Can we please stop turning holidays into competitive events?

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. This has by far always been one of my favorite holidays. Not just because we’re celebrating the independence of our nation, but because it’s a fun, stress-free time with family and Read More …

Top Ten Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation Starters

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*this post contains affiliate links for which I could be compensated   I didn’t want to let a Thanksgiving go by without another of my annual Top Ten Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation Starters.    The best meal ever, hands down. It’s Read More …

9 Ways To Make Spending Christmas With Family Truly Magical

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In case you missed my incredibly helpful post about how to have a stress-free Thanksgiving, I thought I’d provide a new one for all of the festivities you’ll be partaking in throughout the rest of this month and into the new Read More …

A Thanksgiving Recipe You Won’t Want to Miss

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Image: “Pumpkin stem” by Benjamin D. Esham / Wikimedia Commons.   *this post contains affiliate links for which I could be compensated I shared this recipe on my blog last fall, but it’s just too good not to pass on again. Read More …

Happy 4th!

I’ve been a little MIA out here this past week. My husband and I are hosting a family reunion right now. So, while we’re off having fun, I just wanted to check in with you all and wish you a Read More …

Mother’s Day – What I’d love to receive from my tween daughter.

Mother’s Day. The one day a year we get to cash in our “Mom Card” so that we can have and do whatever we want.   Some of us are using our Mom Card’s on things like, “everyone’s going to Read More …

5 Budget Friendly Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite days of the year. Not just because I’m a Valentine baby (I’m turning 40 this weekend!), but because it’s an entire day devoted to LOVE! What could be better than that? Read More …

8 Ways to Cure Your Winter Blues That Don’t Involve Exercise

For many of us, by mid to late January, the winter blues have set in. The merriment of the holidays has worn off, and here in the west, it’s cold. Wicked cold in some places. Couple that with the sun Read More …

9 Signs That You May Be Ready For a New Job in 2015

The New Year is here! Consequently, we’re being inundated with ideas about how to make New Year’s resolutions stick and what a great deal we can get at the gym we’ll most likely end up going to twice (is that Read More …

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Have to be Complicated – Consider This List of 10

New Year's Resolutions - 2015

Every January 1st I convince my husband to start some sort of diet, cleanse, detox or exercise program with me. And every Spring Break, roughly 12-14 weeks later, I suggest we do the same. New Year’s resolutions rarely stick because they’re Read More …