Holidays · Organization · Time Management

How To Prepare For Christmas In July

I know that many people are horrified with how early those Christmas displays begin to appear in the stores. It doesn't bother me - I love Christmas and really enjoy planning and preparing for the season. I find that planning ahead makes Christmas much less stressful financially and emotionally and helps me to to enjoy… Continue reading How To Prepare For Christmas In July

Enjoying The Journey · Holidays

10 Pictures on Friday: Our 10th Christmas

This is our 10th Christmas together, so I thought it would be fun to share one picture from each year. The one above is from Christmas Eve 2010, just a week after our wedding! 2011-  and the vest that Paul doesn't wear anymore. 🙂 2012 - the last Christmas my Gramma spent with us before… Continue reading 10 Pictures on Friday: Our 10th Christmas

Faith · Holidays

3 Things To Pray Before Christmas

Christmas can be a wonderful time - and it can also be a miserable time. No family is perfect or free from difficulty, whether it's a strained relationship, a family member who always causes issues, a recent loss, financial strain or separation from loved ones who aren't able to be with you for Christmas. It's… Continue reading 3 Things To Pray Before Christmas

Decor · Holidays

Christmas Home Tour {2019} || My Curated Cottage

I receive a commission if you make a purchase using the links in this post ❤ I was so excited to start decorating for Christmas this year! Last year I challenged myself to not buy any new Christmas decor (which I successfully achieved), but I was ready to add a few new things to my… Continue reading Christmas Home Tour {2019} || My Curated Cottage

Decor · Holidays

2 Simple and Affordable Winter Wreaths | Easy DIY

I will receive a commission if you make a purchase using links in this post ❤ Whether you purchase them pre-made or put them together on your own, wreaths can be so expensive. Here are the two wreaths I'm displaying right now - they are as simple and inexpensive as you can get! Berry Wreath… Continue reading 2 Simple and Affordable Winter Wreaths | Easy DIY

Holidays · Organization

Three Weeks To An Organized Christmas: Insuring Success with Plans and Schedules (Week 3)

Last weekend my sister showed me a few spaces in her home that she recently re-organized in preparation for Christmas. As we walked around taking in the pantry, closets and bathroom cabinets (yes, we tour each other's homes for fun!), I realized that a couple of my basic organization principles applied well to our calendars… Continue reading Three Weeks To An Organized Christmas: Insuring Success with Plans and Schedules (Week 3)

Holidays · Organization

Three Weeks To An Organized Christmas: All About Gifts (Week 2)

Last week we started this series with some decluttering and organizing (catch up here if you missed that post!). Today we're moving on to the thing that probably takes most of your time and energy at Christmas - GIFTS. Week Two: Gifts TAKE INVENTORY: If you shop during the year or have already purchased some… Continue reading Three Weeks To An Organized Christmas: All About Gifts (Week 2)

Holidays · Organization

Three Weeks To An Organized Christmas: Tackle The Clutter (Week 1)

It can be easy to get overwhelmed this time of year, as you look ahead to all that has to happen between now and December 31st! Along with the normal stuff of laundry, meals, work and daily routines, there will be gifts to buy and wrap, goodies to bake, parties to plan, shopping to get… Continue reading Three Weeks To An Organized Christmas: Tackle The Clutter (Week 1)