Happy Friday friends! I recently hosted a little holiday lunch for some lovely ladies. I would love to entertain more at my home but it’s always under renovation so I feel it’s never the right time. I try not to stress over the whole ordeal so I choose dishes that are really easy to prep. … More Holiday Lunch at My Home
I don’t know about you but I am in high festive spirits. This past weekend, we put our Christmas tree up while the first snowfall of the season was happening! Add holiday music to the scene and it was very magical. See video here. I’ve also made this DIY Holiday Wreath Cake for the family … More DIY Holiday Wreath Cake
This past weekend, we went to a Christmas tree farm to get a tree for the kids’ bedroom. This is a holiday tradition that we just started last year for our little family. It’s fun for the kids and we also use the opportunity to take family holiday pictures. What better holiday backdrop than at … More My Holiday Bedroom
We have an artificial Christmas tree that we put up year after year. It stands merrily in front of the middle window. From the outside, you could see it glow and it’s even more magical when it snows. The wreaths on our windows definitely add to the magical scene. On a side note, can you see … More A (Charlie Brown) Christmas Tree Story
Around this time of the year, Zoey and Axel know that Santa and his elves are working overtime to wrap and deliver presents to kids who are nice on Christmas eve. At our home, we are also prepping for Santa’s arrival. Our Christmas tree went up the week before Thanksgiving and the littles were overjoyed to help decorate. … More Christmas Prep
Elevate your holiday drinks with festive ice cubes. Using your favorite seasonal ingredients, they’re such a breeze to make. Your guests will be delighted with the most beautiful and cheery ice cubes they’ve ever seen or taste! Talk about a great conversation starter… I made pomegranate, rosemary, lemon balm and lemon ice cubes. These will … More Holiday Ice Cubes
Fall festivities are by far my most favorite things to look forward to this time of the year. Not only is the weather perfect (all you need is some light layering to keep cozy) but everything else is also sort of magical. This past weekend, we took the kiddos to a pumpkin patch just outside … More Pumpkin Patch ’16
Just a really short and sweet post… A few quick snaps of our Christmas morning where the kids wore matching jammies and mommy and daddy took no part of it. It was very challenging to get the kids to take pictures before opening their presents because their excitement level was at a max. Our Christmas … More Christmas Morning
I love decking out my home for the holidays. It’s the one thing that I look forward to each year when this time rolls around. The mantel is such a great place to start because I can easily switch up the stuff on there. Unlike my living room which has lots of red accents, the … More My Dining Room Holiday Mantel
There are tedious ways to do things. And then there are smarter ways. Today, I’m teaming up with Hallmark to show you how gift wrapping doesn’t have to be such a messy chore. Right before Thanksgiving, I tend to watch as many holiday cooking shows as possible. For me, that’s part of getting into the … More Gift Wrapping Made Simple
This is the first post shot in our new kitchen! I’ll share some before and after projects of the kitchen soon but today it’s all about holiday mocktails. My hubs and I don’t really drink so mocktails are perfect for us. This Guava, Pomegranate, and Rosemary Sparkling mocktail fits the bill as a vibrant, cheery … More Guava, Pomegranate, and Rosemary Sparkling Mocktail
Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I’m very excited about this because we can finally cook in our new kitchen! It’s been two long years in the making so I’m ready to get my holiday hosting game on! There are so many options as what to cook on the big day … More Thanksgiving Recipes
What is better than walking into a home that smells like pumpkin, mistletoe & ivy, or apple cinnamon? Talk about instantly transforming your space into holiday heaven! I’ve been spoiled with the aroma of pink peppermint and mistletoe & ivy from Abscents Home Fragrances. What do I love so much about these candles? First and … More A Holiday Giveaway!
How was everyone’s Halloween? We had the most exciting celebration, ever. This was our first Halloween experience in our new neighborhood and it did not disappoint one least bit. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed something so crazy and over the top. After all, it’s just Halloween, right? Luckily for me, my sister … More Halloween 2013
Happy Christmas Eve!! We’ve been away for the past week and just got back yesterday night. The plan was to update with some new posts from our trip but I was greeted home with a computer full of virus and none of our browsers were working! To me not having access to the web is … More Merry Christmas!