Make a Jesse tree advent calendar if you want to count down the days until Christmas with a little more than daily chocolate. I first learned about the Jesse tree craft idea last year on Pinterest when I came across a cute photo from Lacy Rabideau’s blog post, “O Jesse Tree, O Jesse Tree” on her website: Catholic Icing. I fell in love with the idea of creating a Jesse tree advent calendar craft for my kids, but advent was already almost over. This year I got started early on my Jesse tree advent calendar. If you are looking for some free Jesse tree patterns or Jesse tree clip art, you’re in luck. I have designed over 26 Jesse tree ornament clip art images for you to use with your kids. I wanted to print mine in full color and use a felt canvas. But I also made copies of them in black and white too. This way you can have your kids color their Jesse tree clip art images with crayons, too. Continue reading
If you’d like to learn how to make a felt Christmas Advent calendar this year, why not try a Jesse Tree? This week starts the celebration of Advent. It’s our family’s favorite season. We love the excitement leading up to Christ’s birth. Last year I created Jesse Tree ornaments to decorate a felt Christmas Advent Calendar I made for advent. We read from our picture Bible stories about the lineage of Jesus in December. This year quite a few of you asked for tips on how to make a felt Christmas Advent calendar. Here are my tips and a free iron-on transfer download, too.
Last year I created free Jesse Tree clipart ornaments for Healthy Family readers. They are still available to use and share. Use them during the month of December to celebrate Advent with your family. Several readers have asked me if I’d add to the collection I created last year. Your suggestions and heartfelt encouragement have nudged me to create another simple ornament for the 2013 Advent season. Feel free to use this simple cartoon clipart image of Abraham’s tent in place of or in addition to the other December 5 ornament already created last year.
Need easy Halloween Crafts? Healthy Family found some that we’d like to share. These fun DIY projects are easy Halloween crafts you can do for parties and at home DIY activities with your kids. Fall is a great time of year to craft with the kids. Whip up some cute clever costumes, design some easy Halloween crafts with paper cones, or make cute pumpkins with glitter and glue, thanks to Country Woman Magazine. We’ll give you a peek at their collection of creative and easy Halloween crafts. They are free, so what are you waiting for?
Asking yourself, “Am I suffering from depression?” You are certainly not alone. With the loss of a job, problems with finances, difficult illness, trauma, and family issues depression can develop. It’s crippling and can affect the entire family. So how do you get help? How do you know when it is serious enough to warrant help? And what kind of help do you need? Continue reading
Need a home cold remedy? Winter is just around the corner, and with it comes those back to school germs that always seem to plague families with young kids. We have a favorite product in our house. It’s a common household remedy that’s probably in your cabinet right now. And if it’s not, I’m certain your local drug store has it on the shelf. It may help shorten your cold or flu symptoms and help detoxify your body.
Bladder control issues are not just a problem for older women. The truth is, women of all ages can have bladder control issues. It is also called urinary incontinence. Men can leak urine too, but the problem is much more common in adult women. Learn about common causes and possible solutions for urinary leakage, including a new device that helps automate kegel exercises.
A GMO food labeling bill is scheduled to come to vote this coming February in Illinois. The Illinois Senate is coming to downtown Chicago on September 17 for a public debate and hearing on whether GMO foods should be labeled in Illinois. Lawmakers are not certain Illinois residents really care about this issue. They have decided to hold a public hearing in downtown Chicago to find out how Illinois residents in the Chicago area feel about GMO foods.
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is in too many of our kids’ foods. I used to be one of those parents that liked to stock the freezer every summer with freeze pops. Now I run from freeze pops and Popsicles like the plague. They are loaded with high fructose corn syrup, which was found to contain a dangerous toxic metal in a 2009 study.
Organic Lasagna Recipe: I got this simple lasagna recipe from a good friend and changed it up last night to make it gluten and corn free for my family. She said it is an easy recipe with just a few steps. Her family loves it, and so does my non celiac 8-year-old who ate dinner with them last week. If you are not celiac or gluten free, just use your favorite brand of organic lasagna noodles. Continue reading
Best travel apps for toddlers: Our family recently returned from a long road trip with the kids. We managed to make a 13 hour car ride fun and manageable for our almost two year old daughter and our three boys. Worried about how we would entertain the kids for such a long trip to the east coast, I decided to do some app shopping at the Apple store. We over-bought in anticipation of the long trip, and after over 30 hours of in car play time, have decided on our favorites.
- How to Make a Felt Christmas Advent Calendar with Jesse Tree Ornaments
- Free Jesse Tree Clipart: Use New Cartoon Image of Abraham’s Tent
- Need Easy Halloween Crafts for Classroom Parties? Try These Ideas
- Asking: “Am I suffering from depression?” Take This Survey to Find Out
- Home Cold Remedy Secret: Take a Bath with this to Heal Yourself Faster
- Make a Jesse Tree Advent Calendar to Celebrate Christmas this Year
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- Download Free M&Ms Teacher Poem Tag for M&Ms Gift Jar this Christmas