Currently-December & Advent 2016 Edition

Hey, just dropping by today to share the current news around here in regards to Advent, Christmas, December, and you know all the holly jolly goodness of the holiday season.

I’ve been scouring the internet for Advent ideas and daily prayer reflections to help me stay focused on the reason for the season and preparing my heart and the hearts of my family for receiving Baby Jesus on Christmas day.

I’ve found two great daily advent reflections for women that can be delivered right to your email inbox or downloaded for free personal use. Daily Advent Devotion for Women @thelittlesway and Advent Prayers for the Weary Woman @sarahdamm

I also came across some fun and inspirational posts about family activities and crafts to do during the Advent season. This is my favorite:

RENEW YOUR ADVENT FOCUS: 15 CREATIVE FAMILY TRADITIONS @notsoformulaic

Check out more ideas and reflections on my Advent Season Pinterest Board

Speaking of Pinterest, check out my Christmas relate boards. I’ve had so much fun filling them with festive ideas for the season:

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It’s already December (can you believe it?!), and I put together a lovely Instagram photo challenge, complete with Christmas song snippets and traditional holiday phrases. I would love for YOU to join in!

Just save this picture for reference and post a photo daily to go with the each prompt. Use the hashtag #lovelylittledecember so we can all connect. If you can’t do it everyday, no worries, just do it when you can, this is supposed to be FUN not stressful.

I’m thinking about collecting all my favorites at the end of the month and putting them together in a blog post, featuring which participants want to be a part of it. So join in for the chance to have your picture featured here! (I’ll ask your permission first).

Visit me on Instagram to follow along: @lovelylittlelives and have yourself a lovely little December!lovelylittledecember-2

Affiliate links below, see full disclosure here. I’m super excited about the gift guide I put together for all the Disney Princess-loving little girls. 25 gifts to choose from and purchase for the little princess on your list.

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I’m also currently running a giveaway for a sea salt body scrub (through Dec. 6th) and featuring the Arbonne line of beauty and skincare products which could make perfect gifts for almost anyone, (they even have a men’s line and a baby line). Don’t miss out!

Lastly I’d like to put a plug in for a Etsy shop that I continue to love: Sweetlittleonesshop

The owner Jessica is currently running a sale on her customized photo Christmas cards plus she has some awesome Advent and Christmas prints and The Holiday Bundle Deal where you buy 3 prints of your choice and get the 4th free! I ordered our Christmas cards from her and then had them printed at Staples. I’m really loving how they turned out and she is a great shop owner to work with so go check it out!

 

I think that about covers it for what is currently happening around here. See you in the Instagram photo challenge!

*I’m linking up with some of these parties.