The November Use It Up Challenge is here and it's all about tackling sentimental clutter.

Gather your lights, baubles, skeletons, and wreaths. It’s time for the December Use It Up Challenge. This month we are focusing on holiday decorations. By the end of the month, we have gone through every holiday in a calendar year. This makes it the perfect opportunity to go through all of those holiday decorations. We know what ones we did and didn’t use over the course of the year. In fact, there may be some you have been meaning to get rid of over the years but end up returning them to the box instead. No more. Let’s make sure what the decorations we keepRead More →

With the holidays fast approaching, there is a lot of shopping for gifts to be done. Family, friends, and even co-workers will require gifts. But what do you buy someone who is an introvert? Honestly, we aren’t that much different from anyone else. We simply prefer to spend time alone, preferably in our home. In fact, we are quite adept at being home for extended periods of time and keeping ourselves happy and entertained during that time. However, if you are looking for some specific ideas for gifts for introverts, then look no further. There are ideas here that will make an introvert cry withRead More →

With the holidays fast approaching, you may be thinking that it’s too late to squeeze in some Christmas crafts. However, there are a number of relatively quick to make crafts that are perfect for this time of year. One of those being salt dough ornaments. The ornaments are quite easy to make and only require three ingredients. This is a great family craft, as everyone can choose the shapes of their decorations. Then the real fun comes when it’s time to paint them. Make them as fancy as you wish! Of course, you can also leave them unpainted if you choose. Looking for other ChristmasRead More →

There is something about molasses based cookies around Christmas. Those flavors, combined with the festive spirit, as the perfect combination. There are plenty of molasses flavored cookies out there, such as gingerbread cookies, but each one is unique in its own way. Soft baked molasses cookies are fairly similar in flavor, however, their soft texture and sugar coated outside make them a completely different cookie. This recipe was shared by a friend of mine and has quickly become a family favorite. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Gather and measure all of your ingredients. In a bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and eggs until they are lightRead More →

As you prepare for the Christmas holidays, don’t forget about your dog as you buy gifts and do your holiday baking. Making your dog homemade peanut butter dog treats for Christmas is a great way to show him or her how much you love them. These treats are easy to make and use very few ingredients. Be sure to cook up a batch of these soon so that your dog can enjoy them on Christmas morning. Peanut butter dog treats The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commissionRead More →

There are so many great Christmas crafting ideas out there. This year, I wanted to try my hand at several of them. Some of them were easy, like the clothespin snowflakes, while others seemed quite complicated. After looking over several options, I decided to try doing some mason jar Christmas decorations. This craft looked fairly easy and didn’t take too many materials to make. The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Mason jar Christmas decorations What you will need MasonRead More →

When it comes to holiday baking, the first thing that comes to mind is gingerbread cookies. There is something about the cookies that just screams Christmas. I remember eagerly waiting for these cookies to be baked as a child so that I could decorate them. Of course, the best part was actually eating them. Though my fondness of these cookies remains, I know that these aren’t exactly the healthiest of options. So, I decided to search out a healthy version. My friend Kristin, over at Tales From Home, agreed to help me out with this guest post by creating a keto gingerbread cookies recipe. However,Read More →

Can you believe that Christmas is coming up? I hope you have started your shopping. For those who haven’t, perhaps I can help out a bit. We all have people in our lives that can be hard to buy for. Perhaps if your uncle who owns two of everything already, or your neighbor who has eclectic tastes. I can’t guarantee that I can help with them, but I can help with what to get for the gardeners in your life with this gift guide for gardeners. The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of theseRead More →

Christmas is fast approaching. We are now just a little more than two weeks away from the big day. Lately, I have been thinking about being a kid at Christmas. I have always loved Christmas, and even now, I turn into a big kid as the holidays approach. One thing I miss from my childhood days is writing a letter to Santa. It was a Christmas tradition back when I was younger, but I fell out of the habit as I aged. Something so simple always brought us such joy. It didn’t matter if he brought us everything that I asked for. The act ofRead More →

Christmas is fast approaching. There is something about this time of year that makes me stop and enjoy the joys of life. Seeing all those decorations in the stores and around my house leaves me feeling happy. Taking the time to carefully place each decoration on a tree or table creates a special feeling and enhances that space. Of course, making your own ornaments is also a great activity. Our tradition of putting up the tree and decorating it is one of my favorites. Of course, even in doing that, I feel happy seeing certain ornaments. Though I love all of the ornaments that weRead More →