Giving Tuesday offer: FREE Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap for you + $15 for World Vision!

Y'all. I really could not be more excited to share this offer with you today. Remember I told you about ePantry a few weeks ago? At that time, they offered a $10 coupon plus a FREE bottle of Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Cleaner for Life Your Way readers. And, as I said, our family also received $10…

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Why buy fair trade + a World Vision Gift Catalog giveaway {101 Days of Christmas}

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Sarah ([email protected])! I love Amazon as much as the next guy. In fact, I probably love Amazon more than the next guy. It's convenient, saves me money and has pretty much anything you could ever want for sale. Which is really helpful when you live in the boonies and don't…

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Hot cocoa stand for charity {101 Days of Christmas}

The other day we got a letter from our sponsored child in India, and it included a little pamphlet about the World Vision Gift Catalog. The girls immediately began to read about giving ducks and goats and chickens and cows to families around the world and, without any prompting from me, started hatching a plan. They…

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Gifts for the person who has everything {101 Days of Christmas}

It's always a challenge to buy gifts for the person who "has everything." Of course these people don't actually have everything, but whether they're wealthy or not, they have all that they want or need, which can make it hard to purchase gifts that will be special and not just create clutter. Photos & Artwork…

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Farm animals for Christmas {101 Days of Christmas}

As I've mentioned before, giving is important to our family all year long, but we especially love to give at Christmastime, when it's too easy to fall into the trap of commercialism and wanting more things. This year at Life Your Way, we're sharing our Christmas to provide farm animals to families in need. Yes, farm animals! By giving…

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50+ traditions to inspire your holidays {101 Days of Christmas}

In our house, we always say it's not really Christmas until the candy cane cookies have been made! Our family is big on traditions. We believe that traditions -- things you do again and again and look forward to each year with anticipation -- build the strongest memories and carry the most meaning. Whether those…

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Practical ways to encourage kids to give {101 Days of Christmas}

While giving and generosity are character traits we cultivate in our family all year long, we like to focus on giving even more during the holidays as a way to offset the "gimme" mindset that so easily creeps in. We do this through giving not just money but our time, by investing in our community, by…

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Why traditions matter more than Pinterest {101 Days of Christmas}

With less than 100 days until Christmas, the craziness of Pinterest at the holidays will soon be a reality. While I love Pinterest -- and love Christmas (obviously!) -- I am not a fan of "keeping up with the Joneses" or giving in to the pressure of expectations. At any time, really, but especially at the holidays.…

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Introducing the 101 Days of Christmas sponsors

This week the weather is finally cooling down and we're dreaming of bushels of apples, fresh apple cider donuts, carving pumpkins and scarecrows on the porch as we welcome fall! But if you've been hanging around very long, you know that September also means the start of the Christmas season here at Life Your Way.…

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