Seven Ways to Make Your Holiday Special

Over our seventeen years of marriage and birth of five children, we have developed a certain philosophy on holidays, in general, and Christmases, in particular.  What we started with as newlyweds doesn’t much resemble where we are now.  That’s how life happens. We want to make memories with our children, and we have developed a […]

Last Minute Gift Ideas

It’s less than a week to Christmas. Stressing much? If you like to shop in a real store, prepare your body armor. If you want to shop online, make sure you upgrade shipping to get your gifts in time (and even then, there’s no guarantee). So, time’s running out, and you need to get creative. […]

Think Twice Before You Add a Dash of Salt to Your Food

Holidays are just about synonymous with crazy eating.  Big meals.  Lots of desserts.  Snacks on every corner.  If you didn’t resist that eating frenzy, don’t feel bad.  Now, it’s time to do something about it.  And I’m not talking about the typical New Year’s resolution to lose 100 pounds and never eat sugar again.  Yeah, […]

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Want to buy a computer, but don’t know what you need? There’s a lot of stuff out there, and everyone is trying to sell you something. Here’s your chance to get an easy-to-read tip sheet on what is what with computers. Join my email list, and I’ll send you a FREE tip sheet explaining the […]

Splurge on You with Discount Gift Cards

When you’re a mom, splurges can sometimes be few and far between. By the time you buy diapers, replace ripped jeans, fill in seasonal clothing for the child who doesn’t have hand-me-downs because she was the only one not born in the winter, and plan enough snacks to feed a third-world country, there isn’t usually […]

Christmas Gift Ideas: For The Person Who Has Everything, Give In Their Name

We are down to the wire with Christmas shopping.  Only five more days!  It will be a gamble to get anything shipped in time, and the malls?  Yikes!  But there is still one great way to gift the person who has everything, or is just plain hard to buy for.  Give in their name.  You […]

An Advent Favorite: Tabitha’s Travels (Kregel Publications, 2010)

tabithaWith Christmas approaching, don’t forget to pick an Advent book to read!  One of our favorites is Tabitha’s Travels(This is an affiliate link with Amazon, and I will earn a few cents if you buy from my link.)

Ten-year-old Tabitha is separated from her father and uncles when they are mistakenly arrested by the Romans.  She must find where the Romans have taken her family and prove their innocence before they are wrongfully convicted and executed.  Her adventure sets the stage for an exciting read each night, leaving you on the edge of your seat.  But no reading ahead!

Christmas Gift Idea: Make Your Own Gifts, No Crafts Needed

When I shop, and especially when I Christmas shop, I search high and low for gifts that are unique and fit my recipient’s personality.  I want the gift to really make them light up with excitement.  I’m not looking for expensive or big, but fun and out-of-the-ordinary.  My three tenets of gift shopping are unique, […]

30 Days of Thankfulness, All Rolled Into One

I tried blogging for 30 days with a thankful post each day last year.  I failed.  So, to make it easier on everyone, especially me, I just waited until the end of the month and did it all at once. Hear ye, hear ye. Let it be known that I am hereby thankful for the following items […]

Christmas Gift Ideas: Destination Play Days

When I shop, and especially when I Christmas shop, I search high and low for gifts that are unique and fit my recipient’s personality.  I want the gift to really make them light up with excitement.  I’m not looking for expensive or big, but fun and out-of-the-ordinary.  My three tenets of gift shopping are unique, […]