100 Christmas Bucket List Ideas

100 Christmas Bucket List Ideas   According to the dictionary, a bucket list is “a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish over a lifetime.” Most people have made a bucket list without even realizing it. Every time you say “I want to try that” or “I would like to go there someday,” you’re basically just adding something new to your bucket list! But have you ever made a bucket list just for Christmas? {Read More}

Christmas Scavenger Hunt (Plus, a Printable!)

Christmas Scavenger Hunt   How about a stress-free way to spend the day that will get everyone moving and laughing? Welcome to the Christmas Scavenger Hunt! I created this Scavenger Hunt last Christmas when we had a rare occasion to get out of town with all three of our (now) grown children. I wanted to do something silly and create some fun photo ops. Much to my surprise, the two people out of four that I thought would get most {Read More}

7 Weeks to Organize and Plan Your Best Christmas

  7 Weeks to Organize and Plan Your Best Christmas   Getting organized for the holidays takes a little work, but it makes a huge difference in the amount and quality of time you get to spend doing things you really love. Young Beth was never a fan of schedules or lists. I always felt like I wanted to be “spontaneous.” However, as I’ve aged, I’ve figured out that I really don’t do as well without them! Most of us {Read More}

Let’s Start Christmas

Let’s Start Christmas!   It’s almost that time of year again—Christmas!! There’s no secret that it’s my very favorite holiday and I start thinking about it and making plans pretty early on. Of course, that doesn’t mean those plans don’t fall through or I don’t forget something. Also, there is always some level of shopping that goes on last minute. That generally falls under the “forgot something” category!! Starting early may not be for you and that’s perfectly okay!! There {Read More}

Christmas in July…Sorry I Missed Actual Christmas!

Christmas in July I know, I know…Christmas in July?!?  A lot of people think that it’s way too early to even think about Christmas but judging from all the social media posts and the Hallmark Channel it’s a real thing. And since I realized I never shared my decorations from last Christmas, July seems like a great time to do it! Personally, I work on ideas for Christmas all year long…even if it’s just pinning decorating ideas or looking for {Read More}

Christmas Time Is Coming!!

Do you know what time it is?!? I know, I know…we haven’t exactly made it through Thanksgiving yet, but I’m a little excited. Christmas time is coming!!   To be completely truthful, I’m a little bit behind with everything Christmas. I had big plans to have everything decorated, all shopping finished, and parties/events organized. Nope. Not done. Actually, I started a painting project last week that still isn’t finished and we are having a new heat/air unit put in as {Read More}

4 Ways to Give Gifts Without Going Into Debt

Is it seriously almost November? Holy smokes!! Thanksgiving and Christmas will be upon us before we know it. I’m not even sure how we’ll get it all done! Does anybody have their Thanksgiving menu planned? Have you started Christmas shopping yet?? Technically I have started shopping, but I’m not even close to finished. As always, I have two burning questions: What should I buy these people and how will we afford it? In a perfect world, we would all have {Read More}