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8 Ways to De-Stress Your Holidays

I love the holiday season. I love the sights and smells and sounds of Christmas. But, sometimes, I feel overwhelmed and stressed out as I prepare for the holidays. A quick search of the internet, social media, or, even a good, old-fashioned conversation with friends tells me I am not alone. But there are ways to de-stress our holidays. The holidays don’t have to be stressful.     8 Ways to De-Stress Your Holidays   1. Strategic Shopping Plan your gift shopping ahead of time. Make a list and stick to it. That way you’ll spend less time in the Read More

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14 Christmas Quotes To Bring Christmas Spirit

Now that Thanksgiving is past, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. I have several friends who already have their trees up and most of their shopping done. I cannot say the same about myself, and that’s okay. My holiday preparation start slowly and pick up speed in the first two weeks of December. I have to set the right mood before I can begin,  My collection of inspirational quotes would not be complete without some Christmas quotes. Reading them and creating the photos has definitely helped put me in the Christmas spirit. Hopefully, you’ll find one or two here Read More

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10 Holiday Films for Your Watch List

Holiday traditions are part of what make this time of year so special. In my family, we read specials stories, eat certain foods, put up our Christmas tree and decorations, and watch our favorite holiday movies. It just isn’t the holidays without them. There is a HUGE variety of holiday films out there. Our favorites run the spectrum from funny, to sweet and corny, to nostalgic and even religious. Here is a list of some of the favorite Holiday and Christmas films in our house. I’d love it if you’d add to it in the comments below. I am always Read More

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My Favorites Things – Holiday Edition

Is it okay to start talking about the holidays yet? Sorry, but it’s my favorite time of the year, probably because many of my favorite things happen in the next two months. I figure once Halloween has past and November has arrived that I can start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the craziness that will take place between now and New Year’s Day. Maybe you celebrate other holidays either instead of or along with the ones my family celebrates. Either way, life gets pretty busy between now and the end of the year. I was in a very Read More