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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[…]

Skip the lines and make any of our easy DIY gift ideas for everyone on your list! A few years ago I had a goal of making as many homemade Christmas gifts as I could. I did a pretty good job, too!  It was fun to give out[…]

Unique Watch Wondering what to get the special man in your life? He’ll love one of these unique gifts for him whether it’s for your husband, dad, brother, or friend! What do you get the guy who has everything? These unique gifts will make finding a gift for[…]

Kids can fill in the blanks on this letter to Santa template to let the jolly old elf know what they want for Christmas. Santa can then send them a “Nice List” certificate to them know what list they are on this year. My kids are 8 and[…]

Experience gift ideas are a great way to give the gift of memories to your friends and family. From dinners to events, find a unique experience for everyone on your list.   Experience Gift Ideas for the Whole Family Theme Park Tickets and Museums Last year we bought[…]

Christmas advent calendars for kids are a fun way to countdown the days of December until December 25th. Whether it’s counting down until Santa’s arrival or the birth of Jesus, these unique and fun countdown activities will create a family tradition for years to come. From traditional nativities[…]