July 29, 2016

Sheetz Gas Station – a new family tradition

Dec26

Starting new traditions is a bit like going on a first date. It looks promising before the actual time together, but after the fact one must weigh the pros and cons, and decide whether or not to commit to another try.

Well, when Sheetz Gas Station advertised free coffee treats on Christmas day, we knew this might be the start of a blessed new tradition.

Gathering on Christmas day with extended family from our homestead, we put meals together and then delivered them to refugee families (post to come). When my frugal partner in crime (niece in the middle) shared that Sheetz was sharing their coffee, we couldn’t think of a better way to end our Christmas Day.

Christmas Cruising

Dec10

Christmas Cruising – Some of the best traditions are simple and sweet and require little more than hot chocolate and a full tank of gas. About a week before Christmas get the whole family together for “Christmas lights” cruising in the car.

Family Discussion Starters for Thanksgiving

Nov25

Engaging in meaningful conversation around the table is one of the things with which I am passionate. Yet, I understand that often the busy aspects of life just stand in the way.

Around Thanksgiving time, many families spent the time around the TV watching all their football games. We do a bit of that, but we also slow down and have a blast talking.

Don’t let this Thanksgiving get by with out learning a bit more about your Family Story. See what we did last year in “Do you know your family’s story.” Find out how we intentionally used our family time to make a generational difference.

Gratitude and Thanksgiving Traditions and Activities

Nov25

This month’s free download of family activities and tradition ideas focusing on both Gratitude and Thanksgiving include Conversation Starters about Gratitude, Family Fun Night Turkey Placemats, the Leaves of Thanks tradition of the month, creating a Family Legacy of Gratitude and the Gift of Gratitude card. Download and print these activities for a special time with family.

Free Thanksgiving Recipe E-book

Nov18

Quality Health is offering a free Thanksgiving Recipe book with wonderful photos and directions. I just previewed the downloadbefore offering it to you and it’s worth the few minutes it takes to receive it.

Magic Pumpkin Patch Tradition

Oct5

Create a sense of wonder and magic in the imagination of your children as you bring the Magic Pumpkin Patch tradition to life. It’s such a fun fall tradition and won’t take more than a few minutes to plan. Let […]

Fall Tradition Ideas

Sep24

It’s nearly impossible for me to believe that fall is officially here. With it hitting 80 in NC this week, the weather keeps me from switching into fall decorating mode, but I know I must….that post will come shortly. It’s […]

Back to School Tradition ideas

Aug23

FUN FROM BEGINNING TO END Be sure to make a special breakfast to start the school year off right. Make an elaborate feast, maybe waffles with whipped cream and fresh strawberries, or eggs benedict – anything but the usual scrambled […]

Wedding Traditions

Aug19

Wishes to the Bride and Groom – When one of my nieces got married last year, I used this tradition idea at both her wedding shower and then again at the wedding reception. I had beautiful card stock with the […]

Birthday Traditions

Jul25

Since I mentioned that we just finished three birthdays in 31 days, I thought I would share a few birthday tradition ideas that have been meaningful at different times. We don’t attempt to do these all or it would be […]

Our Family Flag

Jul4

BHG Our Family Flag As a home school mom, who rarely shares about her homeschooling on this blog, I wanted to incorporate a very tiny educational tradition for this wonderful holiday. Point out the American Flag every time you see […]

4th of July Decorating and Craft ideas

Jul3

There are so many quick and easy ways to decorate for the 4th. I am always a week late getting my decorations up. So in typical fashion, I went and pulled things down from my attic today. Yes real time, […]

Family Fun 4th of July ideas

Jul2

Red, White & Blue Only – Create a neighborhood tradition and organize a potluck that no one will want to miss. Invite all of your family and friends to this casual party and give them each a food assignment. Include […]

4th of July Traditions

Jul1

All week long there will be unique July 4th ideas right here. This year, why not start a family tradition to honor your localpublic servants, who embody the July value of ‘Courage’?Most families have the annual cookie exchange at Christmas […]

4th of July Recipe Ideas

Jun30

For additional 4th of July Dessert idea inspiration, don’t miss an additional six fabulously easy ideas. Welcome to my “Wow, it’s almost the 4th of July. Where has the summer flown?” edition of Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods. With fresh […]