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Prep Your Kitchen for the Holidays!

December 13, 2019

The season for entertaining is here. Whether you throw big parties this time of year or host intimate dinner engagements or expect to see plenty of drop-in guests, it pays to prep your kitchen for the holidays. A clean, well-ordered kitchen can help you get through the holidays with your sanity in tact. Heck, you […]


27 Family Christmas Movies to Enjoy at Home This Holiday Season

December 12, 2019

With lots of family, friends and neighbors visiting your home over the holidays, you will want to have a selection of films on hand to entertain guests of all ages. We’ve put together a list of the best family Christmas movies to help you out! All of these are titles our family loves. I hope […]


How To Host a Christmas Gift Exchange Party

December 9, 2019

One of the best parts of the holiday season is getting together with friends and family to celebrate. On a tight budget? Don’t skip the festivities, throw an inexpensive Christmas gift exchange party. Everybody saves money by giving only one present this holiday season instead of buying gifts for every friend. It’s a fun solution […]


How Do You Express Your Holiday Style?

December 9, 2019

Do you have a preferred holiday style? Thanks to our partner, Shinesty, we have some ideas to take your holiday fashions to a whole new kitschy-cool level! You’ve heard the expression “night and day”? That’s my sons! My sons couldn’t be more different in personality, interests and temperament. One thing they do have in common, […]


Best Holiday Decorations for Your Barn

December 8, 2019

Who says that the barn doesn’t need some holiday cheer? There are plenty of safe, equine-friendly holiday decorations for your barn that will enliven everyone’s spirits! When decorating the barn, it is essential to choose safe decorations. Ones that will harm neither the people nor the horses who patronize it. Fortunately, it is not difficult […]


12 Days of Awesome Gift Giving | 2019 Rural Mom Holiday Guide

December 7, 2019

Each year we strive to find you an interesting selection of gifts for the holidays – ones we feel will be well appreciated and suitable for a wide range of gift recipients. There’s definitely a little something for everyone in this year’s batch. From foodies and travel buffs to gardeners and grandkids, there is an […]


One Act of Kindness Sparks Another in KLAUS (+ a Giveaway!)

December 6, 2019

Are you looking for a heart-warming holiday film to watch this season? Netflix is partnering with me to share our love of the new film, KLAUS, and the opportunity for you to win a very special KLAUS prize pack! I’m an early adopter of Netflix and have had a membership longer than I can recall. […]


Tomato Bread with Serrano Ham and Parsley Pesto + Bobby Flay At Home Recipe Book Giveaway!

December 4, 2019

Bobby Flay’s Tomato Bread with Serrano Ham and Parsley Pesto is my new holiday go-to recipe! Simple, delicious and chock full of incredible flavors, it’s everything you expect from the new Bobby At Home cookbook. Clarkson Potter sent me a copy of this lovely cookbook and is partnering with me for a giveaway! Bobby at […]


Bring your favorite Italian café to your Kitchen with Clio Coffee

December 3, 2019

On Rural Mom, you certainly hear me talk a lot about sustainability as I’m very dedicated to being a good earth steward. Until now, I’ve been disappointed in single brew coffee makers, primarily because of the plastic waste from the pods. Secondary, from the overall lack of a quality brew. Clio Coffee has solved both […]


Last Minute Decor Tips for Thanksgiving

November 26, 2019

Turkey and pumpkin pie always decorate the Thanksgiving table, but sometimes the rest of the house needs a little help. In this case, we’re thankful it’s never too late for a little last minute decor for Thanksgiving! When we’re in the holiday mood, Thanksgiving often gets overlooked with the Christmas rush. It really adds to […]


Five Mistakes That Will Break Your Black Friday Budget

November 25, 2019

The holiday season is here and you’re all set with a budget. Great! That puts you steps ahead of the majority of people. However, it’s easy to make mistakes early in the shopping season, especially ones that will break your Black Friday budget. Before you head out to begin your holiday shopping, let’s step back […]


Nourishing Gifts for Foodies | Rural Mom 2019 Holiday Guide

November 23, 2019

We have so many foodies and home chefs that join us on our journey each day and this guide is for you! Welcome to our second annual “Nourishing Gifts for Foodies” Holiday Guide. You’ll find that all the goodies on this list excite the senses or enhance the experience in and outside the kitchen. In […]