#BringHappyHome with Jessie Steele and a Recipe

I absolutely love to bake, but it seems I never get to do it as much as I want because I don’t have the time. Holiday baking is my favorite because I love taking some of our favorite treats to all our family gatherings. This weekend I hosted the high school Madrigal singers after one…
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Children’s Book Reviews: How the Grandmas and Grandpas Saved Christmas Book II and Book III By Richard J. Gausselin

HOW THE GRANDMAS AND GRANDPAS SAVED CHRISTMAS AGAIN Book II By: Richard J. Gausselin Published: November 14, 2015 Publisher: Outskirts Press Fiction Santa has returned to the North Pole after another successful Christmas Eve trip around the world delivering gifts to all the boys and girls. He couldn’t have done it all without the help…
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Children’s Book Review: Pee Wee the Christmas Tree By George Wells

PEE WEE  THE CHRISTMAS TREE By: George Wells Illustrated by: Denis Proulx Published: July 5, 2016 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Fiction  I’m participating in the blog tour for PEE WEE THE CHRISTMAS TREE with several other bloggers through Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for reviews and posts about PEE…
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Product Review: Starry String Lights and Globe Lights from Divine LED

I am thrilled to share this fun string of lights with you from Divine LED. These lights are teeny tiny and are on a bendable, shapeable wire that is easily wound around items or laid across a mantel. I used these lights on our basement staircase banister. I wound the string of lights along with…
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Book Review: The 13th Gift By Joanne Huist Smith

THE 13TH GIFT A True Story of a Christmas Miracle By: Joanne Huist Smith Published: October 28, 2014 Publisher: Harmony Nonfiction/Memoir I won this book last year through, but since it arrived after Christmas, I decided to save it to read this Christmas. I like reading at least one Christmas story over the holidays…
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Merry Christmas to You All

An ornament that I made in Sunday School over 30 years ago is still a reminder of  The Reason for the Season. “While they were there,  the time came for the baby to be born,  and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.  She wrapped him in cloths  and placed him in a manger, …
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Children’s Book Review: How the Grandmas and Grandpas Saved Christmas By Richard J. Gausselin

HOW THE GRANDMAS AND GRANDPAS SAVED CHRISTMAS Book I By: Richard J. Gausselin Illustrated by: Jennifer Downing Published: December 2014 Publisher: Outskirts Press Fiction Santa runs a pretty tight ship in his toy factory. Every elf has a job to do and needs to work hard to get every single toy made by Christmas Eve. Santa believes…
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Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone On Your List

I LOVE shopping for gifts for others. I take great pride in choosing the gift that I think the receiver will appreciate. I want my gift to show that I’ve been listening, I care about them, and I took the time to choose this gift especially for them. If you have ever heard of the…
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Children’s Book Review: The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer By Constance Corcoran Wilson

THE CHRISTMAS CATS FEAR FOR THE DEER By: Constance Corcoran Wilson Illustrated By: Gary McCluskey Published: August 18, 2015 Publisher: Quad City Press Fiction I’m participating in a book tour with Virtual Author Book Tours. For more stops on the tour check out the bottom of this post. Blogs on the tour will be featuring…
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Children’s Book Review: The True Spirit of Christmas By Dorothy Thurgood Manning

THE TRUE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS By: Dorothy Thurgood Manning Published:  January 14, 2015 – Paperback September 20, 2015 – Hardcover Publisher: Loretta Kids’ Books Fiction I love Christmas books. I have one whole tub full of Christmas books that I love getting out and rereading with our kids each year. If you are looking to…
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