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How to Make a Paper Christmas Tree

Making a Paper Christmas Tree is a DIY craft that is super easy, cheap {or free} and perfect for the holidays!  It’s a fabulous way to recycle cereal boxes to be used for the bases, and use up that scrapbooking paper you have laying around.  All it takes is making your tree bases, punching out the scrapbook paper, rolling the […]

Printable Christmas Tags {free}

Christmas Printable Tags are one of the best inventions ever.  I love to bake for Christmas, and printable tags are perfect to pop goodies for gift giving.  I love to give homemade treats with printable tags.  That’s why I love these Printable Christmas Tags with in two different shapes and sizes with holiday sentiments on them.  You can even make a […]

Two Fun and Easy Christmas Crafts to Try with Your Kids {guest post}

The kids have a couple weeks off from school and the relatives are coming for a visit soon. You need something to keep your kids busy and happy, and you want your home to delight and impress all season long. Kids really want and value time with you and with some fun and easy crafts […]

DIY Christmas Card Holder

How to make a DIY Christmas Card Holder for the holidays just might be the easiest craft I’ve ever under taken because it only takes stringing up a ribbon and spray painting clothes pins.   It’s so easy it should be criminal, and you can make it for no money if you have ornaments from Christmas’ past.  So, go gather some […]

Merry Christmas 2012

Wishing you and yours a VERY Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wordful Wednesday – Christmas Card Pictures 2012

Wordful Wednesday 411: Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, except WITH words.  It’s for those of us that just cannot be wordless, no matter how much we try.  Add my Wordful Wednesday badge to your post (right side bar under “WW”) if you really want to make me happy, and then add your post link […]

How to Make a Magazine Christmas Tree

Making a Magazine Christmas Tree is a DIY craft that is super easy, cheap {or free} and perfect for the holidays!  It’s a fabulous way to recycle magazines, especially all the holiday catalogs that start stacking up this time of year.  All it takes is a few folds of the magazine pages and eventually you have a perfectly […]

Wordful Wednesday – Christmas Gifts That Keep Them Active

My kids scored this Christmas.  I’m not just saying that because I’m jealous, either.  I’m pretty sure positive that even they’d agree.  They got a nice mix of items from their Christmas lists which really means that  they got everything they wanted. What’s not to love about that? They got new scooters and skateboards and stilts and […]

Wordful Wednesday – The Christmas That Kicked My Butt {2011}

Christmas kicked my butt this year.  For the first time ever, I had most of my gift buying and wrapping done by the beginning of the month, BUT, I got sick on the eve of Christmas Eve and so I just dragged when I needed lots of energy.  I was short with my kids and […]

Holiday Traditions – Christmas Eve Breakfast

As a mother, I’ve loved being able to begin new traditions and carry on old one’s. Holiday traditions are especially rewarding, but they also take more planning and thought than traditions that we have throughout the rest of the year.  They simply involve more work and coordination.  {which isn’t a bad thing} One of the […]

I had an incredibly enjoyable Christmas!

My title should be bolded. Let me explain. I love Christmas.  Always have.  It’s by far my favorite holiday, yet I usually let myself get caught up in “stuff” that leaves me uptight and crabby. This year I did a few things differently, and it made all the difference in the world. I skimped on […]

Christmas is over already?

How did that happen, anyway? I hope you all had a wonderful day!   I think my children actually caught the spirit of giving this year……and not just monetarily.  That makes this mama VERY happy. Tying up the loose ends now so that I can reveal my big surprise.  I might as well throw out a hint…….and start […]

Merry Christmas….

I mean, {SITSmas}…from my family to yours! Make a Smilebox scrapbook {Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the commencement of the Blog, Bid, Hope auction.  All this week a group of bloggers, including Buried with Children, Mayhem & Moxie, Scary Mommy, Adventures in Babywearing, The Extraordinary Ordinary, & Mama’s Losin’ It, will be working together […]

Wordful Wednesday-Christmas Eve already?

*Wordful Wednesday is for those of us that like to showcase a photo but that just can’t seem keep our mouths shut about it. If you’d like to play along, post a photo on your blog, and let the words roll. Feel free to “capture” my 7 Clown Circus button on the left to link […]

My Christmas Miracle….

Experienced a truly beautiful day. Happy kids, good company, loads of gifts, but most importantly, thankful hearts.  Subscribe in a reader

Favorite Christmas Conversation, EVER…

Garrett asks me out of the blue,“Mom, do you get sticks and coal in your stocking if you tell lies?”I answer, “yes”.He responds, “I’m going to get coal and sticks”, almost crying here: “I lie all the time”.  Subscribe in a reader

Christmas Tree Tips.

Tips for making your Christmas Tree decorating day a success: 1. Don’t take someone’s word for it that the base of the tree is cut evenly. Check yourself. 2. If your tree takes 2 hours to get to stand up straight and then it still begins to lean, do not proceed. Take Tree out to […]

Merry Christmas to me, Merry Christmas to me…….

