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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. Print The Easiest Eggnog in the World Ingredients8 cups milk (whole milk tastes more […]
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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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The Perfect Christmas

I easily get caught up in wanting Christmas to be perfect and dreaming huge dreams for the short future.  Dreams so huge that when the future speedily comes my way I flail and flounder and botch everything up. In the past I’ve had lists of 25 activities that I want to do with the kids […]
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A little Christmas Sewing

They are starting work on our foundation on Monday.  It’s exciting and scary all at once.  I’m taking pictures of this project for sure and will have a future post to help if you find yourself in a similar situation. In the meantime I’m going full steam into Christmas sewing.  These are the inspiration photos […]
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