Christmas in July: Book Sale and Stocking Giveaway (CLOSED)

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Planning now for Christmas can help you enjoy the season without extraordinary stress or overspending. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: ariana8407@ and samnkids@ For the last five years we’ve spent time at Life as MOM talking about Christmas. In July. Yes, really. Planning now for what happens five months from now better prepares […]

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: 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. […]

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 […]

It’s Christmas — in July!

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Every year since the beginning of Life as MOM (the blog, that is), I’ve spent at least a day every July talking all things Christmas  as well as hosting a round up of goodies and giveaways. Hold onto your hats, folks! Christmas (in July) is here. Throughout the day, I’ll be sharing four great giveaways, […]

A Christmas Planning Ebook

Want to plan a fabulous holiday? A Simpler Season holds almost everything you need to do just that. This guide to planning the winter holidays provides creative ideas , time-saving tips, and budget-minded inspiration for making the most of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. With the busy family in mind, I’ve provided recipes, to-do lists, […]