Everything you need to know about White Elephant Gift Exchanges.

Everything you need to know about White Elephant Gift Exchanges.

So you’re invited to a Christmas party and have been asked to bring a white elephant gift, so you choose not to quick check with the internet for white elephant gift ideas and finally turn up for the party holding this:   Sigh! Everything you need to know about White Elephant Gift Exchanges What is…

Affordable gift ideas, under $20, for teenagers
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Affordable gift ideas, under $20, for teenagers

This post is sponsored by the Cost Plus World Market. All opinions are my own.  My daughter turns 12 in a few months and with recent birthday party invites, I’ve grown to realize, shopping for teenagers (and soon to be teenagers), isn’t always easy. This Christmas if you’ve thrown your hands up in the air,…

Ways to Encourage Children to Give Joyfully This Christmas

Ways to Encourage Children to Give Joyfully This Christmas

It’s easy for children to get caught up in enjoying a commercialized Christmas where the focus is all about picking gifts from a toy catalog and owning the hottest new toy in stores. While as parents we do want our children to enjoy the fun aspects of Christmas and having a cool toy we can…

The ultimate Christmas gift for a child who loves cars

The ultimate Christmas gift for a child who loves cars

Sponsored by Mirum for Hot Wheels. With the market flooded with way too many options this Christmas, it’s easy to get frazzled not knowing where to start. Most times, you will find, it just makes sense to go back to the toys that don’t need the bells and whistles or technology, toys that have been…

Bring Christmas joy to the kids in the children’s hospital

Bring Christmas joy to the kids in the children’s hospital

In the last few years, cancer has hit home closer than we would have liked it to. We have had to say goodbye to good friends and lift up prayers for others who’re fighting one of the most difficult battles of their lives. The battles became more personal when friends would share their experiences with…

Ideas for Packing Your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox (+ Printable Checklist)

Ideas for Packing Your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox (+ Printable Checklist)

Pack those shoeboxes, friends!  The due date is rapidly approaching. National collection week for Operation Christmas Child is November 13-20. Operation Christmas Child from Samaritan’s Purse is my favorite way to give back during the holidays. The shoeboxes are incredibly easy to pack. Operation Christmas Child Ideas I love getting my family involved in packing…

The perfect gift for someone who loves llamas
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The perfect gift for someone who loves llamas

This post is sponsored by the Cost Plus World Market. All opinions are my own.  The holidays are right around the corner and I’m so excited to share some sweet gift finds from one of my favorite stores. If you love llamas or know someone who loves llamas, get excited!! The perfect gift for someone…

How to Make an Easy Snowman Wall Decoration with Christmas Ornaments
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How to Make an Easy Snowman Wall Decoration with Christmas Ornaments

How cool is this? Our Easy Snowman Wall Decoration with Christmas Ornaments was featured on Countryliving.com as one of their Easy Snowman Craft Ideas.   There’s so much I love about Christmas. This year we began decorating well before Thanksgiving because I wanted to enjoy the warm, cozy, festive feel longer. While the house, both indoor and…

Free Printable Christmas Gift Name Tags and a fun way to wrap chocolates!
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Free Printable Christmas Gift Name Tags and a fun way to wrap chocolates!

There really is one Christmas gift you can’t go wrong with and that’s chocolate! Add one of my free printable Christmas gift name tags and dress up your chocolate gift even more! Free Printable Christmas Gift Name Tags and a fun way to wrap chocolates! While you could hand over a bar of chocolate or…

The best middle school book series gift idea
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The best middle school book series gift idea

I can’t believe my daughter will be in middle school next year. I’ve heard the move from elementary school to middle school is huge. Thankfully all her friends will be moving with her to the same school but she will still have a fair share of challenges to face. To help her with the transition…