Find Letters and Make Photo Gifts with the Kids (12 Days of Christmas Family Fun)

letter O wagon wheel

Photo gifts can be some of the most fun to make with your kids, especially if you go “find” letters when you’re out and about. For many years our family made handmade gifts to friends and family. It was my way of economizing and still having something to share with others. Some years were successes. […]

A Gift Guide for Boys (12 Days of Christmas Family Fun)


Wondering what to get for that young man in your life? As the mom of FOUR boys, I got you covered with this gift guide for boys, aged 5 to 15. Let’s face it. Part of the fun of Christmas is the presents. There, I said it. I’ve said it before, Jesus is the best […]

Father’s Day Gifts that Show Love & Respect

Over the coming weeks I’m delving into a series on honoring the men we know as fathers. It could be your husband, your dad, your brother, or some other man who acts as a father in the lives of the people you love. And I’m not covering the topic alone. Mandi, JessieLeigh, Amy, and Tara […]

5 Bargain Mother’s Day Gifts that Will Score You Major Points

As a child and teen, I would ask my mother every year what she wanted for Mother’s Day, and she inevitably said the same thing: A clean house I did not like that answer. That answer took elbow grease. That answer was not as easy — or fun — as going to the store and […]

8 Easy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Lemon Tea Muffins Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Needing a little inspiration? How about one of these? Buy a gift set of MadeOn Hard Lotion this week. Read my review here. Create a box of chocolate money. Decorate candy bars for your mom friends. Prepare a freezer meal and take it to a […]

Freezer Cooking as a Ministry (A Guest Post)

black bean casserole

The following is a guest post from Jackie As a mom of two grade-school children, a three year-old and an infant, I’ve often asked, “Lord, how can I be a missionary with small children and babies at home?” The answer was a “Cook and Play.” I invited three women to my home and we put […]

Easy Valentine Chocolate Bar Treat

Who doesn’t love chocolate? With some scrapbook paper, a mess of candy bars, and some labels, you can create some pretty sweet Valentines. Check out this tutorial for custom-wrapped candy bars. And while we’re on the subject… What’s your favorite candy bar? Mine is the Heath Bar.

Fun & Creative Way to Give a Gift of Money

Money Valentine 5

A Chocolate Box of Money! Follow this easy tutorial for giving a money gift creatively. This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. For Christmas my aunt sent me one […]