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Frugal DIY Valentines

Here’s a quick round-up of some fun, inexpensive DIY Valentines. Check your craft cupboard or your scrapbooking supplies and use what you have to save some coin. Box of Chocolates Money My aunt gave us this box of goodies for Christmas one year. So fun! Read my tutorial of how to make it. Varying the […]

Review the Old Year

Reviewing the old year is a great way to remember the beauty and goodness, and hardships, too, that craft the path we’re on for the future. On Christmas night while my peeps were happily playing with new Legos, video games, and felt food, I started working on our 2011 family slide show. I’ve done this […]

Make Something Easy and Delicious (URS: New Year’s Feasting)

Serving simple appetizers is a great way to ring in the New Year without a lot of fuss. Once upon a time, I tried to create fancy spreads for holiday meals. Roast leg of lamb on Easter, roast turkey on Thanksgiving, prime rib of beef on Christmas. What took days to plan and hours to […]

FREE Printable Ringing in the New Year Booklet

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, […]

What Makes Christmas Merry

A Merry Christmas is not found in the abundance of gifts, food, or frolics, but in a knowing and a confidence in Him. Christmas really isn’t about the presents. The music and the stories and films are all well and good, too. But, they aren’t what it’s about. It’s not even about the food. Christmas […]

Really Last Minute Bargain Gifts

Last minute shopping doesn’t have to be expensive or entail a trip to the mall. You can find or make bargain gifts even at the last minute. So, you waited until the last minute? Or maybe, someone just got missed on the list? Or maybe someone came to mind that you want to bless this […]

Write a Letter to Your Child (FREE Printable)

Writing a letter to your child can be a unique way to express your love and affection. While they might not “get it” now, it can be a good communication tool over time. In the last month, I’ve been struck at how quickly time is passing. I looked at these ornaments again and got teary […]

How to Take the Best Pictures on Christmas Day

Christmas morning is full of photo ops: sleepy eyes, giggles, energetic kiddos, and maybe some grumpy faces. Check out these photography tips from professional photographer and Life as MOM contributor, Alex Maldonado, to capture those memories. Christmas is just around the corner and like most parents as our kids are engulfed in a sea of […]