Year-round Christmas Shopping

So, we recently got through the Christmas in July sales, and I believe I even saw some summer “Black Friday” marketing attempts by a retailer that rhymes with Farget.  Is this crazy?  Yes…and no.  Although I am not alone in being someone who shops for Christmas gifts all year long, I know that folks who join me in this madness are few and far between.  Most of the time, I get comments like “You’re crazy” when I tell people about my early Christmas shopping habit.  However, if you’ve read my blog about grocery shopping and dinner lists, you can probably understand a ...more

Holiday Gift Guide for Him.

Dads, boyfriends, and brothers need a little gift love too, am I right? (Thank you to the fellas who reached out via Twitter + text to shoot me some ideas! You were instrumental.)Because shopping this time of year can be an absolute nightmare, you can buy everything below from the safety of your couch....more
I love to see a well-put-together man. The first one that comes to mind is David Beckham. ...more

He's Sweet Like A Lollipop [If You Take The Time To Pick Off The Pocket Lint]

The stairs groan and the lights of the Christmas tree  seem to cast his shadow a little longer than normal as he slowly slips, step by step, down to...more

Christmas Shopping

Hopefully by now, you've completed most of your Christmas shopping.  If not, you're in luck!!  Amazon is still running daily deals!In addition to Amazon, don't forget to check ebay for your holiday gift needs.  Frequently, you can find new, still in the package items and for less than you would pay at the store.  With ebay, however, you're running out of time.  Make sure with any purchase on ebay that you allow more than ample time for shipping.  Some are overseas and even those stateside use the postal service to ship....more
We use ebay a lot at Christmas. lol Best place for those hard to find dvd sets. ;-)more

Stocking Stuffers

My favorite thing about Christmas morning is opening stockings. You would think that I'd be a pro at putting them together but I have the hardest time finding fun things for inside! While on my hunt for fun little gadgets I saved a few of my favorites to share with you! 1. "Like" and "Dislike" stamps:...more

Why Thanksgiving is the Best Holiday of All...

 You know why Thanksgiving is the BEST holiday of the year? ...more  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Robin!  I LOVE your Gingerbread ...more

Countdown to Christmas 34 Days and Counting

Countdown to Christmas 34 Days and Counting ...more

Christmas Shopping and Toddler Stockings

I'm pretty sure this qualifies me as "World's Greatest Toddler Mom Evaaaar":...more
It depends on the child and where you live but basically, anything that can fit into a stocking ...more

Beating Back Christmas

As my eyes scan my email inbox this morning, I am painfully reminded that Black Friday is just four short days away.  For many, this illustrious occasion – unofficial holiday, if you will – involves taking your turkey in a to-go box and sitting in a lawn chair outside of Best Buy all night, wrapped up to your eyeballs, bonding with other lunatics over $400 3D TVs....more

The Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

The Handmade Holiday Gift Guide features handmade products and will be available free online as an electronic catalog for Christmas shoppers. You can have your holiday items seen by thousands of potential customers. The gift guide will be made available October 15th, 2012.Rates:300 x 300 pixels - $5.00½ page - three 200x200 pictures recommended.Full page - $20.00 – this can include your logo also.  Six 200x200 pictures are recommended....more