Thankful Thursday: Christmastime

Wintertime is the perfect time to think about all for which you are thankful. I do not have much money, but I do have a warm home, a soft couch, a crackling fireplace, a cozy blanket, and a hot cup of coffee.  I have a beautiful real Christmas tree, whose fragrance transports me back to…

An Artisan Christmas?

This year I am trying very hard to purchase more artisan-made gifts, both through Etsy or locally.  I am a believer in the ShopSmall movement and support Small Business Saturday more than Black Friday sales. While it is easier to go to a big department store or mall and get everything at once,   I…

This Christmas is Brought to You by the Letter “B”

My Family’s Fun Christmas Traditions This Christmas is brought to you by the letter “B” In our large extended family, rather than exchange big gifts, years ago we decided to exchange smaller stocking stuffers.  This made about 16 gifts to buy, but they are small – usually around $5.  To make it fun, we came…