Don’t Forget – Giveaway Ends Tonight

Go here to enter your name in the drawing for one of Nanna’s handknit stockings.

Ice Cubes and Christmas Trees – They Work For Me!

I distinctly remember the day in a college course when the instructor brought up the topic of holiday traditions. I don’t remember why we were discussing it. But, I do recall that day being one of the first times I realized that not everyone fed their Christmas tree ice cubes. Yeah, we do. Growing up […]

Great Boy Gifts

As the mother of four boys, I like to think of myself as a pseudo-expert on all things “boyish.” If we had stopped at four children, testosterone would be all I knew. And since my girlies are still so small, our lives are still very masculine around here. As a result, I know all about […]

Stocking Stuffers and a Giveaway

Stockings have always been a well-loved tradition in my family. They are the first thing that we go to on Christmas morning. Even me. (FishPapa does a great job selecting all sorts of treats for me.) As the years have passed and my children have grown and established ideas in their heads of “how we […]

TGIF: Our Family’s Fun This Week

Overall, it’s been nice to enjoy 60 degree weather. I feel as though I am in a time warp. I know that KC, my town just two short months ago, is experiencing chilly weather these days. It’s surreal to set up the Christmas tree in sunshine and bare feet. Man, I need a pedicure! Usually […]

Book It! The Wonder of Christmas

This week the kids and I started working through this book, The Wonder of Christmas: A Family Advent Journey. It’s a daily devotional, working through the month of December, addressing concepts of Christmas, the Incarnation, and salvation – all from a child’s point of view. We also have the companion activity guide which features crafts […]

Links of Love: Gifts to Give

Some fun and simple ideas I found while surfing this past week. This idea for Cookie Cutter Fudge is a great one! If you have cookie cutters to give away, I think it makes a great package to leave the fudge in the mold. So cute! Shannon did her homework for the rest of us. […]

Ebates, Kodak Gallery, and More

One of the ways that I plan to simplify this season is to order Christmas gifts from the comfort of my computer desk, dressed in my jammies, and sipping some great Peets coffee!* And, I’m going to do it in a $avvy way – through Ebates, which offers you a percentage back from anything you […]