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Acts of Christmas Kindness Day 15

Are you following us along on our Acts of Christmas Kindness? I came across this sweet calendar listing small acts of kindness for every day in December leading up to Christmas. For Acts of Christmas Kindness Day 15 we took treats to the fire station!

https://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/

 

So I made some yummy chocolate peanut butter bars and we went to our local fire station to deliver our treats! They were so nice and welcomed us in,gave us a tour and showed us their new firetruck!

We thanked them for all that they do for our community and told them Merry Christmas!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! It’s hard to believe that we are 1 week away from Christmas Eve.

Faith ♥

 

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Acts of Christmas Kindness Day 14

Are you following us along on our Acts of Christmas Kindness? I came across this sweet calendar listing small acts of kindness for every day in December leading up to Christmas.

https://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/

 

On Acts of Christmas Kindness Day 14 we are giving a compliment to a friend. Who doesn’t love a compliment. It is nice to feel appreciated and loved,  just noticing a small thing about someone can make someones day! And it takes like 30 seconds! We all have at least 30 seconds to say something nice to someone- right?

 

If you need some ideas on GREAT compliments- hop on over to Happier.com a blog all about HAPPINESS!! 

Here are some of the ideas on Happier.com on giving compliments:

  1. Your smile is contagious.
  2. You look great today.
  3. You’re a smart cookie.
  4. I bet you make babies smile.
  5. You have impeccable manners.
  6. I like your style.
  7. You have the best laugh.
  8. I appreciate you.
  9. You are the most perfect you there is.
  10. You are enough.
  11. You’re strong.
  12. Your perspective is refreshing.
  13. You’re an awesome friend.
  14. You light up the room.
  15. You deserve a hug right now.
  16. You should be proud of yourself.
  17. You’re more helpful than you realize.
  18. You have a great sense of humor.
  19. You’ve got all the right moves!
  20. Is that your picture next to “charming” in the dictionary?
  21. Your kindness is a balm to all who encounter it.
  22. You’re all that and a super-size bag of chips.
  23. On a scale from 1 to 10, you’re an 11.
  24. You are brave.
  25. You’re even more beautiful on the inside than you are on the outside.
  26. You have the courage of your convictions.
  27. Your eyes are breathtaking.
  28. If cartoon bluebirds were real, a bunch of them would be sitting on your shoulders singing right now.
  29. You are making a difference.
  30. You’re like sunshine on a rainy day.
  31. You bring out the best in other people.
  32. Your ability to recall random factoids at just the right time is impressive.
  33. You’re a great listener.
  34. How is it that you always look great, even in sweatpants?
  35. Everything would be better if more people were like you!
  36. I bet you sweat glitter.
  37. You were cool way before hipsters were cool.
  38. That color is perfect on you.
  39. Hanging out with you is always a blast.
  40. You always know — and say — exactly what I need to hear when I need to hear it.
  41. You smell really good.
  42. You may dance like no one’s watching, but everyone’s watching because you’re an amazing dancer!
  43. Being around you makes everything better!
  44. When you say, “I meant to do that,” I totally believe you.
  45. When you’re not afraid to be yourself is when you’re most incredible.
  46. Colors seem brighter when you’re around.
  47. You’re more fun than a ball pit filled with candy. (And seriously, what could be more fun than that?)
  48. That thing you don’t like about yourself is what makes you so interesting.
  49. You’re wonderful.
  50. You have cute elbows. For reals! (You’re halfway through the list. Don’t stop now! You should be giving at least one awesome compliment every day!)
  51. Jokes are funnier when you tell them.
  52. You’re better than a triple-scoop ice cream cone. With sprinkles.
  53. Your bellybutton is kind of adorable.
  54. Your hair looks stunning.
  55. You’re one of a kind!
  56. You’re inspiring.
  57. If you were a box of crayons, you’d be the giant name-brand one with the built-in sharpener.
  58. You should be thanked more often. So thank you!!
  59. Our community is better because you’re in it.
  60. Someone is getting through something hard right now because you’ve got their back.
  61. You have the best ideas.
  62. You always know how to find that silver lining.
  63. Everyone gets knocked down sometimes, but you always get back up and keep going.
  64. You’re a candle in the darkness.
  65. You’re a great example to others.
  66. Being around you is like being on a happy little vacation.
  67. You always know just what to say.
  68. You’re always learning new things and trying to better yourself, which is awesome.
  69. If someone based an Internet meme on you, it would have impeccable grammar.
  70. You could survive a Zombie apocalypse.
  71. You’re more fun than bubble wrap.
  72. When you make a mistake, you fix it.
  73. Who raised you? They deserve a medal for a job well done.
  74. You’re great at figuring stuff out.
  75. Your voice is magnificent.
  76. The people you love are lucky to have you in their lives.
  77. You’re like a breath of fresh air.
  78. You’re gorgeous — and that’s the least interesting thing about you, too.
  79. You’re so thoughtful.
  80. Your creative potential seems limitless.
  81. Your name suits you to a T.
  82. You’re irresistible when you blush.
  83. Actions speak louder than words, and yours tell an incredible story.
  84. Somehow you make time stop and fly at the same time.
  85. When you make up your mind about something, nothing stands in your way.
  86. You seem to really know who you are.
  87. Any team would be lucky to have you on it.
  88. In high school I bet you were voted “most likely to keep being awesome.”
  89. I bet you do the crossword puzzle in ink.
  90. Babies and small animals probably love you.
  91. If you were a scented candle they’d call it Perfectly Imperfect (and it would smell like summer).
  92. There’s ordinary, and then there’s you.
  93. You’re someone’s reason to smile.
  94. You’re even better than a unicorn, because you’re real.
  95. How do you keep being so funny and making everyone laugh?
  96. You have a good head on your shoulders.
  97. Has anyone ever told you that you have great posture?
  98. The way you treasure your loved ones is incredible.
  99. You’re really something special.
  100. You’re a gift to those around you.

