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Why Christmas?

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16 Without Jesus, there is no Christmas. He came so that we may be reconciled to God. The tree, the ornaments, and the cookies (yes, them, too) […]

MOM Deals This Week

Today I’m starting my annual Christmas in July week. Here’s my rationale regarding why it’s beneficial to think about the holidays now. And it will effect how you shop. Several of these MOM deals apply to the holidays and planning ahead. ** Great deals on school supplies continue this week. Personally I’m nowhere near ready […]

Why Christmas Now?

It’s summertime. The sun is shining. It’s hot outside. Why in the world would we start thinking about Christmas now? Oh let me count the reasons why: 1. Summertime is a little more laid back. Schedules are a little looser. Now is a great time to think about last Christmas, what you want to improve […]

Christmas in July: Thinking Ahead

Starting Saturday I’ll be sharing all sorts of thoughts, creative ideas and giveaways all specifically geared toward Christmas. I hope you’ll join me for a holly, jolly end of July. Why Christmas in July? Why Christmas Anyhow? Christmas Atmosphere Christmas Gifts Christmas Traditions URS: It Wouldn’t Be Christmas If We Didn’t Eat THIS Stocking Stuffer […]

Let’s Plan Ahead – Christmas in July

Hope you’ll join me for a week of brainstorming, thinking, planning, and giveaway winning!

Giveaway: Debt-Proof the Holidays

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED If ever there was a time for Americans to start pinching pennies, this would be it. I am so thankful that the Lord gave us a wake-up call about 18 months ago. We aren’t completely out of Debtors Forest, but we can see the light through the trees. Though we […]

And That’s a Wrap! (And Winners!)

We’ve touched on so many Christmas topics this week. I’m amazed that really we’ve only skimmed the surface. Here are just a few of the topics: The Reason for the SeasonChristmas CookiesDecorating CookiesChristmas MusicHoliday Donations: here and hereChristmas StockpilingChristmas Ornaments or click on “Christmas in July” in the sidebar under “Labels.” Like I said, we’ve […]

TGIF: Decorating Cookies

One of the FishKids very, very, very, very favorite things to do at Christmas time is to decorate cookies. This is an inherited trait, I believe, because my siblings and I all loved the same thing. Part of it is due to my oh-so-clever-kindergarten-teacher-mother’s method. This idea is a keeper. So pay attention: Make up […]