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Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Reducing Stress at Thanksgiving

by heather
First of all I have to say thank you to all of my readers who have stuck with me despite the fact that my posts have been very sporadic. Life has been crazy. Having three kids has thrown me for a loop and of course life had several curve balls on top of it. Blogging was pushed to the back burner, but I'm finally feeling a little more on top of things. This week I went to a RS meeting on getting organized and I thought I would share some of the things that I learned. (And then I can have all the info Read more [...]

Food Storage Ingredients That Made Their Way Into Our Turkey Day

by heather
Sometimes I hear people say that using your food storage is difficult, time-consuming and unrealistic. I beg to differ. Having the following items on hand makes my holiday that much easier. Plus when I snag these items when they are really cheap it saves me money, too. Obviously these are not the only things that we are eating, but combined with fresh ingredients, once again my food storage has reduced the stress in my life.Evaporated milk- in the mashed potatoesCanned potatoes- Precooked, and easy Read more [...]

Things I am Grateful for Today

by heather
Things I am grateful for today, in no particular order:1. My husband. He's handsome, brilliant and my best friend. He balances and supports me in so many ways. I am so glad to have him. 2. Thing One- She's sweet, sassy and often downright goofy. She brings so much laughter to our home.3. Thing Two- I love, love, love that multiples times everyday he says in his sweet, yet stern voice "I need to give you a kiss", then plants one on my cheek. And of course I have to steal a few from his sweet Read more [...]

Thanksgiving Helps

by heather
I think I'm almost ready for Thanksgiving. In the past week I finally took down all of the Halloween decorations, bought a ham, found a Thanksgiving tablecloth on clearance for $1.75 (Wahoo!), and have been clearing space in my fridge to make room for pie. Today I'm going to rent a carpet cleaner (My carpet it looong over-due) as well as a couple of last minute produce items.  And I think that's it. Probably forgetting something. In the interest of not stressing about things that don't matter Read more [...]

10 Tactics for a Cheaper and Saner Thanksgiving

by heather
I adapted this list from one I saw posted at The Simple Dollar.com. He has some good ideas for simplifying your holiday"Quite often, I’ll see people spend exorbitant amounts of money on lavish Thanksgiving spreads. While I completely understand the reason for doing this – often, it’s the one time in the year that we can gather around one table with a lot of people we love – there’s still a lot of simple things we can do to reduce the financial outlay and the stress of the meal without reducing Read more [...]

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