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What a Busy Christmas Season 2016!

I’m sure I’m forgetting a few things, but highlights of our Henson Family Christmas activities during the last month or so included:
πŸŽ„ Black Friday Shopping!

πŸŽ„ Loads of Lights on the exterior of our house and lawn!

πŸŽ„ Older two daughters’ Band concert!

πŸŽ„ Younger daughter’s elementary party!

πŸŽ„ Handmade & custom gifts for husband & kids!

πŸŽ„ New Christmas tree and wreaths!

πŸŽ„ 12th Annual Egg Nog Competition at the Historic Arkansas Museum!

πŸŽ„ Driving around looking at lights!

πŸŽ„ Visited AR Capitol building to see decor and take family photos!

πŸŽ„ Hosted Dinner for 8 in our home, including Pop, Grammy, & Gram!

πŸŽ„ Attended a Dinner for 8 with husband, daughters, & nephew that my sister cooked for us all!

πŸŽ„ 3 daughters baked Cookies for Santa!

πŸŽ„ Stockings & unwrapping gifts!

πŸŽ„Christmas morning homemade Sticky Bun Cinnamon Rolls from scratch by Mitch!

πŸŽ„ Dec 26th Clearance Shopping!
Here are a few of my Favorite Photos from these activities:
















We hope you had a festive Winter Holiday Season, too! I’ll be back with more posts, soon! ❀️

Your Friend,

–Amber Hamilton Henson

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Merry Christmas! 2014

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Merry Christmas! Love!

ARWB handmade ornament swap!

ARWB handmade ornament swap!

This year I’m participating in Arkansas Women Bloggers (ARWB) handmade ornament swap! The rules were simple: all registered Arkansas Women Bloggers were invited to register, then we were each emailed contact information for the recipient of an ornament we were to make and send by December 16th. Then came the hard part: waiting until December 24th to share the experience on our blogs! (The original ARWB invitation with full text can be seen, here.)

I found the entire process exciting!

I absolutely LOVE the “Vintage Chic” ornament that we received, cutely packaged in crinkled paper with goodies including chocolate and a dip mix from an Arkansas company, the Resident Chef, from ARWB member, Brittney Lee of www.RazorbackBritt.blogspot.com! We’ve never met, but she took the time to visit my blog and design an ornament that coordinates beautifully in our home and included a kind, very complimentary fun note with the ornament! Awesome, right? Her blog is super cute, full of her fun adventures, and worth a visit! Find Brittney, here.

Here is the beautiful “Vintage Chic” ornament from RazorbackBritt that we’ve added to our tree!

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The hollow glass ornament is adorned with a red velvet bow and ivory colored cameo, then filled with assortment of various size pearls! Vintage Chic, indeed! LOVE it!!

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Thank You, Thank You, Britt!

For the ornament that I was to send, Rebekah of www.OhBeloved.blogspot.com was to be my recipient! I’ve never met Rebekah, so I looked around her lovely blog of Christian devotionals, and decided to make a cross ornament for her. In its construction, for rigidity, I cut pieces of coat hanger. Then, I used wood beads to represent the wood of the cross, and added leaded, glass crystal beads from Argenta Bead Company at all four ends of the cross for an Arkansas connection! I hope she and her family enjoy the ornament as much as we’re enjoying the new addition to our tree!

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Thank you, ARWB, for hosting this wonderful, festive swap event!!
I’m so inspired by the two blogs I’ve discovered through this event! I’m looking forward to seeing and reading about the ornament experience from other ARWomenBloggers at the handmade ornament swap link-up!

Your Friend,
~Amber Hamilton Henson

Visit the ARWB handmade ornament swap 2012, here.
Visit the ARWB handmade ornament swap, 2013, here. <–will update, tomorrow, the 24th, when the linkup begins!

PS.
This post will link with other blogs and be updated with links to blog parties at the bottom of this post:
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