It's been a very Blessed year and I'm beyond grateful that we were granted a beautiful Christmas celebrating with the special people in our lives. I've had numerous conversations with my children about privileges and being grateful for everything they have--most especially the gift of life, love & health! Above all things, it's our unity that I'm so thankful for! It is the true meaning of Christmas & I wish everyone peace: mentally and physically, to live life to its true potential…Continue
Added by Maria E on December 25, 2015 at 9:45pm — No Comments
According to the classic festive hit written and sung by crooner Andy Williams, Christmas is the ‘most wonderful time of the year’. While it is hard to argue with the sentiment of this song, it is also fair to surmise that the festive period means something entirely different to adults as it does to children. In fact, the planning and cost associated with organising Christmas can weigh heavily on the shoulders of adults, as a recently survey conducted by Bingosites.net seemed to…Continue
Added by Jessie Carolyn on December 23, 2015 at 7:49am — No Comments
She was a simple, small-town girl, a virgin whose obedience meant she was about to give birth to the long-awaited Messiah.
He was a carpenter, visited by an angel and called to a holy mission that would change not only his life, but the entire course of mankind.
Added by Kishona Lape on December 22, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
I know a lot of my friends are spending part of this weekend hunting for the perfect Christmas tree, so I compiled this handy guide to help you out. You're welcome.
:: HOW TO CHOOSE A CHRISTMAS TREE ::
1. Dress in twelve layers of clothing, both to represent the twelve days of Christmas and the number of degrees it will be during your outing.
2. To encourage the holiday spirit, change your partner's car radio to the local station…Continue
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I don't know about you, but when it comes to my Christmas vacation reads, I want something uplifting. I made the mistake of reading The Lovely Bones over Christmas break when I was twelve which was the absolute worst possible choice for cultivating Christmas cheer. Bring me pure, unadulterated fun!
This past weekend I hosted my very first cookie swap! After a random idea and a post on a whim on Facebook, I had what I expected to be a good handful of attendees, however, after a lot of illnesses and other medical emergencies of a few of my expected attendees, it ended up being a small house. No worries! That just meant more cookies and wine for us.
If you have never been to…
With Christmas less than two weeks away, it’s time to really embrace the season by watching all my favorite Christmas movies and television specials and singing along to Christmas carols and fun holiday songs all day.…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on December 14, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
If you’re a fan of romantic stories and you love traveling and being transported to other countries, curl up in front of the fireplace these holidays with Christmas Romance 2015 – Places to See Series.
Now available as a box set, this uplifting collection…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on December 12, 2015 at 8:04am — No Comments
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I grew up not believing in Santa Claus. My parents would tell you that we celebrated the historic "Saint Nicholas" so we did technically partake— but we never believed he was real. Nor did we receive gifts from Santa, leave out cookies, or emphasize Santa as a major part of…Continue
Added by Anna Richter on December 11, 2015 at 3:50pm — No Comments
Originally published on Just Playing House.
You guessed it! I have a Christmas birthday. Born December 25th.
What I've learned through the years is that it's not that unusual. I've met quite a few people that share that day with me. My guess is most of us are pretty indifferent about it. It's really all we've ever known. Yet for some reason, the world is fascinated by it.
In spite of my indifference, there are certain…Continue
Added by Emily Graham on December 11, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments
The Holiday Season has arrived and along with it, the extra pounds. I am sure that I will curse them a thousand times when I try to squeeze into my pants in January; it will be like packing an overstuffed…Continue
Added by Xiomara Spadafora on December 10, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments
Tis the season! Time to gather with loved ones, make cherished memories with your children, and celebrate the birth of our Savior! Yea for Christmas!!!…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on December 7, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Holidays aren't complete without the ones we love. If your family lives near, everyone will probably gather at a central location to celebrate. If you have family out of town, travel will more than likely be apart of your plans. Traveling with kids during the holiday season can seem pretty complicated, but it's totally doable! Use these 7 ways to survive holiday travel with the family and you'll…Continue
Added by Jazelle on December 2, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
Last year our family added a new tradition to our Christmas celebrations, the observance of St. Nicholas Day.
If you’ve never heard of St. Nicholas Day, don’t worry. Neither had I until my sister-in-law shared about it a few years ago, and it wasn’t until last November…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on December 1, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
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Now, as most of y’all know I am often called a Pollyanna thanks to my glass is half full positive outlook on life. However there is one thing in this world that quickly turns this Pollyanna into a Negative Nelly and that is a good old-fashioned cookie exchange! Shocking, but true! I have participated in my fair share and even organized a few and let me tell you, now I understand what they mean by a labor of love. Except for in this case, unlike actual labor where you totally forget…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on November 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I know that it is just now November, but sometimes the best Christmas gift requires some advanced planning. My idea was one of those, but it was completely worth it. It's an original Tried It Tuesday idea born out of need. Here's why.…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on November 6, 2015 at 10:14am — No Comments
Everyone knows that Santa makes his trip around the world with his trusty elves and reindeer, every Christmas dropping off presents to all…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on April 22, 2015 at 8:24am — No Comments
** I'm not buying whatever Mother Nature is selling.
** My transformation from human to crocodile is nearly complete,…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 9, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments