Archives - 28 December 2016, Wednesday

  • The Gift of Him - a guest post by Teresa Idoux

    The Gift of Him

    crystalstine.me 28 Dec '16, 3pm

    My first memory of Christmas includes dreaming of the gifts I would receive, it includes the memory of eagerly wanting to be summoned to the Principal’s office at school- that meant I had received a Christmas gift, gifted by our local Police Department who had collected gifts for chil...

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  • Christmas Treasures

    crystalstine.me 27 Dec '16, 9pm

    If I’m honest, I’m a little sad to say we haven’t established many Christmas traditions. We’ve been married for five Christmases now, and each year has brought about transitions and change, trials and joy, and just all sorts of life happenings. Even though we haven’t set many traditio...

  • Christmas Festivites for 2016

    Christmas Festivites for 2016

    karencheng.com.au 27 Dec '16, 5pm

    This year, I stepped up my Christmas game :) We hosted both Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day dinner for both sets of families (and a few extra friends), each night we had about 17-20 guests. I made my prettiest ham ever in my short history of ham making! I got the inspiration fr...

  • “When God places a gift in you, you must give birth to it.” @TracieBraylock https://t.co/QID1D9n9CS

    The Greatest Gift

    crystalstine.me 27 Dec '16, 12pm

    I have to get the knot out most mornings. Our son simply loves to twist his hair. It used to frustrate me, but now I know that it’s what he does. It’s part of his process and it’s part of mine. To nurture him instead of nag, to comfort him instead of pouring salt into an old wound. It...

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  • What's the best option to Travel from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur? Read more:

    Best Option to Travel from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

    shannonchow.com 26 Dec '16, 2pm

    Singapore is just a stone’s throw away from Kuala Lumpur and with that, we are spoiled with aplenty of options getting there. With the highly anticipated High-Speed Rail (HSR) expected to operate by end of 2026, the journey can be as fast as 90 minutes. But until then, we are accustom...

  • Express printing service with @Gogoprint @Gogoprintmy read more

    Express printing service with Gogoprint.com.my

    shannonchow.com 26 Dec '16, 9am

    Last week, while I was busy and had to print some flyers within 3 day’s time before the actual event, I tried out Gogoprint Malaysia . Gogoprint wants to modernise online printing in Southeast Asia. They are an online printing start-up based in Kuala Lumpur, recently launched in Octob...

  • Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!

    hollyjean.sg 24 Dec '16, 10am

    Merry Christmas to all my family, friends and readers out there! May god bless you and your loved ones this holiday season and throughout the new year.

  • Life After Evangelicalism

    rachelheldevans.com 23 Dec '16, 2pm

    This is for everyone who stayed home from church yesterday —for every mom of a special needs kid, every survivor of sexual assault, every black or brown body in a predominantly white community, every son or daughter of an immigrant, every defender of the marginalized who just couldn’t...

  • The Ornament Exchange - a guest post by @angiegillikin

    The Ornament Exchange

    crystalstine.me 23 Dec '16, 12pm

    As the calendar nears December a group text message always includes a conversation about the holiday calendar. When can we meet up? Group text is a sign of the times, but the group is a gift of time. Nearly twenty years in fact. We all met in college, through classes, organizations an...

  • getting old

    proudduck.com 23 Dec '16, 3am

    When Dean’s brother told us about Google Latitude , we thought he was crazy. Basically it’s a programme to track your family or friends down and know where they are all the time. They come out as points on Google Map. So Dean’s brother and his gf can track each other down anywhere any...

  • And I’m letting you. https://t.co/XZdDMHabR9

    And I’m letting you. | S I X P E G S

    sixpegs.com 22 Dec '16, 1pm

    Talking Published on December 22, 2016 Leave a Comment And I’m letting you. written by SIXPEGS Cigarettes and whisky The perfect concoction for the keeping the lonely at bay The lady sways to the infectious melody as the jazz band plays Savouring the make-believe world her closed eyes...

  • A Very Poignant Christmas - a guest post by @Washburnchic

    A Very Poignant Christmas

    crystalstine.me 22 Dec '16, 1pm

    The early morning still shrouded in darkness, reflections of twinkle lights shine in the glass, filling the frosty morning with warmth. I sit in my chair, coffee held tight in my hand. My journal and Bible lay spread open across my lap. I am taken back through Christmas’s past, rosy-c...

  • One Silent Night - a guest post by @diakonia78

    One Silent Night

    crystalstine.me 21 Dec '16, 12pm

    Dressed in our Christmas finest, my family (my younger sister Andrea, Mom, Dad, and I) get into our car and drive to church for our usual candlelight Christmas Eve service. As we enter the sanctuary, the usher hands each of us our own candle. Andrea and I are excited that we are old e...

  • Holding All Time Together - a guest post by @dadavis3

    Holding All Time Together

    crystalstine.me 20 Dec '16, 3pm

    Christmas traditions have been the handed down generation to generation, but some can start today. Christmas traditions are a fun way for families to engage in Christmas festivities, making memories, year after year. Continuing family Christmas traditions is both necessary and meaning...

  • she’s going to uni soon |

    proudduck.com 19 Dec '16, 8pm

    We were driving back home from a wedding when suddenly Dean says out of nowhere… “You know she’s going to uni soon right?” Umm.. there I was not knowing what he’s talking about. Did he say something before this?? Dang it Vivy this is why you should pay attention when your husband talk...

