Elf Yourself

Elf Yourself

Elf Yourself brings a good laugh into our home in December. Elf Yourself is a website owned by Office Depot. You upload pictures of yourself (and your family, friends, co-workers, dog) and the faces ends up as one of the dancers’ faces in a short, comedic musical video. You can have up to five faces […]

Gingerbread Houses: A Christmas Tradition

Gingerbread Houses: A Christmas Tradition

Gingerbread houses are one of the iconic parts of modern day Christmas. Most cities have gingerbread house decorating contests and many malls use elaborate gingerbread houses as decor for window displays. There is something so festive about the little homes frosted and draped in candies! Not to mention the cute little gingerbread people who they […]

Bake a New Christmas Recipe

Bake a New Christmas Recipe

You may have noticed by now that we Crouch girls love to bake. It’s a family thing. 🙂 Christmas is the perfect excuse to try out new recipes! There are parties, potlucks, family get-togethers, and all kinds of fun holiday get-togethers that revolve around food. I always make my favorites but also love trying new […]

Read a Christmas Carol: A Christmas Tradition

Read a Christmas Carol: A Christmas Tradition

Holidays are so exciting your first year of marriage. You get to choose traditions for a whole new family! My husband Joey and I received inspiration for one of my favorite Christmas traditions while we watched our first Christmas Devotional together 10 years ago. In that devotional, one of the speakers mentioned that President Thomas […]

Try a New Cocoa Flavor

Try a New Cocoa Flavor

***This Post contains affiliate links. I may get a small commission based on your purchases at no extra cost to you. Thanks for supporting This Blue Dress!  Mariah We had had a fairly warm Thanksgiving, but in my opinion, it is never too hot to whip up a steaming mug of chocolate to sip. However, […]

Bethlehem Marketplace

Bethlehem Marketplace

Last year, my family attended a special Christmas event at a nearby Southeast Baptist Church called Bethlehem Marketplace. It turned out to be one of the most beautiful and impactful interfaith experiences I’ve ever had. The church set up a giant tent-like facility where visitors would walk through to experience what it may have looked […]

Nightly Christmas Stories: A Christmas Tradition

Nightly Christmas Stories: A Christmas Tradition

There are so many beautiful stories and books centered on Christmastime! Today we’re sharing two traditions to help you enjoy some Christmas stories with your family and loved ones! Reading Christmas Stories Each Night by Candlelight My family hasn’t done this tradition, but I experienced it once with another family and it has always stuck […]