Christmas Planning: The Atmosphere

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Behold the Lamb of God CD

Several years ago a Christmas CD fell into our hands that has become one of our most dear. It is called Behold the Lamb of God by Andrew Peterson. The album tells the story of Christ, Gather round, ye children, come Listen to the old, old story Of the pow’r of death undone By an […]

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Christmas in July Giveaways

GIVEAWAYS ARE NOW CLOSED. This week we’re celebrating Christmas in July! Sort of. We’re planning and thinking and talking about Christmas so that this year it’s a little simpler, a little happier, a little less expensive than Chritmases past. I’m also giving away some great prizes, some on my dime, some courtesy of generous sponsors. […]

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Christmas Giveaway: Sheila Howe Designs

One of the themes of getting organized for Christmas is to plan ahead. In so doing, we can give concentrated thought to goals and gift-giving ideas for the season. We also gain the advantage of being able to shop around and find good values. Often good values can be found through small businesses and mom […]

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Why Christmas?

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16 Without Jesus, there is no Christmas. He came so that we may be reconciled to God. The tree, the ornaments, and the cookies (yes, them, too) […]

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MOM Deals This Week

Today I’m starting my annual Christmas in July week. Here’s my rationale regarding why it’s beneficial to think about the holidays now. And it will effect how you shop. Several of these MOM deals apply to the holidays and planning ahead. ** Great deals on school supplies continue this week. Personally I’m nowhere near ready […]

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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 […]

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CVS for Beginners, July 26 – Aug 1

The past two weeks CVS has been giving away school supplies. And according to the ad I got in my mailbox yesterday, the good times continue on this week! If you’re new to shopping CVS, check out the following primer for the low down on how to make the most of your money when shopping […]

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