National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child!

It’s National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child! This year it’s from Nov 14 – Nov 21. Check out our shoe box packing from last year below!

Mrs. Dessert Monster

Today kicks off National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child!

National Collection Week is November 16-23

6 years ago the church I was a member of while in college introduced me to Operation Christmas Child.

What is the mission of Operation Christmas Child?

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

This ministry collects shoeboxes – or really, shoebox sized containers – filled with gifts & essential items for needy kids around the world. Once the boxes are packed, shipped, & distributed, teams from Samaritan’s Purse get with local churches to distribute the boxes to the kids. During that time, the Gospel is presented to the kids in their own language in a fun way. Aside from providing presents & necessities such as toiletries, these kids get to…

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Christmas Cookie Baking

It may seem quiet in my corner of the web lately, but that's because life has been anything but! There are so many wonderful activities happening this time of year! The world waits to celebrate when God came down to us as a little baby. The love of God translates to love for family &… Continue reading Christmas Cookie Baking

Wedding Wednesday – Christmas Wreath Mason Jar Centerpieces

It's Wednesday! Half way through the work week; half point to the weekend! Today I want to share our centerpieces. From the very beginning I knew I wanted to use Christmas wreaths in the centerpieces. I had grand ideas of doing it all myself. ...  I was a little over zealous with the projects. I… Continue reading Wedding Wednesday – Christmas Wreath Mason Jar Centerpieces

Wedding Wednesday – Our Christmas Wedding Cake (& Mustang Grooms Cake!)

Happy Wednesday! The work week is half over & Memorial Day weekend is coming! Today I wanted to share our wedding cake with y'all. Our venue included the cake & gave us 2 vendors to choose from. We went with Edible Creations. They have an awesome selection of flavors & their cake decorating is amazing,… Continue reading Wedding Wednesday – Our Christmas Wedding Cake (& Mustang Grooms Cake!)

Red & Cream Music Themed Wedding Stationery

As soon as we got engaged in March & set the date for December, I knew I was going to do a lot of stuff myself for the wedding. I really do enjoy crafting, and also I can be a little bit of a control freak. I won't guarantee that I saved a ton of… Continue reading Red & Cream Music Themed Wedding Stationery

Pinterest Projects In Real Life

I love Pinterest. A lot of the ideas for my wedding came from things I saw on Pinterest. But before I talk about those, I wanted to share some of the various Pinterest projects, large and small, that I've done around the home. Bedroom Mini Makeover I came across this blog one day and knew I… Continue reading Pinterest Projects In Real Life