Holidays

Every once in a while I’ll venture out to the stores to do some Christmas shopping, but it’s mostly to soak up the Christmas displays and piped-in holiday music more than anything else. Online shopping is just too convenient. And even though Cyber Monday 2013 is in the books, online shopping during the holiday season […]

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Blog Rewind: Spring, Finally!

by Julie on May 7, 2013 · 5 comments

I think it’s finally safe to say that Spring has arrived in Kansas City. I hope I’m not jinxing things, since we did have snow in May this year, but I think we’re now in the clear. We even had a mother bird build a nest in the wreath in our front door. She laid […]

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The nice folks at H&R Block have created an infographic for President’s Day. Some things I found interesting: Both of these guys were really tall. Lincoln was only 56 when he died. Why did I think he was older? There was no federal income tax when Washington was President and only two income tax rates […]

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Free Christmas Printables

by Julie on December 28, 2012 · 4 comments

Today I discovered Angela Hardison’s free Joy to the World and Peace on Earth printables via Simple Mom. About 20 minutes after I discovered them I had them printed off, popped into some spare frames I had on hand, and up on the wall. I apologize for the bad photos. These are in a dark […]

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Gingerbread Houses in Glass Jars

by Julie on December 20, 2012 · 10 comments

You may remember a post I did on Anchor Hocking’s Heritage Hill Jars and all the great things you can do with them. Well, when I ran across this post at Talk of the House I knew I wanted to share with you what Kelly did with these jars for Christmas. Gingerbread houses under glass! […]

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It’s the great Christmas debate. I’m not talking about your opinion of those newsy Christmas letters (for the record, I like getting them). And I’m also not talking about whether to open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Or even whether or not to have a nativity scene on the town square. Nope, I’m talking […]

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4 Tips For an Easy Christmas

by Julie on November 29, 2012 · 10 comments

I love the holidays, but I’m always looking for ways to keep it simple without sacrificing the tradition and fun. Here are four tips I’ve discovered over the years, that make for an easy Christmas. Tree Skirt Alternatives Tree skirts are expensive. And they usually end up covered up with gifts anyway. Several years ago […]

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Do you like the brave the crowds when Christmas shopping? Or are you like me and prefer to shop online in your PJs and have those boxes show up at your door? If you’re in the latter group, here is a simple, 3 step process for maximizing your savings. Step 1:  Start with a sale. […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

by Julie on November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and I want you to know that I am thankful that you take the time to read this blog. Julie Receive future posts by email Email Address

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The kitchen remodel is continuing and this morning I made what felt like my 10,429th decision. I’m over decisions. And dust. And having workmen arrive at my house at 8am every day. But the remodel has given me the opportunity to test drive a service I recently learned about:  UPS My Choice. UPS My Choice […]

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