Recipes, crafts and activities for Christmas and advent.

I found this gift idea in an Advent devotional that I’m using this season.  The author suggested the recipe as a way for the reader to find some indulgence during the busy holiday season, but I thought this would make easy and fun gifts. You can use a[…]

Family Memory Jar - Growing Up Gabel

Family memory jars are a great way to collect and keep memorabilia from family adventures throughout the year.  Make a jar every year, or empty it out and start over and save the contents in a special box. My friend makes and sells “Thankful Jars” for Thanksgiving.  The[…]

For the past few years I’ve been wanting to incorporate an advent wreath in to our Christmas celebration.  We had one growing up and it had a teeny tiny manger in the middle. I have fond memories of light the candles every week.  My husband was raised Jewish[…]

Gingerbread Pancakes

This is one of my favorite “Fall is Here!” foods.  The kitchen smells so good while these are cooking.  It helps me pretend it’s a cool Fall day outside when it’s really in the mid-90s! Whenever I cook these, they burn very quickly probably because of the molasses[…]