December is so exciting as a kid – the countdown to Santa, parties at school, family gatherings, an endless array of sweet treats. It’s the best time of the year and possibly life. But once you reach a certain age, December is nice but not quite as special and into adulthood more work than reward. … More The 24 Day To Christmas
Turns out Magnolia magic is like pixie dust – all you need to do is believe. After reading about Joanna’s flower workshop, I was inspired to host a flower party for Mother’s Day. I enjoy fresh flowers but more often than not I receive them as a hostess gift and hurriedly cut the stems and plop … More How to Host a Flower Brunch
I use the month of November to be thankful. A few years ago we started the tradition of the Thankfulness tree (although altered slightly) and this year it was bigger than ever. Every guest that visits writes what they are thankful for – we get one-word answers or epic poems – and hangs it on the … More Thankful
It’s that time of year again. America’s birthday a.k.a. the time Americans spend their evenings wondering if it’s fireworks or gunshots filling the night air. As frustrated as I usually am with this country I’d still rather live here than most places, so here’s to another 238 years! Best part of the holiday is the … More Happy Friday/Happy 4th
We bought a real camera last week and Danny has been learning photography tricks. I’m really impressed with his skills and super excited to have better pictures on the blog. I’m partially Irish and feel obliged to celebrate my heritage on St. Patrick’s Day. I also feel older and as a recently married person … More A Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
It’s officially winter in Michigan. Our first snowstorm of the season. I think it’s the earliest we’ve had in a while. The roads are awful! If I wasn’t use to snow I’d be freaked out. No salt and no plows! Amazingly, I saw no accidents to or from Cara’s house. A true miracle because it’s … More Christmas Cookies
I had twenty people over for Father’s Day brunch this weekend. I love having space to entertain and things went really well. I decided to try my hand at a cake again for the occasion. Normally such feats don’t end well so I don’t know why I decided to brave a rather complicated recipe. Nevertheless, … More Bee Sting Cake
Danny said he wanted to play BSG everyday during Christmas break and he darn near got his wish. We played nearly everyday!!! Then we ended up playing this xBox game Nick introduced us to call Peggle. I’ve basically spent the past week playing games. We invited Brett, Lindsey and their girls over to Mom’s … More Happy New Year!