Baby it’s cold outside…

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Another one of my favorite holiday things this year… Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé’s version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”.  They just both sing so effortlessly… and they’re so darn cute singing it live for the first time… and even Indina Menzel can forget lyrics.   This video version is fun too.  The kids are […]

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! (Febreze giveaway)

Kitty Christmas

I have been compensated by Febreze, but all opinions are my own. I have always been slightly obsessed with scents.  I could spend HOURS in a candle store (actually… I HAVE spent hours).  And, those candle parties that used to be the rage (do they still have those?) used to be dangerous to my credit […]

I don’t believe anyone likes fruitcake.

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I can tell you I don’t like fruitcake. Has anyone ever had a fruitcake they liked? Have a recipe that even sounds good?

It’s Christmas book time…


I thought I would share some of the books that spend 11 months on the top shelf of our bookcase… and just come down for December. Some are Christmas. Some are Winter. All of them are more special because we put them away ALL year. Do you have books you put away and just bring […]

It’s not too late for a photo gift from Tiny Prints!

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Today is the last day to get an awesome photo gift from Tiny Prints in time for Christmas…at least without paying an arm and a leg for shipping. If you order today, you can still get your order shipped by Christmas Eve, guaranteed in the lower 48 states. And if your order is more than […]

Kitties love Christmas too…

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I’m just seriously hoping Emmett and Bailey don’t get any ideas from Simon!

Forget the Reindeer…

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It’s just not quite the Christmas season until I’ve heard Dominick the Donkey.  (Nick says that’s not true.)  I know… it’s a local thing.  I know… it’s ridiculous.  But… I hadn’t heard this on the radio yet this year… so I actually had to search online for it.  I can move on now. You’re welcome.  […]

Gladsome tidings…

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I was thinking I might try to share some favorite or cool or new Christmas things in the next 2 weeks (12 days ’till Christmas!).  Something Christmas-y every day.    A video… a photo… a whatever I come up with. I’ve always loved this Christmas song… and this video is pretty amazingly done.   Do you […]

Little Things Long Remembered (book & giveaway)


About the book: As digital devices take over family life in subtle and seductive ways, what will happen to child development and family bonding when children spend more time with screens than they do at school or with their parents? Life swirls at a hectic pace in most families today. That reality places a high […]