Build-Your-Own Snowman (in a bag)


  What kid doesn't love building snowmen???  Now you can give the gift of snowman building and there is absolutely no snow required! This is the perfect gift for's cheap, it's interactive, and it's fun!  Plus, it can double as a quiet time activity in church or doctors offices. Here's what you'll need: -felt in various colors (white, red, black/brown, gray, green, … [ Keep reading… ]

Cheesy Ham & Potato Bake


Have any leftovers of ham from your Thanksgiving feast???  Make this warm and hearty Cheesy Ham & Potato Bake! Here's the recipe (adapted from 4 medium potatoes 1 cup diced cooked ham 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1/3 cup butter or margarine 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups milk 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 dash pepper Extra cheese for … [ Keep reading… ]

Free Christmas Countdown Printable

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Thanks to RV Parties, you can now download and print this adorable Christmas Countdown (or is it Count-up?) Printable! I specifically asked to have it fit 5x8 sheets because I used these magnetic sheets from (that can be purchased at Walmart). All you have to do is print the sheets below (on cardstock, preferably), peel the backing off of the magnetic sheets, and stick … [ Keep reading… ]

Sponsor Saturday…a few days late


In the hubbub of Thanksgiving and the 4 family birthdays we had within 5 days of each other, I forgot to post my monthly 'Sponsor Saturday' post!  So here it is..just a few days late!   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Looking for the best deals on all things motherhood…groceries, diapers, restaurants???  Look no further than Motherhood on a … [ Keep reading… ]

Advent Gift Idea


Last year we made Advent Boxes for our family and friends with children.  I loved giving a gift that emphasized the real reason we celebrate Christmas and I've had a hard time figuring out something equally as meaningful this year. Until I saw the Truth in the Tinsel eBook, that is. I shared about the Truth in the Tinsel eBook last Friday, but I wanted to share with you how we are using it … [ Keep reading… ]

2 Personalized Melamine Plates: 48-Hour Giveaway

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*Sorry.  This giveaway has ended.  Check back every Monday for another great giveaway.* RV Parties(formerly known as 'The Things I Sell on Etsy') is offering two of their personalized plates for this week's giveaway!  I have 2 of these plates for both of my boys and have bought several for gifts as well.  I have been extremely pleased with how they have held up, especially since they go in the … [ Keep reading… ]