Recipes, crafts and activities for Christmas and advent.

Let your family Christmas tree tell the story of your family through ornament and decorations collected throughout the years. Add them to a gorgeous tree from our sponsor, Tree Classics, to create an unforgettable Christmas tradition. I spend an insane amount of time on Pinterest. Christmas is one[…]

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[…]

Make a pear martini with only 3 ingredients: vodka, white wine and pear juice. This easy cocktail is perfect for Christmas and New Years!

This pear martini drink recipe is sweet and easy to make with only three ingredients! Hello! Chelsey from Budget Girl here! I have something a little different for you this time. This time of the year, I tend to gravitate towards apple and cranberry. Apparently, for many people, pear is[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]