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About the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus

about the tooth fairy

photo source: Rise of the Guardians While I think that I had a pretty good childhood, for one reason or another, I’ve chosen to do some things differently than my parents did. Oh, some things are the same: Sauerkraut and Pork, Ice Cubes and Christmas Trees, and Nanna’s Apple Pie. Daughter of not one, but […]

DIY on a Dime: Printable Gift Coupons

Looking for that last-minute gift idea? Well, this would be it: free printable gift coupons. If you’ve not done your Christmas shopping yet, you may be starting to panic. Don’t. Just fall back on that good old standby: the coupon book. You probably made these when you were a kid. Now’s the time to bring […]

Getting My Christmas On

I mentioned last week that I decided to go to battle for Christmas. I went Christmas shopping. Ordered from Amazon what I couldn’t find locally. I even wrapped everything as soon as it came in the door. This is progress, people. I usually spend all Christmas evening wrapping. Not this year. I’m going to bed […]

DIY on a Dime: Breakfast for the Road

Know someone with a long morning commute? Bless him or her with breakfast for the road. Breakfast is an important meal, but one that’s easy to skip. Too easy. We all know we should eat, but …. that morning rush gets the best of us sometimes. This gift is super easy to put together and […]

Perspective & the To Do List

The Plague slowed me down this year and last year, too. And that is probably all well and good. We all need a little perspective sometimes when it comes to our Christmas “to do” lists. The following post was written four years ago when we were reeling from the death of my mother-in-law. I had a newborn. […]

DIY on a DIme: Peppermint Milk

Mix up this simple hot drink mix as a quick and easy gift.  I first mixed up this minty milk concoction about ten years ago when I found candy canes on sale. For ten cents a box. I couldn’t help but experiment with them. My 12yo has remembered that experiment all these years. Recently, he […]

DIY on a Dime: Build a Lego Table

Got a Lego-maniac at your house? Instead of buying another set of bricks, craft a lego table to make building even more fun. Anne from Modern Mrs. Darcy shows you how. I have 4 young Lego addicts at my house, and we’re always running out of spaces to build with them. I’ve thought about buying […]

Christmas Favorites (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

We’re sharing favorite Christmas recipes on URS today. Since our first child was born, we’ve always made it tradition to be home for the 24th and 25th. We might travel to see grandparents before or after or have them come see us. But, we don’t drag our kids from house to house for the holidays. […]