Finding Quiet in the Noise (And Advent Candle Giveaway Sponsored Post)

Finding Quiet in the Noise (Advent Candle GIVEAWAY from Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles)

This post is sponsored by Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles. Giveaway at the end of this post. Every year I love giving away some gorgeous Advent candles to my readers, but before we get into the giveaway, I want to stop and reflect on why I think so many of us desperately need some Advent quiet in our lives... “Advent is the season of secret, the secret of the growth of Christ, of Divine … [Read more...]

How to Prep for a Stress-Free Advent {Advent Candle Giveaway–Sponsored Post}

How to Prep for a Stress-Free Advent!

This post is sponsored by Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles. It's been a stressful year for our family. Job changes, selling a house, moving our three kids across the country, and transitioning to a new town. I still feel like my head is spinning from the move even though we've been in TX a whole month. And I find myself longing for Advent--my favorite time of year. Advent (this year it … [Read more...]

Ready for Advent?! (100% Beeswax Advent Candle Giveaway!)

Advent Candle Kit // Carrots for Michaelmas

This giveaway is sponsored by Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles. As soon as Halloween, All Saints, and All Souls Day are over, my mind turns to Advent. It's like I suddenly realize it's just around the corner (it starts November 30th). And it's time for one of my favorite giveaways of the year! Yay! My favorite Advent tradition is the Advent wreath (and it's the simplest one to start with if … [Read more...]

Want 100% Beeswax Advent Candles? GIVEAWAY with Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles

Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles

Did it just hit you that Advent is almost here? OK, good, because it just hit me, too. Haven't ordered Advent candles yet? Well, you're in luck. Because Toadily Handmade Beeswax Advent Candles is sponsoring a giveaway and offering one Make Your Own Advent Candle Kit to the lucky winner! For the past four years, I've bought my Advent candles from them because they are not only prettier than … [Read more...]

How We Celebrate Advent

After writing about observing Advent instead of fighting Santa, I promised to tell you a little bit about what our family does to celebrate Advent. It's actually very simple and I think the difficulty lies in having to say no to a lot of festivities in order to spend Advent waiting, reflecting, and anticipating. What We Do: We bring out our Nativity Scene. My sweet mother-in-law gave us this … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY (Now Closed): 100% Beeswax Advent Candle Making Kit from Toadily Handmade


Halloween is over. All Saints Day and All Souls Day are passed. We're in November. Has it hit you yet? In the blink of an eye we'll be sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner. Advent will sneak up on us and then BOOM, it'll be Christmas! If you're like me, you've just realized that the holidays are right in front of us. And you probably haven't ordered your Advent candles, yet. Well, you're in … [Read more...]