• Thoughts

    Preparing for the Winter Storm

    We’re preparing for a nor’easter. New Jersey is fortunate, we’re not supposed to get much snow but those living north are going to get much more! Wouldn’t you love to be in that little cottage above in the snow? I sure would with a hot cup of tea and some shortbread cookies. This weekend I am going to stay inside and work on a jigsaw puzzle and organize posts for the week. If you are going to see a storm how are you preparing? If you’re lucky enough to be somewhere warm what are your weekend plans? I’d love to hear what’s going on in your lives.

  • Tips

    How to Keep your House Warm

    We’ve had some crazy weather lately and living in New Jersey it can be pretty cold. In an effort to conserve heat and money I’ve taken a few measures to prep the house for winter. Curtains – I made curtains for our living room with a thermal / black out lining. The lining is thick to keep out the chill from the window and door. You can find this lining at your local fabric store. I got mine at Joann Fabrics for a reasonable price. It also keeps the room cool in the summer. Let the Sunshine In – When the sun is shining bright, open the curtains and draw…

  • Thoughts

    My Top 5 Holiday Movies

    To me, no holiday would be complete without watching my favorite holiday movies! So I’m sharing my top 5 Holiday Movies 🙂 Home Alone– While his family is on their way to Paris, Kevin McCallister finds himself home alone to fight off pair of thieves that target his home for a holiday robbery. Kevin sets traps to capture the intruders. This is a film we watch every Christmas Eve. Home Alone 2 Lost in New York – The following year, Kevin’s family decides to take a trip to Florida and Kevin ends up on a plane to New York. In the big city, Kevin meets up with his old friends…

  • Traditions

    12 Homemade Christmas Gifts

    If you read last week’s post How to Christmas Shop with a Budget you saw the suggestion of making gifts for your family and friends. Today we have 12 homemade Christmas gift ideas to help fill stockings and warm hearts. Calendar – Christmas is a great occasion to give your loved ones new calendars to plan the new year. If you have a little computer or crafting skills you can put together a gift that keeps giving all year long. Ornaments – Homemade ornaments can personalize the holiday and make your tree special. Find ideas here, here, and here. Scarves – As I said in this post, my sister crocheted…

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