How I am Surviving Valentine’s Day on the Cheap

Valentine's Day

Despite my best intentions, Valentine’s Day isn’t all doves and glitter.

5 Easy Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Cards, Gifts, or Chocolate


Looking for some inexpensive ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day — or any day? Prerna’s got you covered with these frugal tips. A confession: we’re not in a big celebration of Valentine’s Day at our home. In fact, we’ve been known to forget it most of the time. However, we are big on showing our love to […]

DIY Printable Valentines

Printable Valentines

Not into store-bought Valentines? Check out our collection of easy, printable Valentine cards. Next week I’m taking the kids to our homeschool group’s Valentine park day. They get to swap candies and cards with a mess of other kids which makes it a super fun day. Usually we print our own valentines. Mainly because I […]

Homemade Lavender Soap

Make Lavender Soap Homemade

Want to do a fun and simple craft that you can use in real life. Make homemade lavender soap!

Merry Christmas from Me to You


Have a very Merry Christmas! May Joy be yours this week and in the weeks to come.

5 Last-Minute Christmas Printables

gingerbread people

Did time get away from you? Fire up the printer and get going with these last minute printables!

Perspective & the To Do List

ice storm (2)

The Plague slowed me down this year and last year, and the year before that, 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 six years ago when we were reeling from the death of my mother-in-law. […]

Fighting for Christmas

o christmas tree

I think that’s when I realized that sometimes we have to fight for Christmas, for our kids.