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November 29, 2012

RECAP: Thanksgiving

What I Wore: H&M Peplum Top + Leather Pants, Shoe Mint Heels

We DIY’ed funny photo booth props! This is always a fun project to work on for any kind of party.

Stella wasn’t too pleased that she wasn’t included in the family picture.

This is a Brie puff pastry I made. Check out the recipe here! (It was soooo good)

The food was delicious!

And we ended the evening by the fire reading different stories around the idea of Thanksgiving. (I read the story of the golf balls: “Jar of Life“) We also played a guessing game, where at the beginning of the night, we were all asked to write down a few things we were most thankful for this year (anonymously) and we all had to guess who it was.

Overall, the love and laughs shared throughout the entire night are ones I’ll never forget. This was a very special Thanksgiving.

November 16, 2012

Give Thanks. Give Hope.

This past week, I got together with the ladies of my LiFE Group (small group/bible study/Ladies night out!) and had a thanksgiving extravaganza. But instead of just eating everything in sight and then heading off on our own way. We stayed. To do what you might ask. Well, after giving thanks, we gave hope. We spent the rest of our evening putting together 10 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. If you’re not familiar with the operation, it’s run by Samaritan’s Purse and it is an opportunity for kids all over the world to be able to enjoy the beauty of Christmas who normally wouldn’t be able to.  I’ve been packing boxes since I was in middle school and it is a great feeling to know that you’re giving hope and love to a child with some of the most simple things that we take for granted such as: soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, and toys.

this sweet potato casserole was so good! you can find the recipe here: http://bit.ly/82n0rm

If you haven’t looked into being a part of OCC and want to pack a box, I encourage you to do so! This week is National Collection week and the 19th is the last day to send yours out. For more info, visit this link here: http://bit.ly/MdyoG & http://bit.ly/BEVnO