Frugal Friday: Planning for Christmas on a Budget

Yes, I know, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. I know. I cringed, too, when I saw the Walmart staff frantically stocking Christmas items on October 31st. The rush is on. Retailers are all too eager to grab hold of your hard-earned cash. But, if you aren’t already planning for Christmas, you will pay too much because […]

Frugal Foodie Gift: If You Give a Mom a Muffin Kit

You’ve probably read the book, If You Give a Moose a Muffin or its predecessor, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. If so, you’ll love the poem, “If You Give a Mom a Muffin.” It tells the tale of how a mother can get (way too easily) sidetracked in her life as mom. It’s […]

Holiday Food Fest: A Celebration of Good Food & Friends

In the coming weeks, I’ll be joining a great group of bloggers in hosting a Bloggy Holiday Food Fest. We want to see your favorite dishes of the holiday season. I hope you will linkup or stop by and check out what all these wonderful cooks in the blogosphere (that means YOU!) are feasting on […]

Christmas Giveaway Winners

Pop over to my giveaway page to see a list of all the winners of this week’s giveaways. Thanks for playing, everyone!

Christmas in July: Do a Clothing Check

Now, you may not want to be thinking about bowties and holiday dress while the temperatures soar and the waves are beckoning. But, on December 24th when you pull out a stained dress shirt from the back of the closet and your son is sporting high waters, you’ll wish you had. Spending an hour on […]

Frugal Friday: Debt-Proof Your Christmas

This week we’ve been talking and planning Christmas — in July. It’s a great way to think through the holiday season and what you want to do differently. Clearer thoughts prevail when Walmart isn’t already playing Jingle Bells. One important thing to consider regarding Christmas is the money part. You know the story: people try […]

Stocking Stuffer Inspiration

When I was growing up, our Christmas morning consisted of a mad dash for presents coupled with a breakfast of See’s candy. My dad always bought my mom a box for Christmas. And she was kind enough to share. Now that we’re adults, Grampa Jack gives each family its own box. Nuts and Chews, in […]

Christmas Giveaway: Debt-Proof the Holidays

If ever there was a time for Americans to start pinching pennies, this would be it. I am so thankful that the Lord gave us a wake-up call a few years ago. It is so freeing. Though we have done much to cut expenses and adopt frugal ways, there is always room for improvement. And […]