Here are some wonderful ideas from JCP !

Limor Suss Shares Her 2015 Holiday Gift Guide and Stress Free Holiday Tips  for Frugal Southern Mom readers! Please click below for her video. I was given the opportunity to ask a few questions about what to get "the man in your life", "what to buy that favorite teenager" and a few other questions to help making buying last minute presents easier on you and your pocket.

I have been given permission to host a giveaway for a $75 dollar gift card to JCP!  Sponsor: JCPenney

Please leave me a comment about what ideas you have come up with to buy that "hard to buy person in your life"!

I will be picking a winner on December 21st! Be sure to
leave a comment tonight or throughout the day till 8pm on December 21st. The winner will be announced after 8pm prompt.  The $75 gift card will be mailed out on December 22nd!


Limor Suss is an on-air contributor and lifestyle expert. Limor has a smile that’s infectious and has brought that smile onto national and local TV stations across the country including GMA, Dr. Oz,  Fox and Friends, Better TV, CBS’s on the Couch, New York Live & many others talking about the entertaining tips,  the hottest tech gadgets,  gift ideas and the latest beauty trends. Limor has also been quoted in many newspapers and blogs including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Mashable & The Next Web. Limor loves entertaining, cooking and finding the latest products.

Sponsor: JCPenney

Auto Enthusiast Gifts

Be sure to check out my recent article. It's posted at http://www.interstatedodge.net/auto-enthusiast-gifts.htm

It's not always easy to find presents for the men in our life's. If your husband is anything like mine, he has a tendency of buying for himself throughout the whole year, which makes it a nightmare to find just the right presents at Christmas. 

One of the things most women look forward to is the huge boyish smile that comes across your husband's face as he has unwrapped a present you can tell he truly loves.  Then and only then do you know that you have hit the jackpot!  Yes, you know the feeling, it's like the tabernacle choir has reached their highest almost perfect note. All you want to say is "Bless his heart" and truly mean it! It's at this time you think to yourself, as he is looking at his cherished Christmas present, you really do love this funny, crazy guy!

Christmas is upon us again and I have already been surfing the Internet for that "special present". You would think someone who loves cars or trucks would be easy to buy for but there are so many items to choose from it can make a woman completely crazy and you just want to say, OK your getting a gift card and you can buy your own present!

The Internet has also made some of our lives easier by having certain apps for phones, some unbelievable car kits filled with many small parts that is sure to make any male happy. I have learned over the years, the more parts or pieces it has the better my husband will like it.

I have complied a list to browse . Just click below. I hope you will be able to find 
the magical gift for the man in your life this Christmas. The link's below are just some of the places I looked at this Christmas.

 Autogeek has unique and useful gifts for cars and drivers at reasonable prices.

Amazon is a great place to check out. They have a wide variety of gifts to choose from.

This site is for the men who love gadgets.

If should be able to find any truck accessory you want at this site.

I love buying presents or sometimes I do, but don't forget it's not really all about the present. Christmas is also the time of the year to reach out to family and friends, it's a time to eat too many rich foods, a time to sleep in, a time to wake up to a late morning breakfast made by Mom, but it's also the time to be stuck in crowded parking lots and rubbing elbows with a lot of sweaty strangers. Yes, Christmas is a magical time of the year, so  just take a deep breath and enjoy all  the Christmas magic in the days to come. 

Check Amazon Prime! Free Gifts for Baby!

Amazon Baby RegistryHurry before it's gone! Amazon Prime members will receive a FREE gift  bundle (approximately $10 value) from NUK just for creating an Amazon Baby Registry! Qualifying is easy, simply create an Amazon Baby Registry once the promotion starts (Friday, December 18th). The first 7,000 Prime members who create their Amazon baby registry starting that day will qualify and recieve an email by January 1st with the promotional code to redeem their free gift bundle (NUK confetti duck pacifier plus top selling tooth and gum cleanser).

Check 20 Christmas cookes to eat, besides Snickerdoodles!


