Meet Kerri

Hi! Thank you for stopping by to visit! My name is Kerri and I started blogging in 2009 when my second daughter was born. Since then I have returned to teaching full time in the classroom but I still have a passion for blogging.
I love coffee, all things rustic, vintage, clean eating and simple living.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry CHRISTmas!

Tonight we took the girls to see the Festival of Lights in a neighboring town. I know every town has that ONE house that does an outstanding job with Christmas lights. But this particular house sets up an outdoor Festival of Lights. they play Christmas music and you can walk through a path in their backyard.

It is truly AMAZING.

It brings back memories from my own childhood. They have truly captured how a child sees Christmas.

"The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son,and they will call him Immanuel."
Matthew 1:22-23

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Peace of Thread Giveaway

I was visiting Paige from Simple Thoughts today and she is hosting an amazing giveaway. She recently purchased a lovely bag from a non-profit organization called Peace of Thread.

Peace of Thread is a non-profit organization that empowers women AND has an amazing ministry.

The name of each bag has special meaning too. My favorite is the POM bag which represents pomegranate, or God's favor.

Please visit Paige over at for a chance to win one of these amazing bags!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

DIY Placecards

On one of my many trips to Michaels, I purchased these cute little mini ornament placecard holders. I had seen them there earlier this season, and just the other day I purchased them for 50% off.

I just finished making name cards for everyone who will be having Christmas dinner with us. I printed the names on cardstock and then glittered the edges.

It is hard to believe that Christmas Eve is one week away. My husband and I just finished our Christmas shopping last night for the girls.

And now I get to spend the week attending my school's Christmas concert, Christmas pageant and Christmas mass. I am fortunate that I work in a school that focuses on HIM and not the commercial side of Christmas.

Yesterday was our faculty Christmas party. It was held at a prominent restaurant that happens to be owned bty two of our students' parents. In the middle of this busy restaurant bustling with the lunch crowd, we all gathered together in prayer thanking HIM for our food, friends and family. I am so blessed to have this in my life.

Now I am off to make some handmade gifts.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Leslie Janson Giveaway

I just wanted to let you know in case you have not heard that Miss Mustard Seed is having a giveaway for one of her sponsor's Leslie Janson.

I almost did a backflip when I saw Miss Mustard Seed's Blog title today!

Leslie Janson has one of those Etsy shops that just blow you away because of her talent. I absolutely LOVE her cuff bracelets.

If you have not checked out her shop, it is worth your while to do so, especially if you still have some Christmas shopping to do.

And then head on over to Miss Mustard Seed's blog to enter to win a $50 gift certificate for Leslie's shop!

Happy Weekend! XO