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Stocking Stuffers and a Giveaway

Stockings have always been a well-loved tradition in my family. They are the first thing that we go to on Christmas morning. Even me. (FishPapa does a great job selecting all sorts of treats for me.) As the years have passed and my children have grown and established ideas in their heads of “how we […]

TGIF: Our Family’s Fun This Week

Overall, it’s been nice to enjoy 60 degree weather. I feel as though I am in a time warp. I know that KC, my town just two short months ago, is experiencing chilly weather these days. It’s surreal to set up the Christmas tree in sunshine and bare feet. Man, I need a pedicure! Usually […]

Book It! The Wonder of Christmas

This week the kids and I started working through this book, The Wonder of Christmas: A Family Advent Journey. It’s a daily devotional, working through the month of December, addressing concepts of Christmas, the Incarnation, and salvation – all from a child’s point of view. We also have the companion activity guide which features crafts […]

Links of Love: Gifts to Give

Some fun and simple ideas I found while surfing this past week. This idea for Cookie Cutter Fudge is a great one! If you have cookie cutters to give away, I think it makes a great package to leave the fudge in the mold. So cute! Shannon did her homework for the rest of us. […]

Ebates, Kodak Gallery, and More

One of the ways that I plan to simplify this season is to order Christmas gifts from the comfort of my computer desk, dressed in my jammies, and sipping some great Peets coffee!* And, I’m going to do it in a $avvy way – through Ebates, which offers you a percentage back from anything you […]

May the Force (and the Coupons) Be With You

Hey, even though I’m not going to be crazy this year, I am still going to buy the kids some gifts. I am just enjoying the relaxation for as long as it lasts. If you’re in the market for some Star Wars toys, check out the coupons in the pumpkin colored coupon bar at the […]

Simplifying Christmas

I don’t know what’s come over me, but my heart’s just not into running around like a crazy woman this holiday season. I don’t know. Maybe it was this video. Or maybe this story. But, I just don’t want to rush around and shop this year. It’s not the Bing-Crosby-singing-Silver-Bells-while-shopping image that I used to […]

Time for MOM: Make a Record of It

One of the things that I have found so helpful, especially after a holiday, is to take notes of the projects I try or the mels I create. I like to write down what worked and what bombed. In this way, I have a record of what things to repeat and what to pitch. You […]