It’s Been Super Quiet Here On the Blog…

I apologize.  I know it’s been quiet here and none of my promised Christmas ideas have made an appearance.  It’s bad business, but more than that, it makes me sad. I had big plans, but my body is not cooperating.  I have managed to do some decorating, but I’m not super pleased with it.  Shopping isn’t finished, food gifts are nonexistent so far, and it is a major effort to go anywhere or do anything.  Some days I am fine {Read More}

10 Gifts for $10 or Less!

Hopefully you are better at saving money for gifts than I am or at least better at holding on to that money once you get it saved!  Just in case you are not though, today we will be talking about inexpensive gift ideas–specifically 10 gifts that cost under $10 each.  I’m all about gifts like these this year, as we all have too much stuff and spend too much money for it! I know I’ve said this before (or at {Read More}

The Best Christmas Playlist To Get You In the Spirit!

It just doesn’t really feel like Christmas until we break out the music and this Christmas playlist totally does the trick.  (Of course, it’s not unheard of for Spizzie and myself to listen to Christmas music in the middle of summer, so there’s that.)  There are people who don’t like Christmas music at all and those who refuse to listen to it until December is at least halfway over.  That’s okay, but sometimes we need a little bit to get {Read More}

10 Delicious Food Ideas for Your Holiday Menus

Food is a big part of our celebrations.  I’m really not sure why that is so, but it always has been and I like food so I’m not changing it!  We are always looking for new things to try and I generally start making menus way in advance.  Just in case you are too, I give you…10 Delicious Food Ideas for Your Holiday Menus! Meat and Cheese Tray.  Go ahead and be fancy and call it a Charcuterie Tray if {Read More}

How To Get Crafty for Christmas!

My fellow crafters can tell you that in a perfect world we would craft every day of the year.  However, we don’t live in a perfect world and most of us rarely get to craft the way we want to. Getting crafty for Christmas can require a little more than getting out the glue and glitter, but it can be both fun and rewarding!  Whether you make things for yourself or to give as gifts, it’s nice to have something you made {Read More}

A Little Christmas Every Day!

Hello all!  Does anybody else think this year is absolutely flying by?!?  I had huge plans and I blinked…now the end of the year is getting super close!  Although it’s not quite Christmastime just yet, it will be here before we know it and there is so much I hope to have finished. It’s no secret that Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday and therefore, I will be sharing Christmas recipes, crafts, decorating, and gift ideas on the blog all {Read More}

13 Boo-tiful Ideas for Halloween Decor!

It’s October, boys and girls, and Halloween is fast approaching.  Have you started decorating yet?  I thought maybe we could use a little Halloween decor inspiration, so I gathered up a few ideas and I’m sharing them with you today! Halloween decor ranges anywhere from spooky to silly, so it’s easy to find ideas to fit with your theme.  It’s also easier to use what you have, because a little black paint or a few cobwebs (real or fake–it’s all {Read More}

Monday Money Tip: Raid the Pantry!

Did you know that one of the easiest ways to save money is to cook at home?  Did you also know that in order to save more money, you should use up what you have before you buy a bunch more?  Today’s Monday Money Tip is…raid the pantry! We have a really bad habit of opening the fridge or cabinets and only seeing ingredients.  Then we grab the keys and either go to the grocery for a bunch of junk {Read More}

What Will You Leave Behind You?

There is a song that says, “It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you, it’s what you leave behind you when you go.” What are you leaving behind? Have you thought about that? There are but a few things that are definite in this life and dying is one of them.  When or how may not be carved in stone, but none of us are getting out of here alive. Physical objects won’t matter.  You won’t {Read More}

Fabulous Fall DIY Round-Up

Children, it’s been hotter than blue blazes out there, but Fall is officially here and the weather will cool down before we know it!  Knowing this has me dreaming of big bowls of Potato Soup, mums on the front porch, and all things pumpkin.  It is almost time to get some autumn on.  : ) Even though I have a lot of front porch projects that I never got finished this summer, I am ready to do some fall decorating.  Y’all {Read More}