Hiding Christmas Gifts with Ikea
Dec07

Hiding Christmas Gifts with Ikea

Hello again! I’ve been a little out of pocket over the past few months due the passing of my amazing grandfather, my husband’s unexpected hospitalization, me being ridiculously sick for a few weeks (I swear I caught Ebola and MRSA from the hospital #iknowiknow #buttotallypossiblewithme), and then back to the hospital with the hubs. When it rains, it pours around here. I’m trying to ease back into a normal schedule...

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3rd Annual Italian Christmas Celebration
Dec18

3rd Annual Italian Christmas Celebration

Last year, I posted here to explain why my husband throws our 11-year old daughter an Italian Christmas party. We don’t do anything fancy and the focus is mainly on pigging out on various Italian food while we have a casual gathering with close friends and family with a holiday flair. This year was no different aside from a few little elves running around as free entertainment. I wanted to share some of the photos and simple...

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20 Frugal & Fancy Hostess Gift Ideas
Dec06

20 Frugal & Fancy Hostess Gift Ideas

I’ve seen a lot of random articles and mentions for hostess gift ideas lately. Some suggestions seem ridiculous to me while others seem brilliant so I wanted to put together my own list of 20 Hostess Gift Ideas. You are certainly never required to bring a hostess gift but it’s always a thoughtful gesture and very much appreciated. A host(ess), who has been running around like a chicken without a head all day and is doing...

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Top Christmas Decor Picks from Pier 1 Imports 2015
Nov02

Top Christmas Decor Picks from Pier 1 Imports 2015

This post has absolutely nothing to do with anything I’ve done aside from walk into a Pier 1 store this weekend. And no, this isn’t a sponsored post. I was scoping my favorite stores for Halloween clearance deals and of course got sucked into drooling over the Christmas stuff. Duh. I was over the moon to find so many rustic and neutral options! And then the Pier 1 sales person told me it was all 20% for a few days. Oh boy....

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Christmas Tree Napkin Folding Awesomeness
Dec24

Christmas Tree Napkin Folding Awesomeness

Napkins folded into Christmas trees!

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7 Frugal & Fancy Last Minute Gift Ideas
Dec16

7 Frugal & Fancy Last Minute Gift Ideas

My top picks for last minute gifts in frugal and fancy price ranges.

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An Italian Christmas Celebration
Dec03

An Italian Christmas Celebration

My husband’s Italian Christmas celebration to honor our daughter…

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My Favorite Christmas Craft Keepsake
Nov26

My Favorite Christmas Craft Keepsake

A craft project that makes a mama proud…

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Frugal Fancy Holiday Picks
Nov14

Frugal Fancy Holiday Picks

My current top picks from GroopDealz.com.

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