Want to Know What the Homeless REALLY Want in Care Packages? The Real Deal From a Mama Who Has Been There.

  Want to help the homeless in your area? You can create a care package, survival kit, or blessing bag. No doubt you’ve seen these posted online somewhere, but often those items are not as helpful as you might hope. … Continue reading

Celebrate Christmas in July

Who doesn’t want Christmas every day? I don’t care what the movie says, I’m game. Everyone seems a little kinder, a little more giving, and a little more thoughtful. I am always ready to celebrate and Christmas in July seems … Continue reading

Simplify Your Christmas Gifts: Want, Need, Wear, Read, Eat, Create Printable Gift Tags

If you are a fan of simple living most likely you have heard of the Want, Need, Wear, Read gift giving method. Want, Need, Wear, Read, + Eat, Create Something you WANT Something you NEED Something to WEAR Something to … Continue reading

Christmas Gift Tips from a Mama Pro

Here are some tips for Christmas and gift giving. With four kids you have to be organized. Over the years I have developed some methods for making things easier, keeping track of everything, and not spending too much. Gift Herding … Continue reading

7ish of the Bestest Holiday Posts from The More With Less Mom

Come join me on a tour of my best posts for the holiday season. Apparently I get excited about posting for the holidays, because that’s when I post the most. And yes, I am totally a Christmas freak. The first … Continue reading

Dinosaur Felt Play Mat – DIY Tips and Printable Templates

This Christmas I made several gifts for the little ones in my family. One of the things I made was a felt dinosaur play mat. I kept track of the process so I could share some tips with you, and … Continue reading

Hot Cocoalate Mix Recipe

Hot cocoa is based on powdered cocoa, hot chocolate is based on shavings or morsels of chocolate. So I dubbed this cocoalate. This recipe is a compromise, with a delectable taste and a combination of pricey and cheap chocolates. It … Continue reading

38 Frugal, Useful Gifts for Men

This is a list of frugal, useful things to give a man. It is not pretty things, or really fun things, or the cheapest things. Many of them will save money and if you don’t want to waste money on something frivolous, or your man gets a kick out of pinching pennies, then this is the list for you.

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Happy Holidays from My Family – A Gratitude Tradition for Your Holiday Cards

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Cool Yule, Happy New Year… Here is our 2013 Christmas card. Each year our card focuses on what we are thankful for, as well as the different things the kids want as they grow. This year … Continue reading

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar – RACK Printables, Cover Photos, and Links

This year for our advent calendar I wanted to incorporate random acts of kindness. In the past I have assigned tasks to specific days, but it seems like often that task is not best suited for that day. I have … Continue reading