I LOVE her blog. This world can be an unhappy place sometimes and sometimes we need a reminder of how much we have to be happy about. So thank you Happier.com for giving me some great ideas today!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Faith ♥

 

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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Weekly Menu December 11, 2017

Hello! We had a sad week at our house. Our dog of almost 12 years died last Thursday. It brings such a sadness to my heart. She loved us so much and was always ready for a belly rub- those were her favorite.  Walking through the door just breaks my heart because usually, Leba is there to greet me,  waiting for her belly rub and wagging her tail so hard that you can hear it hitting the floor before you even walked through the door.  So we say Thank You Leba for being a part of our family for almost 12 years, thank you for loving us, protecting us and always laying right in the doorway so our only option was to pet you 🙂 We hope you know how much you were loved and how much we miss you.

 

Monday:

Leftovers

Tuesday:

Breakfast

Wednesday:

Cheese steak on hoagies or rice

Thursday:

Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Friday:

***full disclosure- last week when I was supposed to make this, we had pizza rolls instead. It was just one of those days…

Insta pot Beef and Broccoli

Saturday:

Out to eat

Sunday:

BLEATS- if you don’t know what these are you are truly missing out.  Imagine a  traditional BLT’s but you add an egg(fried) and avocado. They are pretty much one of the most amazing things you’ll ever have, so you should definitely try it if you haven’t.

Don’t forget to stop by Organizing Junkie’s blog for even MORE meal ideas!!  Thanks so much for stopping by! & Happy Meal planning!

Faith ♥

 

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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HOT Deal from Target only Monday, December 11!!

Oh my goodness! I have a deep love for Target and for saving money! So I can hardly contain myself to tell you about this email I got this morning!!! Today only- on GREEN MONDAY – Monday, December 11, 2017  there is an amazing deal! Don’t miss out on this HOT Deal from Target only valid on Monday, December 11!!

Green Monday Exclusive: Get a $20 GiftCard when you spend $100. Valid 12/11 ONLY.

Click here to be directed to this GREAT deal!! 

Talk about something to help save money while getting your Christmas shopping finished up!!!

Happy Shopping  and thanks for stopping by!

Faith ♥

 

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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Acts of Christmas Kindness Day 5

Are you following us along on our Acts of Christmas Kindness? I came across this sweet calendar listing small acts of kindness for every day in December leading up to Christmas. For Acts of Christmas Kindness Day 5 we made a Hug coupon for someone!!

https://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/

 

How cute are those? I am a BIG fan of cheesy,if you can’t tell 🙂 Now go and hug someone!!!

If you want to see our previous days:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Thanks for stopping by!

Faith ♥

 

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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Acts of Christmas Kindness Day 4

Are you following us along with our Acts of Christmas Kindness? I came across this sweet calendar listing small acts of kindness for every day in December leading up to Christmas.  For Acts of Christmas Kindness Day 4, we are telling silly jokes to make someone laugh!

https://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/

 

Why couldn’t the toilet paper cross the road? Because it was stuck in a crack!!!!

 

Did you know you can’t run past a campground? You can only ran because it’s Past Tents!!!!!

