Good morning! Someone was asking me the other day why I choose to make non candy Valentines for the kids. Specifically, they were wondering about the cost and the time & effort. Besides the health benefit (yikes, another sugary holiday!), I like the longevity of the item. A bouncy ball can be played with for… Continue reading More non candy Valentine ideas
Red and pink and hearts everywhere! It must be close to Valentine’s Day! I have a few years of getting cards put together for my son’s class and tons more ideas so I can get Sweet Pea going in a couple years too. Putting together classroom valentines can be fun or frustrating. At first, it… Continue reading No Candy Valentines
Hello! I just wanted to drop in and day Happy New Year. We had to jump right back to our usual schedule around here so I’m still doing a bit of catching up from the holidays. In fact, it still looks like Christmas at our house so I desperately need to find some time to… Continue reading First week
New year’s eve has rarely been a big celebration in our household. I mean, sure, I went to the local block party with my friends when I was single. But since getting married, we’ve stayed in and had a lowkey evening. It’s actually relaxing after a fun-filled, excitement-packed Christmas season. For the past couple years,… Continue reading 3…2…1…
From our house to yours, Merry Christmas!
This is hands down my favorite tradition! I love decorating gingerbread houses. My mom still makes the best gingerbread and patiently makes several batches for multiple houses. Then, each year, we get together with our neighbors and decorate our houses. Some years the decorations are very elaborate, others are simple. Sometimes we decide to have… Continue reading Gingerbread houses
I’ll just go ahead and say this is a hard post to write. I am writing this shortly after learning of a sudden loss of a friend. While this is not the first time I’ve experienced a loss during this time of year, and I know it may not be the last, it still has… Continue reading What I really want for Christmas