All the Feels, Get Real Series

The Year No Christmas Cards Came

Hard to believe...but a few short years ago my mantle was FULL overflowing with Christmas cards from friends and family. So many glittery pictures of sparkling eyes, dressed up in various versions of Christmas colors, with smiles-a-plenty, complete with well wishes for a merry season and joyful new year! This has been true for as far… Continue reading The Year No Christmas Cards Came

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All the Feels, Lessons Learned

Twas the Night Before Christmas – Babies Don’t Keep

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the hall Ava wouldn't stay in bed, she continued to call. Our names to come to her and tuck her in But Santa was prepping to fill up her bin. With sparkles and shimmers and dolls all aglow With first morning light, soon she will know The… Continue reading Twas the Night Before Christmas – Babies Don’t Keep

All the Feels, Broken, Self-Help

What It Feels Like To Be a Half-Lit Christmas Tree

Hi. I'm "half-lit Christmas tree". I've been hiding out for the last 12 months hoping no one would notice that I'm incomplete. I don't work. I mean, I sort of do. But mostly my negative attributes (i.e. 2 strands of lights that are blown) stick out and far outweigh my positive attributes (i.e. the 2 strands… Continue reading What It Feels Like To Be a Half-Lit Christmas Tree

Self-Help, Top 10

Top 10 Things NOT to Buy for Last Minute Gifts

Yesterday, I shared with you my last minute gift giving guide and spared you any guilt of procrastinating. Today, let's review my Top 10 Things NOT to Buy. No matter how desperate you get...do not...I REPEAT...Do not buy any of these. ANYONE YOU LOVE & WITH WHOM YOU WOULD LIKE TO REMAIN FRIENDS A Savings… Continue reading Top 10 Things NOT to Buy for Last Minute Gifts

My Faves, Top 10

Top 12 Last Minute Gift Guide Men & Women

It's holiday time! Are you looking for a few last minute gifts? If you are like me, you get a few gifts early on, get most everything done within plenty of time, but you can't seem to stop buying stuff until Christmas Eve at 6:00 whether the money has run out or not (who am… Continue reading Top 12 Last Minute Gift Guide Men & Women

All the Feels, Life Candy

Good Ol’ Days of Christmas Part 2

Yesterday I shared with you my "walk down memory lane" reminiscing about Christmas school parties with my older kids. Depending on how long you've been reading my blog, you may/may not know that we adopted a sweet baby girl, Ava Reese, to complete our family of 6. This will be our 3rd Christmas with her.… Continue reading Good Ol’ Days of Christmas Part 2

All the Feels, Lessons Learned

Good Ol’ Days of Christmas Part 1

One day I woke up and was the room mom for my third child. I'd been there and done that so it was nothing new. You know, the usual, Christmas themed plates/napkins, fruit trays, chicken nugget trays, uncrustables, chips, cupcakes, cookies, and a couple of crafts to boot. We made jingle bell necklaces, foam Christmas trees,… Continue reading Good Ol’ Days of Christmas Part 1