Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 7

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 7 Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas -- Week 7

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 6 Mission

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 6 Mission Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas -- Week 6 Mission

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas: Week 5 Mission

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas: Week 5 Mission Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas: Week 5 Mission

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas: Week 4 Mission

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas: Week 4 Mission Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas: Week 4 Mission

Making Gift-Giving Affordable

Making Gift-Giving Affordable Making Gift-Giving Affordable

This week’s mission is simple and fun–gift planning. Let’s jump right in like me diving into my mom’s cookie platter on Christmas morning. 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.

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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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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It’s time once again to start thinking about Christmas. Whether you go all out or you buy a box of Oreos and eat them all while singing Away in a Manger, Christmas will be here before you know it. I want you to be prepared. That is why I am once again running my annual series entitled Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas. It’s like the song…

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Children love to make things grow. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who is responsible for watching children could and should take advantage of this natural fascination for the botanical kingdom. I’m not going to give you any hidden secrets or amazing tips for how to garden with children. In fact, most of my gardening attempts have been failures, but my gardening with my children has…

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