I was introduced to the "Elf on the Shelf" Christmas tradition last year when one of my friends was posting photos of her elf. I hadn't ever heard of this tradition and it peaked my curiosity. The Elf is Santa's helper and has fun while you are counting down the days until Christmas. Learn more about the full story of the "Elf on the Shelf" Story.…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 14, 2012 at 5:51pm — No Comments
With a young son, Christmas was not a major production although we all strived to make it special. It was important that baby’s first Christmas be filled with special memories we will share with him through pictures and stories when he’s a little older. But of course, our good intentioned gifts were not so well received.
In early November when my son went through a surge of developmental milestones, I upgraded Christmas. He was certainly not going be passive about Christmas…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 5, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments
Boxing Day used to be a high point for many of us parents. After a year of buying full-price retail items and perhaps getting some items on sale every so often, this one day of the year promised to relieve us from the financial strain of raising children in a modern world. Kids, after all, are expensive.
While the holidays proved to be a high point of the year, let's face it: getting a snowsuit or new running shoes for our children at 60 per cent off was almost too much to bear.…
Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on December 26, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments
Eeeeek! Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and you just realized that you still have a few people you need to buy for!! No need to panic. Here are some great ideas that keep on giving up to a full year (although monthly, three, six and nine month subscriptions are also available) – showing them that…
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 23, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments
Last year we did a Pet Gift Guide – Because We Love Them and we still do love our pets! But just because you have pets does not mean that your home has to go to the dogs. We have chosen (among…
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 22, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments
Check out my call to action and feel free to post it to your blog to help spread the word! CALL TO ACTION! HELP DONATE TO FOSTER KIDS!
Added by Abby Billings on December 21, 2011 at 11:34am — No Comments
Last but most certainly not least is our final Gift Guide for the season: The Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide. For many, stockings are the best part of Christmas. Don’t you love finding those little gems for each member of your family, especially those that do not cost a…
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 20, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments
P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle And You)takes pets, their humans, the planet and the notion of design very seriously. In other words, P.L.A.Y. designs pet beds that are incredibly comfortable (for pets), that look great and are highly…
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 20, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments
Throughout the pages of The Succulent Wife, you will see numerous articles about companies and products that contribute to making this planet a better place to live on. Whether it is about helping the environment or about helping each other, we are always passionate about sharing their stories.
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 19, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments
My husband never writes a list for Christmas, or hints about gifts that he would like. Every year, I encourage him to please tell me what he would like and, every year, he says that I always know the right thing to give him (except the one year I gave him a vacuum – if you know my husband it really…
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 17, 2011 at 5:31pm — No Comments
All of us have had a teacher who has had a profound effect on our lives. One that may have influenced us by changing our future path or made us think of things differently. The power of a teacher is, truly, unparalleled. So, how do you say thank you to their commitment to their profession and their compassion and…
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 17, 2011 at 5:26pm — No Comments
Check out my latest giveaway! 12 Teas of Christmas Giveaway
Added by Abby Billings on December 17, 2011 at 2:44pm — No Comments
One (1) lucky LAB reader will receive a wonderful Believe Snowglobe!
How do I enter? You have a few options AND EACH…Continue
Added by Vera Sweeney on December 16, 2011 at 12:06pm — No Comments
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This is the time of year when celebrations should all be about family. Getting together and enjoying each others company.
In searching out the best gift picks to give to a family as a whole, we were looking for ideas that would celebrate the family unit, its values or that would encourage family members to come together to have…
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 15, 2011 at 6:52pm — No Comments
I'm T-minus 24 hours from the biggest Christmas surprise ever for my kids. Their dad is flying in from Arizona to spend Christmas with us, and they have no idea.
Slight background needed, huh?
For those that have followed me from the beginning, you'll know this year has a been a year from hell. This time last year the kids and I were in Arizona, living with their dad, my husband of (then) 11 years, though we had been separated prior to that for 2 1/2 years. Things didn't…
Added by Tawna Richard on December 12, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
We are running late this year. Me barely being home has switched our whole dynamic. Instead of getting our tree Thanksgiving weekend we got it last weekend. And instead of decorating it right then, well, we did it last night! Sort of. We are still missing our yearly ornaments (and we still need to get this year's). I guess I wil have to take all Sunday to finish decorating the house before my parents come visit (!!!).
Added by Sofia Byrd on December 9, 2011 at 11:51am — No Comments
I love supporting other businessnes, and most of these ones I'm a repeat customer for. I love their products and their customer service so much I really wanted to share them with all of my readers. Pluuuus I wanted to show someone all the cool stuff I'm getting, I'm dying keeping it all inside!
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Added by Courtney Gieg on December 8, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments