Monday, December 21, 2009
A few weeks ago we were spending time with some close friends. On their bookshelf was the coolest nativity set I have ever seen. Keith began telling us the story of how he had made the set during one summer at Bible school. I just could not stop looking at the cute little wooden set and wondered how hard it might be to make one of my own. The fact that this nativity was around 20 years old and looked brand new was very impressive.
Fast forward to a few days ago.
I was checking out one of my favorite websites, thepioneerwoman.com. She has hilarious stories, great photography, delicious recipes, and tips for homeschooling. Since I don't have any children, I rarely look at the homeschool section but this photo caught my eye. There before my eyes was a wood block nativity set. I could not believe that I had never seen one before until this Christmas and now I had seen two.
Immediately I sent a message to Keith that someone else in this world had one of the cool wood block nativity sets and that he needed to go immediately to her website.
Fast forward to this morning.
I got a text message from Keith this morning to check out his website, lightsheepstudios.com. My heart was thrilled once again as I looked upon this adorable little shepherd. Keith has hinted that there may be photos of the whole set coming around Christmas Day. I hope so. These wood blocks really do bring a smile to my face.
More about my friend Keith:
Keith is a very talented artist and is the man behind the art at lightsheepstudios.com. This year we have added to our Christmas decorations by purchasing his Nativity Scene. It is an 8x10 print that includes a mat to fit an 11x14 frame. They are available for purchase here. Keith is also the author of, Jonah: Journey to Nineveh, a full color children's book. For more items, check out the Light Sheep Studios Online Store.
Please check out his website and don't forgot to look at all of his photos of the 25 Days of Christmas.
Monday, December 14, 2009
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Save $0.50 on two packages of new Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels.
Also check out this recipe for the Magic Mint Chocolate Bark shown in the photo above.
I was able to print a total of two coupons by hitting the back button after the first coupon printed.
The coupons actually state, "Save $0.50 when you buy Two (2) packages of Nestle Toll House Morsels, any variety." This is wonderful in case you really don't want the Dark Chocolate/Mint variety.
I also found another link here, that allowed me to print two more coupons for $0.50 off 2 packages.
Here is a coupon for $1.00 off Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough.
***I do not receive any form of payment for these Nestle links.