Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

monetMost of us have no idea what to do in the face of this tragedy, but here is something small we can all do with our families.

Preschool Diary
Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Returning Art Student
Simple Monet Watercolor Class

Pet in the Pocket
Simple Pocket Pet Gift

Houston Book Club
Total Money Makeover

El Paso Book Club
Days of Blood and Starlight

Detroit Book Club
All Hallow’s Eve

Simple Gift Ideas

fishStill scrambling for Christmas, or planning for New Year gifts? Here are some super simple, easy ideas.

Craft Book Club
Easy Homemade Gift Idea: Craft Kit

Party Games
Special One of a Kind Gift: Personalized BINGO

The Moms Who Blog
Wreck It Ralph

Super Mom Says
Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

Mom Knows First
Rise of the Guardians

Indianapolis Book Club
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem

More Daily Deals

Fancy using some Nasal Ease while lounging in your inflatable chair, applying some discount lotion and playing Wii AND Words with Friends? Then have I got the deals for you!

eShopper Forum
Family Dollar: Save $1 on Suave Hand and Body Lotion
Wii: Your Shape for $11.66
Nasal Ease: Save $6 with Coupon
Words with Friends: Save $3
Inflatable Chair and Ottoman: $16.49 at Kmart

Good News and Great News

reindeerI hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, Yule, or other celebration this week. My family’s was absolutely amazing this year. I couldn’t have asked for a better week, let alone holiday! We had a wonderful day at my parents’ house eating pasta and playing games. Everyone was healthy and we had so much to be thankful for.

Santa totally tricked Wood Sprite by putting her “big” gift, a Pygmy Puff from Harry Potter, in an oatmeal box. I said, “Santa must have known you needed to eat more fiber!” and she was livid! I have some pretty great pictures. The one of her face lighting up when I made her open the oatmeal box is even better.

Some good news: While I can’t share the links due to ghostwriting, I have been writing a lot for several new-to-me places and it’s been a lot of fun. I have written 8 press releases, several longer articles, and over a dozen short articles about everything from cocktails to dog obedience. I wish I could share them, but I did want to note that they’re pretty cool–and they’re keeping me busy. 😉

Some great news: I am able to write at my favorite site again starting today! Yay! Look for more links soon. Between my work there and my new clients, I can almost smell the paint in our new house…

2013 is going to be fabulous!