Last Minute Gift Ideas

Christmas is almost upon us.  Have you finished all your shopping?  Don’t worry, it’s still not too late.  Why not try one of these last minute ideas for that hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list? Give a charitable gift in your recipient’s name.  Through World Vision’s Gift Catalog, you can purchase various items which will be sent to Third World countries, including seeds, livestock, Bibles, mosquito netting, and educational supplies. Buy your favorite coffee drinker a Starbuck’s gift card.  If {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Chocolate Dipped Spoons & Pretzels

Chocolate melting spoons paired with a coffee mug and a hot cocoa mix make a nice gift for friends and teachers. To make, purchase heavy-duty plastic spoons. Party City has a wide variety of colors such as gold, silver, red, and green in packs of 50 for around $4. Purchase melting bark (dark or white chocolate) at Wal-Mart on the baking aisle for $1.76 a block (will make approximately 20 spoons). Plastic lollipop bags are available at any craft store {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Nine Nifty Homemade Christmas Gifts

Christmas Candy Crunch Ice Cream Topping 1 stick butter, 1/4 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup whole milk, 2 cups sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 3 cups oats. Boil butter, cocoa, milk, sugar, and vanilla for 1 1/2 minutes. Add peanut butter and oats; mix well. Spoon onto wax paper. Let sit out overnight on your kitchen counter. Crumble slightly and place in jars. Include a little card that says, “Christmas Candy Crunch Ice Cream Topping”. Best kept in {Read More}

About Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.