1.) Keeping our home mouse/rat/rodent free. Thank you Nike and Heidi. Our cats have definitely been in the “gifting” spirit this season. I am not kidding, it’s 3-4 ‘kill’ a day. I think maybe Steve should take them deer hunting next time.
2.) I love driving up to the driveway to find him doing what he loves most. In shorts, a sweatshirt, and winter fleece hat. Anything to shoot a few hoops after school.
3.) In Children’s Ministry this month, we are getting ready to kickoff a month of COMPASSION with some exciting things happening this next Sunday. Can’t wait to bless some kiddos with Christmas gifts, who otherwise might not have anything under the tree.
4.) The Very “Merry” and Martha Christmas Party Open House
So many faves all wrapped into one evening. GIRL time with FRIENDS. (and some I haven’t seen for so long!!) Making NEW FRIENDS. Baking. Christmas music. Time with my team. This one evening fills me up more than words can say. And for this, I thank Mary & Martha. It provides me a wonderful opportunity to open my home to women.
5.) Homemade Kit Kat Bars
This is one of my favorite recipes to make during the holiday season. I have A LOT of favorite recipes I reserve for this time of year, but this one is so perfect for freezing and pulling out anytime you need a special treat. In fact, I made 3 recipes of this and my gals last night maybe ate a 1/3 of one pan. Lots for the freezer!
Homemade Kit Kat Bars
Ingredients: (A simple list!)
1 Box Club Crackers, 1 Box Graham Crackers, White Sugar, Brown Sugar, Butter, Milk, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips, Butterscotch Chips
Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper. Lay out Club Crackers in a single layer.
Crush graham crackers to equal 1 cup. Melt 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup milk, and 1 cup graham crackers on the stove. Heat to boiling while stirring continuously for 3 min. Remove from stove. Cover your club crackers.
Next, add another single layer of club crackers.
Stir together on stove 1 cup chocolate chips, 2/3 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup butterscotch chips just until melted and creamy. Pour over club crackers.
Refrigerate until hardened.
Try not to eat them all.
Like I said, these are absolutely WONDERFUL to freeze and pull out for later. If I were you, I would stock your freezer right this minute. You won’t be sorry. Teacher gifts, Christmas goodie plates, neighbor gifts…you name it!
6.) The Ampersand
I had a couple of awesome Mary & Martha team members with me last night. And one in particular, is pretty darn crafty. As is her hubby. I joke, although it’s COMPLETELY TRUE, that everyone needs a “Greg” in their life.
These Ampersand Glitter Ornaments were our gift to all of our guests last night. I adore them. Besides how cute they are, I LOVE that people know what that little ampersand means. That little ampersand has some BIG meaning. And thanks to Mary & Martha people are beginning to recognize the meaning we have for this little symbol.
Living in the ‘&’.
Loving God AND Loving Others.
A business AND a ministry.
Combining work AND faith.
I would LOVE to talk with you more about Mary & Martha. To keep up to date on all of our specials (special sale coming next week) and see updates, please “LIKE” my facebook business page. Supposedly 500 “likes” is a big deal to facebook–so I’m going to make it a big deal too with a giveaway once we reach it.
Friday Fave link up with Andrea and friends…