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Do your Christmas shopping and give gifts that give back for under $30 each with our sponsor, the American Diabetes Association’s Gift of Hope! Black Friday is over and holiday shopping is in full swing. That means that every store and mall in the nation has a full parking[…]

Send photo Christmas card ornaments from our partner Minted.com instead of a regular Christmas card and no one on your list will want to throw away your cards! I have a confession. I haven’t sent out Christmas cards in years. Since social media has become more and more[…]

Melted snowman hot chocolate makes a fun homemade gift! Just fill clear jars with hot white chocolate mix, add a snowman marshmallow and one of our free printable labels for a gift anyone will love. Sometime in the middle of December my husband usually asks me if we[…]

Choose the best gifts for her with a little help from this list! From technology to touching gifts, find the perfect gift for your wife, girlfriend or any “her” in your life. Every November my husband starts fishing around trying to figure out what I want for Christmas.[…]

This post is sponsored by Fin Fun Mermaid Tails.  My 10 year old daughter is obsessed with mermaids. She has been since she was a toddler. I thought maybe she’d grow out of it but still today her goal in life is to be a mermaid. Thanks to[…]

Give a gift that gives back with one of these unique gifts from World Vision’s 2016 Gift Catalog! About 7 years ago I attended a Christian women’s conference with a group of friends. At that conference I had the opportunity to hear Rich Stearns, the CEO of World[…]

Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole is the perfect comfort food the whole family will love with meat sauce, noodles, pizza toppings and cheese.   Some nights you just need an easy comfort food recipe to make for dinner. This is that recipe. I was really surprised at how filling[…]

Slow cooker salsa is an easy way to make homemade salsa without any work. Homemade salsa is very easy to make. I’ve made it several times in a pan on the stove, but it only recently occurred to me that I could make it in a slow cooker.[…]

Use free printable mason jar labels to make inexpensive and easy homemade gifts for Christmas.  These are perfect for teachers, neighbors, friends and co-workers. I love making homemade gifts for people especially at Christmas. But I usually get a little over ambitious and never quite complete all the[…]

The concept of empathy can be a hard one for adults to master, much less for kids to understand. In fact, research shows that teens today are 40% less empathetic than they were thirty years ago, and 62% of Americans say kids are less kind than they were[…]