Category Archives: Christmas

It’s a Good Time to Wrap Up…

…all the presents you’ve collected so far.  I tend to get overhwelmed with the growing pile.  We limited it to 2 gifts for each of our kids.  But a lot of kids x 2 = a lot of gifts. Plus I shopped for 8 of my 14 nieces and nephews (I love the rest too, […]
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Cyber Monday

There are two things I want to tell you about before I get busy on my entry floor (resealing the grout….)   1.  There are now gift meal plan subscriptions available at Grocery Shrink Plus.  The gift subscriptions do not renew, so you choose exactly the length of time you want and pay only once. […]
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A little Christmas sewing

  Here’s what I’ve discovered about handmade Christmas.  It’s not stressful if the projects are small enough, fast enough, and easy enough (and the supplies are easy and cheap to get-stash is all the beter.) It is not my season in life to draft my own patterns or make up a new way.  All of […]
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How to Get Christmas Cash…Fast

There’s only a few areas of my life that I have together…and none of them come to mind right now.   So if you don’t have any money saved up for Christmas yet, don’t worry.  It’s going to be ok. You have most of November and December to save as much from your normal income as possible. […]
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How I Make My Christmas Budget

The number one cause of Christmas Spending Disasters is a failure to plan.  If you haven’t already made a plan it’s not too late. Tomorrow, we’ll talk about what you can do right now if you don’t have any Christmas cash yet. But today, watch the video to see how to get it on paper. […]
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5 Things to Do Right Now to DeStress Christmas

I know Halloween just ended and Thanksgiving isn’t here yet, but it’s time to plan for Christmas.  You don’t have to get out the tree yet or starting playing carols (But if you do, I won’t judge.) Do these 5 things this week to make this holiday season easier to navigate. 1.  Make your Christmas […]
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Take Note

It’s time to do yourself a little favor.  Take a quiet moment while the memories are still fresh and write some Christmas notes for yourself for next year. This isn’t the time to make huge plans (Which is so tempting when the execution of those plans is still 12 months away.)   Just write some […]
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Christmas Eve 2013

There was some concern on my part whether I would/should be able to go Christmas Eve.  We were planning to travel up to the farm (about an hour away) to spend the day in the new church basement with Darren’s sisters and parents and their children (16 in all–including ours–how fun is that?!)  It’s my […]
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The Easiest Eggnog in the World

And tasty too. You can also make it dairy free, or sugar free or both. It costs about half of commercial eggnog. We’ve voted. And persuaded the neighbor kids to weigh in.  It tastes better than the stuff at the store. PrintThe Easiest Eggnog in the World Ingredients8 cups milk (whole milk tastes more real, […]
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Giving Too Much

Is there such a thing?  . . . Maybe. Giving is an important part of the Christmas season.  It reminds us of God’s gift to us in His son.  It’s a celebration of a birthday that forever changed the world.  It helps us express our love and gratitude to those who have impacted our lives. […]
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