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A Blessed and Merry Christmas to You!by  

Love came down on that night so many years ago and gave to the world a Love that no one had ever known. As I snuggle in, cozy with my family, my greatest wish for you this Christmas is for... Read More

Favorite Christmas Eve Traditions for Celebrating Christby  

Since Christmas Eve is just a couple of days away, we thought it would be encouraging to share a few of our favorite Christmas Eve traditions for keeping Christ at the center of Christmas, and even more important, at the center of our lives.

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Helping Your Kids Give Great Gifts {Giving Healthy and Thoughtful Presents}by  

When we realized that Christmas had become commercialized in our home, it inspired us to start helping our kids give great gifts. Here’s our story.

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“Seasons Greetings” Homemade Gift in a Jarby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer When it comes to holiday gift-giving, there are few things as special as receiving a gift handmade with love. It’s a simple, thoughtful way to show you care, and really expresses the true spirit of the holidays... Read More

Forget About Giving Toys … Choose Experience Giftsby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Toys lay scattered across the floors of my children’s bedrooms. Despite my daily reminders to pick up, chore chart attempts and a rotating toy system that did – for a time – work wonders, my children have... Read More

10 Ideas for Celebrating Christ at Christmas with Young Childrenby  

This post was originally published in December of 2012 but we find these suggestions to be a great list to revisit each year for inspiration and ideas as to how to introduce the holiday season to your little ones! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing... Read More

Rustic Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipeby  

I suppose “rustic” is just a fancy way of saying that I make mashed potatoes with the skins on. Why keep the skins, you ask? Not only does it make the name sound fancier, it also makes for a more... Read More

3 Simple, Last-Minute Gift Ideasby  

By Emily, Contributing Writer Christmas is just around the corner, and I'm sure you've been preparing: shopping, cooking, wrapping, baking, planning and more. It's a wonderful season of waiting, but also so full and busy for many of us. And... Read More

Simple Christmas Craft: Candy Cane Striped Nailsby  

By Andrea, Contributing Writer This simple Christmas craft for candy cane striped nails is a quick and inexpensive way to decorate the tree while remembering the true meaning of Christmas. The nail is a reminder of the reason Christ came... Read More

Naturally Sweetened Chewy Molasses Cookiesby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer It's that time of year where the warmth of my oven brings forth sweet treats and smiling faces.   My boys and I, coated in flour, sugar and everything sticky, find delight in baking holiday treats. Of... Read More

The Best Homemade Holiday Gifts-in-a-Jarby  

One of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions is to make homemade gifts in a jar. And the wonderful thing is, they’re as much fun to make together, as they are to give to others! Simply layer the ingredients of a... Read More

8 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideasby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  Disposable wrapping paper is a multi-billion dollar industry that sells a product designed to be used and then immediately torn up and thrown in the trash. Not the most eco-friendly practice, obviously. However, we cannot deny... Read More

How to Make Holiday Lattes in the Crock Pot {Recipes for 4 Popular Lattes!}by  

This post was originally published in December 2012--but we thought you would love a reminder about these delicious holiday lattes you can make in your crock pot!  By Rachel, Contributing Writer There is just something about the holidays that seems... Read More

50 Homemade Gift Ideas {and DIY Packaging tutorials}by  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer I've always thought that homemade gifts bring a sense of love and care with them. Knowing that someone took the time to create something with their own hands has a way of making you feel special. It's... Read More

Entertaining For Food Allergies: A Whole-Foods, Allergy-Friendly Holiday Meal Planby  

In need of a whole foods, allergy-friendly holiday meal plan? Jessica has you covered! By Jessica, Contributing Writer Do you have family or friends with food allergies? It can be tricky feeding folks on special diets, but I can help! Unfortunately,... Read More

Twelve Christmas Stories to Read to Childrenby  

Looking for Christmas stories to read to children? Natalie has 12 to share with you today!  By Natalie, Contributing Writer My favorite thing to do with my kids is read to them. Chapter books are great for reading out loud... Read More

Ten Creative Christmas Letter Ideasby  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer "It's the MOST wonderful time of the year!" Can you hear the music? For some of us, it's time to figure out if we'll send out Christmas cards, letters, family pictures,or all three. Sending out a... Read More

Introducing the 2013 Christmas Gift Guide!by  

Are you thinking Christmas yet? I'll confess, I wasn't really. Until this weekend. As I went through and selected my favorite picks from each shop that is participating in our Christmas Gift Guide, my brain was spinning with perfect ideas... Read More

50 Christmas Morning Breakfast and Brunch Recipesby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer Christmas is my favorite day the year.  I'm a stickler for tradition on Christmas Day. Each year, my boys and I wake up in the darkness of the early morning.  I put on a pot of... Read More

Stephanie’s Homemade Salted Caramel Mocha Recipe {plus 20 More Holiday Treat Recipes!}by  

By Stephanie, Creator and Editor Homemade Salted Caramel Mocha I have long been a self-proclaimed coffee snob, and while I can easily walk away from candy, sodas, and most assorted desserts or sweets, fancy coffees just might be my downfall.... Read More

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