December 30 Days of Giving Challenge

30 Days of Giving

30 Days of Giving Challenge For just about every year since I started blogging I’ve participated in or led a 30 days of giving each November.  I’ve been blogging since 2009 so that’s quite a long time! The old challenge went something like this: The challenge is to give something to someone everyday in December.  Giving […]


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How to Save Money When Buying Legos

How to Save Money Buying Legos

This post contains affiliate links. Legos are a popular toy for kids for all ages. Even adults can be found enjoying a bit of Lego building time. As time has gone on though, Legos have increased in price substantially. These little bricks could cost you a fortune, but they don’t have to. Today, I want […]


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Real Christmas Tree Tips With Evergreen Elf

Evergreen Elf

This post is brought to you by Evergreen Elf. To save $3 on your Evergreen Elf purchase use coupon code HomemakingElf03. If you have a real Christmas tree you know all about how important it is to keep your tree watered to avoid house fires.  There’s nothing more important than keeping your family safe!  However, […]


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How to Get Organized for the Holidays

How to Get Organized for the Holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching. It seems the end of the year always sneaks up on us and then we are wondering how in the world we can get organized for the season. With the holidays comes the desire to have everything in place because you may have more visitors than planned. Each holiday […]


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My Portrait Innovations Experience and a Giveaway

Portrait Innovations Winter Photos

This post is made in partnership with Portrait Innovations. Family is important, right?  That sounds like the understatement of the year.  Yes, of course families are important!  They’re what hold our communities together.  They’re what make the difficult times bearable and the good times great.  Sure, they can push your buttons sometimes but they’re family […]


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Legit Work at Home Jobs

Legit Work at Home Jobs

When one thinks of working at home they often think of starting their own business or joining a direct sales business. While these are legitimate options of working at home, there are actual jobs that one can do from home. Some of these legit work at home jobs even offer benefits! Today, I wanted to […]


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25 Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

25 Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

I cannot believe that Christmas is just around the corner. There will be carols on the radio, stores decorating for the season and you will start to feel a bit jollier as Christmas gets closer. If you are a parent, though, you may be wondering what you should purchase the kids this season. With so […]


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5 Tips to Bringing a Meal to Someone in Need

5 Tips to Bringing a Meal to Someone in Need

When someone is in need, sharing a meal with them is the kindest gesture you can do. There are many ways in which you can bring a meal to someone in need. This someone could be a family member, a friend or someone in the local community who simply is hard up for food. Whether […]


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How to Prepare your Kids to Get Rid of Stuff and Donate

How to Prepare your Kids to Get Rid of Stuff and Donate

When raising kids, it’s almost certain that your home will be full of clutter. Kids tend to take claim to their items forever and teaching them to get rid of stuff and donate to others isn’t easy. The holiday season is the perfect season to start cleaning out those closets. As a parent, it’s your […]


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Hot Christmas Toys 2017 – Best Buy Holiday Toy Catalog

Christmas Toys

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Best Buy is our go to spot for TVs, computers, and well just about any tech gadgetry but did you know they also carry toys?  Not just video games but […]


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