Time to Make a Christmas Budget!

A Christmas budget is your first step toward a happier holiday season. Not only will it help you prioritize your expenses, but it will also you to enjoy what you have more fully. If you haven’t been to Walmart or Target yet, you might not know that the Christmas shopping season has arrived. If you […]

Free Printable Gift Coupons for an Easy Last-Minute Gift

Are you looking for a last minute gift or some little extra to slip into a stocking? Grab these free printable gift coupons for a fun, creative gift. Okay, yeah. You forgot somebody. Or the shipping company lost your order. Or you just don’t have the cash today to do things up big. Whatever it […]

Clutter-free Stocking Stuffers for Christmas

Tired of giving gifts that become clutter six months later? Yeah, me, too. I’m on a mission to have clutter-free stocking stuffers for Christmas. This post contains affiliate links which provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon and other affiliate sites. Stocking stuffers are one of the highlights of our […]

What’s Important This Week?

This post was originally written on December 21, 2008, just days after my mother-in-law lost her battle with cancer. I learned so much that year. I hope that these words encourage you this week as you figure out where to put your efforts and priorities. Just a few days left. December 25th looms on the […]

Learn How to Build Your Own Lego Table.

Got a Lego-maniac at your house? Instead of buying another set of bricks, build a Lego table to make building even more fun. This tutorial designed by Anne from Modern Mrs. Darcy shows you how. This post was originally published on December 20, 2012. Recently, FishPapa crafted one for our youngest Lego fan, and so […]

A Christmas Countdown Family Activity

Are you looking for an easy Christmas Countdown activity for your family? I’ve gotcha covered with these fun printable activity cards! December 1st?! How did we get here? As soon as the Thanksgiving leftovers are devoured, our thoughts naturally turn toward Christmas preparations. Sometimes, however, that December 1st jumps us from around a corner and […]

5 Ways to Have an Easier Holiday Season

As we roll into December, let’s end the year on a high note. Here’s how we can both have an easier holiday season.

Make Microwaveable Heat Packs Yourself

Sew microwaveable heat packs from colorful fabric for cute and cozy gifts. This project is a super simple way to give affordable presents. As you may know, we’re total wimps here in Southern California. Some of you are weathering extremely cold temps where you live and I’m wearing fingerless gloves as I type. I am […]