christmas · life · penny pinchin' · pinteresting

christmas gifting ~ ideas

Last time I shared some wrapping ideas.  Today, I’d like to share some creative and inexpensive ideas for what’s on the inside. A couple of years ago, we were expecting our first grandchildren (twin boys). I decided the theme of  A Christmas Carol was in order–Christmas past, Christmas present, and Christmas future.  Each of my… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ ideas

christmas · family · life · penny pinchin' · tutorials

christmas gifting ~ wrap it up

Like so many, I love Christmas.  My df girl and I started watching Christmas movies on the first of November.  She perfected her Christmas playlist and listens to it whenever she can.  My cl boy cannot understand this.  He believes there should be a law: NO CHRISTMAS MOVIES, MUSIC OR DECORATIONS UNTIL DECEMBER 1.  Caps… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ wrap it up

christmas · food · snack happy

christmas gifting ~ white christmas mix

The temperature is dropping and my df girl is chomping at the bit to see some snow.  So far we haven’t seen but a few flakes one morning.  They sparkled on the lawn for a little while but managed to disappear while we weren’t looking. Christmas preparations are beginning.  We have lots going on with… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ white christmas mix

dairy-free · food · gardening · gluten free · healthy living · lunchtime · recipes

lunchtime ~ salad rolls

So…the bullet journal thing…it’s not going as well as I’d hoped.  I forgot to set up the next week before the next week came.  Naturally.  I did meal plan, though.  This worked wonderfully the first week.  This week….well, not so much.  Partly, this was due to having company. We did a couple of impromptu seafood… Continue reading lunchtime ~ salad rolls

chaos control · life · organizing

control my chaos ~ bullet journal

Ahhhhh…September.  Best of summer.  Warm enough for shorts and flip flops and dips in the ocean. Best of fall. Cardigans in the morning and evening. Pumpkin spice lattes. Routine.  Oh, blessed routine.  How I’ve missed thee. Okay…if you know me, you know I love lists.  I love the concept of being super organized.  I love… Continue reading control my chaos ~ bullet journal

faith · family · life

there is a season

Seems I’ve been MIA the last few weeks.  We have had a steady stream of visitors this summer…and more to come in the weeks ahead.  We’ve also made a trip to Ontario this month and one the previous month.  We don’t usually travel in the summer, as that’s our busy time, but we actually made… Continue reading there is a season