An (Almost) Sugar Free Easter Basket


I promise, I’m really not the lamest mom ever. But I do have a sort of personal vendetta against sugar. To give you a little background, some bizarre autoimmune conditions run in my family, so when my body completely freaked out after my second child, I started seeing a naturopath who helped me quickly see how… [Read More]

Stocking Stuffers for the Whole Family


If you’ve been following me for some time, you’ll know that stockings are my number one favorite thing about Christmas. It’s always been a big deal in my family and it’s way more fun than the actual presents. Stockings can be filled with anything you can think of…candy, beauty items, any sort of fun tchotchke you… [Read More]

The must have holiday gifts for preschoolers


My goal every year is to stay on top of the holiday budget while making the best of our holiday gatherings and gift exchanges.  This can be a challenge, but with a little research I have been able to find gifts that make everyone happy and fit within my budget.   The past few weeks I have… [Read More]

Does Santa Wrap Gifts? And Other Tricky Questions


Is there really a Santa Claus? In my heart of hearts, my answer is still yes. There is a spirit, an energy, an air of magic, kindness, and giving that ripples its way through the Christmas season. This is Santa Claus. As a child, the Santa Magic ran strong in my house. My parents always… [Read More]

Easy Christmas Traditions You Still Have Time to Start

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I am ALL for traditions. Seriously. I’m one of “those” people. I love the memories, the rituals, the comfort that comes with doing something you’ve done so many times before. It can also bring a lot of pressure though! YOU are creating the traditions your children will remember FOREVER! Yikes. I struggle with making the… [Read More]

Christmas Craft: Make Your Own Snowman Ornament

Snowman ornament craft for kids

Each year I try to make a few ornaments with my girls. Some years we make several varieties. Truthfully some of them are just fun crafts that keep us busy on cold, snowy days and are automatically destined to go on our “kid tree.” Our “kid tree” is a small 4 ft. tree my husband… [Read More]

4 Delicious Holiday Cocktails

We may have only had margarita glasses, but that didn't stop us from drinking this martini!

The holidays are truly the most wonderful time of the year – full of family, friends and PARTIES. During this time of year, I like to try new things and experiment with the drinks I serve, especially when I’m the hostess. I find the perfect cocktail is one that pleases most (because it’s impossible to make everyone happy) and is something… [Read More]

Enjoy the Season: 4 Holiday Ideas from ALDI

Cookies in a Jar

It’s here! The turkeys have been put away and the Christmas ornaments and menorahs are coming out of the attic. Over the next few weeks, there will be shopping, parties, religious celebrations and many, many family gatherings. Every December I find myself looking for something a little new and different. Maybe it’s a new holiday… [Read More]