Two Christmas Romances (That Will Scratch Your Travel Itch)

  Now that November and NaNoWriMo are behind me, I’m playing catchup on the backlog of AMAZING book ARCs I have.  I really struggled this fall reading Christmas stories before the Christmas season, but now that I’m digging into them, I’m sorry I waited. I’ve got two Christmas romances for you that have the comforting, [Read On]

Driver Survival Gift Basket

I’m bringing back an older post because I love this one so much – this “driver survival” gift basket kit combines practical with thoughtful and always goes over well, particularly with new drivers! “What do you want for Christmas?” I inquired. “Uh, I dunno – sweatpants?” he responded. I was the third person who had [Read On]

Easy DIY Holiday Wreath

I’m bringing back an old post because, like me, you might need to update your Christmas or holiday wreath this year! Christmas is probably my favorite time of year, and I go a little overboard. Our Christmas lights are hung on the house already. We put up two trees, and I’m sure there would be [Read On]

DIY: Easy Christmas Countdown Chain

Kids love to count down the days until Christmas! There are many ways to do it, too. Perhaps you have an advent calendar (for which I JUST bought goodies to fill ours – a few hours after it should have been opened, but hey, no judgment, right?).  I needed something the kids can keep up with – [Read On]

Gift Ideas for your Traveling Guy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertisers. Product was provided for client review; however all opinions are mine alone. #WorldsSmartestToothbrush #PhilipsSonicare #OprahsFavoriteThings #CollectiveBias If your husband is like mine, he is notoriously difficult to buy for. I think his favorite gift I’ve ever got for him is when I paid [Read On]

The Soul of Christmas by Thomas Moore

No matter how much you may love Christmas, seeing decorations in the stores before the Halloween candy has even been cleared out can definitely dampen your spirits. Every year, the season feels to be more and more commercialized, and our holiday season becomes more frantic as we get caught up in making it the best, [Read On]

The Christmas Countdown

Well, here we are folks – in the last stretch before Christmas. When the dog woke me up at early o’clock on this fine, chilly Saturday morning, thoughts of the as yet unwrapped Christmas gifts dangerously half-hidden in the guest room cluttered my head, and any chance of going back to sleep slipped out the [Read On]

Be Careful With Your Donkey

When you open an email from my Dad, you’re never sure what you’re going to get…. A clever joke? A very off-color joke? Photos of baby animals hugging? A cool video of just about anything? Sometimes, I get something seemingly light-hearted and silly…but one that creeps up on you and makes me think….this is one [Read On]

Ten Things I Learned This Christmas

This is our first proper Christmas back in the States, and I have been looking forward to it all year. Back to our old traditions, opening boxes of decorations unseen for four years, house nearly back to sorts….and yet, nothing has really gone the way I pictured it. The house is decorated, but not quite [Read On]

Striking a balance: the myth of Santa and the reality of need

Both of my kids still believe in Santa Claus. Yes, even my nine-year old (much to his grandmother’s surprise) buys into the whole gig, right down to the elf on the shelf. I’m ok with this, because the second the gig is up for him, he will utterly and completely destroy the fantasy for my [Read On]

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