Save Money with Dollar Tree Christmas Decorations and Giveaway

Decorating the house for Christmas is a family tradition that many people begin to do after Thanksgiving and as December draws closer.  In just a few short weeks, Christmas will be here and although it is only one day, the preparations and plans we tend to make for it involve a longer period of time.  More time and money tend to be spent during the holidays and I know that with kids, especially when one is in school, there are more preparations to make!  One thing I don't want to worry much about mentally and financially are the decorations.  An easy, low-cost way to dec...more

White Christmas Tree

 This is my first blog and I am in the process of learning tips and tricks. I do need to learn better photo techniques, so bare with me. A couple of years ago, I purchased a four feet white Christmas tree from the dollar store.   I set the tree on a small, plant table. I wanted to get a feel for what my next project would be. I am thinking an all white tree, with a black or silver skirt. I do believe that this idea will add a bit of shabby and glam to my nook in the world....more

Beginning To Feel A Bit Like Christmas

From my blog, Take It EasyDay 29 of the blog marathon and I'm stunned I've lasted the course! As it's the weekend I'm going to be sharing some videos with you again. I was planning to do this just for today but have so many that I'm making it a two-parter, to be concluded tomorrow....more

Holiday gifts for the entertainer


Kartoffelknödel – German Potato Dumpling With Cheese & Bacon

It’s really easy to make this dish because the processed mashed potato can be readily purchased from the supermarkets in Germany. The only effort expanded in this attempt is to ensure that all the ingredients go into the potato balls nicely before we roll them up into nice round pouches....more

Santa Needs a Xanax and a Camel Light

Santa may be in trouble folks.  I hear things are getting a little out of control up there in the North Pole.  In fact, as I sit here at five am, awake thanks to the stressful thoughts that wake me every morning at 4:30 AM from Thanksgiving until New Years,  Santa is up in the North Pole fighting a similar anxiety; he’s stressed out and losing sleep under the light of the Arctic stars....more

Christmas in December. And November.

I saw my first Christmas merchandise at Ikea this year. It was October 26. From that day, I’ve seen more and more. Now, a month later is it a full blown Christmas in Singapore.Like many of you, my initial response was “no! Not Christmas yet!” But on further reflection, why not Christmas yet?...more

8 Great Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care and filled with lots of fun goodies to make children cheer!   Finding the perfect stocking stuffers can be a bit time consuming and costly.  We’ve compiled a list of some unique items that will surely bring lots of smiles Christmas morning. 1.Toy Smith Melting Snowman.  Watch this little guy melt right before...more

Why I Hate The Elf On The Shelf

I'm not happy about this post. I love mocking ridiculous things, but I feel most comfortable poking fun at stuff I like. Things like my college football team, my kids' quirks, my brother's ability to get free stuff from anyone he meets, and how my mom identifies herself by name when she leaves me a message. "Oh, hi Amy. This is your mom. Susan." My favorite target is myself. But today I turn my disdain outward, to a society that complains about consumerism and too many commitments, but spends $30 dollars for the privilege of managing the "magic" of a cheaply made stuffed elf during the busiest month of the year....more
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