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Planning Christmas Dinner on a Budget


Planning Christmas dinner on a budget never seems easy. There’s the cost of food and the time you spend making it. However, the holidays seem to suck out any penny you own. Check out these tips for learning to plan Christmas dinner on a budget. - Farmer's Wife Rambles

Planning Christmas dinner on a budget never seems easy. There’s the cost of food and the time you spend making it. However, the holidays seem to suck out any penny you own. Check out these tips for learning to plan Christmas dinner on a budget. Planning Christmas Dinner on a Budget Make a List Just like I suggested in Planning Gift Giving on a Budget, the first step to planning Christmas dinner on a budget is to make a list.  Make a list of what you’d like at … [Read more...]



Dear Santa Letter for Preschoolers

Writing a letter to Santa can be tough for little ones. Snag ths Dear Santa Letter for Preschoolers that uses mostly fill in the blank answers. - Farmer's Wife Rambles

Have you ever wanted to make your child’s holiday even more special? Now you can with this Dear Santa Letter for Preschoolers Printable. I’ve made it super easy for you to print out and for your child to fill it out on their own. Remember we should make everything easier on ourselves not harder. Your kids can even fill out what they want for Christmas. I think it is fun to ask your kids what they want for Christmas, even if you don’t get them 100% what they want. Most of the time the kids … [Read more...]


Cinnamon Roll Body Scrub Recipe

This simple and budget friendly Cinnamon Roll Body Scrub Recipe would make the most excellent gift for family members, friends or gift exchanges. - Farmer's Wife Rambles

As a mom, I love to treat myself from time to time. I have three boys at home, so it’s not always possible to leave home and treat myself, so I have to make do with what I can at home. My all-time favorite way to treat myself is by making and using this Cinnamon Roll Body Scrub Recipe. Although it smells good enough to eat, I wouldn't recommend it. This Cinnamon Roll Body Scrub Recipe would make the most excellent gift for family members, friends or gift exchanges. It’s simple to make … [Read more...]


Free Christmas Word Maker Printable

Christmas Word Maker

Wow Christmas is right around the corner!  Are you ready?  I think I'm ready except for the actual Christmas meal and I tell you that makes me feel good.  As Coulter is finally old enough to be doing some simple spelling we will be having a little fun this Christmas with this Christmas Word Maker.  I love these kinds of tasks as the kids tend to get really invovled in them and they really make their brains work to find words and encourages good spelling.  Perfect … [Read more...]


8 Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipes

7 Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipes

As the temperatures turn cooler there is nothing like a cup of cocoa to warm your hands and your heart. A warm cup of creamy goodness can take the sting out of any winter day.  If you have ever wanted to try making your own hot cocoa, you are in luck I rounded up some of the most delicious recipes to share with you. 8 Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipes Mint Oreo's are easily a family favorite in our house so why shouldn't we enjoy a steaming cup of Mint Oreo Hot Cocoa.    I … [Read more...]


7 Handmade Ornaments That Make Fun Gifts

Handmade Ornaments That Make Fun Gifts

Handmade Ornaments are treasured keepsakes that often get passed down from generation to generation. If you are on a budget this year, making ornaments to give to your friends and family is a budget friendly option that will be cherished by the recipients. I found 7 fantastic ornaments you can make this holiday season to offer a gift from the heart to the special people in your life.   7 Handmade Ornaments That Make Fun Gifts This DIY Owl Ornament is a great way to get the kids … [Read more...]


Free Dear Santa Letter Printable

Free Dear Santa Letter Printable

I am a huge fan of the little ones writing letters to Santa.  I think it's really good for them for a couple of reasons.  Not only does it work on handwriting which my oldest needs all the help he can get.  Dear Santa Letters also help with spelling and the third reason (and maybe most important) is that it gives me an idea of what they truly want for Christmas.  I generally don't have to many issues coming up with something to give the boys but the problem falls when others … [Read more...]


