My Anti-Retail Christmas

Shop Local This Christmas

Yes, that's correct. Again this year, I am striving for an anti-retail Christmas. Now, don't get me wrong. I am not Scrooge McDuck when it comes to Christmas. In fact, the holidays are my favorite time of the year! But the idea of shopping for my loved ones in an over crowded, retail-chain giant super-store warehouse just doesn't fill me with a festive ...continue reading

Easy DIY Christmas Card Displays

Wooden Clothes Pin Christmas Card Display Painted Vintage

Here are 3 quick and easy Christmas Card Display ideas you can do yourself with little to no cost. My favorite is this Christmas Card Tree I made out of a tomato cage. I'll admit, I didn't have a tomato cage already, but I picked this one up for under $2.00 at my local home improvement store. I just flipped the tomato cage upside down and tied the stakes ...continue reading

Christmas gifts that make a difference

Kay Jewelers will donate $15 for every charm sold to St Jude

Let the countdown to Christmas begin! Somewhere lost in all the Black Friday Deals and Super Sunday Steals we have lost the true spirit of giving from the heart. Everything is a hustle and a rush and a mad dash for that perfect gift before it goes off sale! December is always buy, buy, buy!! Christmas has just become so commercialized! Did you know that ...continue reading

Thinking Outside the “Big” Box


Now that Black Friday (or is it Black Thursday these days?) is over, Its officially, Small Business Saturday, which has gone viral- encouraging consumers to Shop Small, with the hopes of boosting the economy by supporting our local small businesses and ultimately, keeping our hard-earned dollars in America. I'm taking the Made in America Challenge!! I know ...continue reading

30 Days of Thanksgiving, Pinterest Style

30 Days of Thanksgiving Pinterest Style

Ah, November! One of my favorite months... The smell of Pumpkin Spice Latte's, beautiful fall colors, crisp fresh air and family togetherness!! This year, I'll be journaling pinning my 30 days of Thanksgiving  in the visual style that Pinterest is! I'd love for you to join me. Click on the photo to view my board! What are some of the things you are ...continue reading