Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. I love the lights, decorating, delicious food, buying gifts, parties, etc. The only issue is how easy it is to become overstimulated by everything. There are so many events and demands on...
A few years ago, I saw the cutest ornament filled with little books. My friend explained how she created it and told me those were all the books she had read that year. I fell in love with this...
The holidays are a magical time of year. Baking is just one part of the magic. A cookie exchange = more fun, less work! More Fun, Less Work If you’re like me, you tend to bake a variety of cookies during...
I am a mom drowning in a sea of toys that seems to multiply overnight. But I am not unique. Many parents face the challenge of managing the never-ending influx of toys into their homes. I had the privilege...
It’s the day after Thanksgiving and your fridge is full of leftovers. You could just heat them all up and have a turkey-day redo.  Or you could reimagine and transform some of your leftover feast into a Thanksgiving Turkey...
Currently, I have 8,231 photos living in my phone. I won't look at the number on my computer because I know it's A LOT! I love photos; I always have and I always will. My house is decorated with...
I recently read an article by a busy mom who challenged my thinking about sufficient housekeeping—precisely what is adequate for a clean house versus expectations of a “perfect house” that is nearly impossible at this stage in motherhood. The...
Plan now for greater energy savings this fall and winter. Taking time to improve energy efficiency pays off year-round. When you save energy, you lower your bill too. These small changes are affordable, shouldn’t take much time (unless you forget...
'Tis the season for baking and one of my favorite fall recipes is pumpkin chocolate chip bread. It is full of pumpkin spice goodness and the chocolate chips add a layer of sweet decadence. I like to use fresh...
My favorite part of transitioning from summer to fall is COFFEE. I love coffee year-round, but it's way more fun and cozy to drink on a cold day. I love going out for coffee occasionally, but I also love...