Is it time for holiday cocktails? Yes, yes it is!

It's time to eat, drink and be merry with these holiday cocktails! Don't worry, I won't tell anyone if you're NOT having a party! Holiday Cocktails 1. Vanilla Cranberry Mimosa | Honey and … [Read more...]

More than just milk.

Most of you probably don't know I grew up surrounded by dairy farms. That my first experiences with milk were not from the grocery store. Things have changed since then, and while I no longer live … [Read more...]

Holiday Craft: Advent Calendar Tins

You know that moment in the crafting world when the idea you had in your head works perfectly? You know how it NEVER happens. Well it did. I made it happen. Last year my mom ordered the kids some … [Read more...]

Amazon 25 Days of Christmas 2014 TV and Movie Schedule

Monday, December 1 (4:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979) (5:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) … [Read more...]

No time to cook Easter dinner? Try HoneyBaked Ham!

It seems over the past few holidays when I've had a lot of cooking to do, one of the kids brings home something from school and I get sick. It doesn't seem fair. Granted, I'm just cooking for our … [Read more...]

Holiday Traditions: Christmas Ornaments for gifts

I'm big on holiday traditions. Whether it's baking mountains of cookies, putting the tree up the week of Thanksgiving, christmas jammies or buying my kids Christmas ornaments for gifts each year so … [Read more...]

Do you have battery operated toys on your holiday wish list?

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Duracell. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Now … [Read more...]

Pumpkin carving time with family!

My mom took the train out earlier this month to help watch the older kids while I attended the ABC Kids Expo with Edison. We wanted to plan some family activities while she was here, and since it's … [Read more...]

The Maven’s Lucky Mint Brownies

While I do love brownies from scratch (and I promise that isn't as hard as it sounds) sometimes just embellishing your favorite boxed mix is all you need to make a fun and tasty dessert for St … [Read more...]

And so it begins, 25 days of Elf on the Shelf #elfontheshelf

We bit the bullet, it's our first year with Elf on the Shelf. It's double trouble at our house, with TWO elves to deal with. What will happen over the next 25 days? Will the elves be naughty or … [Read more...]

Is There Really a Santa Claus? Kids Will Truly Believe When Santa Writes Back

Is There Really a Santa Claus? Kids Will Truly Believe When Santa Writes Back WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service is helping keep the enchantment of Santa Claus alive with its “Letters From … [Read more...]

Easter Memories start with Paas.

I've been dying Easter Eggs with Paas tablets and Heinz Vinegar for as long as I remember. We won't get into how long that is, but it's long enough. :) Now that my kids, well, at least Sebby, are … [Read more...]