This Earns Me Coal for Christmas

Welcome to my Countdown to Christmas Series. To start at the beginning, click here.  I sent my deployed fiance a box with a paper, pin-up Christmas tree and 24 small packages, one for each day until Christmas. Daily (or nearly daily) I will be blogging about the day’s surprise! Let me begin this post with […]

5 MORE Money-Saving Care Package Hacks

Ever feel like you’re dumping out your wallet to send a care package? I know I did when John was deployed. I didn’t begrudge him any of it, but still, with an impending wedding, a car on its last legs, and a thrifty upbringing, I wanted to make my money stretch. After all, the further […]

A Box in Time for Boxing Day!

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were so wonderful! I hope that you enjoyed them, surrounded by family and delicious food, too! Now, as I struggle to stay awake on Christmas Day night while I wait for John to hop online, I’m finally able to publish a post about the Christmas Eve care package I sent […]

Ornament Round-Up

Welcome to my Countdown to Christmas Series. To start at the beginning, click here.  I sent my deployed fiance a box with a paper, pin-up Christmas tree and 24 small packages, one for each day until Christmas. Daily (or nearly daily) I will be blogging about the day’s surprise! Merry Christmas Eve! Today is also […]

Skating Through December

Welcome to my Countdown to Christmas Series. To start at the beginning, click here.  I sent my deployed fiance a box with a paper, pin-up Christmas tree and 24 small packages, one for each day until Christmas. Daily (or nearly daily) I will be blogging about the day’s surprise!  A few posts ago, I alluded […]

DIY Star Ornament

Felt star ornament-- tutorial and template included.

Welcome to my Countdown to Christmas Series. To start at the beginning, click here.  I sent my deployed fiance a box with a paper, pin-up Christmas tree and 24 small packages, one for each day until Christmas. Daily (or nearly daily) I will be blogging about the day’s surprise! Happy December 18! Today, there’s no […]

DIY Letter Ornament

Welcome to my Countdown to Christmas Series. To start at the beginning, click here.  I sent my deployed fiance a box with a paper, pin-up Christmas tree and 24 small packages, one for each day until Christmas. Daily (or nearly daily) I will be blogging about the day’s surprise! Whenever my students complain about writing […]

Felt Heart Ornament DIY

Welcome to my Countdown to Christmas Series. To start at the beginning, click here.  I sent my deployed fiance a box with a paper, pin-up Christmas tree and 24 small packages, one for each day until Christmas. Daily (or nearly daily) I will be blogging about the day’s surprise! It’s been a while since I’ve […]

DIY Gingerbread Man Ornament

Alternative gingerbread man felt ornament-- tutorial and pattern are linked!

It feels like I’ve taken such a hiatus from my blog– but it’s only been two days! So many fantastic things have happened in the past 48 hours (some of which you’ll read about in just a bit!). But I digress. I’ve got another Countdown to Christmas ornament post for you!I have resolved to not […]

Halfway There Care Package

If you read yesterday‘s post, you know that Thursday marked exactly six months of (and theoretically, halfway through) John’s deployment. I didn’t post this care package yesterday because I didn’t want to spoil the surprise for John (he reads the blog every so often). However… yesterday, John told me he had gotten the package on […]