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Christmas Books To Read As A Family

Teach your kids about the true meaning of Christmas by sharing some all-time favorite Christmas books.

Christmas is the season of the gimmes. Gimme toys, gimme electronic gadgets, gimmme gift certificates. That’s not the real meaning of Christmas. It’s not about the parties or the sharing of tasty meals, either. All the holiday gift giving, all the parties, all of the shiny decorations can take over the meaning of Christmas and […]

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Host A Christmas Cookie Swap

Need a fun idea for the Holidays? Why not host a cookie swap this year and exchange Christmas cookies (and recipes).

The holidays are full of time for family and friends. Just thinking about making new memories fills people with the Christmas spirit. This Christmas, gather a few of your best girlfriends and host a cookie swap party. What is a cookie swap? It can be done at any time of the year, but there are […]

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The History Of The Christmas Tree

Have you ever wondered how the tradition of bringing in a tree and decorating it started? Here's a brief history of the Christmas tree.

Did you put your tree up yet? We spend some time setting up ours over the weekend. My daughter has been very interested in traditions and where they come from this year. We did a little research on the history of Christmas trees and discovered some interesting facts. I thought I’d share what we found […]

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How To Roast A Turkey

I remember my first Thanksgiving as a solo cook. My husband and I were newly wed and had just moved away from family. I was determined to cook him a perfect Thanksgiving meal. I was on the phone with my mother-in-law daily to figure out how to do this. In the end. We had a […]

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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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