Easy Meals for the Holidays

I don’t know about you, but today kicks off a very busy weekend in my household.  Although I have cookie dough and fudge in the freezer ready to rock and will be making a simple flank steak instead of turkey for Christmas Day, I still have a lot to do between now and Christmas night.  So for dinners this week, I’ll be looking for easy and fast–and preferably one-pot clean-up.

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Christmas Made Simple(r)

I love Christmas–but I don’t like the busyness that seems to be a hallmark of the season.  A few years ago, I decided to start working on Christmas preparations in October, and I haven’t looked back.  Here’s a calendar–still a work in progress!–to keep you on track to enjoy your holidays with as little stress as possible this year.

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Editable Thanksgiving Menu Printable {FREE}

Editable Thanksgiving Menu (FREE) | Ordered and Organized

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it–next Thursday!–and I know some of you are going all-out, perhaps even creating name cards, preparing crafts for the kids, and posting your menu in a picture frame.  If you can relate and you’re looking for decor, game, or recipe ideas, you can visit my Thanksgiving Made Simple(r) Pinterest board.

If all you’re looking for is a quick, simple, elegant Thanksgiving menu, I’ve posted an editable one for #freebiefriday.

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Gift Ideas for a Clutter-LESS Christmas

Gift Ideas for a Clutter-LESS Christmas | Ordered and Organized

Disclosure:  This post includes affiliate links to items I have tried, love, and recommend.  (I would never recommend anything I hadn’t tried and didn’t love.)  If you click one these links and make a purchase, I will get a small commission, but you won’t pay a penny more. Thanks so much for supporting this blog!

Christmas is coming quickly, and whether you are trying to simplify your life a bit or go totally minimalist, you may want to avoid buying a lot of things that your loved ones don’t need or won’t use.  Here are some gift ideas that may fit the bill.

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