christmas


Well, I’m not sure how it happened so fast but the holidays are upon us once again! And according to Instagram, a lot of you have already started your Christmas decorating! I’m starting soon and I’m really looking forward to it this year thanks to a little advance planning for my holiday cleaning. I’ve been...

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Did you wait until now to start your holiday shopping? Again? No worries, my procrastinating friend. We’ve got your back with these last-minute gift ideas that will make you look like a hero instead of a zero. Today is the last day for free two-day shipping from Amazon (if you have Prime) but one-day shipping...

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In my daydreams, I’m that June Cleaver-esque mom, who gets up before everyone else on Christmas morning and lovingly prepares a special Christmas breakfast. Everyone wakes to the smell of whatever wonderful thing is cooking and comes downstairs, wide-eyed and full of Christmas cheer. The reality is that ever since Alex was 2 years old...

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Do you sometimes get bored with touching Christmas movies that tug at your heartstrings and implore you to discover the true meaning of Christmas? Me too. Don’t get me wrong. I’ll devour hours of Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies during the season. But sometimes I want a raunchy laugh out loud movie that implores me to...

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So…remember on Friday how I shared our planning method for a big weekend of making Christmas goodies? Well, once again we survived the weekend. Barely! We’re now buried in an avalanche of cookies, candy,¬†and snacks! It wasn’t my intention to end up with so much stuff but now I see exactly how things get a...

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THE COOKIES ARE COMING! So maybe the Girl Scouts already used that line but it’s true for us as well. It’s our big Christmas baking weekend! This seems to be a recurring theme with us but our Christmas baking started out small (like a few hours on one day) and has morphed into something much bigger...

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Gifts for a new homeowner seem to land more in the “housewarming” category than in the “something they really need” category. God knows I’ve never met a marble coaster set that I didn’t like but when I bought my house I really needed things that were functional. I’d been a renter my entire adult life...

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Buying gifts for guys can be hard. Here are my picks for the best gifts for men this year. There are gifts in all price ranges so you should be able to find something for all the men on your list! This post contains affiliate links. This doesn’t represent an increase in cost for you...

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