Christmas is Coming….

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And my giveaway pile’s gettin’ fat!

That’s right. I’ve been scheming this last couple weeks to put together some very cool, Christmas-in-July giveaways. Corporations and individuals have been so generous, that I will be able to give away something fantastic everyday next week and several more as the holiday season gets closer.

Christmas? That is five months away. Why do we need to think about it now?


  • Because we’re on the Road to Joyful Motherhood, right?
  • Because we know that if we don’t plan ahead, we’ll be ranked right up there with Scrooge and the Grinch (before they turned) for our crankiness.
  • Because we know that last-minute thinking is usually more expensive than if we spend a few brain cells now to come up with a plan.
  • Because it’s fun!

So, get your thinking caps on. Dig up fond Christmas memories. Dig up your favorite recipes and be prepared to share. Think about what gadget or tool helps you during Christmastide for a special Holiday-themed Toolin’ Up Tuesday.

Get ready to comment or post, because you can’t win if you don’t play.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. I posted my fave tool on my blog. It’s a book that has proven to be worth its weight in gold. It’s full of recipes, gift ideas and games.

  2. Teresa says

    I started buying for Christmas last week…BBW was having their huge semi-annual sale so I bought the ladies in our fam some great soaps, lotions, and bubble baths.

    Not sure if you’d consider it a “tool”, but I use a plastic 3 drawer bin to store my Christmas gifts so that I know where they all and don’t over shop in December.

  3. FishMama says

    Great ideas, ladies! Come back on Tuesday with your “tool” ideas. We’ll have a special post where we can list them all!

  4. Mama Koala says

    I’m looking forward to reading all the ideas. I love Christmas, and it is baby boy Koala’s first, so I need ideas to make this one even more memorable. Thanks so much for your site.

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