Valentines Day with Kids – Fun Activities

Valentine’s Day is different at every stage of life and how we celebrate is different at all stages. When we are kids it is usually getting a treat from our best friends or our crushes. As we age it’s all about the secret admirer. When we finally find someone we care deeply about it is about showing them how much we care. Usually in the form of candy, quotes, flowers or a night and sometimes a marriage proposal which eventually gives us Valentines Day with kids. Not everyone is fond … Continue reading

Simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Four years ago, we began the tradition of The Elf on the Shelf. We thought it would be a fun idea to do with our daughter. It all began well, Trixie our elf, moved nightly and came back to a new spot. Then it happened, I fell asleep and forgot to move her. I had to frantically think of a reason since my daughter didn’t misbehave. I basically told her the elf has a cold and couldn’t go away. We often struggle with Elf on the Shelf ideas and came … Continue reading

A Simple Christmas

A Simple Christmas

Have you thought about having a simple Christmas? A holiday season without the stress, without going all out on decorations, events, and gifts. Consider celebrating a much simpler Christmas this year. By scaling back, you just might find more joy this season. As an added bonus, when you keep things simple, you have a lot more time to enjoy everything this special time of the year has to offer. You don’t need to empty your bank account to make it special. A Simple Christmas When I think back on Christmases … Continue reading

Sometimes Christmas Sucks

Christmas Sucks

Some years are wonderful with few worries and plenty of everything. Others are leaner, more stressful, and just plain sad. In the good years, the holidays are a lot of fun, but during the sad times, we may not enjoy Christmas all that much, but that is why sometimes Christmas sucks and that’s ok. Sometimes Christmas Sucks There’s a lot of stress put on us by society to be “merry and bright” during the holidays. We’re magically supposed to be in a good mood on Christmas no matter what’s going … Continue reading

6 Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

Hostess Gift

During the Holidays, many of us are out and about visiting friends, neighbours and family to share in the holiday spirit. While you don’t have to take a gift to the person hosting, it is always nice to show your thanks with a hostess gift. If you know the hostess well, it will be an easy decision on what to choose. If not, here are a few ideas that should cover any hostess or host. 6 Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas Disclosure: The links and products in this post may be affiliate … Continue reading

Christmas Traditions – Making Lifetime Memories

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions? We all have them and they may just be more important than you think. Traditions, like putting up the tree on December 1st, buying a special new ornament each year, or opening one gift on Christmas Eve are a special part of the holiday season. While we share many traditions, we also have unique twists on them. Maybe it’s baking cookies on Christmas Eve. Maybe it’s joining in on the Elf on the shelf craze or a Snowman theme like we … Continue reading