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Miracle of the Christmas Socks @MindyJPeltier

The Miracle of the Christmas Socks

A miracle doesn’t happen only on the Hallmark channel during Christmas. Miracles still happen in real life. Christmas 2004 found our family of eight in a challenging place. We’d been transferred from Fargo to Seattle the previous summer. Though we’d received a 15% cost of living raise, the cost of living increase was closer to 50% and my husband’s salary as a manager was less […]

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Keep Grief from Grinching Your Holidays

Grief feels like crashing into a brick wall. You come to a sudden and painful stop, but the world continues on. Grief doesn’t accompany only death. We grieve loss of finances, health, and relationships. The stages of grief can be experienced in a forward and backward motion. One day you’re at step four, the next day you’re back to step two. […]

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Peg Doll Nativity @MindyJPeltier

Peg Doll Nativity Set is Touchable for Toddlers

Every home with dimpled toddler fingers needs a touchable nativity set. There should be one baby Jesus they can hold and kiss and not worry about breaking. I created this Peg Doll nativity scene with my grandkids in mind. It will be fairly easy for them to make and will endure years of playing and displaying. This is the third […]

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Cinnamon Dough Ornaments @MindyJPeltier

A Sweet-Smelling Christmas Gift with Eternal Impact

Holiday memories are immortalized by all of our senses. The sense of smell, in particular, takes us immediately back to a time, a place, or a person. Have you every caught a whiff of something and it instantaneously caused you to smile or weep? One of our family’s favorite holiday scents is cinnamon. Cinnamon pinecones rest in an […]

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Baby Jesus in a Nutshell Craft Kit and bible Truths

Give Baby Jesus in a Nutshell

This Christmas  give the gift of baby Jesus in two ways. The first way is by giving Baby Jesus in a Nutshell craft kits. Not everybody has the inspiration or supplies  to craft, but might love to do a few projects. Sound like any Moms of young kids you know? This is the first of a series of craft kits I’m making for my daughter, Jana, […]

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Snohomish Carolers Remind It’s CHRISTmas

Our Christmas shopping in Snohomish was wonderfully interrupted with harmonized reminders of the true meaning of Christmas. Snohomish is a quaint town, packed with antique stores and unique food stops, a perfect place to Christmas shop on a Sunday afternoon. As the sun was setting and the well-decorated streets were lighting up, these carolers appeared […]

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What I REALLY Wanted For Christmas

You know how despite how much you spend on Christmas presents, there’s always that one kid that pouts because they “didn’t get what they wanted?” Yea, well this year, I’m that kid. Overall, it was a pretty great Christmas for our family.  We opened a pile of presents, ate too many cookies, and spent quality […]

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