You’ve probably noticed that in the past few months I’ve been playing around with headers that Melissa at Are you Serious! designed for me. I’ve loved the creativity and originality of the headers. But, then the headers were not enough. I got greedy and wanted to whole new over-haul. Once again Melissa humored me and […]

Christmas Favorites anyone?

Mama of 6 published this list on her blog, Truly Delightful in Every Way, and although I usually hate this sort of thing, I liked the festive feel of it. Not surprisingly, as I was answering the questions, I realized I’m really kind of a hum bug. I’m super interested in your answers though. So, […]

Christmas magic

This is DEFINITELY John Emma Jacob I think this is John, but I’m not positive…. (I was wrong…checked the PJ’s) Grace got an MP3 player and I-Dog that plays her music and has “emotions”. Garrett Christmas came and went so quickly. I wish Christmas Eve fell on Sunday every year. It was so nice to […]

Homemade Bath Bombs

Homemade bath bombs are easy to make, relatively inexpensive, and make a fabulous homemade gift.  I decided to make both lavender and serenity bath bombs because of their relaxing and moisturizing properties.  And, they smell amazing and look beautiful.  These DIY bath bombs make perfect gifts for Teacher Appreciation, Mother’s Day gifts, and birthday gifts! […]

XO Valentine’s Day Mantel

I’m so excited to show you my XO Valentine’s Day Mantel!  Over the past few weeks I have shown you how to make DIY Glitter XO Letters, DIY Pom Pom Garland and last years DIY Burlap LOVE Banner.  I LOVE how it all came together to make a simple and fun Valentine’s Day Mantel that anyone can […]

Breakfast Casserole Recipes Perfect for the Holidays knows How to Make Breakfast Casserole Recipes Perfect for the Holidays.  These five recipes are perfect to serve on Christmas morning, or anytime during the holiday festivities, really!   Make the night before and serve in the morning so you don’t have to stress in the AM!  Happy Holidays, y’all! Pancake Breakfast Casserole – This casserole makes breakfast […]

DIY Deer Silhouette Pillow {no sew}

Making a Deer Silhouette Pillow is a DIY craft that is super easy, inexpensive and perfect for the holidays!  This DIY pillow is a fabulous way to redecorate an accent pillow that you already have at home.  All it takes is cutting out a deer head silhouette and painting. Eventually you will have a festive accent pillow that you can have […]

Peppermint M&M’S® Pretzel Sticks & Black & White Peppermint Brownies {recipes}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you have a love affair with M&M’S® like I do? If so, you have to check out the White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’S® and M&M’S® Holiday Baking Mini’s available at Target  this season only. They […]

Peanut Butter Bars & Graham Cracker Houses {how to}

This #PBandG shop is sponsored by #CollectiveBias Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are my own. There’s no better time than the holidays to bake and make fun treats that taste extra yummy!  At least, that’s my motto.  Lucky for me, my kiddos are on board with this sentiment and this month we decided that […]

5 of My Favorite Things

I just love the holiday season, don’t you?  I love that with all of the holiday baking and shopping and prep, I have time to think about and share my favorite things.  I LOVE seeing what other people LOVE too.  So, I hope you’ll share your favorite things with me as well!  This year I’ve […]

Eight is Great – The Twins Baptism {Wordful Wednesday}

Wordful Wednesday 411: Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, except WITH words. It’s for those of us that just cannot be wordless, no matter how much we try. Add my Wordful Wednesday badge to your post (right side bar under “WW”) if you really want to make me happy, and then add your post link to the […]

Entertaining Tips for the Holidays {Glade®}

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Glade®, all opinions are mine. I have FIVE children, so whether or not I formally throw holiday parties , I entertain for the holidays. My kiddos expect a lot during the holiday season, just like I did, and my husband and I try not to disappoint.  We […]

Finding More Time with Cottonelle PLUS {$1000 giveaway} #MoreIsBetter

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle. Having 25 percent more {of just about everything} is a good thing.  Especially during the holiday season.  This is the time of year that I find myself running around just shy of a frazzled mess, and I often wish that I had more […]

Holiday Shopping Made Easier!

My eBay Collections were curated as part of my collaboration with eBay. Holiday shopping got a whole lot easier this year.  And a whole lot harder.  Let me explain.  My kids are getting older.  I’m getting older.  My husband is getting older, and we have a lot of stuff, so figuring out what who needs […]

The Best Time to Be a Kid {Gymboree}

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Gymboree. My twins think the best time to be a kid is right around the holidays, and I can see why.  They celebrate Halloween, their Birthday, Thanksgiving and then Christmas.  They like to think of October through January as “party all the time”.  Luckily for them, Gymboree usually releases […]