Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Victorian Ornaments and Advent Calendar

Whew! I had a super busy few days but I'm thankful to have woken up this morning with nothing major on my to do list! That's right---I spent this past weekend doing almost all of the Christmas shopping (shopping for nine kids and a husband is no small feat!), helping get the tree set up and decorated, making Liam's sheep costume for the Christmas play, and digging out all the decorations. The last couple days have been spent in preparation for my last three homeschool literature courses today and tomorrow. Now I've got three weeks of Christmas prep at a much slower pace than usual. Yay!

This year I'm doing some fun Victorian-themed things with our usual traditions. I made everyone ornaments with Victorian Christmas images and designed our Advent calendar the same. I've purchased some pretty Christmas crackers with paper crowns and prizes inside and I plan to teach the kids some old fashioned carols. Wow, the more I write about this, the more excited I get!

Jamie gave me this sweet Kate Greenaway Jane Austen style ornament. Isn't it the sweetest? It's dated 1979---my birth year!

I've received some good feedback on my new devotional for women, Now: Purposeful Steps Toward a More Abundant Life. Be sure to grab a copy for yourself and a gift for someone else. It's also available on Kindle!

***I'm also taking applications for review team members. I will be sending out review copies in January and can think of no better place to look than my own sweet readers! Be sure to fill out the review team application if you're interested!***

Thanks for stopping by the Homemaking Party. I'm excited to see what you've got to share!


  1. Sarah!! Love the Victorian Christmas decorations!! beautiful!! Thanks so much for hosting!!

  2. Awesome party!!! Best Christmas wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

  3. I love all your sweet ornaments!, My copies of your book should be arriving any day now, I am very excited!

  4. Thank you for hosting us. Lovely party.

  5. Sarah, thank you for hosting. Great assortment of links here, and I'm starting with #28.


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