Simple Holidays Archives

This week’s mission is simple and fun–gift planning. Let’s jump right in like me on Christmas morning diving into my mom’s cookie platter. Mmm-mmm. Planning Your Gift List 1. Write down everyone (and I do mean everyone) who receives gifts from you at Christmas. 2. Jot down what you would like to give them this Christmas. 3. Go back and look at your budget from week 2. Write…

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This week’s Simple Christmas mission is planning a budget. Don’t skip this step! It’s vital! It’s life-changing! It’s CRITICAL! Just do it.

Your mission this week, should you choose to accept it (and I recommend you do), is the first of three steps of the planning stage. Our planning missions deal with time, money, and food. Because I value time over money and slightly more than food, we will begin there. The first thing I want you to plan is to plan to not over-plan. Commit to not…

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For twelve simple Christmas missions and more simple Christmas encouragement and fun wrapped up with a pretty bow and delivered to your email inbox, sign up for my updates. (Okay, there is no bow.) For even more guidance and encouragement, buy my book.  One of the biggest “secrets” to a simple Christmas is planning to not over-plan. (It’s not really a secret, because I talk about it…

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I love Christmas. I hope you do, too, because this year I’m running a series entitled Twelve Weeks of A Simple Christmas. It’s like the song Twelve Days of Christmas, except I won’t sing it. You’re welcome. Here’s the lowdown: This series will obviously be about twelve weeks long…unless, of course, Christmas is cancelled or I move to a country chalet in Switzerland, or I just…

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This is a big long list of affordable gift ideas. That’s it–nothing fancy. Most of these gifts are under $10, and many are homemade. As more ideas pop into my busy brain, I’ll add them to the top of this list, so pin it or bookmark it and check back often. Please share your favorite ideas in the comments below, and I’ll add them to…

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Top Easter Posts from The Simple Homemaker--for real people in real life homes.

In case you’re wracking your brain trying to remember how on earth to boil eggs, what on earth to do with those eggs, and what in tarnation (wherever that is) to serve on Easter, I’ve got a few reminders from years past. The Jelly Bean Gospel: You can buy this, but why not make it with your kids.   How to Boil a Perfect Egg: This tutorial…

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