Our Hello Bible Box

I love subscription boxes and have always wanted to sign my children up for a monthly craft box, but in the end I could never justify it. It was always too expensive or just not the right time. But when I came across Hello Bible Box, I had to just go for it!

This Christian based subscription box is genius my friends, and not expensive at all. What I loved with this was that I could personalize it for two children which allowed us to have two of each craft, so each kid could do their own thing.

Everything in this box was above and beyond what I had expected. There’s a card FULL of scriptures that goes along with the lesson of the box (this month was of course Christmas) and there was a beautiful story on the birth of Jesus Christ.

We followed up the story with two different crafts that were artistic as well as great for developmental and fine motor skills for my toddler. There’s a card within the box that walks you through doing this box properly with your children and even offers you engaging questions to ask your kids while doing your activities and learning about our Savior.

The final touch that I loved with this box is that Danny the Donkey is our “guide” and helps us with discovering our box. My five year old loved him and quickly stored away his name to hold onto for our future boxes. We received a card that each month we will place a sticker on to remind us of our hard work learning new scriptures and lessons. While we completed the whole box in one evening, I plan to work on some of the scriptures and reread the beautiful book throughout the next couple of weeks. My five year old even had a beautiful idea of saving our new ornaments for Christmas Eve since, “It’ll soon be Jesus’ birthday!”

I look so forward to getting one of these in each month and for sharing scriptures and the life of Jesus with my children. While my three year old was still not able to understand a lot of what was being discussed, my five year old was all IN this! This truly is a great way to bring more faith based projects and lessons into the home and to have more discussions about Jesus Christ. It makes things fun and less school like. We want to make learning about Jesus exciting - so give them some paint and crafts and it becomes very exciting!

So thankful we gave this a try!

If you’d like to learn more, make sure to visit the link here.

“When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.”

Matthew 2:10

Hello Bible box

Car Organization for Kids and a GIVEAWAY

The fab people over at Mollie Ollie sent me the cutest caddy to use as my little heart desired. I have to tell you, I kinda wished I had four of these because my mind was running with all sorts of uses for it!

This caddy has SO many pockets and compartments, it’s kinda crazy. The inside is velcro so the three compartments can totally be adjustable to three, two larger ones or just one larger one if you remove the velcro insert. How awesome!

The outside of the caddy includes pockets on each side as detailed in the photos, a zipper pouch on the end that is PERFECT for my essential oils and another larger pocket on the other end. Talk about a win for ANY mom of ANY number of kids! What mom doesn’t need more organization in her life?

Here are the ways I brainstormed to use our caddy:

A) As a general diaper caddy for our diapers for the baby, pull ups for the toddler, wipes, creams and all of those essentials.

B) For all of my three year old’s homeschool supplies.

C) For storing all of my oily products and pamphlets for when I go to host and teach home parties. I still plan to use it for this, so looks like I need to get one more ;) This is perfect for me to carry from my house, to my car and into my guest’s home to teach oil classes.

D) For car organization for all of my children! And this is what we went with!

For our car organization, I have each child a set of clothes, a set of pajamas, a sweater, socks, panties, diapers, pull-ups and a few small toys for the baby. We also have some essential oil must haves like DiGize and our immune/wellness roll on, a pacifier, a movie, a snack cup and some puffs. I also added a clutch for me for when I am in a bind and I plan to add a hat in there for myself for those days where I have bed hair and need to get out of the car unexpectedly. #momlife

I am in LOVE with this thing! So because I love it so much, we are giving away one caddy to a very luck reader of mine! It’s super easy to enter to win, enter below and share this post with your other mom friends!

Good luck! I hope you win because we all need this storage in our lives! Comment below on this post to tell me how you plan to use it, I would love to hear your ideas!

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Creating Seasonal Book Bins For Kids

As a mother I am a sucker for books for my children. I strive to be minimal on many things, but books have been hard to be minimal on. In fact, the last time I checked we had around 300 books in our home thanks to hand me downs, free subscriptions from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, gifts and the occasional book that I purchase here and there.

One of my favorite things to do is to create seasonal and themed book baskets for our little ones. Overtime I have realized that with the amount of books that we have, it is crazy to leave them ALL out at once where they can be a little overwhelming and also add excess items for us to clean and organize.

Having a rotation of books can be great because this helps to keep them surprising and “new” to your children. In many ways as they start to become older and remember more, they may become excited about knowing that their favorite Christmas stories will be on display soon for them or that their favorite Halloween stories will be sitting in a basket on the first day of fall. It almost provides a tradition in itself for your children as they look forward to and reread these books each year.

Figuring out how you want to create your book bins is totally up to you. There are perhaps many different ways you could create themed baskets or book bins for your little ones each year. Find some of our suggestions below on how we do this:

  • Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving book bin

  • Christmas/Birth of Jesus/Winter book bin

  • Valentines/LOVE books

  • Spring/Nature/Easter/Earth books

  • Summer/Beach/USA/Vacation books

  • Back to School bin (example: The Night before Kindergarten, Junie B school days books, etc…)

  • Farm and animal theme (can be worked into spring as well)

  • Insects and Bug theme (can be worked into summer time)

You can also go a step further for younger toddlers and create theme bins for:

  • Colors

  • Letters

  • Numbers

  • Animals

  • Vehicles

Fall Seasonal Book Bin

As you can tell this is very basic and still leaves you plenty of normal, every day books to leave out for your little ones (Corduroy, Dr. Seuss, Junie B., ABC’s, etc…). As your children get older and start to crave new books and need new reading materials, you can purge and donate over time and continually build your collection for each bin.

We recently made a purchase for several fall books through Scholastic books with my daughter’s school because the prices are so amazing. This allowed us to have more books focused on fall that can grow with my children for the next several years. Over time I hope to add children’s classics to these bins as they learn to read and begin their journey with chapter books.

Never feel bad for storing your children’s books away through the seasons. Children do better with less around (yet here we are with a ridiculous amount of books, I know). Continue a wonderful family tradition year after year as you grow your seasonal book bins and provide a familiar tradition each year for your little ones to read their favorite seasonal stories. This provides them with a tradition to pass down to their children as they one day pack up their favorite holiday classes to share with their little ones one day.

What a wonderful way to make reading a little bit more fun!

Seasonal Book Bins for the Home