100 Days of Christmas Gifts $25 or Less (Day 85-91)

100 Days of Christmas Gifts $25 or Less (Day 85-91)

He knows when you are sleeping! He knows when you're awake! He knows if you've been bad or good...dude, Santa is a STALKER. Well - we're almost done! Next week I will have the remaining days of Christmas gifts all listed...including a few gifts that are easy to pick up at the LAST MINUTE for those of you who procrastinated and need a gift NOW. Although I have never done such a thing in all my life. *Cough* Days 1-42 Days 43-49 Days 50-56 Days 57-63 Days 64-70 Days ... Continue Reading...


Our 2014 3 Gift Christmas

Our 2014 3 Gift Christmas

As you all know, we celebrate a 3 gift Christmas in our home. I am already able to tell that as our family expands, this will keep things simple at a time of year when things can easily get out of hand - or out of house, if you catch my drift. I'm not sure about you, but I don't have time to clean up oodles of toys every day...I'm just excited when I have time to brush my teeth. So, yeah. Simplify. Simplify. Simplify. Some have asked if we still do stockings - and yes we do. I love tights and ... Continue Reading...


100 Days of Christmas Gifts $25 or Less (Day 78-84)

100 Days of Christmas Gifts $25 or Less (Day 78-84)

I think this has turned out to be a great idea! Unlike some of my other ideas, like Shrimp Pot Pie or white comforters for the kids.  I've had so much fun putting this Christmas gifts list together! Already my wheels are turning for another idea next year. Let me know if you have any ideas for that...unless it involves vast amounts of time, making something straight on the wall, or scary kinds of glue. Days 1-42 Days 43-49 Days 50-56 Days 57-63 Days 64-70 Days 71-77 Days ... Continue Reading...


Please don’t say THIS to your children

Please don’t say THIS to your children

A joint post from Barry and Stacy I'm sure you've heard someone else say it to their child. Or maybe you've even said it yourself, not really thinking of the ramifications it might have. I know I've heard it - and I know Barry has heard it...and really, it needs to stop. Barry came home and had recently heard this, and it just lit a fire under me. What am I ranting about? Picture this: A child is being unruly in the store - not listening to mama. Maybe he is throwing a fit or being mean ... Continue Reading...


100 Days of Christmas Gifts $25 or Less (Day 71-77)

100 Days of Christmas Gifts $25 or Less (Day 71-77)

It's December!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kinda snuck up on you, didn't it? Did you know that "snuck" wasn't a word? Lame. Most of the time I don't figure out a word  I say isn't a real word until  I try to type it out - maybe I should stick to video. There is no such thing as spell check for video - unless you count comments from people who like to correct your twang. Really, you still have plenty of time. Especially if you have Amazon Prime - which is one of my favorite things about Amazon. Two day ... Continue Reading...