Win a Night at a Hampton Hotel, for Yourself or Your Guests

December 13, 2013
Christmas tablesetting

  Are you done with holiday shopping? I’m finally done with decorating the house — I set our table for a nice holiday dinner yesterday — but I still have a lot of shopping to do. Basically all of it. The good thing is that I always have some of my handmade candles to give […]

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11 Easy DIY Advent Calendar Ideas

November 18, 2011
DIY advent calendar ideas,

When I was a child, my mother would fill an advent calendar house that had 24 little boxes — we open our gifts on the 24th in Germany — and my brother and I would take turns to open the little doors and gifts until Christmas. It made waiting for the “Weihnachtsman” a little easier. […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Video of a Silly Boy

December 15, 2010

Remember the video about how much fun Landon had with baby Jesus last week? Here is a video I shot in the same store when we spent half the day in the mall, and he’s being his silly self with a huge pine cone. The boy just can’t sit still when he hears music. Still […]

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9 Ways to De-Stress and Spend Less Over the Holidays

December 4, 2010

I guest-blogged for Amy, the lovely Frugal Mama, while she was on a break after having her fourth child and now I get the honor of hosting one of her always well-written posts. Takes her suggestions to heart and have fun this holiday season! Making the holidays special for the kids doesn’t have …

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