Letting Go of Christmas Expectations and the Stress

Merry Christmas to everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. As you eat prime rib, turkey, and open gifts from your family and friends are you thinking this Christmas is not meeting expectations? Is it different, are Read More …

Original Elf on A Shelf Before It Was Popular

The Elf on A Shelf craze seems to be everywhere, but Santa’s little helper isn’t new. My grandmother gave me a small knee hugger elf to hang on the tree in the 1960’s, it is one of the few things Read More …

Countdown to Christmas: The Season of Advent

Getting ready for Christmas is not just about the lights, the tree, the cookies, or the presents. The season of Advent, preparing for the birth of Jesus Christ, is the real reason for the season. Advent is about the anticipation of Read More …

Do Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies Count as Christmas Cookies?

Easy Peanut Butter Kisses Cookie Recipe Starting in the beginning of December I start baking cookies, lots of cookies. Now Peanut Butter Kiss cookies don’t look like Christmas cookies, but they are one of my kids’ favorites, so they get made Read More …

M&M Christmas Pretzels, a Holiday Tradition

Countdown to Christmas: M&M Pretzels In addition to Christmas cookies, I also make Christmas pretzels, AND I do it the easy way. It used to be hard to find circle pretzels, but most groceries stores have them now during the Read More …

Christmas Music by Pentatonix: Mary Did You Know

Countdown to Christmas with Pentatonix It’s more Christmas music!!  It’s DAY 3 and I’m still on a Christmas music kick. For the past few weeks I have seen the video of  Mary Did You Know floating on Facebook, but like Read More …

Count Down To Christmas: USMC Christmas Tree Ornaments

It is now December 2nd, and day number two on my Count Down to Christmas. I love the holiday season and everything about it including Christmas carols, outdoor light displays, making candy, baking cookies, and especially my personalized Christmas tree Read More …

Cohen Christmas Version of Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen Christmas Hallelujah Welcome to my 25 day countdown to Christmas. I kick it off with Leonard Cohen Christmas version of Hallelujah and I hope I will be able to post every day during the month of December and Read More …

Games on the 9th Day of Christmas

Simple games from your childhood are a part of Christmas traditions and are a part of creating memories for a lifetime. This year it was Mattels vintage game Tip It! Read More …

8th Day of Christmas

Throughout the season of Christmas we remember childhood treasures and traditions. Welcome the 8th day of Christmas. Read More …