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Gift candles

Recently, in a book that I can’t find now in order to quote it, I read the recommendation that we as moms should make sure that we make our gift wishes known. It said we need to make it clear to our husbands and children how they “can love us best” by giving us the […]

Booking It in December

I have to admit, if it weren’t for your accountability, I would not have read half of the books that I read this year. Thanks for booking it with me this year! As we come to the end of the year, I encourage you to go back through the year and see what books you’ve […]

Acceptable to Him

Confession time. I am, by nature, a very competitive person. This is good when it pushes me to accomplish a big hairy goal. But, it is bad when it prompts me to compare myself to a standard that isn’t what God would have for me. Whether in my mind or in reality, it’s all too […]

Gifts for $10 or Less (Frugal Friday)

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Our Christmas gift buying has always been on a budget of some kind. With six kids and a large extended family, we could easily got hog wild if we didn’t pay attention to what we were buying. And often, we’ve set a $10 limit for friends and family. You’d be amazed at what you can […]

Get Wrapping with Free Printable Gift Tags

Christmas wrappings with printable tags

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a little stash of Christmas presents growing in my closet. And if I want to sleep at all on Christmas Eve, then I need to get wrapping. I am notorious for leaving it to the last minute, when really, there is no excuse. If you shop ahead, […]

5 Educational Gift Ideas for Children

Toy Bonding Moment

Gift giving is a tricky thing. We want to bless our kids and buy them gifts they like, but we want to encourage healthy pursuits as well. Sometimes those two don’t always agree. But, I’m convinced that a good gift is good for the recipient, challenges the mind, and encourages the child. Gifts that Teach […]

Create Flip Books with Kodak Gallery

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Remember this crazy trip? What a fun memory our family made together back in September. FishPapa doesn’t know it, but I’ve got this cool flip book waiting to go in his stocking at Christmas. I prepared it on the Kodak Gallery, such an easy place to make photo gifts. Wow! It took me awhile to […]

10 Easy Ways to Give to Others

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Photo source I watched a newsclip last week about Oprah’s Favorite Things segment of her television program. I’ve never watched the Oprah show, but evidently, once a year, O gives a ton of stuff to everyone present. The segment topic is always a surprise and the show’s audience doesn’t know until it starts that they’ll […]