0

Time, Time, Time

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on December 16, 2014 in Family, Holidays, life |

What does this time of year mean to you? We are told what it is suppose to look like when we watch television commercials or see advertising. It is a two parent family gathered around a tree overflowing with gifts. But what I have found is that for the majority of us that is not our reality. [...]

Tags: , , ,

0

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on December 9, 2014 in Family, Holidays, life, Moms |

It is about this week every year that I start being asked the question, “are you done Christmas shopping?” I must admit that I am guilty of asking that question as well. It is as if it overtook the question of “cold enough?” But when I hear the same question over and over again the [...]

Tags: , , , , ,

0

Having a Clutter Free Christmas

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on December 2, 2014 in Family, Holidays, life, money |

Soon bright shinny packages are going to be placed under our tree but before you place that package please do one thing, make sure there is room for the gift. Too often we give without thinking of where people are going to put the gift. We live in a society of excesses and our children [...]

Tags: , , ,

0

It’s In The Bag

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on June 24, 2014 in Holidays, life, Moms |

I don’t know if you are like me, but I can not wrap a gift to save my life. Every holiday when I need to wrap a gift I hand the gift to MR. Simplicity and he takes it and makes the perfect cuts so that he doesn’t have that lop sided section that I [...]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

0

Clutter Free Gift Giving

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on November 25, 2013 in Uncategorized |

How do we stop homes from overflowing with “stuff” is a question that I get. The answer is simple….stop buying “stuff”! And the bonus answer is to stop having other people buy you stuff. Focus instead on other types of gifts. Gifts that we unwrap are fun in the moment, but then we need to [...]

Tags: , , , ,

0

Making Room

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on December 20, 2012 in Family, Holidays, life, Moms |

  You know it is about here: the opening of the presents from the overzealous but well-meaning grandparents. They always tend to buy the really large toys. Or maybe you yourself are buying a gift this year and you aren’t sure where it is going to fit in the house. Maybe underneath your tree it [...]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

0

Tis the Season for Stress

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on November 30, 2012 in Family, Holidays, life, Moms, money |

We promise ourselves year after year that we will enjoy the next holiday season…or that we won’t spend as much….or that we will make time for exercise….or we won’t eat as much….or we will get more things done. But we quickly get caught up in the rush of the season and soon it is the [...]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

0

What “Gifts” Mean The Most To You?

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on May 8, 2012 in Family, Holidays, life, Moms |

As I was writing my post last week on creating a happy file I really wanted to find ways to capture that feel good feeling I have when I look through my file. So I did a little experiment. I asked all of the “men” in my life to tell me something nice about myself. [...]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

4

Too Many People Buy Things They Don’t Need

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on February 14, 2012 in Family, life, Moms, money |

Too many people buy things they don’t need with money they don’t have trying to impress people they don’t even like. I know I am guilty of this in the past and sometimes it still creeps up on me! I work really hard to make sure that whatever I purchase is something I really need [...]

Tags: , , , , ,

1

Consider Quality Not Quantity

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on December 13, 2011 in Family, Holidays, life, Moms |

I always find my blog post ideas in everyday conversations. This one came while I was at a swim meet on Saturday. I was talking to another mom and we started talking about what our kids wanted for Christmas and when I spoke out loud what I was getting them, it didn’t sound like much. [...]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Copyright © 2010-2014 MS. Simplicity All rights reserved.
This site is using the Desk Mess Mirrored theme, v2.0.3, from BuyNowShop.com.