Monday, November 25, 2013

driving down the road yesterday...

k-love playing in the front...
One Girl Nation BLASTing
from the back ☺
if you need a Christmas gift
for that 8-16 year old girl (and her mom ☺ b'cause they're both going to love it)
it is all about
all about Jesus!

t-shirt requests have been made at my house... :)

Landing in the space where One Direction meets TobyMac, 1 Girl Nation is an exciting blend of upbeat pop music, with lyrics that are totally focused on living life for God, even while you’re young. 1GN, as they’ve already been dubbed, stars Carmen, Kayli, Kelsey, Lauryn Taylor and Lindsey, five girls with a passion for telling their fans about Christ through their music. Their first single, “While We’re Young,” can be heard on radio stations across the country and their self-titled debut album is out August 20.

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Sparkle Box

About the Author of The Sparkle Box, Jill Hardie       
Author Jill Hardie, her husband, and their two children began the tradition of placing a Sparkle Box for Jesus under their Christmas tree approximately seven years ago. The first time they opened His gift, the commercialism of the season melted away and they experienced profound peace and happiness. It's Jill's hope that The Sparkle Box book will ignite a new Christmas tradition that helps center Christmas in the true joy of the season. "There are many traditions that help us remember the remarkable and beautiful story of the birth of Jesus. My hope is that The Sparkle Box will help us remember Jesus as he is today – in the present. It encourages us to ask the question, 'What gift can we give Jesus on His birthday that will bring Him joy?' Jesus taught us that whenever we do something for someone in need, we do it for Him. I think loving and caring for each other in His name is the greatest gift we could give to honor Jesus on His birthday."

Beautifully illustrated!
About the illustrator of The Sparkle Box,Christine Kornacki       
At a very early age, Christine Kornacki developed a love for painting and bringing stories to life. After receiving a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford, her dreams of illustrating children's books began to take shape. She spends her days painting in her studio, which adjoins a charming café in New Haven, Connecticut.

WHAT is inside the sparkle box?!
The Sparkle Box is a beautiful book and special tradition to share with family and friends.
you can visit for more information and ideas.
You can also share your own Sparkle Box story ☺
You will have fun putting together your very own "sparkle box" that is found at the back of this book.
I received a copy of this book for the purpose of review.