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Holidays

Forgetting Christ At Christmas

Forgetting Christ At Christmas

I am embarrassed to admit that it is easy for me to forget Christ during the Christmas season. It is easier to focus on my to-do list than on my Savior. There are presents to be bought and wrapped, Christmas cards to be addressed and […]

Merry Christmas, Meager Budget Ebook Giveaway

Merry Christmas, Meager Budget Ebook Giveaway

UPDATE: The giveaway is over, but you can snag your own copy here on SALE for just $3.99 right now! ************************************************************************** Merry Christmas, Meager Budget Giveaway! To celebrate the launch of our new ebook, Beth and I are giving away FIVE copies in 12 hours!   […]

Merry Christmas, Meager Budget is Now Available!

Merry Christmas, Meager Budget is Now Available!

I am SO excited to tell you about our brand new ebook, Merry Christmas, Meager Budget   Let’s face it, this economy is tough and everyone is feeling the pinch. My sister Beth and I wrote this book to give you tips, tutorials and plain […]

What I’m up to lately.

What I’m up to lately.

So, I’m writing an e-book. Ahem. It is nearly done, just a few more tweaks. You’ll hear more about that in a few days. But for now, think Christmas on a dime, and dealing with a tough economy during the holidays, M-kay? And today I am […]

All I Want for Christmas!!

All I Want for Christmas!!

We are all so excited around here. And here’s why. (See pic below. :)) YUP. My oldest will be home in a few short hours for Christmas. SQUEEEE!!! I have a big pot of beef soup simmering on the stove, along with a nice heavy […]

Stressed? Rest.

Stressed? Rest.

Don’t you sometimes feel as though the hurry and scurry of the Christmas season leaves you depleted? Know what? It is not even December and I am already feeling anxiety to get it all done. It all starts Thanksgiving night. Can we not even have just […]

Our Favorite Christmas Story Books

Our Favorite Christmas Story Books

We have always read aloud to our kids. It is one of my favorite homeschool memories–sitting on the couch, wrapped in blankets and reading aloud. Sometimes the kids would play legos quietly while I read. Sometimes they used Stockmar modeling beeswax to keep their hands […]

My Christmas Survival Strategy

My Christmas Survival Strategy

The Christmas season is upon us! Did you go out shopping early this morning? I stayed in and avoided the stores, but did some online planning. I will do most of my shopping from my living room this year. Speaking of shopping, are you wondering […]

At the Sea-Side

At the Sea-Side

All will be quiet here as I will be taking the week off to spend time with our family.  Each year, we have a week long family reunion and we always look forward to this break.  Although the highlight is just being together since my […]

Remembering…

Remembering…

Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day. So thankful for our freedom and for those who sacrificed so that my children and I could live without fear. *********************************************************************************************************************** Tomorrow is our summer fun giveaway. You still have a few hours to enter. here ********************************************************************************************************************* **If you […]