James Avery artisan jewelry

Make Christmas One to Remember With James Avery

In our family, Christmas has always been an incredible, magical time of year. My childhood was one of very meager means, yet every Christmas, my mom made sure there were presents under the tree. Not just a few, but mounds of gifts pouring out from under and around the tree. … Read more

Ivory Knit Boots Ornament

Tree Decorating 101 with Pier 1 Imports

Tree Decorating 101: Start with bigger, dominant ornaments first. Spread them out over the tree and then use smaller ornaments as fillers and don’t forget the back of the tree!

farm fresh Christmas Trees wooden sign

DIY Reclaimed Wood Christmas Yard Decor

Using a couple of old fence pickets, my Cricut, and some chalk paint, we created a reclaimed wooden sign for our front yard Christmas Tree Farm display.

great gifts for all ages

Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gifts for All Ages

In an effort to bring you a wide range of holiday gift guides, I have the unique opportunity to team up with a great group of bloggers to bring you gift ideas for children of all ages this year! The next holiday gift guide in the series features great gifts … Read more

letters to Santa book

When It’s Time to Talk About Santa

Our children are scattered from 8 to 22. This means that we have to cater certain situations and events to fit each of their ages and stages in life. Where our oldest is married and about to graduate from college, our youngest still believes in Santa Claus and the Tooth … Read more

Slim Jim Stuff'd

Think Outside the Stocking with Slim Jim

It’s here. The busiest shopping season of the year. As parents, we often spend entirely too much time scouring stores for that “perfect gift.” And then, at the last minute, realize we forgot one little detail: stocking stuffers. Think Outside the Stocking Actually, a stocking stuffer can be much more … Read more