Memories of Christmas (And a Giveaway!)

I have such great childhood memories of the Christmas season. My mom loves the holiday, and her enthusiasm was infectious to me as a child. She had wonderful collections of ornaments that she carefully stored wrapped in their original packaging. She would take each one out and tell us the story of where it came […]

Nanna’s Toffee Dream Pie

My mom found this recipe in one of my Gramma John’s cookbooks in 1967. It has been a family favorite for over 40 years now. Someone in our family is for sure making it on Thanksgiving or Christmas. The story goes that my mom and dad would see who could wake before the other in […]

Christmas: Getting Organized

We’ve discussed why we celebrate Christmas as well as how to get our minds set on simplifying the season. What we think determines what we do. Now, let’s look at how to organize it all, so that we can actually do it. I’ve told you before about the wonders of Organized Home. CEO, its founder, […]

Book It! Celebrate Simply (and a Giveaway!)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Last year was a pretty tight year financially for us. As I mentioned before, we realized some new ways of thinking about money which have really benefited our family. We learned to cut back and get by with less. And life has proven to be just as rich and full as […]

Spread the Word

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Christmas: What, Why, and How?

Christmas is the celebration of God becoming man. You know, Jesus? God the Son, came to be with his people in a new way, in the flesh, in order to reconcile them to Himself. Despite whatever revisionist history you’ve been subjected to in the past, whatever warm fuzzies you’ve heard about faith, hope, and love, […]

Christmas in July 2008

Don’t forget! Starting Sunday night we’ll be talking up a Christmas storm to get you thinking about the holidays. How can we plan ahead so that we can enjoy the season without feeling frantic? Let’s get organized now so that we can breathe just a little more easily come Thanksgiving Day. Coming your way: Christmas: […]

Christmas is Coming….

And my giveaway pile’s gettin’ fat! That’s right. I’ve been scheming this last couple weeks to put together some very cool, Christmas-in-July giveaways. Corporations and individuals have been so generous, that I will be able to give away something fantastic everyday next week and several more as the holiday season gets closer. Christmas? That is […]