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Treats for the Sweet

oslo kringle holiday

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Oslo Kringle, from my Norwegian childhood I have waffled back and forth between shaping up my eating habits/increasing my gym activity/counting calories and the lovely alternative of just eating happily of the once-a-year treats that characterize Christmas. I decided to go for the latter, at least during my […]

Christmas Week Fun

holiday christmas tree love

Got something fun planned for the week? Here’s my “to do” list. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! We’re treating this […]

Make Christmas Ornaments from Toys

chick fil a tree ornament

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! As many families do, we give our kids new Christmas tree ornaments each year. These […]

Memories on the Tree

hobbit ornament

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Last week I confessed that I consider decorating the tree a chore. Please know that doesn’t mean I don’t absolutely LOVE having a decorated tree. I love watching the lights glow in the darkness. I love watching my kids’ eyes light up when they look at their favorite […]

How to Look Fabulous in Your Holiday Photos

Photo Dont

Get the Ultimate Photography Bundle and learn all the tricks that professionals use to take great shots. Photo opportunities are quickly approaching. Take a few tips from Life as MOM contributor Rena and look your best in those holiday photos! Tis the season for holiday parties, work parties and family gatherings and along with that […]

Saving Money on LEGO

lego under the tree

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! photo credit: Sharon Lepellerre I kept the enemy at bay for a long time. I […]

Capturing the Magic of the Season

santa communicator

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Our Christmas tree, the real one, not the cheap, fake tabletop one I bought, is sitting in the front yard, right now, dripping wet. It’s a family tradition, passed down from my dad. The tree can’t come inside until it’s washed. Washed, people. My husband humored me in […]

DIY Christmas Gift Canvas Tablecloth

Tablecloth with flowers

Our Great Gifts series continues with this tutorial on how to make this personalized tablecloth for from guest poster Kelly. I love making Christmas gifts, especially gifts I customize for the receiver. One of my favorite gifts to make is a custom-made tablecloth, using only a painter’s canvas drop cloth and some Sharpie markers. I […]