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Getting My Christmas On

avengers ornaments

I mentioned last week that I decided to go to battle for Christmas. I went Christmas shopping. Ordered from Amazon what I couldn’t find locally. I even wrapped everything as soon as it came in the door. This is progress, people. I usually spend all Christmas evening wrapping. Not this year. I’m going to bed […]

DIY on a Dime: Breakfast for the Road

breakfast basket 2

Know someone with a long morning commute? Bless him or her with breakfast for the road. Breakfast is an important meal, but one that’s easy to skip. Too easy. We all know we should eat, but …. that morning rush gets the best of us sometimes. This gift is super easy to put together and […]

DIY on a DIme: Peppermint Milk

Peppermint Milk

Mix up this simple hot drink mix as a quick and easy gift.  I first mixed up this minty milk concoction about ten years ago when I found candy canes on sale. For ten cents a box. I couldn’t help but experiment with them. My 12yo has remembered that experiment all these years. Recently, he […]

DIY on a Dime: Build a Lego Table

lego table

Got a Lego-maniac at your house? Instead of buying another set of bricks, craft a lego table to make building even more fun. Anne from Modern Mrs. Darcy shows you how. I have 4 young Lego addicts at my house, and we’re always running out of spaces to build with them. I’ve thought about buying […]

Christmas Favorites (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Stump of Jesse buche

We’re sharing favorite Christmas recipes on URS today. Since our first child was born, we’ve always made it tradition to be home for the 24th and 25th. We might travel to see grandparents before or after or have them come see us. But, we don’t drag our kids from house to house for the holidays. […]

DIY on a Dime: Give Mom a Time Out (Basket)

god's promises book

Give Mom a time-out (basket) this holiday season to help her refresh and regroup to be the best mom she can be. We all need a few moments to chill every once in awhile. I know I do. We all lose our cool from time to time. We worry. We fret. We overreact. Give Mom […]

DIY on a Dime: Build a Feel Better Basket

feel better basket contents

Know someone feeling under the weather or just having a rough go of it this season? Put together a Feel Better Basket. We’ve been fighting the grunge this month, from shingles to cold and flu to raging female hormones. So, it’s with great anticipation of gifting it to myself, that I put together this gift […]

DIY on a Dime: Hand Painted Tile Trivets

Trivet with Cork

Help your kids create a special and useful keepsake for a loved one! Learn how to make easy hand-painted tile trivets in this tutorial from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. All Photos: Janel Piersma Years ago, we remodeled our kitchen. During that process, we picked up a few sample 6-inch tiles to see if we wanted […]