Category Archives: Holiday Inspiration

Tips for celebrating your holidays healthy, frugally, and contently

A Healthy Way to Detox

I don’t know about you, but every once in a while I just need a little detox. Whether it’s after vacation, a big birthday weekend, or even a major holiday, sometimes I just need something to clean out my system and help me get back on track with my goals. In the past, detox typically meant starvation for me, but with my recent focus on nutrition and really caring for my body, I wanted a better way, a healthier way to detox. So, I gave the 3-Day Refresh a try, and it’s my new go-to when I need a little system reset.

We can all use a reset to our nutrition periodically. This detox will help you do that with a combo of shakes, a fiber supplement, and nutrient-dense foods.

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5 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Just like every other holiday this year, it seems like Valentine’s Day has snuck up on us. We don’t do anything too major for this holiday, but we still like to do a little something for one another as a good reminder of how much we care. As I was thinking about what we want to do this year, I realized how little time we have, but I was also able to come up with some fun and simple last minute ideas for Valentine’s Day. If you’re in the same boat as me, don’t sweat it. There is still lots you can do before the big day, so check out these last minute Valentine’s Day ideas.Did Valentine's Day snuck up on you? Check out these last minute Valentine's Day ideas to celebrate the love!

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Baby’s First Christmas

It probably comes as no surprise…I love Christmas! But, this holiday was particularly special being that it was Grace’s first. Even though she was only three months old and won’t remember this Christmas, we still wanted to make it extra special for her, and I thought I’d share a few ways we did. We continued some of the traditions that we had already started as a couple, and we instituted a few new ones. And, I’d have to say it was a real success for all of us. Take a look.A baby's first Christmas is an event they'll never get to relive. See how we made our baby's first Christmas extra special and get a few ideas for your own.

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5 Fun and Frugal Ways to Ring in the New Year

I don’t know about you, but typically by the time we make it to the New Year, I’m ready for a little R&R for both my body and my budget. We generally go “all out” for Christmas – visiting the family, hosting a cookie exchange, enjoying our own Christmas at home…So, for New Year’s, we like to keep things a little more low key (and low budget). With a little creativity, it’s so easy to have a memorable New Year’s Eve, so check out my ideas…Your New Year’s Eve celebration doesn’t have to cost a lot to be memorable. Use these simple, cost-effective ideas to celebrate and ring in the new year.

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A Different Type of Christmas

So, it’s literally almost here. It’s hard to believe it, but Christmas is just two days away. The holiday season has just flown by (like it does every year), but I’d like to think that this year was a little…different.

All throughout December, our church has been participating in a series entitled “A Different Kind of Christmas” with the intention to encourage all of us to look at, participate in, and celebrate Christmas just a little differently this year. Even as Christ followers, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, in receiving presents and making cookies, in putting up lights and decorating the tree…without really getting down to the “nitty gritty” of the season itself. I know I’ve been guilty of this, and I’m sure others have to.It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Move beyond that this Christmas and celebrate a different type of Christmas this year. So, how do we make this “a different kind of Christmas” with just two days left before the big celebration? Well, there are still plenty of ways to make this year different. Here are just a few ways we’ve already made it a different kind of Christmas or how we plan to still do so…

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