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. My guy is a bit of a minimalist: he isn’t one for the latest [Read On]

Easy DIY Holiday Wreath

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StickItToLint #CollectiveBias Christmas is probably my favorite time of year, and I go a little overboard. Our Christmas lights are being hung on the house today (don’t shoot me, I’m not turning them on until AFTER Thanksgiving). We [Read On]

DIY: Easy Christmas Countdown Chain

Kids love to countdown 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?).  Maybe you have a cute countdown sign that you have to [Read On]

Fun on the Way with the 2017 HoHoHo Readathon!

I absolutely love Christmas – it’s my very favorite time of the year! And because of all the crazed shopping, the stress of finding the perfect present, in light my continual attempts to ENJOY the season more than I stress, I’m already annoying my family with Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel. I like to [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]

Driver Survival Gift Basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. What’s not mine alone is having a hard-to-buy-for teen or uncle, so read on for a creative and thoughtful gift basket idea. #LoveAmericanHome #CollectiveBias “What do you want for Christmas?” I inquired. “Uh, I dunno – sweatpants?” he responded. [Read On]

Girls’ Night Gift Basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayPairings #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 and older. * * * What makes this girl happy? Chocolate. Cookies. (Chocolate cookies? Even better.) Good wine. Some lovely cheese and delicious crackers to nibble [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]