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
  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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