Monday Minutes

Welcome to December!


I am very excited about this month.  Are you?  It marks the end to another year.  One more month and I will have been writing on this blog for a WHOLE YEAR!  Yes, I started this blog January 1st, 2013.  It marks a milestone for me and I am more than a little excited.  I’m hoping to bring you a wonderful giveaway to mark this anniversary…so make sure to stay with me.

Recap November

What happened in November?  Thinking back I’m having trouble remembering a lot of it.  Wow…I must be REALLY tired.  No, I remember.   I started out the month at a singsperation at friend’s church.  We stayed up till 12:30 (well, we were up a lot later, lol) singing and just enjoying some good, old-fashioned music.  We had so much fun!

The next two weekends I spent working markets.  I started a new line this year of natural products including lip balms, whipped lotions, solid lotion bars, and sugar scrubs (you can find these for sale in my Etsy store!).  I made some new friends and I’m looking forward to getting to know some of them better.

Then we were back at our friend’s in the valley for a weekend sleep-over!  I enjoyed visiting with the ladies at her church on Saturday morning and then came home in the midst of a snow storm Sunday afternoon.   We had such a good time, enjoyed lots of good food, and had some fun crafting together (she made Little Miss the most adorable hair bows!).

This last weekend Little Man got to attend a birthday party with his Auntie who came for a visit.  We enjoyed lunch together on Sunday and she took some amazing pictures of the family in the afternoon (with lots of wonderful snowflakes making their appearance).  I can’t wait to share those pictures with everyone.  I only got to see a couple of the ones she took but they were GOOD!

We had three guest posters on here, talking about being a blessing to others.  I really enjoyed their posts and I hope they encouraged you as well and gave you some ideas on how you can be a blessing to those around you, especially those who are struggling with things in their lives.

I also brought you a TON of book reviews.  I know, there were a lot.  I don’t get as much time to read anymore so it takes me a while to get through books.  I banned myself from reviewing any more until I got through the stack I had.  And, guess what ?  I did!  Yeah!   Well, I have one more to bring you this month.  It’s one book review that you won’t want to miss!

Coming Up…

I’m bringing some more posts in our “Make Me a Blessing” series.  This month I’ll be sharing some practical lists of things you can do to bless people, especially during this season of giving.

Other than that I think this blog is going to be pretty quiet.  I’m planning on doing lots with Little Man and I have church activities and family fellowships to plan and enjoy.  I hope you all enjoy this season and take time to remember what it’s all about.

Happy Monday, Everyone!

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About Amanda Cunningham

Amanda worked as a full-time school teacher for two years before getting married and having three wonderful kids. She blogs about faith, family, food, and fun. While crafting takes up a lot of her extra time, Amanda also strives to help others through ministry in her church and in the community. Amanda, also known as Mae, works as the church music director and homeschools two of her three children