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Friday Favorites: January 4

I don’t know how a month went by without my Friday Favorites! I even started my post twice last month, but couldn’t get back to the computer to finish. There were lots of Christmas favorites, but they seem so 2012. I’m ready to start the year off fresh.pancake favorites

  • I like to look back before I look forward with my 2012 review.
  • Shopping on New Year’s Day is fun, even if I didn’t buy anything other than pretzels.
  • Inventory! OK, not so fun, but it comes with a sense of accomplishment.
  • Family Book Club. I’ll write up our meeting for The Candymakers soon!

Blog favorites!

  • Maybe it’s because I can’t seem to get warm, but this Hot Taco Dip from Free Online Recipes sounds awesome!
  • Now that January’s here, it’s time to plan for Valentines! Silhouette has the cutest Heart Garland on their blog.

I’m sure there is more awesomeness out there, I’m just too behind to find it! Yep, those Christmas decorations are calling me to put them back in the closet for another yer. Until next week, share your Friday Favorites!

 

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Valentines Banner and Scripture Study

With some help from one of my favorite assistants, we finished our Valentines Banner around 8 o’clock last night.  Hey, at least it was done for Valentines Day! 

As I’ve said before, I’m not a big sewer; this was project taught me quite a bit.  I learned that sewing on T-shirt material is very challenging.  How do all those people re-purpose them into useful new things?  I practiced my button holes; the hardest part is aligning them and making them the same length.

My banner is far from perfect, but I think it still turned out pretty cute.  I also love that the only thing I bought was the ribbon to hang it from – everything else came from my fabric scraps and old clothes.

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This morning we gathered at the kitchen table and opened our Valentines from each other; there were Sealed with a Kiss Muffins, origami and of coarse chocolate.  One of my kiddos was in charge of our daily scripture study.  She had us start by looking for love in the Bible Dictionary – it’s not there.  So we found it in the Topical Guide.  It told us to see other words, which we started looking for in the Bible Dictionary.  We found charity and looked up the scripture references.

After a few short passages, we learned that charity is the pure love of Christ. It edifies us, or lifts us toward Him.  It is patient, kind and humble.  No matter how many generous deeds we performed that don’t mean anything without charity, although charity often leads up to good works.  Charity is vital and if we strive for it, the other good attributes follow.

We had a more festive holiday than usual with our banner and our cute mustache valentines.  Happy Valentines Day!  May you have a day full of charity.

Share how you celebrate the day of love!

Linked to Chef in Training’s Tuesday Talent Show, Tell Me Tuesday, Anti-procrastination Tuesday, Strut my Stuff, Sundae Scoop and What’s in the Gunny Sack.

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Mustache Valentines

One of my kiddos wanted homemade Valentines – something unique.  I think we succeeded with these adorable mustache valentines.  We used a moustache set from Silhouette, taped them on pipe cleaners and slipped them into the cute cards.

Of coarse we had plenty of fun posing with the mustaches alone the way!  I think they will be a big success at school tomorrow.

Do you buy or make Valentines?

Linked to Chef in Training’s Tuesday Talent Show, Tell Me Tuesday, Anti-procrastination Tuesday, Strut my Stuff, Sundae Scoop and What’s in the Gunny Sack.

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