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☘St. Patrick’s Day☘ {for Christians!}

I love celebrating holidays. But one of the things I don’t love is when people distort the meaning of the holiday and turn it into… well, an excuse for debauchery. St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. It has such a beautiful story and a beautiful meaning. Neither my husband nor I are Catholic, but we are both from Irish descent. We also don’t drink… I’ve been told a time or two that it’s “not right” to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without alcohol, and I have to disagree. Here is how my family celebrates, and why! 1. Decoration A few weeks before the holiday, we adorn Read More

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25 Days of Christmas {with FREE printable advent calendar!!}

Advent is a ✨magical✨ time in our house. We plan our whole homeschool year around this season, so that we can really enjoy the majesty of God’s love and grace. Without a doubt, my kids’ favorite part of this season is our daily advent activities. We have this fun calendar that I made several years back. It has 25 drawers, one for each day. It also has a tree on top with real lights on it. They know that when the lights come on, it’s time for that day’s advent surprise (which is written on a piece of paper and tucked in the drawer)! The activities Read More