Growing up, Thanksgiving was filled with constants. My parents hosted. The menu changed very little. The guest list was very consistent. There was always a kids table and a sparkling apple cider toast. Now with family spread across the world and a family of my own, things have changed. Slowly our little family is forming a Thanksgiving routine, and this is my favorite part.
These Christmas Tree Mini Pizzas are the perfect kids food for holiday parties. This blog post was sponsored by Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads but the opinions are all mine. #HelloNaan
In recent years it has become family tradition that Christmas is at our home. It’s wonderful. It’s chaotic. It’s one step away from National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s also kid centric since we have lots of visiting children and we’ve got some picky eaters. So this year I’ll be making these christmas tree mini pizzas.
They look really cute and are both easy and fun to make. In fact, they’re the not only the perfect kids entree but a great activity for busy little hands. Here’s how I did it. [Read more…]
Want to know how to transition your Christmas decor into New Years decor easily? I have partnered with Lowe’s to bring you two looks, show you how to put them together and inspire you to get decorating for the holidays.
Holiday decorating is something I look forward to all year. As soon as we hit November I can’t wait to break out the Christmas decorations and enjoy them for as long as possible. My style is simple, yet playful and I love mixing colors and textures. Craig and I host Christmas in our home and frequently have family in town right up until the new year. So this year I wanted to create an entryway look that could transform from Christmas to New Years quickly.
Our entryway has always been my little space to makeover as many times as I like. Since it’s the first thing people see when they come through the door, it’s fun to set the tone. If you know me then you know I don’t hesitate to paint EVERYTHING gold. About a year ago our entryway table went from chocolate brown to gold and I’ve never looked back. [Read more…]
This post was sponsored by Hallmark Signature through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write this post, all opinions are 100% my own. #NoOrdinaryCard
Need a gift for someone who loves to bake? Or how about a parent or grandparent who wants a special activity to do with their kids or grandkids? This holiday baking gift is the perfect starter to help them create something sprinkled with fun this holiday season. I made mine for a very special neighbor who has become a part of our family in partnership with Hallmark.
Family is family. But if you’re lucky, you meet a few people who start as friends, colleagues or neighbors and become family. It doesn’t happen overnight and it usually isn’t one big thing but a thousand tiny things which turn a friend into family.
Looking for a great laptop for a child in a language immersion school or a dual language learner? I’m talking about some great features in the Lenovo Flex 4. Thanks to Intel for sponsoring this post.
This right here is Kayla’s reaction to hearing that this new Lenovo Flex 4 1480 with an Intel Core i5 processor was JUST for her. Oh and that the flex part was NO joke. Kids are awesome! If you’re like me and you have children around Kayla’s age then finding technology that you can feel good about and suits their tween needs is probably on your to do list this holiday season.
I found myself wanting to give Kayla something more powerful and interactive than the netbooks of Christmas past, but far less expensive than the laptops I work on. A touch screen would be nice too. So many of the educational programs out there are built for touch screens these days. Plus the ability to fold it up and watch a movie on it like a tablet while traveling would be even better, right?
A date is nothing more than an agreement to spend time together. It doesn’t really matter what you do, where you go (or don’t go.) All that matters is that you’re together, right? As we reach the halfway point to yet another week in which I haven’t had the foresight to investigate babysitters Craig and I are planning for a date night at home.
I recently shared a simple idea for a date night in over on Instagram and thought it made sense to share it here as well. Our favorite place to go on a hot date is a local Italian restaurant. But obviously that’s NOT realistic all the time. [Read more…]