When Life Is Hard…

It’s been a bad year.  And not just since the new year started.  For more than 12 months, life has been hard and when life is hard, sometimes there is nothing to do but hold on and pray. One year and a few months ago, my marriage was in a hard place.  If you are married, you know how difficult it can be sometimes.  If you are married to a police officer, you may know that things can become downright {Read More}

Happy New Year!

Yay!  We did it!  We made it to a brand new year.  Hope it’s a wonderful and happy new year for all! Normally, I don’t like to hurry time, but 2016 is in the list of Top 3 Worst Years of My Life and I am not sad to see it go.  So, welcome 2017.  Hope you are a better year than the last. I apologize again for not sharing all of the Christmas posts I had planned.  It is {Read More}

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}