Gift idea for girls

I'm amazed at all the gift idea lists circulating around on blogs- recommendations for toys and books and games.  So very helpful!  I wish I was so organized to put a list together, but I am so not.  ;)

I do want to offer up one small recommendation for girls, though, that may not be as well-known to some of you.

Noble Rose Press has the sweetest offerings for young girls, and they are really affordable, too.  Our favorite is the Family Treasure Coloring Book, which is lovingly drawn by the talented Breezy Tulip.  (I adore Breezy's illustrations!)  Her drawings throughout this book are of siblings and families doing various activities.  Our three girls have each colored their way through a book, and requested new ones this year.  (The coloring books are only $7, and it is hands-down the best coloring book I've ever seen.)

Noble Rose Press also has paper dolls (another favorite at our house!) and a new Bible Story book for girls, written by Angie Smith and illustrated by Breezy Tulip.  I ordered two copies, and was so grateful to see that it was just as beautiful as I'd hoped.  Their collaboration on the Bible story book was a prayerful one and a thoughtful one, and turned out beautifully. 

Blessings to you and yours as you celebrate this season of Jesus' birthday!


Finger-painting for Christmastime

We all had fun doing some (super easy, super cute) finger-painting today:

I think this would also be cute on some brown kraft paper for gift-wrapping!  [Thank you, Pinterest!]


I've started working on a little handmade Christmas gift for my girl...  (Shh!)


 ... and having so much fun.  I can't wait to make some dresses! 

{Inspiration here and here.}