Hi y’all! Is there anything better than being a grandparent? It’s one of those things you just have to experience to understand…It’s just so fun! Being a grandparent can come with a few challenges though – one of which is Christmas shopping. It’s hard to rein in my spoiling impulses! This Oma tends to spoil the grands! I’ve been searching Amazon, and I have a few gift ideas for you, from the littles to the bigs…just in time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas shopping, along with a few tips as you get your gifting on.Continue reading “Gift Ideas for Grandkids”
Yep. It’s pretty much the last minute y’all! Did you blink like me? I am stunned and startled and mind-blown at the rapid speed of December. It’s kinda like a train that rolls so quickly we barely see it coming (and going)! Don’t panic y’all! I’m here to help! I have a few “last minute” type ideas for you. Go a little above and beyond the simple gift of a gift card and make it special! Quick and easy, yet still thoughtful. Ready? Here ya go! Continue reading “Five Last Minute Gift Ideas!”
Even though our nest has emptied, our lives stay full of blessings and bounty. Work keeps us busy, and our friends and family (and grandkids!) keep us active and involved in life. Life is so busy, and the holiday season is no exception! But as the hubs and I have gotten older, and after 35 years of marriage, we realize that we don’t need as much “stuff”. There is literally not one single thing I can ask for this Christmas that I don’t already have enough of. I have enough clothes in my closet (Lord knows!), and if I want an outfit, I buy the outfit myself! I have plenty of purses and shoes. I absolutely DO NOT need another small appliance or kitchen gadget. I don’t want or need any more tchotchkes or figurines or home décor. So the hubs and I talked, and decided that we would gift each other with experiences and memories we could share together. I guess we’ve become sentimental in our midlife years! If you’re on the same page, read on for some clever ideas! Continue reading “Gift Ideas for Couples Who Have Enough Stuff!”
When our kids were growing up, it was always a challenge during the Christmas season to keep the Greed Monster at bay. You know the one I’m talking about right? The kiddos were confronted with non-stop commercials for the hottest new toys during their favorite cartoons, and then the Christmas Wish Book Toy catalogs would arrive. Remember those? And I’m going to have to admit, I fell for all of that commercialism hook, line and sinker. I wanted my kids to have the latest and greatest at Christmas. I wanted to see the sparkle and joy in their eyes when they came downstairs and saw all of their Christmas wishes come true.