Hello, 2015

I've been trying to write this darn post for the past four days, and it's not going well. It's like my brain said to me, "Hey! Hey you, Alena! You're taking January off from writing, remember? So, like, I'm totally not going to help you write this last post. At all. Good luck with that." Yup. As we look forward to the new year, it's good to take a moment to look back at the year now ended, ... [ Read More ]

Our Family Christmas

Our Family Christmas | The Homemade Creative

*This post is sponsored; all opinions are my own.* This holiday season sped by faster than any I can remember. It was jam-packed with busy...but we didn't really do all that much, thanks to illness and injury. We missed our church's candlelight service, their young families Christmas party, at least one family get together that I can remember...? Poor Nick has been sick with one cold or flu bug ... [ Read More ]

Baby Shower Gift Guide 2014

Baby Shower Gift Guide 2014 | The Homemade Creative

*I received many of these products for review consideration; all opinions are my own.* I have a beautiful family of nieces and nephews living just across town from me. My daughter was born between the oldest two and youngest two, so they're very close little cousins; Serenity and her younger cousin, Talia, are best friends, and absolutely adore each other. Six weeks ago, we were blessed with the ... [ Read More ]

What I Read #3 – Fall 2014

What I Read #3 - Fall 2014 | The Homemade Creative

*I received these books free; all opinions are my own.* When I published the first edition of What I Read, I had intended it to be a monthly post. Then the second edition was delayed, and this one...well, this one is definitely more than delayed. So, sorry about that! I haven't had nearly as much time to read since June as I would have liked, but I still managed to put away several new titles ... [ Read More ]

KidLit Friday #7 – Christmas Edition 2014

KidLit Friday #7 - Christmas Edition 2014 | The Homemade Creative

*I received these books free; all opinions are my own.* We received some really fun Christmas and holiday books this year, and I'm excited to share our favorites with you! Be sure to check out my gift guide for more noteworthy titles. Yuletide Ice Cube Fair by Karen Poth is the newest holiday offering from VeggieTales via Zonderkidz. The veggies are preparing for Christmas with their annual ... [ Read More ]