Star Wars Christmas Gift Ideas

Who here’s excited about the new Star Wars movie coming out? There are lots of people around here buzzing about it and are so happy they will be getting their Star Wars Christmas Gift in the form of a new movie! Woohoo!

Star Wars Christmas Gift Ideas

Speaking of Christmas, have you got your Star Wars – obsessed people their Star Wars Christmas gift yet? Well, have no fear, I have some gift ideas for you that they will love! All of these gifts you can easily find at Hallmark. Let me tell you a little bit about what I picked up. They’re adorable (Yes– Star Wars can be adorable in my book)! read more

Willow Tree Figurines at Family Christian

I received compensation from Family Christian for this post. All opinions are mine 100%.

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This is the very first Willow Tree Figurine I have ever received. It was given to me by my husband after I had my oldest daughter, and I will cherish it forever. I absolutely adore Willow Tree Figurines and have been collecting them for almost 8 years now. They are so beautiful and capture such emotion. It’s amazing how such a simple, yet gorgeous piece of art could say so much?

willow tree figurines christmasThese are just a few of my Willow Tree figurines that I have collected over the years. I adore the angels with their simple little wire wings. I have several more of these angels tucked in my grandmother’s China hutch that was passed down to me. These beautiful keepsakes mean the world to me because they have been given to me from people whom I love very much. My sister-in-law has the Willow Tree Nativity, and that is definitely on my list to start collecting next. Like all the other wonderful pieces they have, it’s so beautiful and full of such life! read more

Christmas Present Ideas with Daisy!

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gift of daisy #itsadaisy #adSome of you may or may not know that my husband’s favorite hobby is anything guns. Whether it’s studying up on guns, cleaning guns, or helping others shop for guns and gun supplies, if he is in the gun zone, he is in his happy zone! Since we have been together, he has definitely had me jump on the gun bandwagon and has taught me a thing or two about guns. I must say,  his wealth of gun knowledge has helped me to be more confident and secure in the handling and carrying of guns and I truly thank him for that!  So, now that the cat’s out of the bag and you all officially know our stance on the subject, it should come to no surprise that we want to raise our children to know that gun safety is of the utmost importance in our home. We obviously have firearms in our home and we are both trained and licensed to carry a weapon on our person at all times. We want to make sure our children know that it is not a scary thing to have a gun in our presence because they will know the rules of gun safety and how to properly handle a gun, when they are at the right age. This year, my husband and I felt that it was time for our oldest daughter to officially learn this lesson on gun safety and proper gun handling. So, we both agreed to treat her to her very first gun for Christmas.. and what better product to do that than a trip to the Bass Pro Ship to purchase her very own Daisy BB Gun! Such a great Christmas present idea! read more

Don’t forget the Duracell Batteries!

This is a sponsored post for She Speaks/Duracell. All opinions are mine!

AA16pk_11052014114327I have 3 children. Those 3 children will probably be getting toys for Christmas. About 50% of said toys will most likely be needing approximately 248923840923 batteries. No lie.

Every year before Christmas it’s as important to get batteries as it is to purchase Christmas gifts because SO many require them nowadays. And, when I go shopping for batteries, I don’t skimp because I want a batter that is going to be long lasting. We all know the kiddos will play the tar out of those toys and heaven forbid you go through all the batteries before Christmas vacation is over. read more

Artichoke Chicken Dip

This is a compensated post on behalf of Taste Weavers. All opinions are mine…and mine alone!

artichoke chicken dip taste weaversThanksgiving is right around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to make for your get together.  Since it takes a lot of work to make the turkey, cut 1023912093 pounds of potatoes, and make sure the pumpkin pie doesn’t burn, sometimes it’s nice to be able to have an appetizer ready in no time to have available for hungry, waiting Thankgiving guests. Well, I think I found the solution for you! read more