Two years ago, I challenged myself to update our tired, old Christmas table settings and do it on a dime. That’s when I decided to try making my own napkin rings. I’m really not much in the “crafty” department. But, if a project seems pretty easy, inexpensive, and I can complete it in an hour … Read more
Earlier this week, I published, “10 Holiday Movies the Whole Family Will Love.” Today, I have a companion piece for you! Every Christmas, our family also selects some read aloud favorites for cold, snowy nights, complete with hot cocoa and holiday cookies! Yep! We’re just that old fashioned! Here’s a list of our favorites, in … Read more
We have a family Christmas tradition. Each year we gather to watch several movies throughout the holiday season. Although elements of our list have changed and grown as the years have flown by and our children have grown up, there are certain movies that remain (no matter how old we all get.) (Posts on this … Read more
School’s out for a few weeks and your kids are ready for some fun! Today, let’s talk about how to keep them busy and enjoy some family togetherness without breaking the bank. Day #1: Bake Cookies. Nothing is better for bonding than cooking together. Decorate your baked creations with colored frosting after they cool. … Read more
Giving co-workers a small gift at Christmas can be both meaningful and inexpensive. We all want to tell those with whom we work that we appreciate them. If your office has a Secret Santa gift exchange, then you’ll find some great, affordable ideas in this post! So, let’s look at some ideas that are both … Read more
It’s so important that we express appreciation to those who impart knowledge and wisdom to our children. Not only do I buy teacher gifts each year for Christmas, but I also teach in the high school department at our local homeschool coop. So, I’ve compiled a list of favoriteYuletide gifts that I have both given and received over the years.
Christmas is, seriously, coming in a matter of days. We all want to bless others and let them know how much we appreciate them during this season of joy. But, what if you have not saved enough money for Christmas? Although much of the year is already in the rearview mirror, you do still have … Read more
Nothing is worse than staring at a list of gift recipients and having absolutely no clue where to go to get them something at a price that you can afford! I don’t generally head to the local mall at any time, Christmas being no exception. I find even the sale prices to be astronomically high. … Read more