Plan your peaceful Christmas: celebrate with handmade decor

I love decorating our home for the holidays. Unfortunately, this year, most of our decor is in boxes 6,000 miles away. When our family made a month-long trip back to the States for a conference, we didn’t know that health issues would keep us here longer, then ultimately relocate us back to our home country. (read more…)

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Join me at a #SimpleXmas Twitter party!

On Twitter? Join me and three other authors for a #SimpleXmas party this Thursday, Decemeber 9 from 10-11 pm EST. We’ll talk ways to simplify and organize Christmas! You’ll have a chance to win one of our books, plus get a download link for a free e-book, a compilation of helpful holiday organizing tips. The (read more…)

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Plan your peaceful Christmas: give back

The holiday season, if not planned, can get expensive. Add up lights, decor, a tree, extra baking ingredients, plane tickets for travel, not to mention gifts, and Christmas can become a major line item in your annual budget. But did you know that this time of year is often a charity’s biggest push for donations? (read more…)

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Stay sane this Christmas by making wise decisions

Today I’m on (in)courage, talking about simple, practical ways to not go nuts this Christmas (or any time of year, really). From the post: “Perhaps you’ve got a baby this holiday season, so traveling a long distance through inclement weather sounds like a nightmare. Maybe your husband’s (or your) workload is unusually heavy this season, (read more…)

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Q&A: choosing gifts for your kids

In the spirit of the holiday season, today’s Q&A is about Black Friday. How do you decide on your gift giving purchases? Does your family set limits with some sort of tradition? Our family’s is pretty simple. Watch the video below for today’s question and to hear how we choose what gifts to give our (read more…)

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