Friday, December 25, 2015

CHRISTmas!!!

Hey everyone. So it has been a few days since I posted. Sorry... But I have been busy with family traditions, Christmas, Christmas RAOKs, and finishing up the 12 Days of Christmas Blessings for my neighbor. :) So here are a bunch of pictures of what I have been up to! :)


I made little gifts and hung them up on doors of the people who work at my grandma's assisted living center!! :)




I also made little cards and added candy canes and went around and gave/left them for people at her assisted living center! :)




I put quarters in the gum ball machines... :)


And money on the vending machine!

I wrapped some chocolates and gave them to a nurse walking out the door! I hope I  made her day! :)

This is me and my friend Maggie. :) She was awesome and walked up to our neighbor's house with me everyday so I didn't have to do it alone. :)

Most of the days when we went up and dropped off gifts, it was wet or windy... :/ It didn't bother us too much though. :)

This is day 10! A Santa Clause mug!! :)


And day 11! A pasta meal!!


 I forgot to get a picture of day 12 cause I kept changing it. But it was a stocking full of different stocking stuffers! :) It was fun and a nice Christmas gift for her!!
So now I am done with her gifts. But I planning on maybe making a video of these 12 Days of Christmas Blessings. :) We'll see.

 And this is me and my youth leader Christina! She has made me feel so special and loved these past few months with us being at a new church and me at a new youth group. She is super awesome and I just wanted you to meet her! :)

I have also been handing out candy canes to the store cashiers! That seems to really brighten their day! :) Have a very merry Christmas!!!! 



Saturday, December 19, 2015

Day 6 and 7 of Christmas Blessings!

Yesterday I gave her day 6 and 7 because I didn't want to go today (Saturday) cause she might be home and I want to be kept "unknown" :)

And I forgot to take a picture of day 6's gift because I didn't have it done right away with all the other ones. So no picture but I will tell what it was. It was a Christmas garland for her to string up! :)

Day 7.... "On the 7th day of Christmas, somebody brought to you, cute and new towels for you!!"


Friday, December 18, 2015

Day 5 of Christmas Blessings!

Yesterday afternoon, I dropped off at my neighbor's house, Day five of Christmas Blessings!!! :) It was a can of soup!!! :) The tag I used said, "On the 5th day of Christmas, some true friends gave to you, some yummy soup to warm when you're feeling blue!!" 


I'm doing her 6th and 7th gift this afternoon, and I still haven't seen any stay away notes!!! :)
One week till Christmas!!!! Who's ready!?!?


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Day 4 of Christmas Blessings!

Today when me and my friend, Maggie walked up to our neighbor's house, it felt like the North Pole except without all the snow... :p It was super cold and windy but there is no snow!!!!! :o We live in Wisconsin and There. Is. No. Snow!!! It stinks cause we probably won't have any snow for Christmas which is awful because we didn't have a white Christmas last year either. But I don't control the weather so oh well... :) But anyway, we left her day four of the Christmas blessings!! :)


I hope it didn't blow away cause it was really windy!!!! 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Day 3 of Christmas Blessings!

Today for day three..... I left her popcorn!!! The tag says: "On the 3rd day of Christmas some true friends brought a treat, some hot popcorn for you to eat!!"


I was really excited when I dropped it off on her porch, because yesterday's day 1 and 2 were picked up!!! :) And there wasn't a note there or anything saying "No more" or "Stay away"! :) So that was very encouraging!! I hope she was blessed and continues to be blessed! 

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Day 1 and 2 of Christmas Blessings!

Do you remember me talking about doing the 12 days of Christmas Kindness for my neighbor? You read about it HERE. Well yesterday, I did day 1 and 2 cause it was raining Sunday and I didn't want to go walk up there in the rain. So here is day one...

Hot Chocolate!! The tag: "On the 1st day of Christmas, some true friends brought to you, a cup of cocoa and marshmallows too!!"


And day two... Christmas paper plates and napkins!! The tag: "On the 2nd day of Christmas, some true friends send good wishes, to help out with the holiday dishes!!!


We just left the gifts on her porch and ran! :) I will post tonight day three after we do it!! :) Stay tuned!


Christmas Card for the Cashier!

When at the store the other day, I gave a Christmas card to the cashier! She seemed pleased.


Cashiers and store employees are really unappreciated. When I read stories of kindness, not like its a bad thing, but people often bless the police station and fire station. Like I just said, it is not a bad thing at all!! I'm not shaming people who do it! Not at all! I'm just saying that cashiers and store employees are most of the time unappreciated. The are always so happy and ready to help you in moments notice! So I think we should be ready at a moments notice to bless them and let them know they are appreciated!! Right? Can you do it?

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Candy Canes

The other day, we were in town so I did some Christmas random acts of kindness!
I brought candy canes to our dentist and all his "helpers"!!! :) They appreciated it so much.
I also brought another box of candy canes to my friend Margaret. She owns a craft store right here in town. She sells things that Joanne's and Hobby Lobby sells for just much cheaper. So I wanted to tell her how much I appreciate her by bringing her candy canes!!! :)


Around Christmas time, a box of candy canes is like $1. So cheap. So easy to just pick up a box and drop them off somewhere. Like, your dentist, librarians, postal officer worker/mailman, your bank tellers, police officers, etc. They would all appreciate it so so much! I challenge you from now until Christmas to bring at least one box of candy canes to someone you appreciate in your community! :)

Friday, December 4, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Kindness

There is a lady who lives up the road from us, alone. She just kinda comes and goes doing her thing. This Christmas, I am doing the 12 Days of Christmas for her. The blog I linked you to, has tags and a shopping list so that it makes it easy for you to do this. I changed my tags up a little so that they fit better for her. I still have to go get everything but I hope it all works out and this lady is blessed! :) I hope you do it too for someone in your neighborhood who is kinda down and lonely. I will be posting updates when I start this! Stay tuned for this and more Christmas RACKs! Happy Friday!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Groceries for Someone in Need!

