“Merry Christmas, Shitter’s Full”

A Grace Full Life

First published December 16, 2019

Disclaimer #1- this post is filled with bathroom humor and swear words. If you don’t like that sort of thing, read The Pioneer Woman or something.

I tried to think of a better title for a post filled with nonsensical and fun Christmas anecdotes, but I honestly couldn’t think of anything more fitting.

I added quotation marks, so no one sues me but just in case, here is disclaimer #2:I didn’t make the title up; John Hughes did. 

Speaking of John Hughes…

 Courtesy of a dead link

Speaking of John Hughes part two, a few months ago I found a blogger who throws an annual Christmas withCousin Eddie party.

The first thing I thought was, WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THIS?

Christmas With Cousin Eddie 6.0 // Courtesy of The Hive blog

The second thing I thought was, WHY DON’T I HAVE FUN NEIGHBORS LIKE THIS?

2020 note- the…

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Food, Humor, Life, My Book, Nonsense, Recipes

Last Week Called for Bow Wow Brownies Minus the Wow

The "wow" is code for marijuana. Ella’s horse instructor informed us that Snoop Dogg's recipe book, From Crook to Cook, has been sustaining her family this quarantine and she had my interest piqued at "Bow Wow Brownies"  instantly. If you weren’t in the know, Snoop Dogg is a rapper and he appreciates a good joint… Continue reading Last Week Called for Bow Wow Brownies Minus the Wow


Gingerbread Cookie Making for the Soul

A Grace Full Life

This felt like a good share for this second week in December. 🙂 
Also, keep the cards for my friend Tonda coming! 
If you missed Monday’s post, here is her address again. 


Oak Grove Manor

1670 Crider Road 

Mansfield, Ohio 44903

Attention: Allison

First published December 21, 2015

We have established that my youngest daughter likes gingerbread.
Making it, eating it, looking at it, bathing in it.
It started with my mom and her love of gingerbread.
When she lived closer, she would make a gingerbread house with my oldest daughter every Christmas.
Then when they moved away, they would keep up the tradition when we would visit them, but when little Ellie came along, my mom would also make gingerbread cookies for her to decorate so she would feel like we included her.

I believe the subliminal gingerbread making seeped into Ellie’s soul as her comfort Christmas…

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Humor, Nonsense, Tater Tots

Screw it, I’m Eating Tater Tots- Episode 21 Do We Know It’s Christmas Time?

I will get on with the random in just a moment but I want to ask you favor. I just got word last week that a childhood friend of mine needs some serious cheering up and considering last week's Christmas card post, I knew I could count on my loyal readers to help. I want… Continue reading Screw it, I’m Eating Tater Tots- Episode 21 Do We Know It’s Christmas Time?


My Kind Of Town

A Grace Full Life

This post was from my first year of blogging. Ellie was only two years old and Annie was only ten years old. We got a babysitter and felt so fancy heading into Chicago on a Friday night. 

Little big things. 

First published December 5, 2010

Last night, my husband and I went into the city for a little date night and it was so much fun. The lights, the shoppers, the music; Chicago is truly magical during the holidays.

We are so lucky to live close enough to the largest city in the Midwest so that we are able to just pop in and out rather than making a trip out of it and we never take that for granted.

Both of Mike’s parents grew up on the north side of Chicago.

Mike’s grandpa

His grandparents came to the city from Ireland many years ago and all of the men…

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Christmas, Humor, Nonsense

Why I Am Sending Everyone a Christmas Card

Well, maybe not everyone but this post is in response to something I had written in 2017 titled, Why I am Not Sending Everyone a Christmas Card and while I am most likely not sending everyone in my address book a card this year, (because my handwriting, it sucks); I am sending cards because this… Continue reading Why I Am Sending Everyone a Christmas Card