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
For years I’ve admired all the festive things Jessica Garvin plans for her girls during the holidays. I haven’t done too many extras yet with Lucas because he’s been too little to understand, he still is, but I want to get in the habit now so that when he is old enough I’m on my … More St. Patrick’s Day Fun
Friendsgiving is a holiday tradition we officially adopted last year and I think it’s here to stay. The potluck gathering brings together our wedding party peeps, delicious food and football – this Sunday it was a surprisingly momentous football game! We went low-key last year with pulled-pork as the entree but this time we went … More Friendsgiving
It’s that time of year again! Family gatherings, dinners with friends and work parities that require a dish to pass. This month I put together a list of sides for such occasions. I know the links have been unreliable on initial posting the last couple months so I’m triple checking them this time around so … More Holiday Sides
As previously noted Memorial Weekend officially kicks off the summer for me and at 80 degree weather and an open pool it’s easy to understand why. This weekend was jammed packed with activity in the best way. I couldn’t think of a more perfect weekend. Saturday morning I took Mom and B to Eastern Market. … More Memorial Weekend
Last year we hosted my Mom’s family for Easter breakfast. It went well enough but was a bit rushed because we also had to go to Danny’s family in the afternoon. I felt bad for double-booking so this year I invited people over for Holy Saturday, it was a much better arrangement. I love hosting … More Holy Saturday Brunch
I’m so in love with my house right now it’s probably indecent but I don’t care. As far as I’m concerned it’s perfect and could be a holiday window at Macy’s. I’m very particular about my decorations. I decorate my tree myself because I don’t want it messed up. I let Danny put tinsel on … More A Very MERRY Christmas!
I do a happiness jar with my MEP girls every week and I love it. It’s important to think of something positive – especially when you sometimes feel nothing positive is going on at all (a big problem for teenagers). Thankfulness posts are prevalent on Facebook in November but it’s not really my thing. Instead … More Thankfulness Tree