  • P2 Parenting: StickerKid Personalised Name Labels & Stickers

    sakuraharuka.com 18 Dec '16, 9am

    I can't believe a whole year just flew by and Lil Pumpkin successfully completed her first year of primary school!! She worked hard and played her and I'm truly proud of her. It seems like yesterday when we were just shopping for her new school uniforms or spying keeping watch on her ...

  • Happy First Birthday Myla Rae!

    hollyjean.sg 18 Dec '16, 1am

    Copyright and Disclaimer : All content (text and images) in this blog created by the blog owner (Holly Jean) is the intellectual property of the blog owner and protected by international copyright laws and cannot be stored on any retrieval system, reproduced, reposted, displayed, modi...

  • A Forgotten Christmas - a guest post by @powerofmodesty

    A Forgotten Christmas

    crystalstine.me 17 Dec '16, 3pm

    The greatest gift I’ve ever held tightly to is the birth of a babe I’ve never laid eyes on. He was born of flesh, conceived as Christ to live holed up in my worn-out soul. Jesus coming to earth is both a joy and a quandary. It’s a joy because He came to save me. It’s a quandary becaus...

  • Super DIY Cake Smash shoot (under $15

    hollyjean.sg 17 Dec '16, 9am

    Myla Rae turns 1 tomorrow ! :) We are not having a party... because... she's too young to know what's going on or even remember this day. Plus she doesn't have like friends to invite. A couple of my friends have similar aged baby girls.. and that's it! Her party would be filled with o...

  • Super DIY Cake Smash shoot (under $15

    hollyjean.sg 17 Dec '16, 6am

    Myla Rae turns 1 tomorrow ! :) We are not having a party... because... she's too young to know what's going on or even remember this day. Plus she doesn't have like friends to invite. A couple of my friends have similar aged baby girls.. and that's it! Her party would be filled with o...

  • lell - fashiontoast

    fashiontoast.com 17 Dec '16, 4am

    A silk string of a thing with the skimpiest triangles and teeniest straps. Lell is the ratios of my dreams brought to life.

  • Life After Evangelicalism

    rachelheldevans.com 16 Dec '16, 3pm

    This is for everyone who stayed home from church yesterday —for every mom of a special needs kid, every survivor of sexual assault, every black or brown body in a predominantly white community, every son or daughter of an immigrant, every defender of the marginalized who just couldn’t...

  • Gift Guide #6: Books

    Gift Guide #6: Books

    crystalstine.me 16 Dec '16, 12pm

    This year my husband and I contemplated doing the “want, wear, need, read” gifts for Madi, mostly because her “want” is a pretty big American Girl item and also because she definitely does not need MORE of anything. She has inherited my love for books, and the set I have in today’s gi...

  • Tuesday Tips and Tricks: Warm VS Cool Gray ~ iCopic Lover

    blog.icopic.com 15 Dec '16, 4pm

    Samantha here with some black and white coloring for you! Make sure to enter this week's challenge, which is to color in black and white! Click here to go to our challenge. When coloring in black and white, most of us have two options: Cool Grays (Labeled C) and Warm Grays (Labeled W)...

  • Sometimes You Just Need to Color Outside the Lines - a guest post by Tara Dickson

    Sometimes You Just Need to Color Outside the Lines

    crystalstine.me 15 Dec '16, 3pm

    As far back as I can remember Christmas was my favorite. When I was seven my mother, sister and I left everything familiar to start a new life in the south. My mother was very brave and, following a difficult time in her life, she left the comforting presence of her parents in Chicago...

  • There’s a New Ornament on the Tree - a guest post by Sarah Westbrook Smith https://t.co/xvSzPebyg4

    There’s a New Ornament on the Tree -

    crystalstine.me 14 Dec '16, 1pm

    Hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree always puts me in a reflective mood. Between the purely decorative ornaments, I pull out symbols of my most treasured memories. An ornament my in-laws gave us after we were first married, and another after we moved into the first home we built t...

  • Why OPI is My Favorite Nail Polish

    frmheadtotoe.com 13 Dec '16, 8pm

    If you've been a long-time reader of this blog you'll know how I have an especially warm spot in my heart for nail polish. It was one of the first beauty items I really enjoyed collecting and spending my free time on. I recently stopped by an OPI event and will full on admit I felt a ...

  • How to Afford Designer Fashion for Your Wardrobe

    How to Afford Designer Fashion for Your Wardrobe

    karencheng.com.au 13 Dec '16, 3pm

    OK ok. I’m not exactly the embodiment of designer living and fashion haha! But I do like to mix up my wardrobe with a few designer items. A couple of years ago, I decided that I wanted some high-quality, timeless designer pieces that would last me years. Personally, I’m not rolling in...

  • More Than a Story

    crystalstine.me 13 Dec '16, 1pm

    There we all sat, waiting to open gifts. Two of the children just read Luke’s account of Christ’s birth. We had sung a few carols, and now we sat misty-eyed gazing at a video of my grandfather playing the piano. This man. This man we loved so much. Gone from us twelve Christmases alre...

  • When Simple Celebrations Become the Most Stunning - a guest post by @JenNighthowells

    When Simple Celebrations Become the Most Stunning

    crystalstine.me 12 Dec '16, 3pm

    A chilly breeze found its way through the cracks of the window, as my toddler son cuddled in close. Christmas was in the air, but everything was strangely out of place. The rest of the family began to stir, which meant that the motorhome started to sway back and forth like being out t...