Enjoying the Extras in Life Without Letting Them Take Over

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How to Find Pick-Your-Own Farms in Your Area

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The Best Day of Her Life

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The Highway Prayer–Simple Faith in Practice

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What to Do With Your Unwanted Electronics

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When I was a wee lass, we woke from our dreams of dancing sugarplums to a Christmas morning breakfast of 27 varieties of Christmas cookies: fudge, snickerdoodles, chocolate-covered pretzels, chocolate crackles, spritz, and 22 others, including my personal favorite, pecan fingers. Drooool! It was this ol’ gal’s a child’s dream breakfast! Yeah, my mom rocked the motherhood thing! Because she had done all the baking…

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Last week you finished up everything that can be done ahead of time. You’re prepared for guests or travel, your gifts are ready to go under the tree, other gifts have been mailed, cards have been sent or intentionally abandoned, cookies fill your freezer or pantry, outfits are hanging up, the house is decorated, and everyone is smiling because you’ve been spending time with them…

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So you jumped ship on the Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas missions and now you’re kicking yourself and possibly your dog, Max. Poor Max. First, don’t stress. Stress stinks like hot chocolate gas–nasty that. Second, stop kicking poor old Max. And don’t yell at your kids. And don’t be mean to your husband or your mother or the poor kid in Kohl’s trying to…

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Unless you are my super-organized friend Tammy, you probably have a few missions from the Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas to finish up. That’s what we’re doing this week–putting the bow on our Christmas prep. Take a peek at all your presents. Has everything been wrapped? Delivered? Shipped? Are your stocking stuffers organized according to person–I use shopping bags, but you can use whatever…

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If you’ve been following along on our Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas missions, you are almost finished with buying, wrapping, and sending gifts; you’ve got a great start on cards or you’re finished; you’ve got the meal planned and many of the non-perishables tucked away; you’ve got the month scheduled so as to enjoy your favorite activities without being overbooked; and you even have…

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3 Ways to Focus on CHRISTmas {Great for Homeschoolers}

We can no longer deny that Christmas is here! Because it is! Just an aside–if I were Abraham Lincoln, I would have set Thanksgiving a couple weeks earlier. It leaves more time for the Christmas cookies decorations to be out. There are a few things I want to highlight that help make the season bright around here–not that Jesus’ birth needs any brightening, but sometimes…

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This week is the official launch of the Christmas season. If you’ve been following the¬†Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas missions, you’re almost ready and can skate through the month with peace! If you are behind (like me), just jump in where you are. No procrastinating, no yelling at your kids, no blaming your hubby–just jump in joyfully and enjoy the season. This week’s mission…

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