The Gravy Dilemma – Keep it Simple for Holiday Sanity

| November 19, 2012

I began cooking Thanksgiving dinner more than 20 years ago when I lived in Galveston. My friends and I who couldn’t get home for the big day gathered for the annual “orphan” dinner.

The one item on the Thanksgiving menu rarely went well. When you only make gravy once a year, it becomes a serious challenge.

It’s Less than 100 Days to Christmas!

| September 23, 2012

It’s less than 100 days to Christmas. If you want to prepare for the holiday season, check out 100 Days to Christmas. Jennifer Tankersley of LIST Plan It wrote the first version of this book last year, and she has updated the book for the 2012 holiday season. The book is a great way to […]

Goals for 2012

| January 2, 2012

I always love the start of a new year. It’s a clean slate and a fresh start filled with possibilities. This time of year, lots of us think about making resolutions, setting goals, and changing habits, and there are different approaches you can use to make changes you want to make… Here are a few ways to approach your goals for the new year.

Saving Money on Holiday Gifts

| November 28, 2011

Tough times become even more apparent while gift shopping for the holidays. While many families, including my own, have opted to skip gifts for adults or draw names, there are ways to save money on the gifts still on your list.

Checking Your List for the Holidays

| October 24, 2011

Halloween is next week, and soon enough, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas will be nipping at our heels.

It’s okay to give some thought to your holiday gift-giving now before trick-or-treaters arrive on our doorsteps. Here’s how to get a jump on the holiday season:

100 Days to Christmas

| August 29, 2011

It is probably funny to think about Christmas when we’re in the middle of triple digital heat and a drought. Reading the new ebook “100 Days to Christmas” is stirring up the thoughts of fall and winter holidays. Holidays can cause stress and anxiety amid a whirlwind of plans, but author Jennifer Tankersley is here to help you get ready while keeping your sanity and, more importantly, your enjoyment of the holiday season.