Holidays

  • A DIY Christmas Ornament? Made By ME? I love making crafts. I've always loved to walk the aisles at Michael's, imagining the amazing wreath I would make, or painted birdhouse. Or perfectly iced cake. The problem is crafts don't really love me. And by that, I mean, have you ever perused the #pinterestfail hashtag? Or [...]

  • Ah, Black Friday. The one day a year that sales are almost overwhelming in number. Well, except now there's Cyber Monday right after. Whatever - Black Friday and Cyber Monday (or BFCM, as some call the combined holidays - yes. I'm serious.) crowd my inbox every year. And ever year there's some sale that I [...]

  • I start looking forward to Halloween decorating in about August. If you follow me on social media, y'all know by now that I love getting ready for the holidays. But there are definitely¬†years when procrastination rules and I'm scrambling to throw together some last-minute pumpkins or ghosts. Or years where I put everything up only [...]

  • Have you ever considered spending a long weekend in Savannah, Georgia? If you haven't, you should. Having grown up just a couple of hours to the south, I've spent time in Savannah over the years. But most of that time was for weddings, parties, or holiday weekends like St. Patrick's Day, which is not exactly [...]

  • Halloween kicks off our holiday season. But coming up with family Halloween activities can be hard. Ours is a blended family with complicated dynamics - but what's uncomplicated is that we are always looking for fun things to do with the kids. Whether it's for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Valentine's Day, holidays are a great [...]

  • The holidays can be a challenging time for blended families, especially for the kids. So it's important for a new family to establish some customs that everyone can look forward to each year.

  • A DIY Christmas Ornament? Made By ME? I love making crafts. I've always loved to walk the aisles at Michael's, imagining the amazing wreath I would make, or painted birdhouse. Or perfectly iced cake. The problem is crafts don't really love me. And by that, I mean, have you ever perused the #pinterestfail hashtag? Or [...]

  • Ah, Black Friday. The one day a year that sales are almost overwhelming in number. Well, except now there's Cyber Monday right after. Whatever - Black Friday and Cyber Monday (or BFCM, as some call the combined holidays - yes. I'm serious.) crowd my inbox every year. And ever year there's some sale that I [...]

  • I start looking forward to Halloween decorating in about August. If you follow me on social media, y'all know by now that I love getting ready for the holidays. But there are definitely¬†years when procrastination rules and I'm scrambling to throw together some last-minute pumpkins or ghosts. Or years where I put everything up only [...]

  • Have you ever considered spending a long weekend in Savannah, Georgia? If you haven't, you should. Having grown up just a couple of hours to the south, I've spent time in Savannah over the years. But most of that time was for weddings, parties, or holiday weekends like St. Patrick's Day, which is not exactly [...]

  • Halloween kicks off our holiday season. But coming up with family Halloween activities can be hard. Ours is a blended family with complicated dynamics - but what's uncomplicated is that we are always looking for fun things to do with the kids. Whether it's for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Valentine's Day, holidays are a great [...]

  • The holidays can be a challenging time for blended families, especially for the kids. So it's important for a new family to establish some customs that everyone can look forward to each year.