The Ultimate List of the Best Christmas Stories Ever (Quote Me Thursday Link Up)

The Ultimate List of the Best Christmas Stories Ever (Quote Me Thursday Link Up)

It's here! This will be the very last Quote Me Thursday post of 2014! I am taking off next week for Christmas, then I am also taking off the next week for New Year's Day. We'll be back again with more awesome quotes and social sharing on January 8th (which is my 10th wedding anniversary!). This week, I thought I would do something a little different and share the best Christmas stories ever with you. After all, Christmas is the best time to curl up with a good, festive book! This post … [Read more...]

30+ Books to Snuggle Up With this Winter

30+ Books to Snuggle Up With this Winter

It’s winter, which means it is a great time to curl up with a book by the fire and a hot beverage. Reading feels so much friendlier when it’s cold and wet outside. This week, the ladies in the Southern Girl Blogging Community have gathered their favorite books to read by a warm fire when it’s cold out! Favorite Fiction Books for Winter Reading If you love a good fictional story, curl up with some of these this winter! One of my favorite books that I read this year was Destruction by … [Read more...]

Book Crafts: Book Page Star Tutorial

Book Crafts: Book Page Star Tutorial

Today, I am sharing with you a fun bookish craft that will work for Christmas time, New Year's, or any time of year! These book page stars are easy to make, but they do take some time (although less time than the book pumpkin). One star took me about an hour- although I imagine with practice the time will diminish. Book Page Star Tutorial Supplies: Old book Craft knife or scissors String or yarn for hanger (if you want to hang them) Step 1 Tear out a few pages from your … [Read more...]

Robots, STEM, and #VZWinnovation

Robots, STEM, and #VZWinnovation

I want to take a moment to talk about something that I love. Robots. Yes, I am a robot nerd. I love everything about them. Sadly, the love that I have for robots was undiscovered while I was in a position to do anything about them or to learn how to make them myself. I find all aspects of robots completely fascinating and wish I knew how to build them myself. In fact, I sent my daughter to robot-building camp a few years ago where she built a Snap Circuits Mars Rover (affilate … [Read more...]

10 Christmas Carols from Around the World to Add to Your Holiday Playlist (Quote Me Thursday)

10 Christmas Carols from Around the World to Add to Your Holiday Playlist (Quote Me Thursday)

I love Christmas music; Christmas songs have some of the best holiday quotes! This year, rather than post the same lines from the classic Christmas carols that you could probably recite while hanging upside down over a boiling pot of water, I’ve decided to list some of my favorite lyrics from Christmas songs from around the world instead. And I’m including video to these songs as well so you can add these alternative Christmas songs to your playlist this year. Also, thanks to Google for … [Read more...]

Last Minute Christmas Decorations: DIY Book Page Tree Tutorial

Last Minute Christmas Decorations: DIY Book Page Tree Tutorial

  Want a fun last-minute and bookish Christmas decoration? Why not make a book tree? The book tree is a simple, elegant-looking craft that requires almost no skill- except the basic common sense not to cut through your thumb (which I apparently lack). This project is simple and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Make your own book trees using the tutorial below! DIY Christmas Book Page Tree Supplies: Unwanted book (a book with a lot of text works best) Craft … [Read more...]

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