A Special Baby

This is Lauren, signing off.

Merry Christmas Eve, friends! Just had to share this beautiful video in which the children of St. Paul’s Church in New Zealand tell and act out the Christmas story.  There are so many magical moments in it – – I watched it three times in a row.  I just couldn’t get enough of those precious accents.  Look out for my favorite character: the third wise man.  Thanks to my M.I.L. Rachael for sharing this with {read more…}

10 Ways to Go Green with Christmas Cards

10 Ways to Go Green with Christmas Cards via The Thinking Closet

In case you missed my guest post on Blissful & Domestic last week, here it is in full!  Keep in mind, this is meant to inspire- -not to inflict guilt.  There are many ways to love our environment.  These are just 10 of the ways…. So, let’s talk Christmas cards. I don’t know about you, but the thought of compiling address, stamping envelopes, and signing 70 Christmas cards during the busiest time of year makes {read more…}

10 Heartwarming Videos – Kids Edition

10 Heartwarming Videos - Kids Edition - by The Thinking Closet

If there’s ever a month for heart-warming, it’s December. So, to kick things off, I thought I’d compile a list of some of my favorite YouTube videos that are guaranteed to make you smile.  After all, they involve kids. The soul is healed by being with children. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky These videos will restore your faith in humanity and your hope in the next generation…if you ever lost it. 1.  PS 22 Chorus “Viva La {read more…}