Check out Tablespoon.com   Sign up for the free newsletter and you will love all the "foods you can have fun with"!   http://www.tablespoon.com/collections/15/12/sick-of-snickerdoodles?utm_source=Email_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TBSP_12_20_2015     20 Christmas Cookies That Aren't Snickerdoodle

Check out Tablespoon.com

Check out Tablespoon.com  it's a new website I recently came across! Your going to love it!
It has many recipes to browse and I am sure you will be able to find that last minute recipe you have been looking for or perhaps maybe a new one to fall in love with!  Be sure to sign up for the newsletter, so you can receive recipes "that makes food fun" to try for the New Year!

This latest is great, I can't wait to try it! I have peanut butter lovers, so this will be a good fit.

Crescents, caramel and peanut butter bake up into swirls of yummy breakfast buns. Chocolate drizzle? Yes!
Peanut Butter Caramel Sticky Rolls


cup powdered sugar
cup caramel flavored topping
cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
cans Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
cup Jif® Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread


  • Heat oven to 400°F. Place paper or foil baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups. Generously spray with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  • In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, caramel topping and peanut butter until blended. Unroll both cans of dough. Spread half of the caramel mixture evenly over each dough sheet to within 1/2-inch of edges. Starting on short side, roll up each dough sheet. Cut each roll crosswise into 6 pieces. Place cut sides up in muffin cups.
  • Bake 12 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate hazelnut spread on High 30 to 60 seconds. Drizzle over rolls.
Crisco is a trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company Jif and Simply Jif are trademarks of The J.M. Smucker Company Bake-Off is a registered trademark of General Mills ©2013

Holiday Road Trip

  When it gets cold in November and December, especially in Alabama and black Friday has come and gone and for the first time in a long time you did what you thought was right, you stayed home, spend time with family and friends and actually enjoyed a non stressed Thanksgiving! It was so pleasant and you have so many good memories to look back on.

Today as you get up and fix your first cup of coffee and stare off into space, thinking its so nice to be off from work for two days straight. You look out the kitchen window and notice the neighbors already have their decorations up, and sip your coffee and think why that's nice, then suddenly it hits you like a ton of bricks, you haven't bought the first Christmas present yet and you still have all the parties, work, all the things the kids have lined up and you suddenly feel like you can't breath. You can feel your stomach starting to hurt and churn as you think about the long list of folks you need to buy for this year.   

It's funny how we let the holidays stress us out and keep us from enjoying ourselves. This year I am going to try to stop and appreciate the time I have with my family and try to make it a memorable Christmas. So what its mid December, maybe its time to just take a deep breath and go make cookies and make something special for dinner and then sit around the table and talk and just maybe we can ask each other what we want for Christmas, but try to keep the list to a minimum. 

In the meantime, I have a great a place for you and the kids to check out in Alabama. If your looking for a place to go to see Christmas lights, I have just the place. Plus they serve milk and cookies at the end of your ride. So it's road trip time, gather the blankets and pillows for comfort. Of course bring a few snacks to munch on, while you enjoy a spectacular Christmas light show!

 Let's all try to remember to stop and do something special for someone else during the holidays. Yes, I am saying "pay it forward" and hopefully some of our daily stress will go away and joy will fill our hearts instead!  

A lifetime of holiday memories await you and your family at the Festival of Lights presented by Legacy Credit Union!

 There's a little bit of Clark Griswald in all of us and no better way to get into the Holiday spirit - without the risk of frostbite - than to enjoy a dazzling display of lights in the shapes of holiday themes and characters from the comfort of your own car. Follow the path all along the property of the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre with your radio tuned to Festival of Lights Radio brought to you by Bojangle's Famous Chicken and Biscuits (93.3 FM) to enjoy a customized Holiday broadcast, synchronized to the amazing light show. Bud's Best Cookies Holiday Village for cookies and milk. The Festival of Lights presented by Legacy Credit Union is certain to delight visitors of all ages.  

Santa & the elves are busy putting the finishing touches on Festival of Lights 2015! The grand opening will be this Fri. December 4th they are open through January 3rd.


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