Tuesday Turn About #232 Christmas Gingerbread Love

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Tuesday Turn About #232 Christmas Gingerbread Love: We are celebrating the Christmas season with gingerbread and more!


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This week, I’m sharing all things gingerbread, DIY ‘soldiers’ standing at attention, PLUS a classic Christmas decor post! We’re loving all the Christmas inspiration!

Lynne is still spending time with her family. I’m sure she will share what it going on her life when she returns.

Adventures at the Abode

Lancaster, PA is bright and sunshiny today (well, Monday, when I’m writing this). BUT, it did snow during the night, and the ground had a blanket of white when I woke up!

The first few days I was here, we had even MORE snow! I had asked the Lord for at least one day of snow, and He was kind enough to give us TWO days (now three)! It was never forecasted on the news (or on my app), but GOD had it on His forecast for me!

Pray for Mom…

Mom came down with a virus the day after I left. It’s quite bad, and she is not doing well. Whenever my sister or I go on vacation, SOMETHING always happens to push us to rest in the Lord even more! Please be praying for Mom’s quick healing. This is definitely a trial. We are SUPER grateful that Mom was placed on hospice this past week!

We also received news on Saturday that my children’s father is quite ill. I won’t share details at this point, but he is in the hospital, so please be praying for him and my kids.

Enough Debbie-downer info! God is good, even through these hard things, and we trust Him to be glorified in all of this!

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Lynne will be back soon, after spending some time with family.

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Cozy Christmas Home Tour Classic Decorating

Isn’t this kitchen lovely? Shelley from Calypso in the Country is sharing her Christmas home tour that is chock-full of ideas for this Christmas, or next! Visit her blog and be sure to pin from her post to save these lovely tips!

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Christmas Mantel with Nutcrackers

These DIY vintage-look Nutcrackers are so easy to make, and they look lovely standing at attention amongst a garland of greenery. Home with Marieza is showing us how to create these, step-by-step!

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Gingerbread Decor Ideas in the Kitchen

Donna has her kitchen and dining area all decked-out with my favorite trend this Christmas! Her gingerbread decor is so adorable and lovely! And she’s sharing her tips and tricks at An Organized Season.

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Pull Apart Gingerbread Loaf

Okay… gingerbread pull apart loaf?! Yes, PLEASE! Find this yummy recipe from Judy at Recipes Simple.

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Christmas Hot Cocoa Station

Create a quick Christmas hot cocoa station with these great ideas from Simply Beautiful by Angela. Those gingerbread cups are so cute!

DIY Air Dry Clay Gingerbread Ornaments

Let’s make some gingerbread ornaments made from air dry clay! This is a perfect craft to do this week with the kids, young and old! Wendy from WM Design House is showing us exactly how to make our own!

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  1. Prayers for your mom and your childrens’ father. I hope they recover quickly. Also – thank you for including my Christmas tour along with all these lovely features! Take care, friend!

    1. You are so welcome, Shelley. And thanks for the shout-out on FB! Mom is on the mend, praise the Lord. The kids’ dad is not doing well… I’ll share more after we receive test results.

  2. Oh Julie, I’m so sorry about your mother and father, and am sending many prayers~ Try to enjoy your trip and the snow! Thank you for hosting every week…

    1. Thank you, Jenna. Mom has actually made a turn for the better. The kids’ father is in a bad way. I’ll share once more is known. Hugs!

  3. Julie,
    So sorry to hear that Mom is ill…Sending prayers for your family and you children too…It is hard when a parent is in the hospital, especially at this time of year….
    Thanks again for hosting this charming party!! I truly appreciate the time and effort that goes into it!

    1. Thanks, Deb. Mom is actually at home in hospice care. Thankfully, she is not in the hospital. AND, Mom has made a turn for the better. God is good!

  4. Hey, Julie! I will add your family to my prayer list! Glad the snow has been a bright spot during this time! Thanks for hosting and featuring my gingerbread kitchen decor! Safe travels!

    1. You are so welcome. We have been privileged to see the Lord working in big ways. Mom is on the mend, and we are praising God for it!

  5. Oh Julie – My thoughts are with you and your family! Everything seems to happen at once, doesn’t it? But you’re so kind to take the time and energy for this party – we really appreciate it! Take care my friend! I’m sending lots of love and strength and comfort your way!

    1. Mom is doing better, praise the Lord! We have seen Him work in amazing ways this past 1.5 weeks. Thank you, Barbara.

  6. Thank you so much for hosting Julie! I’m happy to be joining in this week (#36) with my Christmas Home Tour. Awesome weekly features you picked…I’m lovin’ all the gingerbread stuff I’m seeing this year, and I loved seeing your diy ornaments that you made, I always love anything made from velvet…from clothing to decor, it’s just so cozy. I’m praying for your family…that’s difficult any time of the year, but Christmas especially. Like you said, even through the hard times God is good, He will see you through… I believe he carries us through those times, He carries us, and He helps us to feel his presence more closer than ever, during the difficult times… and sometimes we even see and feel it through little things He does, like in your case, an unexpected snowfall that you’d been praying for and dreaming of. I had to smile when you mentioned that, that’s our God. Thank you for sharing that. God is good, I have to say, he’s answered so many prayers and been my help, I believe he’ll help us all through every hard place, that’s just how He is. Wishing you Christmas Blessings.

    1. Thank you, Christie! He is so good, all the time. And we see how barely qualifying for hospice just before I left was God’s plan to help my sister care for Mom while I was gone. My sister would have been in a real pickle if we had not had hospice. ALL GOD!

  7. Firstly thank you so much for hosting ladies. Julie, prayers for Mom and family.
    I linked up this week with = 43+44. It would be awesome if you care to share your own links with us M-S at SeniorSalonPitStop. You will find it under BLOGGING

    1. Yes, the hospice nurse said that MANY of her patients are dealing with this. Her throat was SO bad! So thankful she is feeling so much better as of yesterday.

    1. My sister has done an AWESOME job while I’ve been away. The Lord’s ordainment and sovereignty has been see in BIG ways. Even though Mom BARELY was approved for hospice, her virus had laid here out BIG time! It was scary. I almost left to go home on Monday night. We are SO thankful she was placed on hospice just a couple days before. We can’t even imagine what we would have done without the wonderful nurses and help! But last night, she was actually able to swallow, walk, and was much more alert. Praise God!

  8. So sorry your mom is sick, but so glad she is on hospice now; that will give you and your sister some relief for the holidays. Enjoy your time away and the snow! Thanks for hosting:)

  9. It’s always so wonderful when we see how much God loves us, and even our small requests are his pleasure. like your snowfall. I know you’re having a wonderful time. I’m praying your mom will be back soon. take care of yourself. big hugs your way.

  10. Sending prayers your way, Julie. We will be wishing your Family a good outcome during this difficult time. You are valued and supported by your Family, Friends and blogging Community.

    1. Thanks, Beth. It seems Mom had a great day yesterday, but not so good today. Alzheimer’s… the only thing normal is that it’s never normal.

    1. Yes! I got pics of the snow. Mom seems to be doing better, but she also had a harder time today. We’ll see. It’s so hard to know with Alzheimer’s.

  11. Julie, I am glad you got away, and you are enjoying the East Coast and some snow. I am so sorry that your mom has become ill. I am adding her to my prayer list this week. I was down for two weeks with a virus. There are so many things going around. I hope you are able to relax and enjoy your trip. Thank you for featuring my gingerbread ornaments. I appreciate the feature so much.

  12. Hi Julie! Thank you so much for sharing my nutcrackers! You and your family are in my prayers. I would love for you to visit someday and show you all the snow and mountains. xx

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