Nothing says “craft time” quite like the Christmas season. And craft time is in full swing at our house. If you know me at all from my personal blog, then you recognize that I’m a bit obsessive. Well, it’s...
  'Twas the morning of Christmas, when all through the house The children were stirring, including the spouse. They ran to the tree, to see what was there: Presents galore, and all wrapped with care. Doll houses, kitchen sets, a tool bench too! But where...
December seems to be the month of the cookie -- decorating, swapping, and gift giving every flavor from sugar to chocolate to peppermint. This year, why not go beyond the cookie? Here are four creative sweets that are easy to...
The countdown to holiday gift-giving has begun. Your list is long, but your wallet is slim. There's no way you're going to be able to give all the gifts you want ... or is there? Last month I told you...
Want a simple inexpensive craft project for your older kids to do while you and dad are trying to wrestle the lights on the tree? Your house will smell like the holidays when you make cinnamon applesauce ornaments. All...
My boys are of the age where they are interested in helping me in the kitchen. They are also of the age where they will snack me out of house and home if I'm not careful. One of their...
“Crafty” is not a word I often use to describe myself. “Artsy”, maybe -- if that means I enjoy parading through an art opening with wine and cheese in hand. If you look at my Pinterest boards you would...
My family is one of those crazy families whose Halloween costumes are epic because they match. The best advice I can give when trying to think of an awesome family Halloween costume is to talk to your kids. Find out...
It isn't even Halloween yet, but the stores are already stocking tree ornaments and wrapping paper. It's the time of year where holiday parties and family traditions run rampant. Everything from traditional Christmas Eve dinners and Chanukah celebrations to...
Halloween is all about dressing up - dressing up ourselves and our kids, dressing up our homes, sometimes even dressing up our pets - so why not also dress up our food? Here are five ideas to make ordinary...
Have you noticed the chill in the air around Columbia? I think we can officially say, “Winter is coming …” (Game of Thrones is still socially relevant, right?) It's been officially fall for nearly a month, but my son...
Later this month my preschooler will be celebrating Halloween with a Pumpkin party. There's nothing cuter on Earth than a bunch of toddlers parading around in their Elsa and Superman costumes, completely jacked up on sugar. Lots and lots of...
Fall is here! The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing color (okay, maybe not here in Columbia, but at least the fall flavors are out in full force at Starbucks). One thing that has always signified the start...
Holiday baking season will soon be upon us, and I will be ready! My boys are getting old enough that they enjoy helping in the kitchen, and I look forward to making memories as we prepare holiday goodies and...
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