Handmade Tangled Lights Recipe Card

handmade recipe card

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC®. All opinions are 100% mine. BIC has a fabulous line of permanent markers, called BIC Mark-It™. They are available in many colors and you can purchase them in singles or even a 36 count pack, from ultra fine to broad tipped ­this is a crafters dream! Daily I am reaching for a permanent marker for labels, recipe cards, signs, or adding a finishing touch on an ornament. The colors of the markers are vibrant and eye … [Read more...]


Easy Christmas Craft ~ Wishes for Santa Can

Easy Christmas Crafts Wishes for Santa Can

Are you looking for a fun way to send your wishes to Santa? Then why not try an easy Christmas craft this weekend with this “Wishes for Santa Can”? When you give this craft a try, you can easily tuck away those wishes for Santa so he can be sure to see them. Here is how you can get started. Easy Christmas Craft ~ Wishes for Santa Can Wishes for Santa Can supplies: Can with lid (A formula can works great!) Red crafting paper Black construction paper Yellow constructions … [Read more...]


Dollar Store Crafts ~ Holiday Lantern

Dollar Store Crafts Holiday Lantern

This year I'm keeping my holiday decorations to a minimum and  that's why I love dollar store crafts.  Not only are they cheap, homemade, simple but they add just a little bit of decoration without going full blown Christmas.  I always think it's a good idea to deck the whole house out but I never have as much ambition to take it all down after Christmas as I did before.  The boys are getting old enough to help me next year.  So for this year I will be sticking with easy … [Read more...]


Write A Letter To Santa +7 Santa Freebies

Write A Letter To Santa +7 Santa Freebies

Christmas is right around the corner! Are you as excited for Christmas as my family is? I've compiled a list of Santa freebies for you! Start with the 5 free dear Santa Printables and go from there. Your family will enjoy all of the extras below. Let me know if your family enjoys these Santa Freebies as much as we did!     Write A Letter To Santa +7 Santa Freebies 5 Free Dear Santa Printables Free Letter from Santa Free Phone Call from Santa Free Santa and Friends Coloring … [Read more...]


Give Smiles This #GivingTuesday With Give Forward

#GivingTuesday With Give Forward

*This post on #GivingTuesday brought to you by my partnership with Give Forward.*Black Friday has come and gone and today is Cyber Monday.  Neither of these days have meant a whole lot to me but tomorrow does.  Tomorrow is GivingTuesday and I think this is the most important of these three days.  Tomorrow is the day that we are all encouraged and motivated to give to someone.  Tomorrow is the day that we are all encouraged to pay it forward shall we say. Whether your … [Read more...]


10 Creative Uses for Ornaments

Uses For Ornaments

Do you seem to have an abundance of ornaments on hand? If so, you might be wondering what to do with them! Take a look below at 10 creative uses for ornaments that you can try. These 10 creative uses for ornaments are perfect for when you find that you have more ornaments than you can fit on your tree. Here are some great ideas to get you started. 1. Use them as gift tags. Tie an ornament to a gift with ribbon or twine. Using a permanent marker, write the name of the recipient directly … [Read more...]


10 Family Gift Ideas

Family Gift Ideas

Are you trying to find that perfect gift for a family you know? I have found that shopping for a family can actually be one of the most rewarding parts of the holiday season and so much easier than shopping for individuals! I thought I would share some of my best family gift ideas to help you find that perfect gift for the family in your life. 10 Family Gift Ideas Pool Pass Why not grab a local pool pass for the family in your life? When it’s hot outside and a family needs something … [Read more...]


Gift Ideas For Bakers

Gift Ideas For Bakers

Wouldn't it be an amazing world where all bakers got everything they ever dreamed of? I have a dream of owning every amazing piece of bakeware out there. I recently came across the Cake Boss brand and I’m in love. I wanted to share my favorite gift ideas for bakers with you.   Gift Ideas For Bakers Cake Boss- Mixing and Measuring You simply cannot be a great baker without the right measuring tools. That’s why I would choose the Cake Boss assortment of mixing and measurement … [Read more...]


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