Luke 2: 8-11

December 17, 2012

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

LUKE 2 8-11 free printable via seejaneblog

We don’t all observe the same traditions,


plane awesome valentine’s!

January 25, 2012

…for KJ’s valentine cards {also called friendship cards in this neck of the woods!}
i wanted something that he could create almost on his own. + treat free.

he really enjoys making paper airplanes {what eight-year-old boy doesn’t?!?}
so… we purchased a chunk of red card stock & he went straight to work making these:

my little man really got into it, he googled airplane patterns, and was folding and cutting and making each one really unique.

download the plane cool labels here!
you can print them on regular paper &


great *beau* valentine’s

January 24, 2012

i mentioned yesterday that sela wanted to give the girls and boys separate valentine’s this year…

for the boys, i wanted to come up with something that was very charming {not something to throw-out in the trash as soon as they were home!}, and original, but still masculine.  and, no treats – candy, etc. – are allowed.

with all these requirements, i finally thought about bow-ties & beaus!

i pulled out the extra fabric from these drawstring bags.  i did not want to get out my sewing machine and spend too much time per bow-tie. instead, i used hot-glue and created a very simple pattern that took only a few minutes start to finish per bow-tie.


we have had a strange winter in new england. after all the crazy stories about how awful it would be, we have only had one snowstorm this past october and that is it! it’s been beautiful, and unseasonably warm.

however, week before last we had two days of rain + i had two kids fighting stomach bugs, so they stayed home from school. this was the perfect opportunity for us to create valentine’s day cards!

…and that we did.

all of our card designs this year are treat-free, so if that is something you need, these might be good for you. {i will be posting 3 ideas this week.}

sela has 9 boys &


about {dot} me

January 3, 2012

have you heard of it’s a personal page that is all about you.

if you are on a variety of social networks: a blog, Facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram, vimeo… etc etc etc.
then, this is ONE page where you can put all your contact information in one place. {see my page here.}

it’s very convenient for anyone who wears many hats.

and, right now –, a great online print site is offering 50 FREE BUSINESS CARDS if you create a new page! {you only pay $5 for shipping!}

so. if you are a blogger,


i was recently browsing the current issue of ‘Woman’s Day,’ and saw an ad for this:

“This year, Canvas on Demand, a company that turns your photos into canvas portraits, will send a 16″x20″ canvas to any mom/wife of a deployed service member for FREE. {$112 value}. The soldier just needs to go to {here} to register for “Operation: Hi Mom/honey!” and upload a photo. What a great gift when they’re so far away!”

How awesome &