Monday, January 5, 2009

A Good Steward Over Chocolate!

"She watches over the affairs of her household,
and does not eat the bread of idleness. "
Proverbs 31:27

As my hubby and I were carefully packing away another year's worth of Christmas memories yesterday, we both were reflective and so thankful for the many ways the Lord has blessed us. Our lives are rich in His love and truth. We are blessed beyond measure with fabulous family and faithful friends.

In the midst of the wonderfully sentimental and nostalgic ambiance of carefully packing up Christmas decorations, I suddenly went into "practical momma mode" when it came to emptying the bowls filled with Christmas chocolate! I am serious about my chocolate! Each year, we inevitably have many leftover Christmas Hershey Kisses and Christmas M&Ms.

You may already do this yourself, but just in's a little tip. I sort the Christmas Kisses and M&Ms into three piles...silver (for our foyer candy dish); red to use for Valentine's Day; and green to use for St. Patrick's Day. (St. Patrick's Day is big in our home as Jim and I both have Irish heritage, and a certain someone's birthday is on St. Patrick's Day.) I feel rather pleased with myself after doing this little chocolate-sorting chore, and I am just certain my hubby and cherubs are going to rise up and called me blessed for this brilliant good stewardship of chocolate!

Here is Gabrielle's hand-made bowl (filled will silver Kisses!) on our foyer table that welcomes guests and visitors to our home. The red and green Kisses are now stored in our pantry for Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day respectively.

Please do share your brilliant stewardship ideas with us! Hugs and KISSES to you!


Chatty Kelly said...

Why don't you just quick EAT them all? LOL. Seriously, you are doing a great job. If you start separating out the M&Ms though, we have problems.

I have some Irish heritage too!

Joyful said...

Do you sample while you sort? My son would love living in your home!

I have Irish heritage too. My Mom was born in Ireland.

Guess this post explains why you're so sweet!

Love & prayers,

Edie said...

Wow you have a lot left over. I thought of ways to give it away so I wouldn't eat it. No way I could ignore it til Valentines Day or St Patrick's Day. LOL!

I had to decide today that it was time to curb those sweet tendencies that got a bit out of control during December. :)

Heather said...

Want me to freak you out??? I do the SAME thing!! This year though, I sent Rob to the store for the kisses and he came back with (GASP) simple silver kisses, so no saving this time:)

You, my dear are a good steward with all inspire and encourage me everyday.

Love you!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

We NEVER have leftover candy! And if we did and I put some away to save, my children would sniff it out and it would be gone way before Valentine's Day ever arrived! But a nice idea if you have leftovers and can manage to find a great hiding place oh, and remember where you hid it come February 14th!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Okay, have to comment again, my husband also was asked to please pick up some kisses and came home with 2 HUGE bags of SILVER kisses! What is it with husbands??? Both bags are gone...

Wendy Blight said...


You are so creative yet practical. I LOVE it!! What a great idea.