10 Fantastic Chinese Food Reipces lg sq

10 Ideas For Chinese New Year Food!

In 2016, Chinese New Year begins on Monday February 8th and heralds in the year of the Monkey. Our family celebrates this holiday by feasting on homemade dumplings, long noodles (long noodles represent the New Year’s wish for a long life), yummy chicken and beef dishes, rice, and oranges ...

Continue reading »

Do you feel that New Year's resolutions are more appropriate for adults than for kids? Then try our family tradition of writing New Year's predictions instead!

New Year’s Predictions

Do you feel that New Year’s resolutions are more for grown-ups than for kids? I know that I do- I think because so many New Year’s resolutions tend to focus on issues involving our weight, exercise (or current lack thereof), reducing stress, becoming more organized, etc… it just feels more like ...

Continue reading »

Here's a great new holiday tradition (for grown ups only, of course!). Whip up some homemade Baileys to sip while decorating the tree! Serve it over ice or even over scoops of ice cream!

Homemade Baileys

I once had a girlfriend tell me about a holiday tradition in her family. Each year when it came time to decorate the Christmas tree, the grown-ups would mix together a little holiday cheer in a tall glass and sip it while stringing the lights, helping the kids hang ornaments, and adding the final ...

Continue reading »

I would like to kick my Thanksgiving table up a notch again this year- and have been looking for some inspiration! Here are 10 fantastic Thanksgiving table ideas!

10 Fantastic Thanksgiving Table Ideas!

I love to set a fancied up table for Thanksgiving. It's one of those times of year that I am not worried about the amount of dishes it adds to the evening's clean up, I don't care about the extra time it takes to make it look oh-so-pretty (in fact, I relish that time!), and I believe the extra ...

Continue reading »

I think that the key to having a stress-free holiday is to spend some time planning ahead. A few years ago I made the decision that I wanted to spend my holidays intentionally– doing the things that are important to my family and eliminating the holiday “to-do’s” that were not adding to any personal joy. Using these holiday planning printables helps me to decide what is important to my family and how I can get it all done and still enjoy the holiday season!

Holiday Planning Printables!

Welcome to November my friends! Now that we’ve turned the page on the calendar, may I be so bold as to point out that we are just 7 1/2 weeks out until Christmas?! Yikes! It's time to do some holiday planning! I think that the key to having a stress-free holiday is to spend some time ...

Continue reading »

Kids can't figure out what they want to be this year? Here are 10 awesome Halloween costumes for tweens! (Maybe this will inspire them!)

10 Awesome Halloween Costumes for Tweens!

I am having the hardest time this year getting my tweens to decide what they would like to be for Halloween. Don't they realize that a Mom needs some time to pull this stuff together? Sheesh! I spent some time searching and pinning ideas this weekend, in the hopes to inspire them to choose ...

Continue reading »