• 24 days of Christmas: Gifts that Give Back
    We buy gifts for people every year. Although it can be stressful, I mostly enjoy choosing gifts I think my loved ones will enjoy. Sometimes I see something they’ve asked for, or something I just know they will love. Other times I give cash or a gift card if nothing really seems right. This year […]
  • The First Sunday of Advent
    Advent wreaths are not just a Christmas decoration. What they represent is pretty amazing. Even if you have never observed advent before, you can start today, on the first Sunday of advent. What is advent? Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!). […]
  • 24 Days of Christmas: The 2022 Kickoff!
    Each year, we decorate our home and we share 24 Christmas related posts during the month of December. It’s hard and it’s time consuming but it’s a lot of fun!! Each day, from now through Christmas Eve, we will share something fun and Christmas related. Here is what we have in store for this month: […]
  • Happy Thanksgiving!!
    We wish you a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving holiday! We will be out of the office until Monday, November 29!
  • The History of Thanksgiving
    How many of us grew up learning that the first Thanksgiving happened like this? Smithsonian Magazine almost perfectly sums up what most of us learned in school about Thanksgiving: “The myth is that friendly Indians, unidentified by tribe, welcome the Pilgrims to America, teach them how to live in this new place, sit down to […]
  • Fall wood signs: A Pinterest Roundup
    As you well know, I love making typographical art. Today, I have been on a bit of a Pinterest rampage, looking for new wooden signs to make. Here are some of my absolute favorites. I like just about everything on this blog post. I’d be happy making any of them. I especially love that “fall” […]
  • Why you should stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
    We have been to Dollywood before, and we loved it. We were anxious to go back and decided this time to check out Dollywood’s DreamMore resort. I’m so very glad we did! First of all, the Christmas decorations were absolutely gorgeous. The hotel is beautiful anyway, but the decorations made it even more so. Every […]
  • Free printable: gratitude journal
    This week, I’m thinking about how the end of the year is quickly approaching. For me, the end of the year is a time for reflection and working hard to be better versions of ourself for next year. I often forget while doing all of those things to stop and be grateful for the good. […]
  • Happy Veteran’s Day
    Lumber in my Minivan proudly supports and salutes our nation’s veterans! Thank you for serving and protecting our country. In observance of Veteran’s Day, we will close and reopen Monday, November 14. Have a blessed week!
  • 2022 Holiday Party Planning Pack
    This year, I want to offer you something special: I have created a holiday party planner pack specifically for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The pack includes recipe cards, November and December calendars, menu planners, and party planning checklists. For $10, you will receive digital files of these items, which you can then print on 8.5×11 inch […]

November 2022