HELLO, SPRING!

  Hello, Spring…we made it! Today marks the first day of Spring! This definitely calls for a celebration. My daughter and I have been spending the past few days playing outside. She just made a new “leap” and everything is becoming about going outside. Including, banging on the windows and wearing her coat and winter …

15 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR MOOD

The skies are a dull gray, with no sign of the sun.  It’s mid-march, the final weeks of winter. You think you made it through, but then it hits you… the winter blahs. For me, this is a case of feeling unmotivated, bored, uninspired, and sometimes sad. The blahs seem to come from out of …

When Warm Weather Knocks

When warm weather knocks… grab a Corona! These past few days have been a gift of Spring wrapped in the sunshine of February. The days are starting to get longer, giving me hope for an early spring. Here in the Mitten we have had gorgeous weather. The hubby and I decided to take full advantage: we pulled …

A CHRISTMAS TRADITION

“Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday. I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it, hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents. But mostly I love having family and friends gathered, and sharing traditions.” — Ellen Hopkins This year was our second year going out to cut down a fresh …

Christmas Clutter Hack

The leaves have all fallen in our front yard and have been cleaned up. Thanksgiving has come and gone. It’s officially December and it’s time to start putting out the Christmas decorations in our house.  Undoubtedly, a new collection of items throughout the year have managed to find  a home on our bookshelves, like my cookbooks. We …

85 Things to Do This Christmas Season

Christmas season is the best! There are so many activities to engage in and of course, best of all, our introverted friends and family  who try to avoid us all year feel obligated to hanging out and making memories with us! Don’t worry, I am not judging you introverts; I am part introvert myself, but my …