Merry Christmas from our Family to Yours as we Celebrate the Birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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Today is a day for family, friends, and for celebrating the birth of our Savior.  We are going to enjoy the peace from our Savior, savor moments of excitement with our children, and celebrate the significance of today.  We wish you and yours a Blessed and Merry Christmas.


Amazon Gift Cards for Christmas (Instant Delivery via Email, Facebook, or Printout!)


Tomorrow’s Christmas!

If you haven’t finished shopping for everyone on your list – don’t worry!  You can still pick up an Amazon Gift Card and either Email it, Post it to Facebook, Print it Out, or send it in a personalized video!


If you have an extra day to wait – get an Amazon Gift Card with FREE 1-Day Shipping.  Plus – each Amazon Giftcard comes with a FREE super-cute holiday tin, several styles to choose from!




Emailed giftcards are cute too – you can choose the design and what it will say.  I especially think my husband might be better off just getting me a giftcard like the one that admits I’m a better shopper and I should probably just go buy myself a gift ;)  That man has a knack for buying everything at full price…

However you do it – at least you know it’s something they won’t have to take back.  There’s something on Amazon for EVERYONE.

25 Days of Christmas Fun: Making Christmas Eve Special with Nativity Scenes, Bible Stories

We thought it would be fun to start doing a post each night about a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve – and many of us finally sit down and call it quits with shopping, planning, decorating and the general craziness that surrounds such an essentially sacred, peaceful day.  Christmas Eve is a good time to transition (if you haven’t already) to focusing your family on the birth of the Christ child!

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25 Days of Christmas Fun: Hot Ham & Cheese Sliders & Chocolate Pretzel Wreaths! Yummy & Delicious Recipes

We thought it would be fun to countdown to Christmas each night with a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly.

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This week has been filled with Christmas baking at the Trenum home. Earlier this week, we made  Party Mix, Snowman Crunch, and Christmas sugar cookies!! I was feeling really behind, until then. Still lots of baking to do but at least we got started.  In case you are looking for easy recipes to make with your kids, my kids helped with these! During the month of December we are still following our healthy eating at meal time as often as possible but we do add in special treats we make.

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American Girl Dolls, Minecraft and LEGO Books on Sale with Amazon Book Code!


Just a reminder this code is still valid if you haven’t used it yet!

Score some hot book gifts today only with the new 25% OFF Amazon book code 25OFFBOOK!  Here are a couple good options for gifts…

American Girl Mini Dolls for as little as $9.84 (for Rebecca)- because they come with a book they’re included in this deal!

LEGO Chain Reactions – $11.21


Choose Your Own Adventure Book Set – $9.56

Minecraft Blokopedia - $24.53 (Reg $50)

 Junie B Jones Boxed Set (Books 1-4) for only $10.10

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Please note that Amazon’s prices fluctuate and can change at any time.  Be sure to verify current price before placing your order.  Find more great Amazon Deals in ourAmazon Category!

25 Days of Christmas Fun: Capturing Christmas Memories

We thought it would be fun to start doing a post each night about a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly.

Thanks to our in house photographer, Cortney Wheeler of Cortney Wheeler Photography for the fabulous photo ideas listed below!  There are so many memories and traditions to capture of our families during the Christmas Season!  Instead, of “posed” pictures this years, think lifestyle.  Capture your kids in action, memories you will treasure for years to come. I LOVE Cortney’s ideas!!


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Christmas 2011 – Christmas Eve Appetizers.  My little man, with his broken arm.

Cooking / Favorite Foods

Before everyone “digs in” to the delicious spread of food. Get your camera out, and photograph your favorite dishes. I love the way my Grandmother’s apple pie looks, and Aunt Karen’s yummy sweet potato casserole. You could even have some relatives hold out their dishes, and they could be in the photo with it! Then, next year create a photo book of your family’s favorite recipes to give as a gift.  What better way to remember these special recipes for years to come!


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My little ones helping make fudge!

Baking with the Kiddos – This would be so fun to do with your kids!
You could capture them helping stir batter, cracking eggs, their little hands using cookie cutters shapes, and licking the spoon “Oh” the list goes on!/


Christmas 2013- Lets focus on the traditions and the details!

Trimming the tree, the lights, special ornaments, and kids stringing popcorn, the giggles… Wrapping and unwrapping the gifts. I always try to capture their excited faces!

**If you put your camera on the sports setting, it will have a super-fast shutter, and your images shouldn’t be blurry even with the fast movements of an excited child.


Don’t miss out on any of our nightly posts in our 25 Days of Christmas Fun Series. Join us tomorrow night for more Christmas Fun!

Christmas Shipping Deadlines 2015


Believe it or not, we’ve once again reached that part of December where you need to get your tail in gear on mailing your Christmas cards, and REALLY hustle for packages!  Here are the Christmas Shipping Deadlines 2015 for the Post Office, FedEx and UPS.  You might also want to keep up with a couple of the major online retailers’ Christmas Shipping Deadlines (listed below) to make sure you get those online gift orders in time…

Free Shipping Day - Dec. 18 is FREE SHIPPING DAY – which means many major retailers, like Walmart, Amazon, and Target, will honor this.  But that doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily be guaranteed to get that gift under the tree in time…

walmart-logo – 12/9 is the LAST DAY to receive online orders by Christmas (Although we’ve heard rumors of a 12/19 deadline)

amazon-logo – 12/16 is the cutoff for FREE Super Saver Shipping, while 12/18 is the cutoff for Amazon Prime 2-Day Shipping.  Here’s the handy chart from their website:

  • 12/16 – Free Non-Prime Shipping
  • 12/18 – Standard Shipping
  • 12/22 – Free Prime Two-Day Shipping
    (Try out these benefits with a FREE 30-Day Trial of Amazon Prime!)
  • 12/12 – One-Day Shipping (Free 1-Day Shipping and Box with purchase of an Amazon Giftcard)
  • 12/2 – Same-Day Delivery

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzztarget-logo_thumb.jpg - 12/17 or 12/18 will be your last chance to take advantage of their FREE 3-5 Day Shipping, no minimum order required.  If you don’t mind upgrading, 12/22 for Premium Shipping and 12/23 for Express Shipping.


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Christmas Shipping Deadlines 2015:

12/14 – FedEx Smart Post

12/15 – Post Office Standard Post

12/16 – FedEx Ground or Home Delivery

12/18 – UPS 3-Day Select

12/19 – Post Office First Class Mail

12/21 – Post Office Priority Mail ,FedEx Express Saver

12/22 – UPS 2nd Day Air, FedEx 2nd Day or 2nd Day A.M.

12/23 – Post Office Priority Mail Express, UPS Next Day Air, FedEx Overinight

12/25 – FedEx Same Day


Star Wars Gift Ideas | Games, Hoodies, Slippers, Headphones


Right now at Kohl’s there are several great Star Wars gift ideas for kids on sale – and if you got a nice Kohl’s Mystery Code today you can get an even better deal!

Regardless of your mystery code – you can get 20% OFF with code SNOWYDAY and $10 in Kohl’s Cash starting today.  Here are some of our favorite gift ideas!




Star Wars Full Zip Character  Costume Hoodies – $19.99 (Reg $40)
Only $16 after code


BB8 or The Force Awakens Headphones $14.99 (Reg $30)
*You can’t use codes on these but you can get Kohl’s Cash!



And check out some of these great toy deals (Prices are after 20% off code)



Star Wars Character Slippers - Starting at $7.99
Only $6.39 after code 

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Check out 13 Ways to Save at Kohl’s to learn all the shopping tricks you need to score great deals.

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