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Fruit of the Spirit Christmas Ornaments

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Create these fun and whimsical homespun Christmas ornaments for the tree. They’re a great reminder of the fruits of the Spirit.   Please note: I am not a crafter. I am not a seamstress. I am most definitely not an artist. Rarely do the visions in my head actually turn out the way I, well, […]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself on Black Friday

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As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, so does the anticipation of shopping and finding great deals. Here are five questions you should ask yourself before you spend a dime. My girls love to go shopping with me. Even if it’s just a trip to the grocery store, they are happy to come along. It […]

Advent Traditions for Kids

Advent Traditions for Kids

Advent is an excellent time to share with your kids the joy there is in Christ and how very much we need Him. Check out these fun Advent traditions for kids and count down the days until Christmas. In my adult life I don’t know that I paid much attention to holiday traditions until I had […]

Nanna’s Toffee Dream Pie – A Must-Make

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This recipe is a family heirloom; my mom has been making Toffee Dream since 1967. It’s the dessert worth fighting for. 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 […]

A Simpler Season

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Plan now for a great holiday season. With a little planning and forethought, it can be a simpler season full of great joy. The holiday season will be quickly upon us. With Halloween in less than two weeks, I know that Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years will practically spring themselves on us. If I don’t […]

Pretzel Berry Dessert

Pretzel Berry Dessert | Life as Mom

A favorite on our holiday table is this Pretzel Berry Dessert. Luscious berries and berry-flavored gelatin top a layer of cream cheese nestled over a pretzel crust. Pretzel Berry Dessert is a traditional holiday treat that you’ve probably seen at potlucks and get-togethers. In some parts it’s called Strawberry Pretzel Salad. It’s called a salad […]

Would You Like to Celebrate Simply?

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Take my FREE e-course, Celebrate Simply, so that you can enjoy a restful, yet festive holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. Christmas is only 2 months away. Like 8 weeks. Like 56 days. And while that seems like you have all the time in the world, I know from experience that it can sneak up […]

5 Gifts You Still Have Time to Make

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Do you like to give a homespun quality to your Christmas gifts? It’s not too late! Here are 5 great gifts you still have time to make. Do you know where the term “Christmas in July” came from? I may be wrong, but having worked in a craft store in my teen years, I’ve always […]