A Very Merry Christmas

It has been quite the December!  Packing, moving, unpacking, and then, Christmas! We managed to put up our tree on the 23rd and decorated as part of the Christmas celebration before opening gifts with family on the 24th. And now I’m going to leave it all up through January, because, why not! My sister baked […]

Holiday Gift Guide For Mamas

Ever since the want/need/wear/read philosophy for gift giving was born, I’ve tried to follow suite. It just makes sense! Especially for kids (and that gift guide is coming later this week!). Want/need/wear/read (with an extra category of “do” for experiences!) works well for mamas too, and in my case, just goes to show that I’m […]

French Toast Casserole

Christmas Eve is tomorrow which means you must which up this recipe stat! It’s seriously the coziest breakfast to have ready to go (I recommend prepping the night before) for family gatherings and holidays. Honestly, just looking at it is making my mouth water while I check the pantry for ingredients! I first met French […]

Pie Parfaits

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareTheJoyOfPie #CollectiveBias Today is a day for a very fine dessert recipe … pie parfaits! Pause for a moment and think about all the holiday meals and gatherings you encounter throughout the year. After a big meal, everyone wants to […]

Party Perfection — Hot Chocolate Dip

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TraditionsToGo #CollectiveBias In so many ways, this year is the beginning of new traditions for our family. The biggest and most exciting being baby’s birth day! It’s still a toss up as to if baby will arrive before, during, […]

Finding The Good In Christmas

To be honest, Christmas, and December in general, isn’t always the greatest around here. It holds some sad anniversaries for our family – some decades old and some quite fresh; all of which offer a dull, throbbing pain while we smile and attempt to embrace the season’s activities, remember Christ’s birth and create traditions for […]

Christmas Countdown

Hello December 1st! I wanted to take quick moment and tell you that I want to do all the things with you this month. I want to make a thousand cookies and go Christmas caroling while bundled up in my favorite scarf. I want to visit Zoo Lights and Snowflake Lane, Holiday Lights and all the […]