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}

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}

It’s July…Are You Prepping for Christmas Yet?!?

This year is truly flying by.  It’s July.  Already?!?  I’ve noticed a lot of websites and even brick-and-mortar stores advertising Christmas in July and that made me think–are you doing any Christmas prep yet? I honestly don’t mean to imply that we should have all of our shopping done or our decorating planned out.  But really, have you even thought about it?  Made any lists?  Saved any money?  I’ve started saving, but I’m nowhere near where I want to be.  I’ve also {Read More}

Happy 4th of July!

Just wanted to drop a quick note and wish everyone a very Happy 4th of July! I’m sure that most people celebrated over the weekend, but there will still be some parades and cookouts going on today.  It’s a rainy, dreary day here so I will be working on home improvement, i.e., cleaning the bathroom and washing dishes!  Yay me!! Still, there are worse things I could be doing and worse places I could live.  I will be much in thanks {Read More}

5 Things You Might Not Have Known Until You Became a Police Officer…and Happy Police Week!

I’m hoping everyone knows this by now, but just in case, we are a very police-friendly family around here.  And this just so happens to be National Police Week! One of the things about being a police officer is that you learn things about people that you might not have ever realized before.  Some are sad, some make you shake your head in wonder, some upset you, and some things are just plain hilarious.  Just in case you are considering a {Read More}