading this with your child over and over again.

Thank you to Tommy Nelson and Book Look Bloggers for the complimentary book copy and the opportunity to share my personal thoughts about this children’s book.

Boo To You! Collect your treats in style this Halloween! DIY Trick or Treat Bucket

Here is a super cute, easy, and fun Halloween craft.  All you need is a colored pail and sharpies.  You can find your pail at The Dollar Tree in the summer/beach section or the $ Spot at Target.  We went with Orange pails (like pumpkins) and black sharpies. 

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I let the kids decorate their Halloween pails.  My son N made a pumpkin face and my daughter A drew a cute Halloween scene…

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These are super easy and fun to make!

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Fall Pumpkins

September 22, 2013 marks the first day of Autumn.  Autumn is the season that transitions Summer into Winter.  It is the kickoff to the holiday season.  With Autumn comes many of my favorite things: sweaters, cuddle weather, hot chocolate, horse driven carriage rides in downtown streets, changing of the leaves, pumpkins, thankfulness, and closeness.  In my home we celebrate Fall and the changing of the season’s.  We decorate our home with pumpkins, gourds, pine cone wreathes, and acorns.  Today, I want to share with you how to make a fall pumpkin out of mason jar rings.  They are quite simple to make and are very cute as Autumn gifts.  I love the quaint country look they add to a room.

First you will need to gather some materials.

1) Mason jar rings (18)

2) paint you may use orange I chose coral.  I do not recommend spray paint as it leaves a unfinished look.

3) wire

4) cinnamon stick

You will first want to  hand paint each ring and let dry.  After the rings have dried you will want to gather them and secure them with wire.  Spread out the rings in a tight round pumpkin shape.  Add a cinnamon stick in the center.  And you are done!  If you do not want to make the pumpkin and would like to purchase a Fall pumpkin for your home, I do have these available in my shop on my facebook page.  Please message me with your paypal address and quantity.