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Christmas

Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to our home! In the urns by the front door, I added some free Christmas tree trimmings and free pinecones. Many places that sell Christmas trees will give free Christmas tree trimmings if you ask. I hung some wreaths I bought several years ago. This year, I added the two lanterns by the door….

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Rethinking Christmas Stockings

A few years back, we were in need of new Christmas stockings. Our family had grown, and we didn’t have enough matching stockings for the family. At the same time, I had been seeing beautiful miniature stockings online made from vintage grain sacks. I loved the simple red stripes at the top and I especially…

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Seven Frugal Ways to Decorate for Christmas

My first Christmas after I was married, I made a wreath with my sisters-in-law as a project where my mother-in-law provided the supplies. I still use that wreath; for years it hung on my front door, and now it hangs in my kitchen over my stove. It was made with an inexpensive wreath from Michael’s…

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Advent Activities 2014

This post contains affiliate links. Last year, I made an advent calendar to help us have more fun together as a family in December. I included crafts, special treats, and activities we would be attending. I found that writing out a list made it easier to make sure we did the special things I wanted to…

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Grain Sack Inspired Stockings

Do you ever have the urge to ditch all of your plans for the day and just make something new? I did that this week. I put away thoughts of sewing any presents, served leftovers for breakfast one morning, and worked on a project instead. We took out the Christmas decorations and set up the tree…

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Advent Activities

One of our family traditions is that starting on the first day of December, we sing Christmas songs together before bed. Everyone gets to pick a song and we all sing. I want to add a new tradition in our house this year that our children will look forward to each year. For that reason, I’ve made…

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Stocking Stuffers

I used the coloring book as an embroidery pattern for one of my upcoming Christmas gifts. When you’re making homemade gifts for $0 to $1 (on average) a gift for your children, what do you do for stocking stuffers? Stocking stuffers don’t have to be expensive. I put an orange or a clementine in the toe of each stocking….