Pre-Holiday Links and Resources -Advent 2018 and Christmas

With Thanksgiving this week, Advent is following quickly behind it!

But besides the busy preparation for Christmas, there are a lot of things we can do to really observe the season of Advent! Over the years I have collected links and resources for the holidays that I thought would help me and my family prepare our hearts and spirits to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.  I haven't done everything on this list.  Some of it is a wish list, but there was something in every link that I thought was worthwhile.

Perhaps first on the list is actually getting our homes ready for the holidays:
Holiday Grand Plan or join their Yahoo Group E-mail List Declutter and Clean!
Also DeClutter and Organize on Facebook. 

and get your planner ready~  Advent and Christmas Planner from Catholic Icing or Advent Planner from Wildflower and Marbles. 

 This content uses referral links. Read our disclosure policy for more info. This means if you make a purchase, I get a little change to keep up my Diet Coke habit.… - Recipe - Beer Bread

My kids are not accustomed to seeing beer in the house. Neither Mr. Pete or I ever grew the tastebuds for it. It's not that we're against drinking in moderation, it's just not something that we prefer to do, although I could nurse a mixed drink or a glass of wine at a party all evening.

Last weekend Mr. Pete and I were invited to a dinner as part of our supper club, and we were responsible for bringing the appetizer and the beer! Not being big beer consumers, we were somewhat clueless as to what would be the best beer to purchase but we muddled through and even had some bottles left over to bring home.

This week, as part of his first communion preparation, Noah is required to make a loaf of bread and bring it to church to hand out to someone in the congregation. ...sigh

So guess what kind of bread we're gonna make? - Recipe - Beer Bread: "BEER BREAD
3 c. flour
3 tbsp. sugar
1 can beer - room temp.
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
Mix good by hand - put in a greased bread pan and smooth off top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour."

Noah's Beer Bread

Republished look back from 2005!