 

If you want to see our previous days click below:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

 

Sometimes the smallest thing can make the biggest difference in someone’s day. I hope we put a smile on your face today 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Faith ♥

 

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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Acts of Christmas Kindness Day 3

Are you following us along with our Acts of Christmas Kindness? I came across this sweet calendar listing small acts of kindness for every day in December leading up to Christmas. Click here to see what we did on  Day 1 and click here to see what we did on Day 2 

https://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/

Day 3 was donating toys to your favorite charity. We modified this one a bit since my kids are a little older and don’t really have a lot of toys. So we all agreed to donate at least 10 items.  When it comes to donating household items, there are so many different organizations to pick from!  There are many possibilities- places you can drop items off to, some organizations will come pick items up from you, some things you can mail in!

Click here for some handy information about donating anything from clothes to cars. 

Here are different organizations that will pick up items right from your house!

Salvation Army

Goodwill 

Vietnam Veterans of America 

Some over looked items to donate:  **Click on each item for more information!

Eyeglasses

Markers

Books

Coupons

Magazines

Used Christmas Cards

Bras- yep you can donate these!!

Stuffed Animals

DVD’s

Cellphones

Furniture 

There are so many ways to donate items around the house that aren’t being used anymore!  What is your favorite way to donate?

Thanks for stopping by!

Faith ♥

 

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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Weekly Menu December 4, 2017

Happy Monday! It is hard to believe that it’s December already! I am so behind on my Christmas shopping, so that is definitely a goal for this week!! We are starting a fun Christmas tradition this year- I came across a Christmas Acts of Kindness Calendar that has a small act of kindness for every day in December leading up to Christmas. So I am blogging about that every day! Click here to see Day 1 and here to see Day 2!  Now- On to our Weekly Menu!!

 

Monday:

Leftovers

Tuesday:

Tacos

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Wednesday:

Breakfast for Dinner

Thursday:

Dinner at a Friends

Friday:

I am going to use my Instapot for the FIRST time! I am pretty excited!

Intant Pot Beef & Broccoli 

A few changes I will make- coconut aminos instead of soy sauce and arrow root powder instead of cornstarch.

Saturday:

Out to eat

Sunday:

Chili & cinnamon rolls

The basic Chili recipe I follow is:

  • 2-3 lbs of meat this time I wanted to make extra so I used 2 lbs ground beef and 1 lb of ground pork (you can also use bison, bacon, or steak)
  • 1/2 yellow onion & clove of garlic (diced)
  • 2 cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • 2 cans of beans (I used chili & black beans)
  • spices- a mixture of chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt & pepper.

Heat pan with olive oil & sauté diced onion and garlic

Add ground beef and pork until cooked through

Add beans, sauce, tomatoes, & spices

If you can,  put all in a crockpot and let it all cook together for several hours

****Quick tip: I went ahead and cooked the hamburger for the Chili. Then I put it it in a freezer baggie and into the freezer. Then on Sunday that is one less step I will need to do!! This hands free baggie holder is a lifesaver! 

Do you use an Instant Pot? Please share with me your favorite recipes or any tips or tricks!

Thanks for stopping by!

Faith ♥

 

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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Acts of Christmas Kindness Day 2

Are you following us along with our Acts of Christmas Kindness? I came across this sweet calendar listing small acts of kindness for every day in December leading up to Christmas.

https://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/

 

See what we did  for Day 1 here!!

 

For day 2 we made cookies for our neighbor!

My goal for this Christmas season is to take the simple moments of joy & really cherish them. I would love to hear about a Christmas tradition you have or maybe a new one you are starting!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Faith ♥

 

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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Acts of Christmas Kindness 2017 Day 1

Hello! The Christmas season is here and it  is supposed to be the happiest time of the year!!! Sometimes though, it can get pretty overwhelming. This year, I  found this really sweet calendar (at coffeecupsandcrayons.com) that has 1 act of kindness each day in December leading up to Christmas that we are going to be doing. Hopefully this helps remind us to show kindness to others every day. Each act of kindness takes just a few minutes!  You are welcome to follow along and share with me something fun you are doing this holiday season!

Day 1 : Make a card for a soldier.

www.operationgratitude.com

This website is a really great guide to sending letters, care packages or other items needed  for soldiers, not just at Christmas time, but all year long! It walks you through step by step and even gives you ideas on how to start your letter and what to say.  We each wrote a letter, filled out a donation form, then printed out the barcode and then your letters are ready to take to the post office!

This was a really simple process and hopefully it puts a smile on a soldier’s face 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Faith ♥

 

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!