Gingerbread houses are one of my family's favorite holiday traditions. I remember my mom having some of her friends over, and hosting a big gingerbread house making party. They made the gingerbread from scratch, baked it in the oven,...
December in Columbia in full of fun – from holiday light displays to story times, festive performances and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do. If you know of any fun...
State Museum guests are invited to enjoy free children’s general admission, for ages 3 -12, from Nov. 27 – 29. General admission includes access to all four floors of the museum’s permanent exhibition galleries, as well as changing exhibitions such...
Are you ready for the holidays? The last month has been a steady bombardment of toy catalogs and festive TV commercials so I don't exactly feel like I have a choice. My kids are getting more and more excited...
Mariah Carey is loudly singing about what she wants for Christmas over the store loudspeakers, houses across the Midlands are already bedecked with lights and inflatables, and we are all eagerly looking for ways to celebrate and say good...
I love Thanksgiving. LOVE it. Of all the holidays it is still the most sincere, least commercialized ... at least, it can be if you set the focus from the beginning. One thing our family is doing to honor the...
There is no argument that 2020 has been, above all things, just weird. Virtual everything, from school to VBS to camps to church. New phrases like “social distancing” “unprecedented”, and new accessories like masks and face shields.   When I heard...
Halloween has always been one of those holidays that just brings out the inner child in all of us! I mean what is more fun than the idea of dressing up, and pretending to be ANYTHING or ANYONE you...
Ah, October. Finally, the temperatures have dipped to make outdoor activities slightly more bearable than they were a month ago. In addition to milder days spent at the zoo, the park, and the Riverwalk, October also means fun seasonal...
The beginning of October is an indicator of many things. It signifies fall, the start of fall activities and festivals, playing in the leaves, hot drinks, fall family bucket lists, and so much more. It also means Halloween will...
Apparently, I am a camper now. Never once had I ever been camping, even as a kid. I totally never pictured myself as a sleep on the ground, live in a tent kind of gal. But, I did it. And you know...
Fall is officially upon us and I am excited! It’s my favorite season! I love the sweet and spicy aromas, the gradual departure of overbearing heat, and watching the foliage outside my window turn golden and scarlet. Fall is...
With Fall just around the corner, I'm pulling out all my fleece sweatshirts and flannels. I already had my first pumpkin spice latte! Speaking of pumpkins, it's time for some family fun pumpkin patches. Here's a list of...
As summer winds down and fall approaches, one favorite family activity is going to pick apples at an orchard. 2020 circumstances have made for some changes to this, but for the most part, this outdoor activity is still something...
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The first time I went to Soda City Market I kept seeing people walk by with these AMAZING looking fruit bowls. I eventually stopped...

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