It's the most wonderful time of the year - until December 26th comes around and you're broke, overwhelmed and discontent...AGAIN. How are we to be content in a culture that says we need more stuff to be happy and fulfilled? Honestly, one of my biggest weaknesses is greed. I am always looking to social media to … Continue reading Recovering the Spirit of Christmas
Making sugar cookies was always one of my top favorite Christmas traditions as a kid. Any kind was good, but the ones that topped them all where my Grandma's lemon sugar cookies. They were the perfect combination of soft and firm, and the little bit of citrus tang made the sweetness of the frosting even … Continue reading Lemon Christmas Sugar Cookies
Buying gifts for men can be incredibly difficult. I don't know how men feel about buying for us ladies, but I have a hunch that we are much easier (Guys, correct me if I'm wrong on this)! Thankfully, this idea can be used for either gender. I always struggle with finding the perfect gift, but … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas for your S.O.
It is so still, I can feel my heart pulsing through my body with each strong beat. All the noises of my house are louder than normal, but the buzzes and creaks are comforting. What a long weekend it has been. My husband got the flu (or something), my baby has been needy and not having … Continue reading Silent Night, Holy Night
Ahhh, Christmas. That beautiful time of the year when we celebrate the birth of our Savior, time with family and friends, delicious feasts and treats, & spending an insane amount of money on unnecessary crap that everyone is just going to forget about a month later. I have a love-hate relationship with Christmas. On one … Continue reading Christmas Gift Ideas For The Broke Mom
The tree is up, the lights are strung, my list of Christmas gifts begun. All the jolly songs are full of fun, playing loudly as the stockings are hung. My brain is overwhelmed with things to do, people to see and lots of food - a season with hundreds of stores to peruse, as we … Continue reading Advent: A Time Of Anticipation