How to Pay Cash for Christmas

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… or is it?

As reported in a recent survey by Think Finance, Forty-five percent of Americans would prefer to skip Christmas

There really are a few reasons that make the holidays a stressful time for families…

According to a survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, Here are the Top 11 Things people Stress about During the Holidays:

68%: Crowds and long lines
37%: Gaining weight
37%: Getting into debt
28%: Gift shopping
25%: Traveling
24%: Seeing certain relatives
23%: Seasonal music
19%: Disappointing gifts
16%: Having to attend holiday parties or events
15%: Having to be nice
12%: Holiday tipping read more

Best Posts Of December!

Best Posts of December

In case you missed some of my recent posts during this busy holiday season. I wanted to give you the Best Posts of December!!! 

Top December Post

December was a great month for us. 

We celebrated Aidalyn’s 3rd Birthday  on December the 2nd. 

happy Birthday

I got Honest about our house in my Honesty Pictures Blog Post. 

Honest Pictures

I shared my Top Christmas Activities list

I went shopping for the Best Gifts for Crafty Kids 

We talked about Healing your Abs after Pregnancy and getting your flat belly back! 

Heal your abs after baby

And I got in the Kitchen!

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Trim and Healthy Christmas Goodies

Trim and Healthy Holiday Goodie Swap

A Trim and Healthy Holiday Goodie Swap Party! 

One of my favorite memories of the holidays is having a party where you all bake the best goodies to share. I would make all these tins full of goodies and give them to co-workers, neighbors and friends. It is an easy way to show people you are thinking about them without having a spend a whole lot of money during the holiday season. 

You can share these goodies with other Trim Healthy Mamas or you can show how easy it is to follow the plan and eat such tasty foods! 

Here is a list of the best Trim and Healthy Goodies to Swap at your holiday party!  read more

Holiday Giveaway!

Holiday Giveaway Grassfedmama.comIt’s Christmas-time!!!!

The time to give to the people you love most… 

And that means you!

Grassfed Mama has partnered up with some amazing people

to bring you this Holiday Giveaway!

 

Today we are Featuring this adorable Reindeer Bow crafted by my good friend Jaime over at Adorably Bow-tastic!

Reindeer Bow

And this Chevron Bib and Burp Cloth Set from Carly at Morgie Pie

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Both of these women are way more talented than I am! So, I’m so glad I’m able to show them off to all of you. 

Jamie from Adorably Bow-tastic is also a great photographer. She has done all of our family pictures since moving to Richmond. You can check her photography page here. She also has such an eye for trendy fashion items for you and your family. This Reindeer bow will be the talk of all the other soccer moms when they see it on your little girl this season. You can purchase one from her store here. 
Carly from Morgie Pie started sewing once she had her own little girl to play dress up with in 2010. She has grown her hobby into a great business. She can make custom order dresses and also monogram almost anything you would like! I love her monogrammed fleece headbands the most for my own gift. She can applique any idea onto shirts and add your little bug’s name to it! Send her a message on her facebook page for any orders you need this season or for all your holiday and monogramming needs. 

Good luck to all of you!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Years! read more

6 Best Trim Holiday Drinks!

Trim Healthy Mama, sugar freeHolidays are the time to share with friends and family. This year you can share how you are staying Trim and enjoying all of your Trim Holiday Drinks! 

No need to let this holiday season be an excuse for added pounds. These Holiday Drinks are the perfect solution to quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet tooth without adding to your waistband!

YOU CAN ENJOY THESE TRIM HOLIDAY DRINKS WITHOUT ANY GUILT!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Trim Healthy Mama, Sugar Free

Gingerbread Cookie Protein Shake

Sugar Free, Trim Healthy mama

Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte

Trim Healthy Mama, Sugar Free

Frozen Sugar Free Eggnog

Trim Healthy Mama, Gwen's Nest

Thin Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

Trim healthy Mama Gwen's Nest

Sugar Free Hot Chocolate stevia, trim healthy mama

I hope you enjoy all these trim holiday drinks this year and next! Remember to get your copy of Trim Healthy Mama so you can stay Trim throughout the whole year!  read more

Happy 30th birthday Adam!!!

Today is my husband’s 30th Birthday!

We have a family who likes to share! It is also my sister’s birthday!

Adam and Aleecia share a birthday (July 7th). My brother, Neill, and my niece, Jayden, share a birthday (August 17th). My grandmother and my father in law share a birthday (August 15th) –

Apparently 365 days wasn’t enough to choose from!

This year we are having a big family potluck and maybe some fireworks. It should be lots of fun.

What is your favorite birthday memory? read more