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Capturing the Magic of the Season

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

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 […]

How to Avoid the Grass-is-Greener Syndrome During the Holidays

During the holiday season, it’s all too easy to compare ourselves to others. Get some encouragement from Life as MOM contributor Prerna to pause and soak in the simplicity of the season. Yes, 2014. I know! When did this year speed past us?! But here we are at the end of another fulfilling year and […]

Stocking Stuffers They’ll Actually Use and Enjoy

The following content is sponsored by Suave and Lunchbox: I grew up with the special Christmas tradition of waking up to a stuffed stocking. Granny had knit my Santa stocking by hand when I was a baby. I still have it, 42 Christmases later. My mom has knit FishPapa and the kids each their own special Santa […]

What are YOU Choosing for Christmas This Year?

This post does include affiliate link(s). 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! You know when you read a blog, a cookbook, or a curriculum handbook and there […]

3 Free Printable Christmas Menus

The month is speeding by. Before we know it, Christmas will be here. Yay! While I’m not quite ready, it helps to have you guys around. You’re my accountability in case you didn’t know. When one of you makes a request, I’m pretty happy to fulfill it. And if it means that the request serves […]

How to Make A Reusable Drawstring Bag

Need special packaging for a gift? Make a drawstring bag! Life as Mom contributor Janel will show you how to make a custom drawstring bag from fabric as well as one from a store bought pillowcase. Sometimes you’ve got a gift and it just calls for a little special packaging…especially if the gift calls for […]

6 Ways to Save on Christmas Gifts

I was a little astounded by all the deals I saw rolling through my Facebook feed over the last week. I’m sure I missed something great. I didn’t go shopping. And I ordered a mere handful of items online. I can’t explain it. I just felt like I should have a little tighter grip on […]