Christmas, Holidays, Humor

What I Did Over Christmas Vacation; The “We Didn’t Go Anywhere” Edition

I think I used that title for a post before hence the "we didn't go anywhere edition" part. I am nothing if not innovative. Or just nothing.  As my imaginative title suggests, we stayed at home for the most part for the two weeks that the children were home for Christmas break. Oh sure, we… Continue reading What I Did Over Christmas Vacation; The “We Didn’t Go Anywhere” Edition

Family, Holidays, Travel

A Tennessee Thanksgiving

By now, you all know that my parents live in Tennessee and you also know that it is quite far away. 11 hours by car, well, 12 if you want to get there in one piece and need to go to the bathroom and eat on the way. It is a long a@# drive, no… Continue reading A Tennessee Thanksgiving

Decorating, Dollar Tree, Holidays, Link Party

Dollar Tree Thanksgiving Table. How Not to Be a Turkey

Thanksgiving isn't a holiday I like to spend a lot of money on, decoration wise. Because I want to save my money for food. That should be a life lesson or something or BIG WORD ALERT an edict. I hereby proclaim that from now on, we shall not blow our wad on honeycomb brown centerpiece… Continue reading Dollar Tree Thanksgiving Table. How Not to Be a Turkey

Decorating, Halloween, Holidays

Fall Starts the END of September. Pass it on. Halloween Mantel 2014

*I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So please excuse the words where pictures should be.  DIY bloggers who start decorating for fall on September 1st are why people get angry at DIY bloggers. This is the same mentality as getting mad at Hobby Lobby for putting their… Continue reading Fall Starts the END of September. Pass it on. Halloween Mantel 2014

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Christmas, Family, Holidays, Life

Christmas Is

This post was originally published at Chicago Parent where I am a regular contributor.  Christmas means many things to many people. Here is what Christmas Is to our family. Christmas Is..... - a day to celebrate a new birth. - hoping for snow but never usually getting it. - singing Silent Night by candlelight at midnight… Continue reading Christmas Is

Blogging, Christmas, Holidays

Why I am Failing Christmas. Behind the Scenes Expose on Bloggers and How They REALLY Live

This is my fourth Christmas blogging, and every single year I cannot seem to get motivated to create a new craft. Or blog about it. OK, I can hear you out there saying, "why do you need to create a new craft, K-Dog??" In my head we are tight and you call me K-Dog. Go… Continue reading Why I am Failing Christmas. Behind the Scenes Expose on Bloggers and How They REALLY Live