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{Joyous Holidays} DIY Cousin It Christmas Tree

by Africa
Have you ever had a DIY project go crazy sideways? It happened to me and Hunter, my daughter, this holiday season. Hubby is working his hardest to make me not go holiday crazy this year, even down to my Christmas Day menu. So, that meant no Christmas tree, too. But, I had an idea that he could not get upset about. I decided to pull together a Christmas tree for less than $2. The tree didn’t turn out exactly how I had it envisioned in my head. Sometimes I forget I am a bit artistically challenged. So I offer you […]

{Joyous Holidays} How Do You Define Joy?

by Africa
I hope you are enjoying the Joyous Holidays series. I wish I could take credit for the idea. Joyous Holidays was the brainchild of a {Rock Your Everyday Life} community members. She wanted me to find out different people’s definition of JOY. We are about a week into the series, and I felt it was time I tackle the question head on. I started out with some soul-searching. Then I read some of the things I had earlier written about JOY. One thing jumped out at me because it rang so true in my heart: JOY is laughter. It is […]

{Joyous Holidays} Gifts of Experience

by Africa
I love making homemade goodies and crafts to give as holiday gifts, but there are those holidays seasons where time is at a premium, and I could easily fall into the holiday buying frenzy at the big box stores or the mall. It is doing those busy holiday seasons that I remember to give gifts of experience. Even if I am not closely connected to someone, I know an experience will be memorable. My daughter’s birthday was a few weeks ago. I did not get her a big ticket present or even something tangible. I gave her an experience. She […]

{Joyous Holidays} Emotional Funk Fix

by Africa
The holiday season typical brings forward an entire range of emotions for everyone. There is the general joy of the season, but also the added stress of dealing with family members you don’t see often, gift-giving, past issues, and other people’s emotional junk. I’m not saying that the holiday season is the only time these suckie emotions come shooting forward, I have a few other times of the year when I get triggered, only that the holidays seem to be a trigger for most of us. I do have a few friends and family members that just opt-out altogether. Yes, […]

{Joyous Holidays} Shape Your Legacy

by Africa
Over Thanksgiving, my step-brother said we were immortal. We’re not kids anymore, so I wasn’t really sure where he was headed with this notion. I know there was a time I thought I would live forever and could leap tall buildings in a single bound, but that isn’t today. Honestly, that hasn’t been for quite some time. I guess the hush in the room was finally too much, and he explained that we are immortal because of our children. There was a bit of nervous laughter, and then we all told stories about how awesome our kids are! After the […]