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Why Christmas Now?

It’s summertime. The sun is shining. It’s hot outside. Why in the world would we start thinking about Christmas now? Oh let me count the reasons why: 1. Summertime is a little more laid back. Schedules are a little looser. Now is a great time to think about last Christmas, what you want to improve […]

Christmas in July: Thinking Ahead

Starting Saturday I’ll be sharing all sorts of thoughts, creative ideas and giveaways all specifically geared toward Christmas. I hope you’ll join me for a holly, jolly end of July. Why Christmas in July? Why Christmas Anyhow? Christmas Atmosphere Christmas Gifts Christmas Traditions URS: It Wouldn’t Be Christmas If We Didn’t Eat THIS Stocking Stuffer […]

Let’s Plan Ahead – Christmas in July

Hope you’ll join me for a week of brainstorming, thinking, planning, and giveaway winning!

Christmas Wishes from the Fishes

May your Christmas be filled with the hope of Christ. Thank you for all your prayers and kind wishes this holiday season. I am blessed to have so many people to care about both our joys and our struggles. May you enjoy many blessings this Christmas! Love, FishMama

When Christmas Isn’t So Merry

This past week my eyes are opened to the realization that for some people Christmas will not be so merry. For our family, we are grieving the loss of someone we loved very much. We spent several Christmases with my mother-in-law, and now, everywhere I turn something reminds me of her. A brightly colored sweater […]

December 21st

Four days left. December 25th looms on the calendar. Are you ready? It seems that there’s this big, frantic deadline approaching. In years past, I’d be feeling anxious by now. I haven’t baked but one kind of cookie.I haven’t driven around looking at Christmas lights with the fam.I haven’t even addressed a single Christmas card. […]

A Sugar-Free Christmas?

OK, I’m not advocating a completely sugar-free Christmas, but how about a Reduced-Sugar Christmas? This time of year can be filled with excess, and eating sweets is at the top of that list of things we excel at. While enjoyable, your sugar intake can lead to loss of appetite, mood swings, tooth decay – and […]

Gramma Ruthie’s Gingerbread with Cream Cheese Topping and Rich Lemon Sauce

This cake-like dessert is one that my mother-in-law often made for us at the holiday time. It is simple and delicious. You will want to eat it all. It’s on my menu for next week. Gingerbread1 cup sugar1/4 t. salt1 t. ginger1/2 t. cinnamon1/2 t. cloves1 c. oil1 c. molasses2 t. baking soda1 c. boiling […]