Need Money for Christmas? 10 Easy Ways to Earn Extra Holiday Cash!

Is anyone else slightly shocked that it’s already October?!?  Since it happens every year, it shouldn’t be surprising…it just seems so sudden! And the scariest part isn’t that it’s actually October, but that we are now so close to Christmas and there is so very little in my Christmas savings account.  Yikes. I had great plans for our Christmas savings this year.  I saved faithfully for six months.  The balance was looking so nice. Then life happened.  My husband lost {Read More}

That One Mom 2014 Favorites!

That One Mom Favorites From 2014! 2014 is almost at its end.  Can you believe how fast this year has flown by?  Seems to me that all of the years are going a little too fast.  I’m not all that thrilled about it either!! In honor of the year’s end, I wanted to do a list of my top 10 blog posts (Why top 10, I don’t know.  It seems to be how it’s done).  But…I couldn’t narrow it down. {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}

We Need A Little Christmas: 2014 Living Room Decor!

We Need A Little Christmas: 2014 Living Room Decor! Good news, good news!  My living room is completely decorated!  Unfortunately, there are no presents in it.  I’ll get to that eventually… Decorating around here has taken so long this year.  I had no idea I was such a busy person and I don’t remember it ever taking me this long.  I think maybe I’m just getting slower.  Or maybe other people don’t try to decorate every available surface the way that I {Read More}

15 Recipes For Hot Chocolatey Goodness!!!

There is something about the Holiday season that makes it a perfect time for Hot Chocolate.  It could be the weather or just the undeniable lure of a warm drink in front of the fire (or the television, if you are fireplace-less like we are)! There is actually quite a bit of history to be found about Hot Chocolate and Hot Cocoa.  Did you know that they weren’t exactly the same thing?  I just thought they had two different names {Read More}