12 Ways to Save Money on Christmas (& a FREE download)

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Christmas can be a great time with friends and family. Let’s plan ahead to stay under budget, too. Be sure to download the free Christmas coupons to get you started. Earlier this week I posted a boatload of Christmas ideas and giveaways in honor of “Christmas in July“. I’m a Christmas Geek and love to […]

A Christmas in July Giveaway from Blue Orange Games


Win one of five great games from Blue Orange Games. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: establishedways@, stephjem95@, Traci527@, cadmomdo@, beckybecks02@ For me one of the big highlights of the holidays are the cold winter nights when we hunker down together to play games. (And yes, Virginia, it does get cold here.) […]

A Christmas in July Giveaway: Desserts in Jars


Win a copy of Shaina Olmanson’s Desserts in Jars. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: sekeil5@, krissajeldy@, erinb1@, robjohnsonofwichita@, dfoster@ Part of the beauty and sweetness of holiday celebrations is the baking. From cakes to pies to cookies to elegant desserts, the sweets are a delicious way to celebrate with friends and family. […]

Christmas in July – Around the Web

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Great minds think alike, as they say. A bunch of my favorite bloggers are also thinking ahead to the holidays right now.  Craft Along with Simple Kids – Kara is hosting a fun crafting bee where folks can share the projects that they’re working on for gift giving. Monthly “meetings” will offer a place to work on […]

A Christmas in July Giveaway from See’s Candy

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This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: KristyBartlett@ Smell that? THAT is the smell of Christmas morning! What?! You don’t have that tradition. Well, you should. Every year for at least the last 40, my dad has opened a box of See’s Candy Nuts and Chews to pass around while we opened presents. […]

A Giveaway from Lilla Rose and the Modest Mom

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Win gift certificates to Lilla Rose and the Modest Mom. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: stephfishr@, lowilmac@, martinacres08@ The holiday season is rife with fun and feasting. And there just might be an occasion for getting all gussied up. While I’m no fashionista, I do feel better about our outings and […]

A Christmas in July Giveaway: Nanna’s Stockings

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: josee@, beckylovesreading@, kcrognale@ About fifteen years ago my mother took up the knitting needles. She learned to knit as a girl, but she renewed her skills for a very specific purpose. To knit Christmas stockings. You see that stocking up there with “Jessica” emblazoned upon it […]

Plan for A Simpler Season: Get the Book!

After much hard work behind the scenes, my latest ebook is here. I’m so excited to share it with you and I hope that you’ll love it, too. A Simpler Season A Simpler Season is a compilation of years of thoughts and planning ideas to make Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s memorable events to spend […]