This Christmas, I challenge you to bring groceries to someone in need. When someone is financially struggling or doesn't have a lot to begin with, food is a great way to help them when you don't have extra money to give to give them. And it's easy. 

Here are some tips:
*Buy food while it is on sale at the store
*Buy non-perishable food or food that will keep longer
*Canned food or soup is great
*Betty Crocker mixes are good cause all they need added is water

Will you bring groceries to someone in need this Christmas? I am! Do it with me! :)

Easy, Cheap, Fun Service Project!

Today I want to share with you an easy, cheap fun service project! 
Donating baby items to a Christian program for women and their unplanned pregnancies!
Let me explain the title. "Easy" - It is very easy to pick up some baby toys from the store and drop them off at a local program near you.
"Cheap" - Everything in the picture below, was $1 each. (I actually got one toy free though. :) If you go to the dollar store, you can find baby things very cheap.
"Fun" - It is so, so, SO much fun to buy baby things!!! The family I babysit for just had a little baby girl! I can't wait to buy cute little baby things for her! Because buying baby things are so much fun! :)
So see, this is a easy, cheap, fun service project! :)
Find a wish list from your local program to know what to buy. But here are few things from the wish list here that I think all lists will probably have.
*Sippy cups
*Baby bowls and spoons
*Receiving blankets
*Bottle brushes
*Baby board books
*Warm clothes
*Baby toys
*Baby bottles
*$10 gift cards to local stores


I challenge you to go bless your local program for women and their unplanned pregnancies! :)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Catching Up.

Hey everyone! Sorry it has been so long since I last posted. I have been very busy with school, laundry, and life!! :) I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!! I did. It was a nice day filled with family time. 
Top row left to right: Dad, Mom, Keenan, Turner, Jaden, Uncle Mark, and Aunt Joanne.
Bottom row left to right: Grace, Sarah, Me, Elijah, Rebekah, Grandpa, Jonathan, Grandma, Rachel, Tessa and Isaac.


But now that Thanksgiving is over, you know what holiday comes next! :)
So I am now going to start, "CHRISTmas RACK's" (RACK stands for Random Act of Christmas Kindness)!!! So stay tuned for ideas and stories. I hope you are going to join me in making a difference this Christmas in the life's of people around you. :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Movie night College Care Package

The other day, I made this college care package with the theme of "Movie Night!!" I sent it to Kyra. She loved it! :) Now that I know she has received it, I can post it here for you.
This was super simple to make! You need:
A movie
Popcorn
Candy
And I only added a pack of tissues because my sister said this movie sad. (I watched it after I sent this to her and I cried more in this movie than in any movie I have ever watched! I should have sent her 3 packs of tissues!! :)

This is what I have.

So then I put in all in a box, added a note, and sent it to her. :) I loved making this and I loved blessing Kyra!

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Here are some other posts with care package ideas.



Thursday, October 29, 2015

Quick, Easy Cancer Care Package.

I know this girl who is 15 and has been battling cancer for a long time and just got her leg amputated this last summer... :( So I got her address and sent her this cd! "Overcomer" by Mandisa. I love the songs on here and I hope they encourage Macy as well!


Do you know someone with cancer? Can you take a little time out of your day to sent a note, gift, or care package? Please do and make sure to tell them Jesus loves them! :)

Please pray for Macy that God would heal her inside and out! :)

Super Simple Dog Toys

I made these super simple dog toys the other day out of scrap fabric. They were SO easy! All you do is, cut straps of scrap fabric, (fleece works the best) the braid them together! Then you can donate them to your local animal shelter! I have done this before, and when my mom brought them in for me, she said they said they go through like five a day! :0 So I made thirty more and they will be dropped off tomorrow. :)


This is a really simple project that you can use to make a difference in your community. Will you join in the fun and make a difference in a dog's life? :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

"No Sweeter Name" - Kari Jobe

Yes, I know. Another one of my favorite songs I discovered. :)
I love Kari Jobe's voice and songs. Especially this one! I sing this all the time. It is an AWESOME and SWEET song to Jesus! Please listen to it. It will bless you. :)
"No Sweeter Name" - Kari Jobe


Saturday, October 24, 2015

College Care Package

Today I made a college care package for my cousin, Turner. And all it had in it was cereal. :) Nothing else. Just cereal. But here is the note I put with his cereal....

:) Just so you are aware, I love Pinterest and puns! "Cerealsy!" :) Under my little note, there was this.

See told you. Just cereal!! :) I hope he likes it. I do! :) 
Do you know someone in college? Send them a care package!! :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Beautiful Fall!

Today, my family and I went to a local pumpkin patch/apple orchard thing. :) We had a lot of fun and I took some pictures of God's beautiful creation too! Here are some of my favorites.