Family, Gifts, kids, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous

12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas: Day 10-La Crosse Technology Alarm Clock.

As the days are getting close, I am going to suggest heading to Wal-Mart for this next gift!

The La Crosse Technology Alarm clock is only $22.98 and it has many wonderful features!

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Some of the main features are:

  • 3 Light modes: Color cycling (14 color rotation), Evening mode (sunset fade), and Single color select (14 choices, such as Red, Fire, Yellow, Green, Forest, Ocean, Purple and more)
  • Natural Light alarm (simulates Sunrise) and Evening Light mode (30 min cycle simulates sunset)
  • 2 minute Crescendo Sound Alarm with programmable snooze (5 to 120 minute duration)
  • Auto-Dim Backlight with Intensity control
  • 1 Amp USB Charging Port (charging cord sold separately)
  • Indoor temperature (range: 32°F to 99°F; 0°C to 37°C)
  • Includes 5V AC adapter; optional CR2032 button cell (not included) battery for power loss

And this alarm clock is sleek and nice looking. It could be great for people of all ages!

So run, don’t walk to Wal-Mart and snag this great gift! Who knows, maybe at this price you will grab one for you as well!

More ideas coming tomorrow for those very last minute shoppers.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Clothing & Accessories, Family, Gifts, kids, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous

Christmas Gift Ideas! Day 2: Heated Blanket

During this cold time of year, a heated blanket is the perfect give for many!

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I love that this particular heated blanket is still washable, it quickly warms up, and automatically shuts off after 4 hours.

I love the sherpa material that this blanket is made out of….what a cozy blanket!

Perhaps this is even the gift you give yourself?

More coming tomorrow!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Family, Food, Gluten-Free, kids, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous, Recipes

Two Gluten-Free Potato Recipes to Make For Thanksgiving Dinner!

With Thanksgiving approaching, we don’t want to be left out of good food just because we have to eat gluten-free!

Lucky for you, I will be posting many delicious recipes to make for Thanksgiving.

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Today, we will start with two of my favorite potato recipes.

First, our favorite Gluten Free Cheesy Potato Recipe is not only gluten free but it’s simple and tasty!

These cheesy potatoes are just creamy enough that everyone will be coming back for more!

The second potato recipe is our delicious Gluten-Free Potato Salad Recipe!

This potato salad recipe has a delicious flavor with a little crunch to it as we use pickles and cucumbers.

Who doesn’t love a great Potato salad at Thanksgiving?

I hope you enjoy these two potato recipes!

Comment below if you plan to make them for Thanksgiving!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

pile of sliced wheat breads
Family, Food, Gluten-Free, Health & Fitness, kids, Lifestyle, Recipes

My New Favorite Gluten-Free Store-Bought Bread!

Recently I went to the Gluten-free expo in Sandy, Utah.

There were so many gluten-free items at the expo that I would like to feature.

First–I want to mention my new favorite bread!

The bread is Mrs. Hewitt’s Bread.

It tastes just like I remember bread tasting.

It doesn’t crumble, it doesn’t taste like cardboard.

I tested it out with a grilled cheese sandwich and it was amazing!

There was a wide variety of gluten free breads Mrs. Hewitt’s offered but I was happy with the Homestyle White Bread.

Let me know if you try this bread…it has opened the doors to many more recipes for me!

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Family, Good Reads, kids, Lifestyle

Children’s Book Highlight of the Month!

My children absolutely love the book: “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates,” by Ryan T. Higgins.

This book is creatively written and it always makes my kids laugh.

Even more, as a mother I love this book because it’s a reminder that we should “treat others how we would like to be treated.”

As we are all going back to school, this is a great book to incorporate into family reading time.

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Good Reads, Gospel Topics, kids, Lifestyle, Parenting, Relationships, Uncategorized

A Parenting quote to always remember …

When I saw this quote it struck me.

This quote reminded me that often times, I need to give my children a chance to voice how they are feeling.

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Is this a hard one for you to remember as a parent too?

You’re not alone.

My goal is to remember to let my children share their thoughts and feelings more.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Family, Good Reads, Gospel Topics, kids, Lifestyle, Parenting, Relationships

Such A Great Reminder With The School Year Around The Corner.

As I watched this YouTube clip, I couldn’t help but share.

As a former teacher myself, it is easy to quickly “judge” a student by their behavior.

But I loved that Mr. Jensen dug a little bit deeper.

Mr. Jensen went crossed the grain and was able to help one student feel better about himself, and it was life-changing!

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Such a beautiful message!

I think we could all use a few more Mr. Jensen’s in the world!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Baby, Family, kids, Lifestyle, Relationships

What This Picture Tells Me…

I came across this picture on my phone, and I froze.

I looked carefully.

Inspected the photo, and realized it was from about July of 2020.

Not quite 2 years ago, and oh, how things have changed.

Cade 4, Makell 3, Taya 10 months

All 3 of my children are much smaller, wearing different clothing sizes.

My girls have different hairstyles due to their lack of hair that was yet to grow in.

My son hadn’t been to public school yet.

No one could tie their own shoes, and all of them needed my help getting dressed.

There was no pressure of homework and learning to read, the focus was more about playing and having fun.

No one was looking right at the camera, because they didn’t know.

I remember some days thinking, goodness, I wish they were a bit more independent …getting in the car to go anywhere was so, very hard.

And yet, I look at this, and I want to cuddle these little ones again.

Yes, not quite two years have passed and they have grown so much.

Two of them are much more independent.

One has been in public school, one is going to school this fall, and another wishes she was in school.

Yes, time is a thief.

Children are such a blessing, in all phases.

All phases of motherhood is filled with trials, but all phases are full of blessings and joy.

My goal from this sweet, simple picture…

Is to love a little longer, and embrace all the moments.

Time pushes onward, too quick, and too fast.

Enjoy those moments as they come mama.

For they truly sneak by too fast.

xoxo,

Christy Lee