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Heart Cherry Hand Pies

Quick Valentine’s Day Treat: Heart-Shaped Cherry Hand Pies

Lucas’ class is having a little Valentine’s Day celebration with a few treats and a book exchange. I decided to make these super simple Heart-Shaped Cherry Hand Pies to share with his class. To keep this super simple, I used store bought pie dough and a really good brand of canned cherries in water (look for […]


Valentine’s Day Breakfast Idea – Eggs in a Heart-Shaped Basket

I love adding sweet touches that say “I love you” throughout the day on Valentine’s Day. I usually start by making a special breakfast with a love-inspired menu. One of our favorites? Eggs in a Heart-Shaped Basket. This is basically eggs in toast, but just kicked up a notch for this special day. Eggs in a […]

7 Layer Dip

Super Bowl Food: 7-Layer Dip Recipe

The big game is this weekend and we are making last-minute plans for a small get-together at our house. Honestly, our week has been busy, busy (as always!), which has made it very difficult to plan a big menu. The idea is to prepare a few tasty dishes that our friends and family will love […]


Valentine’s Day Family Breakfast & Gift Ideas

I adore Valentine’s Day. To me it’s another opportunity to show my family how much I love them. So every year, I try to do something to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family. It doesn’t have to be something big or fancy. Typically, it’s a meal at home with lots of sweet touches. For instance, […]

New Year

Five Tips to Start the New Year Right

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to ring in the new year. We’ve spent the past few days organizing and purging our home of unused and unnecessary things. It feels so good to renew and prepare for 2015! Below is a checklist of items that we like to do at the end of the […]

Blue Cheese Artichoke Dip Recipe

Holiday Party Appetizer: Blue Cheese Artichoke Dip Recipe

We are so excited about the next few weeks – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve. It’s time to celebrate! We go to my parent’s Christmas Eve party on the 24th and do Christmas Day at home with just us and the kids. However, we have one more party left to host – […]

Holiday Decorations

Our Home – All Dressed Up for the Holidays

There’s nothing more warm and inviting than a home decorated for the holidays. The twinkling glow of miniature lights and candles. The smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree. We look forward to decorating our home every holiday season. It’s one of our most treasured traditions. DID YOU KNOW? Kmart and Sears recently conducted a […]


Magic Reindeer Food Recipe and Free Printable

A fun activity to do with the kids this year is to make magic reindeer food that can be sprinkled on the yard on Christmas Eve. The sparkle will draw the reindeer to your house on Christmas Eve. Making it is super easy! Lucas and I made a large batch using Kellogg’s All Bran Flakes […]

Chocolate Billionaires Final

Easy Christmas Candy: Chocolate Billionaires Recipe

My favorite candy combination is caramel and nuts. It’s gooey and crunchy. Sweet and salty. So good. That’s why I love these Chocolate Billionaires. Caramel. Pecans. Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal. Chocolate. It doesn’t get better than that! This is the perfect candy to make for the holidays. It’s no-bake and super easy to make. Hope […]


12 Days of Christmas Activities – Day 12 Read a Holiday Book #12JollyDays

I have had so much fun sharing our holiday family traditions with you over the past twelve days. The final activity I want to share is one that is so simple yet so beautiful. Reading. Grab your favorite Christmas book and cuddle up in your jammies by the tree or cozy in bed and…read together. […]