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6 Ways to Simplify Your Holiday Home Decorating

Hi y’all, I’m Lynn from Back to the South and I’m so excited to be sharing six ways to help you simplify decorating your home for the holidays! I can’t believe it’s already the holiday season. It seems as if we were just celebrating 2017 and here we are close to saying goodbye to it! This is one of my favorite times of the year, but it can also be very stressful. The six tips I’m sharing with you today…

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How To Manage Your Meals This Holiday Season

The holiday season has a weird way of stressing us out.  There’s so much involved, and sometimes it can be overwhelming to conquer our to-do lists.  Whether it’s the traditions we want to carry on or new ideas and self expectations, the load is a heavy one.  And of all the heavy loads, holiday feasts might be the greatest. When you think of the holiday season, food is at the center. From Thanksgiving to holiday parties to Christmas Eve and…

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How To Have a Stress Free Christmas Season

Christmas! The trees, the lights, the smells, the surprises, the food and the family get togethers, there’s a feeling in the air that something miraculously wonderful is about to happen. The birth of Jesus is miraculous because he is the one who sacrificed himself for us and gave us eternal life. But this season can also be one of the most stressful time of the year. It’s easy to forget why we are celebrating Christmas and focus on the parties,…

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Quieting Heart and Home During the Holidays

Quieting Heart and Home During the Holidays When I was young, my parents celebrated the holidays very simply on the humble budget of our single-income family. We lived in a small, simple town and didn’t have a lot of extras, but there was never anything I needed that I didn’t have. My dad kept a fire burning in the wood stove to heat our home, and the love between us–my two brothers, my parents, and myself–was enough. I remember tromping…

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Simplify The Season in 5 Easy Ways

As I write this, holiday decorations are going up all over the place. I can already feel the strain of time as I think of shopping, cooking, and finishing our schoolwork before Christmas comes. People are already asking what our plans for the holidays are, and the truth is we don’t have any. My parents are divorced, and our sisters are far flung so family celebrations are difficult to schedule and keep us pretty busy come December. Then there are…

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How To Make Your December Birthday Baby Feel Special

How to Make Your December Baby Feel Special on Their Birthday   December is one of the worst months to have a birthday.  Everyone is so busy with Christmas and the holidays that your birthday gets lost in the shuffle.  As an adult, it’s not a big deal.  But as a kid, it’s crushing. I remember being so jealous of my friends.  Everyone could come to their birthday-party-on-their-actual-birthday.  No one tried to cheap out on their present.  Friends and relatives…

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How To Have Yourself a Stress Free Little Christmas

If you’ve spent a fortune you didn’t have, or spent your Christmas Eve in crowded shopping malls looking for that perfect gift for your husband….raise your hand! I love the Christmas season as much as anyone, but I don’t love the STRESS all the holiday to-dos add to my already overloaded mom schedule. Between home, work, and church, I’ve got plenty on my list. BUT a few years ago, I dispensed with all the Christmas madness and revolutionized the way…

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6 Things To Declutter Before Christmas

I’m one of those people that likes to wait until after Thanksgiving to start the Christmas countdown. But with the Christmas creep, we’re barely over Halloween when the retail industry has us feeling the sudden urge to start prepping and shopping for Christmas. But, wait! Don’t start shopping just yet. Christmas is the perfect excuse to declutter. Out with the old, in with the new. Prepare for the holiday shopping season with these 6 things to declutter before Christmas: Toys  This one is…

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Savor The Season With A Christmas Bucket List

Savor the Joy of the Christmas Season with a Festive Bucket List Soft lights twinkling in the windows, steaming cups of cocoa being passed from hand to hand, boots dripping with fresh snow piled on the welcome mat, little faces bright and rosy cheeked from romping in the cold yard. Christmas music swirling in the background while angels glisten on the evergreen tree in the corner and gold wrapped packages sit expectantly underneath. These are the little moments of the…

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Ditch The Holiday Mom Guilt

The holidays are a natural breeder for mom guilt. Really any busy season is but there’s something about the Thanksgiving and Christmas season that seems to grow mom guilt at an alarming rate. The number of activities available to over-commit to, the pressure to make the season magical, the financial burdens, the family gatherings, and the list goes on and on. There’s always something you will feel like you aren’t doing enough of during the holidays. There will always be…

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