2016 Family Gift Guide

(This post contains affiliate links.) As usual, we are going the frugal route for Christmas. I make the majority of my Christmas gifts and will be posting on some of my favorite DIY ideas soon. However, with so many family members asking for ideas, I thought I would share some Christmas present recommendations with you for different ages. Though keep in mind, most of these are products that we (Mitch, myself, and my 19-month-old daughter) love.¬†Enjoy our 2016 family gift guide! 1. The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name I’ve recommended this before, but I will keep on … Read more…

A Deal Too Good to Pass Up, Nursery Decor Projects, and Learning to Knit

Last Saturday our knitting and crocheting group consisted of all knitters. I didn’t mind. It meant I was able to relearn some of the basics of knitting: casting on, the knit stitch, even purling. In case you remember, I had started to learn several months ago. But I failed to continue practicing and forgot everything I’d learned. This week, I am determined to carve out some time to watch youtube videos on learning to knit to keep the basics fresh in my mind. If you have any knitting tips, or video suggestions, please leave them in the comments below! One … Read more…

2014 Black Friday Deals

Black Friday shopping is a tradition in my family. Seriously, it is what I remember most about Thanksgiving. Don’t get me wrong, it never¬†intruded on our family time. It was just family time part II. After our big Thanksgiving dinner, the men would fall asleep and all of us girls would get out the newspaper adds and pour over them. Then, at like 3 AM (back before stores started invading on Thanksgiving time), we would get up, bundle up (it’s cold in Nebraska!), and go stand in lines stretched around stores only lit by street lights, while we strategized further … Read more…