25 (over the top and…)Crazy Cool Christmas Lights Displays

25 (over the top and…)Crazy Cool Christmas Lights Displays

Tis the season for crazy cool Christmas lights displays and we’ve got them here. Growing up, we didn’t overdo any outside Christmas decorations at our house; just a couple of colored spotlights out front and our tree inside. But we did make a point of driving to the next town over, for this one house in particular… How much was their electric bill for all those lights? It had to have been pretty steep, considering all the lights in and around their yard. That question has rolled around in … Read more…


24 Perfectly Practical Stocking Stuffers (+200 MORE from Pinterest)

24 Perfectly Practical Stocking Stuffers (+200 MORE from Pinterest)

Who doesn’t love stocking stuffers? For as long as I can remember, stockings have been my favorite part (of opening gifts) on Christmas morning. My mother began this tradition with her fun, funky, and perfectly practical stocking stuffers, and I just love that now I can share this with my family. Related: Need a holiday hair style? Check out these 100+ styles and be fabulously coiffed this joyful season! I’m sure that not all my stocking stuffers were perfectly practical through the years; but has I got older, those stuffers … Read more…


It Cannot be December Already – catching up.

It Cannot be December Already – catching up.

I cannot believe we are in the last month of the year – it’s December already. Where did the time GO? I am trying to get caught up with everything and cannot believe Christmas is almost here. Whew. How did my emails rise to more than 1000? How is it possible that I’ve only posted a handful of times since July? And how have I managed since then? Let’s catch up. First of all, I am changing the way we do things around here. This will begin taking … Read more…


Video: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas – sung by MD!

Video: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas – sung by MD!

You know I planned to be here with a video message this Christmas Eve. And here we are – the night before Christmas (not a soul is stirring because as usual, I’m up at some ridiculous hour – ah, I love this thing I do. Truly, I am so blessed to do what I do…). But I told you that I’d stop by today and share a special holiday message with all of you. What I didn’t plan on was having someone dear to me do it better … Read more…


5 Happy Holiday Feel Good Shares for YOU!

5 Happy Holiday Feel Good Shares for YOU!

I’m still stumbling, folks. I can’t help it. There are just so many good bloggers out there and I keep getting lost in it all. But today I wanted to take a moment and share with you 5 amazing happy holiday feel good posts from five very different writers. Each of these just made me all squishy inside and I wanted to bring that squish to you. Feel free, of course, to pass ON the squish afterward, as sharing is caring, thank you kindly. Plus, it’s one of … Read more…


Welcome September – No Giveaway?

Welcome September – No Giveaway?

Good morning and Welcome September! Boy HOWDY, 2014 is just flying right on by, isn’t it? It’s crazy to see the memes on Facebook about Christmas being only so many days away already. Here’s one for ya… Okay, not exactly a count down. But Grumpy Cat seems in the spirit, doesn’t she? Anyway, let’s focus on September for a moment, here at Informed Sharing. Whew. We have a LOT planned for the month and I am so excited about ALL of it. Except one. No Giveaway? I had … Read more…