My Love Language

Those orange & yellow stickers make my heart go pitter-patter.

It takes very little to make me happy¬† ūüėČ

A Savior is Born

For unto us a Child is born,
      Unto us a Son is given;
      And the government will be upon His shoulder.
      And His name will be called
      Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
      Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Merry Christmas!

Christmastime is Here

What We’ve Been Doing Instead of Blogging:

Playing with Nativity Sets

Setting Up a Snowy Village

Having Fun at Christmas in the Park

Creating Gifts for the Birdies (and the Great-Grandmother)

Making Goodies for Daddy’s Customers

{White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn}

{Candy Cane Pretzels}


And One for the Mailman

Cleaning Up the Aftermath **sigh**

Building Snowmen {the best we can do in Texas}

I am still working on being a YES Mom, so I have concentrated my time this CHRISTmas season on making memories with my kiddos.

Too many times in the past I would post wonderful ideas for you to browse, and never get around to actually doing them with my own bunch.

So here it is … no links, no tutorials, no edited photos … just pics of family fun.

Maybe by next Christmas I will have it together enough to post AND enjoy my family? Don’t hold your breath ūüėČ

Stocking Stuffer Traditions

When my kiddos were little bitty, I decided to tuck toothbrushes into their stockings. They needed new ones…it was a cheap & cute filler…and thus a tradition was born.

Last year was a little tricky. My older girls were 13 & 12, so cartoon characters weren’t going to work any more.

I went on the hunt for something cute and discovered Oral-B Pro-Health For Me. There is a whole line of Pro-Health For Me products.

They have fun designs without being “baby-ish”.

Oral-B has an adorable line of brushes for little ones too.

Toss in a package of floss picks while you’re at it.

Tell Me: What do you put in your kid’s stocking year after year?

I was given free Oral-B products to share with friends via Mommy Parties. No compensation was given for this post, and all opinions are my own.

WFMW – Jewelry Gifts to Make

You still have plenty of time to make some lovely Christmas gifts!

All of these were found on the always-entertaining Pinterest.

{Bird Nest Necklace}

{Butterfly Paper Clip Bracelet}

{Paper Clip Earrings}

{Enamel Pine Cone Pins}

{Sterling Silver Spoon Ring}

{Baked Marble Necklaces}

{Shrinky Dink Rings}

{Button Bracelets}

{Fabric Scrap Necklace}

Are you making any gifts this year?

Run on over to We Are That Family for some great tips!

*Jingle* Wooden Dollhouse Playset

**Out of Stock already! Keep checking back!**

This adorable Wooden Home Playset is only $29.99+$4.99 shipping right now! (originally $105.99)

As always with Amazon, the price could go up at any time, so act quickly!!

Birth of Jesus from Grapevine Studies

Maybe you are a little like me . . . October rolls around and visions of sugar plums begin dancing in your head.

You start planning elaborate Advent countdowns, nightly devotionals, a Symbols of Christmas unit study – anything to make your Christmas meaningful and Christ-centered.

Then December arrives, bringing with it a hustle & bustle of activity.

Carrying out your fancy plans would require you to breathe into a paper bag, and you find yourself yearning for a Simple Christmas.

The Birth of Jesus from Grapevine Studies might be just what you need.

Grapevine Studies makes it easy to walk alongside Mary & Joseph. The lesson plans do not require any prep work other than printing out the pages and gathering a few supplies.

You will need both the student & teacher book. I prefer the ebooks so that I can easily print copies for my kids, but you can also choose a printed books if you prefer.

You can choose the Beginner Level for 5-7 yr olds, or the Multi-Level for the whole family. Click on the purple Sample button under each book cover to decide which one is right for your family.

All of the Birth of Jesus studies are on sale right now!!

If there is another study you have your eye one (maybe for the first of the year?), you can use the code Advent11 to save 20% on any non-sale item purchased by December 31st.

You can read how our family uses Grapevine studies HERE

{I received a free Birth of Jesus e-book to review as a member of the Grapevine Studies Blog Team.}

Printable Nativity Scenes

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printable nativity scenesEnjoy searching through this list find that just-right nativity for your family!!

Hands-on Nativity Story

Bible Paper Toys  the entire town of Bethlehem!

I Love Baby Jesus

Nativity Kit for TP Tubes

Nativity Backdrop

Stand-up Nativity

Nativity Finger Puppets


Standup Nativity and Angels & Shepherds

Simple for Cutting Practice

Papercraft Manger Scene

Paper Doll Friends

Toilet Paper Tubes

Color & Cut

Christmas Advent Calendar

Mobile & Diorama

Stained Glass

Felt Board Characters

Make Your Own Nativity

Miniature Nativity

Cone Nativity

Colorful Diorama

Nativity Doll Magnets

Ornate Nativities  scroll down for free

Christmas Advent Calendar

Simple Graphic Nativity

Felt Board Nativity

Fridge Nativity

Popsicle Stick Puppets

Nativity Stencil Patterns

Foldable Nativity

Preschool Nativity

Manger Scene

Christmas Crib

3-D Manger

Cut and Paste Nativity

Nativity Playset

Foldable Nativity Scene

Printable Fabric Nativity

Christmas Nativity

Fold A House Nativity

Simple Shapes Nativity

Paper City Nativity

3-D Manger Scene

I also have a list of Kid-Friendly Nativity Sets.

Want more Nativity Activities?
Check out my Nativity Pinterest Board

Follow Amy T @ Are We There Yet?’s board Nativity on Pinterest.