Holiday party style on a budget

 This is a Lazy Girl Life feature because it’s an outfit planned around not having to wear heels or anything that felt too different from pajamas....more

Non-Workout Wednesday :)

I interrupt this Workout Wednesday to bring your our Christmas card (Who needs to work out the week before Christmas anyway?!). I hope you don't mind that I don't have workout advice for you today, but the beautiful Christmas card that we sent to our sweet family and friends. To see my Christmas card and read a little bit more, visit Xo, J...more

The excitement of Christmas approaching

The girls will be out of school for a couple of weeks after this week. Am thinking about what activities we can do together as a family: doing crafts, drawing, going on outings, etc. I haven't finished Christmas shopping, yet!! But, I am not going to let that stress me out or dampen Christmas spirits. Just received our (photo) Christmas cards today; so, I am getting them ready to send out....more

The Essential Holiday Survival Guide

Christmas is a fantastic time of year to get together with family and friends and just enjoy the festivities.I, for one, need a little bit of motivation to get through things like the preparation, the present buying and even the in-laws!...more
I am eagerly waiting for Christmas holidays. I have so many plans this time for myself. Willing ...more

How to Make a Festive Peppermint Candy Tray

I used to know what was happening in the world, but then I had a teenager, and suddenly I'm the last person ever to have heard of the peppermint candy tray phenomenon. I discovered the project via a Pinterest-savvy co-worker, then I mentioned it to my teen daughter. Image: Courtesy of A Cook and Her Books "Oh Mom, that's so 2012. You really didn't see it on Pinterest last year?" ...more
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Crochet Santa Ornament - Free Pattern

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Christmas Crafts with Kids

I’m not creative when it comes to doing crafts with my son. I need inspiration. After our gingerbread house and gingerbread man decorating this past weekend, I’ve been inspired to at least try more things, especially if I have the items on hand.I was wrapping presents on Sunday morning and my son was absolutely delighted to play with scraps of wrapping paper and tape. If I had known it was that easy to entertain him with office supplies, I would have started sooner! Here’s a few crafty ideas I found online....more

Who SAYS It's Christmas BRIBERY?

Darcy Perdu of www.sothenstories.comSo then…he pours another glass of wine and asks, “Did everyone else get the anti-Christmas letter from Wal-Mart?”We look up from our rubber-chicken dinners at this industry event -- and laugh at Richard’s question. We’re all salespeople for various auto accessory companies so we call on clients like Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart, and automotive chains....more

Last one and done...

This afternoon I delivered the first box of Christmas chocolates -- two pounds of caramel brownies, fudge, chocolate peanut butter balls, chocolate mint cookies, and toffee, all individually wrapped, making three layers in a small white box that has become my trademark in recent years. It was both anticipated and enthusiastically received.To me, the box represents more than delicious handmade chocolates and baked goods or even the love that has gone into making the goodies that fill it. It represents the passage of time....more

What is the Perfect Holiday?