#037- Helpful Hints for the Holidays

#037- Helpful Hints for the Holidays

The holidays is a wonderful time of celebration.

There are lots of things to do, people to see, and places to go.

The holidays can also be a stressful time.

Enter. Mrs. Claus.

My mother, Lois Evans, is the most celebratory person I know. She has managed year after year after year to welcome the holiday season with flare, class, and complete excitement.

I figured now was as good a time as any to ask her to share her wit and wisdom to help others make their way through this wonderful time of year.

Memories are available for the making.  Today’s podcast will give you plenty of ideas for making memories for yourself and those that you love.

Oh and don’t miss the recipes!  Links below…

Oh! And Happy Birthday MOM!!!!

(Ya’ll hit Lois Evans up on social media 🙂  Today’s her special day!)



Helpful Hints Mrs Claus


“It’s the season for giving.  Give… even if you need someone to give to you.”  @ChrystalHurst {tweet this}

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Join me for today’s chat by clicking  “play” at the top of this post or via iTunes or Stitcher.


Highlights from Today’s Episode:

“Helpful Hints for the Holidays”

  • The most meaningful moments of holiday celebrations can be simple.
  • Give to others. Even if you think you need someone to give to you.
  • What if you realize you gave your kids too much?
  • How to not “break-the-bank” and still create memories that matter.

Quick Links

 ==> Links for Today’s Show 

  1. Want to visit my sweet mommy online?  Visit LoisEvans.org
  2. Looking for recipes?  Try PUMPKIN BREAD (delish!) or SPICE ROLLS!  You won’t be disappointed.
  3. Did you miss last week’s podcast? Click HERE to listen.
  4. Want to subscribe to the blog and grab still another freebie? CLICK HERE
  5. Kingdom Woman by Chrystal Evans Hurst and Tony Evans


Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment or ask a question!

  • What traditions do you grow up with that you have continued as an adult?
  • What traditions have you adopted from others (from your husband’s family, friends, etc)?
  • The holidays can be E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E! What do you to keep the holidays financially “in check”? 



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How to Listen to The Podcast

If you’re new to podcasts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to and learn from as you workout, fold laundry, wash dishes or conquer the world.

1. Listen right here on the blog. Click the little play button at the beginning of this post.

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  1. Jennifer December 2, 2014 at 11:31 am - Reply

    This was GREAT!! Just what I needed as I felt the anxiety of planning for Christmas start to creep in! I was listening on my way to work this morning and my stomach started to grumble when you were talking about the food lol. I love ox tails but I don’t know how to cook them. Thank you so much for the links to the other recipes. After listening, I felt more relaxed and excited to plan Christmas based on our budget and still filled with joy and laughter.

  2. Gillian December 2, 2014 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Chryssy, thank you for everything. Enjoy your break, be safe. Will be rooting for you on the 14th.As a family we trying to break with some of the family traditions, by spending time away from home. Before that though, on the 17th I will be hosting a high tea for 15 destitute woman.

  3. Adrian December 5, 2014 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Great podcast! Listening to your mom speak got me excited about post holiday shopping to build my collection as well. Regarding traditions, I did not have any growing up but my husband did and we’ve carried on those traditions with our own family. Specific food on the menu, prayer and devotional before gifts to name a few. We are intentional about telling them about the reason for the season and they hear it from school all year long. I never wanted to introduce “Santa” but being around other children they picked it up. Still, I don’t push it on them but I have yet to tell them (4 & 7) he’s not real… I’d hate for them to crush the next kid who really does believe. So we will wait.
    Have an amazing holiday and time off! Best of luck on your marathon, can’t wait to hear about it!

  4. janet Brinker January 10, 2015 at 5:18 am - Reply

    I was scrolling through some sites and listening to Tony Evans and found your website.
    Many Blessings to Chrystal!

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