10 Hand-Crafted Gifts That I Love

Hand-crafted gifts are a beautiful part of Christmas for me. Whether I am making or receiving a hand-crafted gift, I know there is special thought put into it, from the color chosen, to the time they took to make it. I am always trying to expand my abilities, so my gifts are not too predictable. I want to crochet and knit socks. I just started attempting and it has been slow going . . . but it my goal to be flawless at it by next Christmas. This┬álist contains 10 of my favorite tried-and-true hand-crafted gifts that either I have … Read more…

8 Tips to Stay on Budget This Christmas

Christmas cheer can disappear when your post-Christmas shopping credit card bill appears. It is no secret that Christmas is expensive, mostly because of the the presents we buy. But it doesn’t have to break the bank and set you back financially! Here are eight tips to help you stay on budget this Christmas: 1. Actually Make a Christmas Budget I know this tip is rather obvious. Nonetheless, many people fail to actually make a budget, which leads to more spontaneous spending, credit card bills, and a not-so-happy-January when you must pay it all off. I recommend next year deciding how … Read more…

My Favorite Things: My Old Tennessee Home GIVEAWAY!

I love Christmas time: Glistening colored lights strung up everywhere, tinsel, garland, hot chocolate, sweet and salty treats, Christmas music, how the days get dark early, decorating the tree, pageants, and of course, finding or making Christmas presents. I love wrapping up a present I think someone will be excited about and putting it under the tree. Even though receiving gifts is wonderful, giving is much more fun. I a big advocate of making homemade Christmas presents, but they can also be so fun to buy, especially if you are short on time (which is most of us at Christmas … Read more…