10 Best Ways to Store Christmas Decorations Safely & Securely

10 Best Ways to Store Christmas Decorations Safely & Securely

Over the past several years I’ve inherited so many decorations, that when we moved into our new home in July of 2018, all of the decorations took over the entire second floor of our barn. When it was time to bring in the decorations for the different holidays, it took my husband and our youngest son at least 10 trips (with a dolly full of at least 3 totes) to bring everything in. As the holidays have been coming around, I’ve been going through; organizing and thinning the decorations at least a little bit. Having so many decorations that I’ve inherited or had personally bought over the years has taught me a few things.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For the Crafter or DIYer

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For the Crafter or DIYer

I dabble a little in some craftiness and a little DIY. Growing up I kinda had no choice with a mom who had the knack for putting together two or three things that you would never think to put together and made them work. If you’ve ever watched any of my live videos over on my Facebook page, you’ll see a few of the videos that I have done in the past and at least one I did a lil’ crafting live. There is not a single type of craft that is not mixed with at least something else. All crafts, no matter what have creativity, personality, and a story. For that, all crafts (even if it’s not your “thing” or style) need to be praised and shared.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For the Tech & Gamer

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For the Tech & Gamer

My family consists of gamers, techies or geeks. And I LOVE IT! That’s why this Holiday Gift Guide for Techy & Gamers is probably my favorite. My 13yr old is obsessed with FortNite and my Oldest loves the racing games like Grand Theft Auto 5 or Forza.  My husband loves  Final Fantasy Games (he pretty much loves all of them) and my obsession with The Elder Scrolls Series or Assassin’s Creed. Gaming aside, I love tech. ALL things tech! If I could have everything, I would. I’d probably have all of the latest computers, tablets, cell phones, smart devices, etc. My husband always rolls his eyes whenever I talk about swapping out the old out dated thermostats for new smart thermostats.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Men

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Men

Okay Ladies, it’s that time of year to buy our guys something for Christmas. But what do we buy the guy who has just about everything or nothing or worse, doesn’t give us any hints? EVERYTHING! Okay, not really, unless you have those deep pocketbooks that you can. But Seriously, Christmas tends to be another one of those holidays like Valentine’s Day or Sweetest Day (if you live in the Ohio region) that women tend to get spoiled. I tend to spoil my husband because he busts his cute lil’ tushy at work so I can focus on my blog and homeschooling our son. However, I know a lot of guys are next to impossible to buy for. So I have compiled a few great items to help us ladies out.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Ladies

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Ladies

Guys, I know it’s sometimes not easy for you to purchase items for the lady in your life. So, coming from a lady, I’m going to give you some ideas to help you purchase the best items for your woman this holiday season. The 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Ladies doesn’t give you all of the typical “jewelry” or high dollar expensive things. (There still is a few items, so don’t get your hopes up) Nope. That’s not how I do things around these parts. You’re going to have legit usable, thoughtful items. (Make sure you scroll to the bottom though, I have a freebie for you also).

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Teen Girls

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Teen Girls

So it’s obvious that I don’t have teen girls, if you check out the rest of my blog. However, I do have teen sons, who are friends with tons of teen girls so I’m going off the things that these girls would like for this year’s Holiday Gift Guide for Teen Girls. Surprisingly, the teen girls that I’ve encountered, are not as picky as my boys, however, there are definitely a few things more that girls like make up, glitter, etc. The hottest things on the girls lists of course are the glitter, unicorn and rainbows. That’s really all ages though! There’s a few things on this guide that I secretly want. Maybe I can hint to my husband and tell him to look over every guide for hints for me this year!

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Teen Boys

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Teen Boys

Being a mom of two teen sons, they are confusing lil’ boogers for holiday gift giving. So, I asked them what the “cool kids” are wanting this year for Christmas, in hopes to help you, folks, out. The kids are on top of what they want/need for Christmas sometimes more than “consumer marketing” so that’s why I asked for their input this year. My youngest tends to be the one that knows the “stuff” that’s popular so I consulted him a little more this year than I have in the past. Kids today are so picky. It’s just crazy! You have the joggers, hoodies, games, etc. Raising two boys, I just don’t get the “Girls are so hard to buy for! They are soo picky!” My boys are freakin’ picky I tell ya! REALLY picky!

10 Things To Prep Your Home for a Holiday Get-Together

10 Things To Prep Your Home for a Holiday Get-Together

Growing up, we always had holiday parties. My parents always made a point to welcome everyone over for holiday parties, birthdays, etc. My mom took a whole week prior to the event doing an extreme deep clean of the house. Washing walls, cabinets, baseboards & moldings, etc. Oh, and her decorating was ALWAYS on point. She was an interior decorator, so every room (whether we wanted it or not) was decorated. She had good taste, nothing was ever gaudy or over-decorated, so, for the most part, my dad, brother and I just rolled with it. You will find that it always seems like no matter how much...
The 6 Best Places to Find Vendors for your Special Event

The 6 Best Places to Find Vendors for your Special Event

My husband and I are coming up on our 5 year anniversary and I've talked to a few friends who are currently planning their wedding or helping their kids with planning their wedding. I always know that when it comes to the need to find vendors for your wedding, it can be daunting and a pain in the butt! My biggest piece of advice is always: “Don't sweat the small stuff! Everything will work out, but the more you iron out the details and expectations immediately, the easier the wedding will be on the day of!” We were lucky that we knew a lot of event planning professionals. A...
This Mother’s Day, honor mom with a handmade Teleflora bouquet

This Mother’s Day, honor mom with a handmade Teleflora bouquet

This Mother’s Day, honor mom with a handmade Teleflora bouquet that’s beautiful and radiant – just like her! The way we can never get up on time, how we want things “just right,” the career paths we take, how we’re the strongest when we feel the weakest. We hear, “You’re just like your mother” throughout our lives…but in the end, we’re thankful that we are…and that’s a beautiful thing. This Mother’s Day, say “thank you” to mom and celebrate everything that makes her so special with a Teleflora bouquet. “Just Like Her,” Teleflora’s handmade bouquets are made with love and are the perfect way...

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