Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Blessed Thanksgiving & A Giveaway

I don't know about you, but I had a an awesome Thanksgiving!! My sister-in-law hosted 25 peeps at her house and she is 6 months pregnant! She rocked it! The food was so amazing and the fellowship with family and friends was even better!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, Christmas planning, decorating, and gift buying is in full swing. We are going to the tree farm this afternoon to pick out our tree!! Im so excited! I will be up all night decorating it!

I have also been working on creating my own advent for this Christmas. It is very simple, but moving, and to me, tells what Christmas is all about. As my gift to you, I am offering it to you as a free download.  ~Jesus: Hope-Faith-Peace-Love~ 

I also have the tutorial for the mason jar advent candle you can watch. The candle goes along with the advent devotional. Every Sunday you light the candle as you read the devotions and pray. This is a great way to prepare your hearts for Jesus this Christmas. I hope you enjoy it!!

I also decided to do an advent reading with my son Greyson. Every night before bed, starting December 1st, I will be reading a story from the Jesus Storybook Bible. These are great short little stories from the bible that lead right up to the Jesus' birth on December 24th, the night before Christmas! Then on Christmas day we will read the last story in the book, A Dream of Heaven. I am so excited to do this with him, because he is finally starting to sit still and listen when I read books now. Get a copy of yours today on Amazon and have it time to start on Tuesday!

Finally, the best part, a giveaway!! I am so thankful for all that God has blessed us with this year. The good and the bad, because even the hard stuff is a gift that makes our faith stronger in Him. As a way of giving back, I wanted to do an "Oh, So Thankful" giveaway.  See below for all the goodies I am giving away to one lucky winner. It's so easy to enter!

"Oh, So Thankful" giveaway basket includes:

1. $25.00 Starbucks gift card
2. $25.00 Target gift card
3. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Best movie ever)
4. First Snow scented candle
5. Peppermint slims pretzels
6. "Hey Santa" banner
7.  2016 wall calendar (to start planning for next year)
8.  "Be Merry" burlap sign

Many Blessings,


  1. I am thankful for my church family... They are just so kind and understanding!

    1. I love my church family too, especially my small group! Thanks for entering!

  2. I'm thankful for my family and the blessings that we have received this year!

  3. Thanks for this super awesome giveaway!!!!

  4. Merry Christmas, thanks for the wonderful giveaway....all really great prizes!

  5. Aww I love you! Thanks for the kind words, for coming and bring delicious food! I'm very thankful for you!

    1. I am so thankful for you too Laur, thanks so much for entering!!

  6. I'm so thankful that we got the chance to move to Montana this year and do full time missionary work now. Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. That is so wonderful! My mom just moved out to Montana to care for her parents! I hope to make it out there at some point! I heard it's beautiful! Thanks for entering!

  7. Awesome giveaway Erin! I am thankful for
    My small group family ;)