Voices of Christmas – Review and Giveaway

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A Christmas book like none I've ever read. Voices of Christmas, published by Zondervan, took me back 2,000 years.  I was there. (and this is a kids' book, people!) The unfolding of Christ's birth is told by voices.  The voices of the Angel … [Keep reading…]

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Getting Children to Drink More Water

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Lucky for me, my kids don't mind drinking water.  Actually, sometimes they do mind, but they know that their choices are usually water or... water.  ;-) One trick I've learned to stop the "Water, again?" whining is to bypass the cheap plastic cups … [Keep reading…]

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Toys R Us Sale/Giftcard/Rebate

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I was thrilled to be in the city today to take advantage of an amazing deal going on at Toys R Us.  Right now, when you buy $25 in Hasbro games, you receive a $10 gift card.  Also, there is a Hasbro games rebate available.  And, the Hasbro games are … [Keep reading…]

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Layered Chocolate Pie Dessert

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I've heard this dessert called many a name over the years:  Layered Chocolate Pie Dessert, Chocolate Delight, Robert Redford Dessert, S** in a Pan, and thatchocolatelayeredstuffwehavetohaveateveryfamilygathering. It's so good! Layered Chocolate … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of November 8

Thank heavens for a full freezer!  We haven't been home much of the last two days, and this morning after church I had to hightail it to a youth group fundraiser.  There was no time left for cooking. No, my family didn't go hungry.  We didn't … [Keep reading…]

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30 Day Giving Challenge Update – Week 1

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Momentum is building as the 30-Day Giving Challenge is well underway!  It's so much fun to look at a new day and a new week and think "How can I give today?  Who can I bless?"   Here's how we gave this week. Day 1 - Donated to an area church … [Keep reading…]

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Finer Things Friday: A Full Bucket

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After my son's fall preschool program at the Community Center last week, we were all invited back to class for about 40 minutes.  We completed a cute pumpkin craft and then sat down for a story. I'm not sure how many of the 3 and 4 year olds … [Keep reading…]

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Pan Burritos

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When you're feeling a little thrifty with your time and your money, this simple dish packs a lot of flavor with common ingredients and a few easy steps. Pan Burritos 1 jar (16 oz.) enchilada sauce 1 lb. ground beef 3 large flour … [Keep reading…]

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The Gift of the Christmas Cookie – Review and Giveaway

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I had no idea. Baking special cookies and holiday treats is one of my favorite Christmas traditions.  Little did I know, before reading The Gift of the Christmas Cookie, that Christmas cookies were first made in nativity shapes as a way to share … [Keep reading…]

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