5 DIY Gift Ideas (Made with Wood)

5 DIY Gift Ideas (Made with Wood)

Who’s ready for Christmas? Do you have any gifts left to buy?

With only 3 days left until Christmas, I’m really focusing on trying to relax mentally. Trying not to overwork myself for the holidays. Trying to focus on God and thinking of the Holy Family. It’s hard to do, but I don’t want to spend the next few days worried so much about making it a perfect Christmas. After all, we received the best gift already- Jesus.

I’m working on some simple DIY Christmas gifts this year. So hopefully the people I’m making these for aren’t reading this! 😝

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Christmas Countdown

Christmas Countdown

11 days until Christmas! Are you ready?

Here in northwest Ohio, we’ve been ready since Halloween because of our early snow. In fact, our youngest has been sure to thank God every dinner time prayer for our Christmas tree. Since October. We didn’t have a tree up until two weeks ago.

As Christmas approaches this year, I’ve tried to take the pressure off and focus on more important things. I could be trying harder to whip out some quick posts for you, sell you all my favorite things, and focus on all the commercialism. But I’m not going to. I realize that makes me sound a little bit like Charlie Brown. 

Instead I’ve been focused on how blessed I am, focusing on my family, my goals for the next year, and focusing on my purpose.

A lot has changed for our family over the years. The biggest changes are of the heart for us. No one says life is going to be easy, safe, or that it will be constant. But I think God uses those moments of uncertainty to depend on Him. When we grow humble, we can see our blessings clearly.

Our family has been through a lot of stressful situations from NICU visits, ER visits, break-ins, military life, and at times financial strains. But those moments have shed some light on my blessings. I now see my healthy family, that we’re safe, we have amazing support, everything we need, and a God who loves us. 

Our pastor has been preaching on the Nativity story leading up to Christmas. I’ve heard so many renditions of the same story. The basic story, the cultural break down, and even this hilarious viral video done done by Soutland Church! 

In preparation for Christmas, we’ve been crafting, listening to a lot of Pentatonix, decorating, and making some goodies! 

What have you guys been doing to prepare for Christmas? 

Essential Oil Gift Ideas

Essential Oil Gift Ideas **This post contains a link in which I may receive compensation from.**


Essential oils for gifts! Are you on board?

Here’s why I went from “oils are a fad” to “they’ve changed my life!” And here are some gift ideas for you! 

A gift box filled with little glass bottles, luxury soaps, beauty products, and more. Can you just picture how exciting that would be to open?

It’s so fun to smell all of the scents and to decide how you’re going to use them. And the gift of wellness is always worth it!

For those of you who are too stubborn to try them like I was, they’re 100% worth it! I promise! 

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3 Simple Christmas Crafts

3 Simple Christmas Crafts

Can you hardly believe it’s almost Christmas? A whole 11 days away! Are you able to spend the month with joy or has it been frustrating?

With an overwhelming to-do list, the ideal Christmas can seem impossible. How do we manage to get it all done? And after all of that, how can we enjoy the sentiments of the holiday?

So with that said, here are 3 Simple Christmas Crafts, that really don’t take much of your time. And to be honest, you probably have all of these materials at home. Enjoy some quality time with your kiddos making one or all of these!

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