Friday, November 12, 2010

fashionABLE scarves

As you can see from my post below, I've got Christmas on the brain already. From brainstorming gift ideas to downloading the new Dave Barnes Christmas album, I'm feeling the spirit already. I'm halfway tempted to put up my tree just so I can see all the sparkly ornaments in my living room. :)

However, I've gotta post this as an option for Christmas gifts. Check out this video:

I love gifts with meaning, and this is a great opportunity to give someone something that has actually helped to change a life. I found out about these great scarves that women in Ethiopia are making, and by purchasing these, you could be helping support their freedom and their life--in the truest sense of life. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, consider encouraging the life and hope these women in Ethiopia have found through Jesus by purchasing one of the scarves (named after the women) as a Christmas gift!

If you know me, you might just be getting one yourself this pretend to be surprised!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Great Ornament Exchange

Christmas time is coming!!! I know so many people who are reluctant to agree that 'tis the season until after Thanksgiving, but I disagree. Thanksgiving is just a hurdle to get through until we can begin the magical feeling that comes with Christmas. While I hate winter and the cold darkness that comes with it, Christmas time is, strangely, the light in the midst of that darkness.

And because one of the things that brings about that light to me is my sparkly, colorful, pretty Christmas tree carefully decorated with ornaments, I'm referring you to my friend Kate Andre's blog for her 2nd Great Ornament Exchange. I participated in her ornament exchange in 2008 and received TWO beautiful ornaments from the person who had my name, and I loved picking out an ornament for the person whose name I had. If you love ornaments, you should participate. Go to her blog post about it here or click on the picture above & email her if you want to be a part of it!