Category Archives for Holidays

Frugal Handmade Christmas Gifts

Pretty colorful dish cloths.

It’s November and time to start thinking about Christmas gifts. One of my favorite type of gift to give is something handmade. There’s just something special and meaningful about a gift you make yourself. I’m a knitter and just recently started doing a little bit of sewing as well. I love to craft, cook and bake, so handmade […]

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Easy Coffee Cozies Knitting Pattern

An Easy and Free Pattern for knitting these adorable little coffee cozies

I started knitting up these little coffee cup cozies as a way to use up yarn leftover from sock knitting projects. They make cute little gifts and stocking stuffers. I love using them year around for both hot and cold drinks and they are much nicer to hold and look at than the cardboard sleeves […]

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Easy Cookie Recipes

I thought I’d share some of my favorite cookie recipes with you today. They make great after-school snacks, quick and inexpensive desserts and of course they are perfect with a cup of coffee any time of the day. Don’t tell anyone, but I had a sugar cookie for breakfast this morning with my coffee. Ready […]

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Frugal Thanksgiving Shopping Tips

The following is a short excerpt from the Hillbilly Housewife Thanksgiving Planner available from Amazon. I hope you find my frugal shopping tips helpful as you prepare for Thanksgiving.  Shopping for Thanksgiving Dinner can put quite a dent into your grocery budget for that week (or even all of November.) Below you’ll find some of […]

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National Pancake Day 2014

Today is National Pancake Day and in honor of this fun event, I thought I’d share some of my favorite pancake recipes with you. I plan on making a big plate of pancakes for dinner along with some bacon or sausage and some fresh fruit. How about you? Are you celebrating National Pancake day today? […]

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A Fun Little History Of Valentine’s Day

Each year, couples from around the globe celebrate their love on February 14. They exchange cards, flowers, chocolate and other gifts, and go out for special dates. But have you ever wondered why we do this? There were actually three saints with the name Valentine, all of whom were martyred on February 14. This makes […]

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St. Nikolaus Traditions

One of my favorite things about December is all the different Holiday traditions. As you may or may not know, I was born and raised in Germany and try to incorporate some German Traditions throughout the year. One of my favorite is St. Nikolaus Day. St. Nickolaus would come by during the night with his […]

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