How to Make Character Letters (If You Can’t Draw)

This is one of my most favorite gifts from this Christmas. My talented, sweet and so thoughtful sister came up with this adorable idea to make everyone’s names out of character letters. G loved the Elmo themed letters! About each one he said “eh-mo.” As I opened them I fought back tears remembering the year my parents had … More How to Make Character Letters (If You Can’t Draw)

You Want WHAT?! The Random Christmas Wish that Sent Me On a Mad Dash

I’ve been (mostly) ready for Christmas since Black Friday (you can read about my #BF love here). All of the Christmas presents are just waiting to go under the tree on Christmas Eve. It’s been a low stress, all-ready, Paw Patrol-pups-stashed-away-in-the-closet, near-carefree kind of month. That is – until I took my boys to see … More You Want WHAT?! The Random Christmas Wish that Sent Me On a Mad Dash

Christ in Christmas: Quick Ornaments with the Kids

I asked my son why we celebrate Christmas. He responded, “It’s really all about Jesus.” Phew. I dodged a bullet. Thankfully the true meaning of Christmas wasn’t lost in the excessive commercialized Christmas at our house. Between the shopping, reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Elmo’s 12 Days of Christmas, sipping hot chocolate while … More Christ in Christmas: Quick Ornaments with the Kids

My Ode to Hershey-ets: The Peanut-free Chocolaty Goodness

When my mom was pregnant with my baby brother she kept passing on Peanut Butter M&M’s.  When I asked her why, she told me she was avoiding them because of a certain ingredient. My 10-year-old self started to worry. I mean panic attack worry. Would I really not be able to eat M&M’s for NINE … More My Ode to Hershey-ets: The Peanut-free Chocolaty Goodness

“Snoopy is Love”

Tonight is one of our family’s favorite nights of the year – the night where we get to watch our favorite pup pal and his best friend take on the world (while learning the true meaning of Christmas!). It’s A Charlie Brown Christmas! Tonight will be a special celebration – 50 years, FIFTY YEARS since … More “Snoopy is Love”