Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Monday, December 6, 2010

December 5


We slept in then had a nice relaxing day at home. Robbie grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and we watched the Cleveland Browns & the Dallas Cowboys win their games. Nichole came out for the day; she wrapped her Christmas gifts and put them under the tree, took an online Economics test, and wrote a paper for her Political Science class.

CREATIVE TIME
I had saved these miniature candy boxes from last year, and I turned them into ornaments for the toy tree by adding a brad in the top to hold a ribbon hangar.


Today's Christmas Decoration Feature - The Other Nativities
Yesterday I featured our main nativity scene, however we have a few other nativities scattered throughout the house. I keep a small plastic one on the top of my desk, right above my computer monitor. 


Our guest bathroom is decorated in yellow ducks, and this cute nativity scene is displayed on the counter. 


I have a small ceramic nativity scene on my vanity table. 


And this tiny nativity is displayed on the next to the bottom shelf of the front room bookshelves. I purchased it a few years ago because it had the little story book with it. I like to read the story to my nieces and nephews when we get together for Christmas.


We also have several ornaments that feature the nativity scene. This orange paper flower is one of my favorites. 


I hope your week is off to a great start and that in the midst of the busyness of Monday, you'll take a moment to remember the true Reason for the Season.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Gorgeous nativities Melissa.

Thank you for such a warm and comforting response to my latest post. I love your idea of getting something to mark this Christmas xoxoxo

S said...

Love the ducks!

Sian said...

A duck nativity - now I've seen everything lol! It really made me smile this morning. I'm sure your nieces and nephews love to visit your beautifully decorated home at Christmas.

Rachel B said...

The sweet boxes are so cute and I just love the duck nativiy - it's fab :)