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A Simple Candle Gift

Looking for a simple, inexpensive gift that still says you care? How ’bout this? I found a bunch of candles on clearance at Target and thought they would be really cute on small dishes, wrapped up with cellophane and a bow. Salad plates are really inexpensive. I bought this blue one at IKEA for a […]

Is a Healthy Holiday Feast Possible?

November is a favorite month around here. Not only do we celebrate the last two birthdays of the year, but the feast to beat all feasts occurs at the end of the month. My little gluttons gourmands adore Thanksgiving when we bring out all our favorite once-a-year treats. And although, Nanna’s Toffee Dream is certainly […]

Give Desserts a Little Dazzle

Dessert season is upon us! Yes, I know dessert never goes out of style. But, let’s just say that fancy desserts beckon to me during the fall and winter. While I love a scoop of ice cream, there’s something so much more dazzling about an individual streusel-topped pumpkin custard with a dollop of maple cream. […]

Gearing Up for the Holidays (Frugal Friday)

Even though Christmas is still several weeks away, I know that it will be here in the twinkling of an eye. And since I want to enjoy the season as much as possible and NOT get caught up in the craziness that often accompanies Christmas, I’m doing a few things to gear up. 1. Start […]

Planning for Your Lego Maniacs

As you may know by now, with four boys, our home is Lego central. I did my best to keep those sharp, pokey, kill-your-feet-in-the-middle-of-the-night-when-you’re-walking-down-the-hall bricks at bay for quite some time. But, about five years ago I succumbed, and my boys couldn’t be happier. Legos are a very sweet part of the fabric of our […]

Thinking Ahead to a Holiday Wardrobe

I confess, I am no fashionista. My sister, Jamie, has always been the one with style, while I have been the one with the frump. I am probably the last person who should be writing about wardrobes. That said, I like to know that my family has nice clothes for special occasions. I like to […]

5 Ways to Save on Christmas Expenses – Frugal Friday

This week we’ve been talking Christmas planning here at LifeasMOM. As you probably know, the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years are the biggest retail weeks of the year. Stores want your money and they’ll go to great lengths to get you to buy their product. We need to be diligent all 12 months of […]

Candy Cane Brownie Cupcakes – A Guest Post

You know how I love cute cakes and cupcakes. As the cupcake craze is taking over my home, I’m realizing how cupcakes can be an especially easy dessert, perfect for the holidays. No need to for utensils, easily portable, Yeah! Having recently tried my hand at cuter cupcakes, I think it’s worth a few trial […]