Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Collecting Thanksgiving Ideas!

Happy Thanksgiving!  We hope that you and your family are enjoying this special holiday.  We have so much to give thanks for in our lives!

If you're looking for some online ideas to use with your children this week, check out these links:

Free BrainPopJr. movie about Thanksgiving:

Lots of Thanksgiving games (Spot the Difference, Dinner Bounce, and Puzzles) and printables:

Beautiful Thanksgiving printable book from UCreate:

And, here's a link to our Thanksgiving reviews:

Remember it's a great time to videotape your children telling their version of the First Thanksgiving!  :)
We're thankful for you and your support in reading our blog!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Million Little Ways

As the holiday season approaches, we'd like to share a book for adults.  A recent read, A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live, by Emily P. Freeman, was an insightful way for us to look at how each moment of our lives can be expressed artistically.  A Million Little Ways is an encouraging book to any Christian searching for purpose and affirmation.  Although many people recognize traditional artists (painters, sculptors, writers, musicians, etc.), Emily Freeman shows us how we are all artists made in God’s image. 

A Million Little Ways is divided into three parts to help the reader understand more about art.  The sections, Who is the Artist?, Uncover the Art You Were Born to Make, and Release the Art You Were Made to Live, are further divided into chapters that use Scripture and life examples to help the reader discover that living an artful life can take many forms.

This book, along with Grace for the Good Girl, also written by Freeman, are beautiful books that are meant to be shared with others.  A Million Little Ways would be an inspiring gift for a young person starting her journey as well as any person looking for ways to live a life pleasing to God.  We hope that you discover how you are an artist, too!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Collection of interesting links!

Hello!  We've found some interesting and insightful links around the web that we want to share!

A must read for instilling confidence in children:

How the hidden dangers of comparison are killing us and our daughters--the measuring stick principle

Spotlit--a list of the top 50 books considered must-reads arranged by grade level from preschool to middle school.  It's fun to see what books you've read with your children---and which ones you want to add to your list.

And, before the fall leaves are all gone--Fall Leaf Bingo (with printable)!!!

If you're looking for Thanksgiving books, please check out our archives of Thanksgiving books we've reviewed.

Enjoy your week!