Jesus is the Heart of Christmas – Wise Men Still Seek Him!

Jesus is the Heart of Christmas by Grace Elizabeths

This was the year I dreaded.  Decking the halls without the girls.  Oh I remember when they were little and I had to hold back my perfectionism and let them decorate the house for Christmas. I even cleverly gave them their own tree to decorate a few years.  You know the one…beautifully adorned with[Read more]

Pallet Christmas Wall Hanging

pallet tree @ graceelizabeths.com

Last holiday season I fell in love with this wall hanging I found on Etsy. And I used it as inspiration for my own version. In the shop at the farm, I found a junk pallet that was lying around. I sweet talked my husband into taking the board apart[Read more]

Christmas Crafting

DIY Bracelets

~”Oh the weather outside is frightful but craft time is so delightful!”~ When we are not preparing the holiday meals, us Nelsen’s enjoy some crafting during Christmastime. This year Alex brought some beadwork with her so that we could all make bracelets together.  Initially, we thought we would just be[Read more]

Goodies for Christmas Holiday Party

Christmas Party Goodies

Christmas like all other holidays gives us an excuse to practice hospitality.  Here is a menu for Rick’s office party. Jalapeño Jelly Cream Cheese Spread and crackers “Dilly”icious Gourmet Dill Dip and vegetable tray 7-Layer Mexican Dip and tortilla chips Peanut Butter Crispy Balls Peanut Brittle Molasses Sugar Cookies Chocolate covered[Read more]

Christmas is Less than a Week Away!

Christmas

Now that we are down to the final days, it is time to get all that present wrapping done! I spent the day wrapping the presents I have for others as well as my parents’ gifts for the family. (I have known what almost everyone in my family is receiving[Read more]

Deck the Halls

Christmas

It’s halfway through December, and it’s official…this girl is in the Christmas spirit! This week at school – as most of my classes are working on finishing projects – we listened to a lot of Christmas music. There’s really nothing better to brighten your day! We have all our Christmas[Read more]

On Top of the World Day

Do you ever have those days when you can do or accomplish anything.  You are on top of the world being productive and doing it well.  The stars must be alined, right.  Well, that isn’t really the case if you are a Christian.  All is well because of the grace[Read more]

Scrap Happy

Sisters Crazy Love

Since I encouraged Alex to begin digital scrapbooking I thought I better get on the stick and try it out myself.  Thanks to some great online tutoring I have accomplished my first digital scrapbook page.  Ok, I cheated and used a layered template with all the elements already selected for[Read more]