Home Made Christmas

Shhhh... I can almost see you cringing as I write this. Christmas is 126 days away.  And though many of you haven't even begun to think about it, there are many of you that have. Last night I started thinking about Christmas, and how I wanted to celebrate it this year.  Last year was crazy.  A few days after we were off to Florida for a Disney Vacation courtesy of my parents.  This year it'll be much quieter, more relaxed.  This year I'm … [Read more...]

Last Minute Gift Ideas – Part 1

So we're down to the crunch.  It's almost Christmas and there are still a few things you need to cross off your list.  Last night I walked through the stores, long after my kids went to bed, trying to find those last few gifts that I needed to buy.  And besides a few gift cards I think I'm done.  But there are a few of you out there, that are still unsure of what to get. So here are a few gift ideas from EA Play that are both fun and family … [Read more...]

Give & Get from Empire Theatres

Gift the gift of a Date Night. Please?  I'd take one, or two, or three. If you do, you may even get something in return.  A Hug, a Squeel, or $30 in coupons from Empire Theatres! Yep!  Give the couples in your life a $30 Empire Theatre Gift card, and when you buy it, you'll get a coupon booklet full of money saving coupons just for you! Seriously, I'm not kidding. Moms and Dads are strung out, tired, cranky, and don't get anywhere … [Read more...]

Holiday Budget

It's Official.  The holidays have arrived.  Children are writing, and re-writing their lists.  Every commercial is followed by a huge bout of "I want, I want, I want".  The Most Wonderful Time of the Year can easily become the most expensive time of the year.  So, how do families cope with all the spending that seems so necessary? There are a few ways available to us to 'help' us through the holiday rush.  Credit Cards, Payday Loans, Line of … [Read more...]


There are few companies out there that truly know Christmas.  Companies that provide us with products that help us let people know how special they are.  When we're at a loss for words, Hallmark is there to fill in the blanks.  Every year, at about this time, I steal a few minutes for myself and head out to my local Hallmark store.  I find myself getting lost in the treasures, imagining the smiles of my friends and family, when they open that … [Read more...]

I Believe In Santa Claus

First of all, let me say... too each their own.  Wether you chose to celebrate Santa Clause with your family is completely up to you.  I don't judge.   And I am forever grateful to those who chose to help me keep the magic alive by not telling my kids that Mommy and Daddy are Santa's special helpers. Every year Ben writes his letter to Santa. He writes a few actually.  We write one together, as a family.  (Our Family Christmas Wishlist) Where … [Read more...]

PC’s Insider’s Report Nov 18th & 19th

So I've now opened the 3rd and 4th presents that were sent to me.  They kind of have me flabberghasted (I think I spelled that right).  They're cardboard bakeware.  Different.  My first thought was..."how do I bake in cardboard?"  But after taking a closer look, I realized that it's been treated to take temperatures up to around 392 degrees F.  It is silicone lined on the inside that your yummy treats don't stick! PC's Bakers Gift Square Pan … [Read more...]

PC’s Insiders Report – Nov 16th & 17th

Christmas started really early for me this year.  Actually, it started yesterday when a HUGE box full of wrapped gifts arrived at my door from President's Choice.  Food plays an enormous role in the holiday season, from Grandma's stuffing recipe to the cheesecake/coffee (wine)/wrapping party for moms. (If you haven't done this, it's a must).  So between now and December 7th, every other day I'll share with you two of the gifts that I was sent.  … [Read more...]

Win It For Christmas! All Season Long

OK.  So Christmas = $$$  No matter how much we try to avoid it, it costs a month salary to get through the day.  Don't get me wrong, quite honestly I think it's money well spent.  But to be able to save a few bucks here or there would make anyones Christmas a little Merrier. If your into blog giveaways, then you've probably got a bunch lined up for the next month and a half.  Share them!  This linky will be up all season long so keep coming … [Read more...]

Our Freebie Christmas 2010

As the 2009 Holiday Season comes to an end, I can't help but think about Christmas 2010. I know, I know... Who really wants to start thinking about next Christmas already...well, I do for one! Not because I love Christmas so much (Though I really, really do) and not because I've completely lost my marbles - (happened quite some time ago) but because I have 2 children now to provide a wonderful Christmas for, and a bunch of family members that … [Read more...]

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