My Top 10 Favorite Hallmark Christmas Movies

Now that Thanksgiving has passed  it’s officially Christmas movie season! Ok, so I don’t really abide by those rules, but to keep the peace, we’ll pretend. Hallmark Christmas movies are another addiction of mine.  (I seem to have many).  I have purchased many of them so that I can watch them whenever I need an Read More


Start each day with a grateful heart…

Today is the day that people feel the most grateful. Yes, Thanksgiving is a day to reflect on our blessings and share amazing food with those we love the most. However, starting with this Thanksgiving day, I challenge you to to try and feel grateful everyday.  Tomorrow morning wake up, stretch, and think of something Read More


Thanksgiving preparations!

Thanksgiving is definately my favorite holiday.  What’s not to love?  Family, food, and tons of fun! Each year hubby and I get up at our leasure, turn on the Hallmark Channel or Christmas music in the kitchen and start cookin’!  We try to prep as much as we can before the big day so that Read More


Something fun for a good cause

This time of the year really gets me into the sharing mode, especially if it benefits an amazing foundation in the process. The Food52 Seventh Annual Holiday Swap is one of those events that I am extremely excited about participating in!  This is the first year that I will be a part of this swap and Read More


Cook once for multiple meals

We are all busy and looking for ways to maximize our time.  I have such high hopes for meal planning and prep, but it never comes to fruition.  Once the weather starts to turn chilly we start stock piling freezer meals for days where there just isn’t enough time or energy to cook from scratch. Read More

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My Favorite Apps

It took me about 3 seconds to fall in love with the first Kindle I ever bought.  I have always been an avid reader so when the opportunity arose to make things easier by not having to lug a gigantic, bulky book around, I jumped. We were going on a month-long trip and not having Read More


Favorite gift ideas for kids

I don’t know about you, but when we decided to incorporate a playroom for our kids in the basement remodel, we had this fantasy of never stepping on a tiny toy or seeing crap everywhere.  Epic fail. We are trying to get away from all the toys taking over our house.  When the kids aren’t Read More


Chocolate Banana Bread

This banana bread from One Upon a Chef has made it’s way into our breakfast rotation!  (I promise I’ll post recipes for lunch and dinner soon!) The kids looked at it, found it unappealing and started to whine.  When I told them there were bananas, chocolate AND chocolate chips, they hesitantly took a bite and their eyes Read More

November Favorite Things

Happy Sunday everyone! I feel on track now as I am not waiting until the middle of the month to do my  November Favorite Things!  We are getting into the colder months so you are going to find some super comfy  things as well as must-haves for Thanksgiving.  This one may be a little long Read More