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}

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}

My Amazon Wish List…What This Mom Really Wants For Christmas!

Let’s be clear here:  I don’t expect Christmas presents.  And I am just as happy with something homemade or given from the heart, as I am with anything that could be bought at the store.  My daughter actually started a tradition of going through her room and wrapping up things she didn’t want anymore to give to me.  She started it at first because she had no money to buy anything and now it’s just become “our thing.”  I wouldn’t change {Read More}

Decking the Halls at That One Mom!

The halls are being decked as we speak!  I can’t seem to get them just right though.  Bummer for me.  : (  Every time I think I’m finished, I think of something else I would rather have.  The problem is, I don’t have the time to make everything I want and buying it all is surely not an option!! It’s also hard to decorate when you are juggling so many other things.  I’m not sure where I found all of {Read More}

More Ways To Earn Extra Christmas Cash or Jump-Start Your New Year Savings!

One thing a lot of people seem to be working toward this year is a debt-free holiday season.  There are a lot of ways to earn extra Christmas cash and I’ve actually already covered a few in my 10 Easy Ways To Earn Extra Christmas Cash post.  Here are just a few more: TopCashBack–I actually forgot I had even used this program.  I found my username and password on a random piece of paper and thought I would login just for kicks! {Read More}

My Best Tips & Tricks for Christmas Holiday Prep!

I know, I know.  You don’t even have to tell me that’s it’s just the start of November and not even time to think about Christmas.  Except that, in my world, it’s always time to think about Christmas! Not only do I love that most happy of holidays, but if I didn’t think about it so much I would never get anything finished.  Today I am going to share some of my best tips and tricks for Christmas holiday preparation. {Read More}