Thrifty Thursday {Week 85}

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Happy Thursday....and Happy November!  I don't know about you but I feel like this year has literally FLOWN by.  I seriously can't believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner!  In case you missed it earlier this week, the 2014 edition of the LWSL Holiday Planning Guide is now available.  It is a fabulous resource [...]

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Easy 5 Ingredient Pumpkin Pie

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Am I the only one already drooling thinking about Thanksgiving dinner?  Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, and I am SUPER excited that this year my big brother Paul and his family will be joining us all the way from Washington State.  It has been years since we've hosted a big family [...]

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3 Tips for Raising Responsible (Happy) Kids

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Today I am so happy to welcome my sweet friend Courtney DeFeo from Lil Light O' Mine.  Courtney is the author of the newly released book In This House, We Will Giggle, which helps parents to help their children experience the goodness of God, the joy of following Jesus and the difference children can make in the lives of others. [...]

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10 Gifts You Can Make for $10 or Less

10 Gifts You Can Make for $10 or Less

November is here which means the holiday season is upon us, and if you are anything like me you are suddenly thinking, "well crapola, I better start thinking about gifts!"  (And if you are one of those annoyingly perfect proactive people who finished your shopping sometime in July, then I'm not quite sure to do with you. [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday and Happy NOVEMBER!!!  While a part of me is still trying to figure out where October disappeared to, I have to admit that I am a sucker for the holidays!  Even though there is a lot to do, this is definitely my favorite time of year.  In case you missed it yesterday, the [...]

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Holiday Planner 2014

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Happy November! Is it just me or has this year seemed to fly by?  I am having a hard time believing that it is already time to start planning & preparing for the holiday season once again. As my girls get older and begin participating in more activities, my husband and I are finding it [...]

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I’ve said it before, but I will say it again: the biggest problem and roadblock when it comes to living an organized life is not a lack of space, but too much stuff. Our modern lives lend themselves to clutter with the overabundance of materials, technology that is constantly changing, a culture of consumerism and [...]

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The most successful and productive people keep close watch over their calendars and schedule. We can’t always control everything, but with a carefully guarded calendar, we can plan and organize our time, increase our efficiency, and maintain our sanity. Just like an address book, a calendar can come in many different forms—paper or digital, or [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 84}

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Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a fantastic week.  Can you believe October is already almost behind us?  Where did the month go?  My girls are really looking forward to trick-or-treating tomorrow night.  This is their first year choosing something "scary" for their costume which made this mama very happy!  I was getting [...]

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In this digital era, many of us rely on our Google contacts, iPhone and Facebook to maintain our address book. With a simple click of a button or search we can have access to all the information—it’s portable, it’s easy to update, and it’s right in our phones. Unfortunately, unlike the paper address books of [...]

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Your family control or command center is the area where you track all your family happenings and post your weekly plan for your household.  It is an invaluable tool for organizing yourself, your meals, your finances and the general running of your home--a physical dashboard to driving your life. If you don’t yet have a [...]

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The Ultimate Crafter’s Dream Giveaway

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The holiday season is fast approaching and we want the celebrations to start TODAY!!!! We’ve partnered with 9 of our favorite blogging friends on Google+ to bring you an AMAZING giveaway- take a look at this:   One LUCKY Reader Will Win the ULTIMATE creative package of craft goodies! If you don't have your hands [...]

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Indulging your creative side can be both fun and relaxing. Crafting, painting, and even gardening and other such hobbies provide a welcome respite from daily life. Not only that, but they give an outlet for creativity, allowing us to learn and grow and to beautify the world around us. Unfortunately the supplies used to undertake [...]

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Not everyone is lucky enough to have a guest room, but nearly everyone is lucky enough to have guests! Whether it’s providing a couch for a friend in need or a room for a relative who’s coming to town, there are a few things that can be done to ensure your guest has a warm, [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday!   I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!  I attended the Allume conference this week but left early yesterday morning so that I could join my family for some fun Halloween festivities we had planned.  This was the first year our girls have chosen a "scary" costume so I wasn't going to [...]

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