Christmas, Favorite Things, Food

My Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

  I love cookies any time of year but during the holidays is when it is most acceptable to eat cookies on a regular basis. Cookies for breakfast? IF I HAVE TO! Cookies for dinner? Jesus would want it that way! Cookies at midnight? If it's good enough for Santa, it's good enough for me!… Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas, Decorating, Favorite Things

How To Decorate For the Holidays Using Only the Target Dollar Spot

  Target Dollar Spot, for those who aren't informed, is the little section at Target by the front doors that offers little items for under five dollars. Back in ye olden days (so like five years ago or maybe more), they only offered items at a one dollar price point. Then Target being the sneaky bastards… Continue reading How To Decorate For the Holidays Using Only the Target Dollar Spot

Christmas, Food, Link Party

Ten Stuffing Recipes Because Stuffing is Good

  So many synonyms for good but could I think of one to put in the title? Tip-top was one. Tip-top just isn't used enough. How was your stuffing, dear? Fine job! TIP-TOP!! This post is twofold! You will not only get ten of the best stuffing recipes you've ever laid your mouth on, BUT… Continue reading Ten Stuffing Recipes Because Stuffing is Good

Decorating, Holidays, Summer

4th of July Mantle. It’s Been Awhile I Know

  *I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So please excuse the words where pictures should be. Back when I first started this blog in 2010, I would write a post about my mantel. For every season. Seems a little frivolous but all the DIY genre blogs were… Continue reading 4th of July Mantle. It’s Been Awhile I Know

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Family, Humor, Life, Link Party, Marriage, Motherhood

Whose Door Will You Tape a Heart To?

  This piece was previously published at Chicago Parent where I was a contributor. Valentine's Day in our home has a long history of being, honestly, just bad. Let's just say expectations don't ever live up. I grew up with a mom and grandma who would make amazing Valentine's dinners with pink tablecloths, balloons, candy,… Continue reading Whose Door Will You Tape a Heart To?

Childhood, Crafts, Family, Humor, Link Party, Motherhood, Pinterest

Valentine Bookmarks. That Home Depot Doesn’t Want You to Know About

I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So imagine pictures where captions are.  Pssst. Last year I made homemade Valentines. I didn't buy them at the Dollar Tree. Or Wal-Mart. I made them. From scratch. Why do I whisper? Because I don't want you to think I am… Continue reading Valentine Bookmarks. That Home Depot Doesn’t Want You to Know About

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Christmas, Family, Holidays, Life

Christmas Is

This post was originally published at Chicago Parent where I am a regular contributor.  Christmas means many things to many people. Here is what Christmas Is to our family. Christmas Is..... - a day to celebrate a new birth. - hoping for snow but never usually getting it. - singing Silent Night by candlelight at midnight… Continue reading Christmas Is