Stress Free Holiday Hosting Ideas for Busy Women

I hope these holiday hosting ideas will help you have a stress free holiday season this year. We’ve hosted Christmas at our home for several years now. My parents live about 30 minutes from us so it’s easiest for us to have Christmas at our house rather than have Marty, me, the kids and their […]

Tips for Dealing With Chronic Pain During the Holidays

This post was sponsored by DePuy Synthes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Dealing with chronic pain during the holidays can make an already stressful time of year even more difficult. Marty hurt his back years ago and has had several failed operations […]

How to Take Care of Fresh Evergreen Wreaths

Do you know how to take care of fresh evergreen wreaths? There was another frost this morning, and I’m starting to get in the holiday mood. This weekend, I put up a fresh evergreen wreath on our front door and the door to our garden shed. I love how festive it makes our home look. Like […]

8 Ways to Use Aromatherapy During the Holidays

These ways to use aromatherapy during the holidays will inspire you to relax, create and entertain. I love the holidays from the baking to the shopping. I love listening to Christmas music and watching the snow fall while I enjoy the woodstove inside. There are so many ways that the scents of Christmas help set the […]

Very Last Minute Gift Ideas

These very last minute gift ideas are for those people (like me) who STILL have Christmas shopping to do. I swear, next year I am going to be a lot more organized. I am pretty sure I say that every year, but next year I’m really going to do it. This post has been sponsored, […]

Easy Last Minute Christmas Decor

Are you looking for easy last minute Christmas decor? I’m not big on Christmas decorations that can only be used for a few weeks a year. That means I need to store boxes of decorations for the other 11 months they aren’t in use. Instead, I look for everyday items that I can use in […]

Last Minute Creative Wrapping Ideas

I don’t really enjoy wrapping presents so I’m always searching for last minute creative wrapping ideas. Some years I just give up and have the kids do the wrapping. Now that the kids are older and here less often, I realized that the job of wrapping gifts was all mine. This post has been sponsored […]

A Romantic Holiday Wish List

I’m not one of those women that want kitchen gadgets for Christmas. A blender or a wok won’t impress me that much. For Christmas, I would like a little bit of romance which is something that I don’t get as often as I’d like during the year. A Romantic Holiday Wish List I would love […]

5 Minute Christmas Ornament That Anyone Can Make

This 5 minute Christmas ornament is the perfect craft to do when you just have no time. You can hang it on the tree or you can attach it to your Christmas packages.  Is anyone else feeling like they are just running out of time? This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if […]

Gifts That Teenage Boys Will Love

Do you know of any gifts that teenage boys will love? I struggle with this every year. Girls are easy: makeup, clothes, jewelry. Boys? Not so much. It seems like every year I struggle with finding the perfect gifts for my son. This post has been sponsored by Lunchbox. Gifts That Teenage Boys Will Love It […]