Nov 21

Thanksgiving and Advent Prep

2011 at 1:59 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Homemaking | Holidays

We’ve got a lot going on here at girltalk this week. I’m sure you do too! Later today we’ll tell you more about our Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials at the new 52home@home store. And at your request, Dad will again provide us with the seventh annual edition of his book gift list.

But first, here’s a quick Thanksgiving roundup of some of our favorite recipes and ideas.

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Turkey

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

Coupon Books

Rice Krispies Turkeys

Thanksgiving Leftovers

christmas opened upOh, and I’ve been waiting a whole year to tell you about this advent calendar my family used last year. It is called Christmas Opened Up published by thegoodbook.com. The little book that accompanies the calendar provides a five-minute-per-day Bible study to do with your kids that tells the story of God’s rescue plan. It includes a brief opening activity or question, a Scripture verse, questions about the Scripture, and ideas for a brief prayer time. It was a fantastic way to spend the entire month focusing on the gospel over Cheerios with honey each morning. It encouraged the best kind of anticipation for Christmas Day and my kids can’t wait to do it again this year. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!

UPDATE: thegoodbook.com contacted us to let us know that they have now sold out of Christmas Opened Up. But they do have another advent calendar pack available called Countdown to the Coming of the King.