#MicroblogMonday - Less Violence. More Love.

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too....more

Merryish and Brightish

 May your days be merry and bright! Well, not every day that we did a Christmas activity was merry and bright.  But it's okay....more

12 Gifts that Give Back

With only one week until Christmas, I am sure you have all your shopping done. But if you’re like my dad, then you might enjoy a little last minute pressure when selecting gifts. This year I’ve tried to purchase all my gifts through Amazon Smile, which donates .5% of eligible purchases to your charity of choice, or from retailers that give back a portion of the proceeds for the greater good. So to help all of you procrastinators, here’s a list of some gifts that will give twice this holiday season! (And they have nothing to do with ladies dancing or pipers piping.)...more

Holiday Gift: Stove Top Potpourri + Free Printable

Christmas is just around the corner and if you're anything like me, you're feeling a little overwhelmed! I can't believe how quickly it snuck up on me! Of course, I probably say that EVERY year. Oh well. If you're still looking for that last minute gift idea for your neighbors, co-workers, friends, your child's teacher, whoever...here's a quick and easy way to give them a pretty awesome gift! Supplies Needed:...more

Are You A Gift Card Carrying Mom This Year?

On the second night of Chanukah, I gave my daughter a very pretty Vera Bradley wallet. Inside the wallet, I put an iTunes gift card. She shrieked with joy at – you guessed it – the $20 gift card....more

How to Simplify Your Christmas Shopping AKA How to Stay Sane, and Save Money During the Holidays!

Today is a special edition of Money Management Mondays; The Christmas Edition! If you follow these tips, it will not only save you a bundle, (!) but it will ensure that you will stay sane, and anctually enjoy the Holiday Season! http://www.mypeacelovelife.com/blog/how-to-simplifycheapify-your-christm... ...more

12 Days of Christmas: The Betty Christmases

My mom, Nancy, is posting a different Christmas memory for 12 days. She gave me her blessing to repost them here. It’s amazing how a life story can be told through the lens of a certain day....more

No Room at the In(door parking garage)

There’s nothing that zaps the Christmas spirit right out of you quite like trying to find a parking spot at the mall in December. I turn from Santa to Scrooge in a matter of minutes.Let me recount a recent experience looking for a spot at the mall two weeks before Christmas, with a little help from the songs that I can’t get out of my head this time of year....more

On The Fringe

Yay! I get to do another Holiday Fashion post! I finally completed my portfolio re-do–for the time being (more changes planned, but I can’t get to my data storage right now.) Now for some fun!I had a dilemma about what to call this post, as I came up with several fun ones: Fringe Benefits, Holiday Fringe, All In Fringe, All About Fringe. I finally settled on “On the Fringe” as it denotes “being on the edge,” which just sounded more interesting!...more

Busy, Busy Bee.

image source: http://kdlg.org/post/bazaar-tree-lighting-set-stage-festive-dillngham-weekend...more