Christmas, Holidays

Christmas in Our Town

Every year our small town holds a Christmas event where everyone gathers together downtown. Downtown is completely shut off and the streets are lined with vendors selling their products, delicious food, hot chocolate stands, rides, games, carriage rides, and pictures with Santa. Some of the stores stay open late so people can shop. The performance… Continue reading Christmas in Our Town

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Christmas, Holidays

Elfster Gift Exchange

Recently I was invited to be a part of an Elfster Gift Exchange with other crafty people from all over. (Elftster is a Secret Santa type of gift exchange.) For this exchange our Christmas gifts to each other had to be handmade¬† and our budget was $10.00 or under. I made a scarf for my… Continue reading Elfster Gift Exchange

food, recipes

Pumpkin Muffins

Yesterday I wrote about our crazy messy front yard and the water pipe. You'll be happy to know that my husband got the water fixed yesterday afternoon. I was so happy to hear that water running through our pipes! Thank you all for your prayers!¬† I promised I would post the recipe for the Pumpkin… Continue reading Pumpkin Muffins

Holidays, shopping

A Trip to the Mall

This weekend I decided to take a quick trip to the mall because a store there had some things on sale that my daughter wants for Christmas. My quick trip turned into an all day thing. There was so much traffic. And so many people. It was almost as bad as Black Friday with the… Continue reading A Trip to the Mall

Holidays

When is Thanksgiving?

Halloween is over. Merry Christmas! What happened to Thanksgiving? You know, that holiday for us Americans that comes between Halloween and Christmas. Where did it go? When did it become okay for us to skip over being thankful? When I was young, our family tradition was to visit my dad's parents' house for a big… Continue reading When is Thanksgiving?

fall, food, recipes

Slow-Cooker Chicken Pot Roast

Happy November!! Halloween is over and now it's on to the rushing around for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Speaking of Thanksgiving, every year I make meatballs in the slow-cooker and my cousin and uncle love them! They fight over who's going to get the leftovers. I use the frozen Italian meatballs. I mix jellied cranberry sauce… Continue reading Slow-Cooker Chicken Pot Roast

recipes, shopping

Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Going to the grocery store is not exactly my favorite thing to do. Groceries are so expensive! I look for ways to save constantly. Since I am a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, I really have to stick to the budget. One of the ways I save money on groceries is by making a weekly menu. I… Continue reading Grocery Shopping on a Budget