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}

The Importance of Giving (and Receiving) With a Cheerful Heart

The Importance of Giving (and Receiving) With a Cheerful Heart I started off the Holiday Season like a whirlwind.  I had big dreams and plans and calendars full of ideas.  Now, Christmas Day has come and gone and my big plans fizzled out before we even got there. Truthfully, they didn’t all just die out.  Some of them, I let go on their merry way just because I couldn’t be faced with finishing them.  I stalled and restarted and then {Read More}

We Need A Little Christmas: Front Porch Welcome!!

We Need A Little Christmas: Front Porch Welcome!! Let me just tell ya–I didn’t think I was ever going to get to decorate my porch!  My weird work schedule gives me a couple of hours in the mornings to work on things and it’s dark by the time I get home.  Add to that copious amounts of wind and rain and you can probably see why I had issues. I finally just braved the weather and started it.  I was {Read More}

Hey, Watch This: Must See Christmas Movies To Get You In The Spirit!

Hey, Watch This: Must See Christmas Movies To Get You In The Spirit! Now that it’s December, it’s officially time for some Christmas movies–at least for other people.  In our house, it’s not unusual to have a Christmas movie playing in the middle of the summer!  Sometimes you just need a little Christmas spirit. Everyone has their own favorites when it comes to Christmas-themed movies and it is quite possible that some of the ones on my list are exactly the {Read More}

Christmas Music Monday: Christmas In the Country

Christmas Music Monday:  Christmas In the Country “Monday, Monday.  So good to me.  Monday, Monday.  It was all I hoped it would be.”  How has your Monday been so far?  Is it all you hoped it would be?  Probably not (poor Monday gets such a bad rap), but I know how to make it better!! It’s Christmas Music Monday again and today I have some great Country tunes to get your toes tapping and your hearts happy! At the risk {Read More}

25 Wonderful Amazing Fabulous Gifts In a Jar!!

Do you ever make homemade gifts?  Are you as excited about that title as I am?!? Christmas is a great time to showcase all of your talents and to be creative in the gift-giving department–especially if you have a list that rivals Santa and a budget better suited to the last century!  These gifts in a jar are a great way to mark multiple recipients off of your list and still show your thoughtful side.  Any of these gifts would {Read More}

Christmas Tea

When the weather gets cold, we are all about the warm drinks around here.  Spizzie and I have been known to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate (extra marshmallows please) or a steaming mug of peppermint tea.  The Super Trooper is pretty much a coffee drinker, but he does dabble occasionally in wassail and mulled cider.  The boys only like tea if it’s cold and sweet, but they do enjoy the ciders and chocolates and all manner of concoctions that {Read More}