Saturday, December 27, 2014

"A Savior Has Been Born to You"

Merry Christmas everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day full of love and giving. Ethan woke the whole family up promptly at 7 AM to open presents. We all sat around the Christmas tree in our pajamas as we unwrapped gifts from one another, accumulating an incredible amount of recyclable* trash. Gift giving is my love language to others. Giving people gifts and seeing their excitement as they open and use them is my favorite part of Christmas. It warms my heart. Although gifts are only material items that last for a certain length of time, I sometimes struggle to express my love for another person. Since love cannot be touched or held, I enjoy showing my love in a way that is tangible.
*Seriously y'all, in the season of giving, do something good for the environment and be sure to recycle all of your used wrapping paper!*

It was so nice to be home with both of my brothers and parents for Christmas. Living over 300 miles from my home and family makes every moment I get to spend with them so much better. With Adam in graduate school and me in Boone, we're beginning to go our separate ways and the time we are able to spend together is becoming rare. Being able to spend time with the people I love most on Christmas day was an incredible blessing, and I am so thankful for every moment and memory.

I can't make a post about Christmas without mentioning the ultimate reason for celebration, giving and love that takes place on December 25th every year.

"An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord."
Luke 2:9-11

All that we have and all the incredible blessings we are given are made so evidently clear on Christmas day. By gathering with our families and loved ones, exchanging gifts, stuffing ourselves to the brim with homemade meals and surrendering all of our worries and stress, even if only for one day, we are placed in the perfect position to give thanks to the Lord for all that we have due to His unfailing love and sacrifice. 

"For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this."
Isaiah 9:6-7

As you go on to enjoy your Christmas break, don't be afraid to be lazy and offer your soul some rest. Sacrifice your time off to The Lord and soak yourself in all that we owe to Him, and all the good in our lives that He is responsible for. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Winter Scarves

In search of a Christmas present?
Wanna help out your favorite broke college student?

As most of you know, I am back in Georgia! I am also broke as a joke since I am an unemployed out of state college girl. Christmas is only 10 days away! I'm still running around doing some Christmas shopping despite the number in my bank account, just like the rest of the country, and you are still trying to find the perfect gift for someone you love. I might have a solution to solve both of our problems, my friends. 
I have recently picked up knitting, super cool I know.  I have been obsessed with making the cutest, comfiest and warmest infinity scarves around. 

I'll be making and selling these hand knitted infinity scarves while I'm home, which will be until the second week of January! I gave them to all of my best Boone friends (please take the time to admire my day one homie Virginia modeling her scarf) and they loved them! These scarves are the perfect Christmas present and everyday accessory to complete any outfit as it continues to get colder. What lady doesn't like scarves? Seriously, do you know a single girl who doesn't like scarves?!

Single color scarves are $12
Scarves with two colors are $15

I can make them and get them to you in at least 24 hours of your order placement. Just contact me on here, Facebook, Twitter, via text, or any other way you are able to reach me, and let me know what color(s) you would like. I need money and you need to get your Christmas shopping done, so let's work together on this one!

Thank you all in advance for your business!
Wishing every single one of you the happiest of holidays!
© Unapologetic
Maira Gall