entertaining · home + garden

Frugal and Fancy for the Holidays

If you’re looking for ways to be frugal and fancy for the holidays, here are 5 quick tips to keep you enjoying the holidays more – and stressing less. 1.  Entertaining For entertaining during the holidays, invite people you really want to see and enjoy spending time with. Turn up the holiday music mix and… Continue reading Frugal and Fancy for the Holidays

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for the Holiday Season

With the shopping season in full swing, buying, shopping, and spending for the holidays doesn’t have to mean more trash. Pre-think your holiday shopping with thoughtful spending for the holidays and you can reduce, reuse, and recycle for the holiday season. It’s an easy way to be mindful of your budget and the environment. 1. … Continue reading Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for the Holiday Season

entertaining · indulging

Harry and David Holiday Gift Giveaway

Dear readers, guess what? Harry and David and I have a giveaway for you to win and it's a lovely gift basket filled with edible treats! Harry and David’s holiday giveaway to one of my lucky readers is the Roxy Ann Gift Basket Classic which includes: 4 Royal Riviera Pears 4 Apples White Extra-Sharp Cheddar… Continue reading Harry and David Holiday Gift Giveaway


Shutterfly Family Photo Giveaway

Hello readers! Shutterfly and I have a nice little holiday gift to giveaway to one lucky reader. It’s a $50.00 gift certificate to use on Shutterfly.com. If you haven’t ordered your holiday photos or cards, you can use this gift certificate to do so. We don't have a particular day that we set aside for… Continue reading Shutterfly Family Photo Giveaway


Homemade Christmas Gift: Our Family Calendar

Every year since 1994, we have given the exact same gift to our extended families for Christmas: a family calendar. This isn’t just any calendar. It’s one that we make. Our homemade Christmas gift tradition is a family calendar that we still make the old fashioned way with pictures, scissors, and yes, double-sided tape. We… Continue reading Homemade Christmas Gift: Our Family Calendar

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Quick and Easy Holiday Decorating

I like to decorate my house and quickly transform it into a holiday story.  Why spend your time with elaborate decorations when you can spend your time enjoying your decorated home instead?  Try these quick and easy holiday decorating ideas at your home.  You’ll be sipping hot chocolate and dreaming of a white Christmas in… Continue reading Quick and Easy Holiday Decorating