Snow Day Cookies

Snow days were a pretty foreign concept for me until I moved to the Midwest. In my defense, Florida schools didn’t have much reason to ever need a snow day. Hurricane days, well, that’s a different story. I also didn’t grow up knowing how the weight of winter bogs...

Easy and Inexpensive Last-Minute Gift Ideas

My friend Krista is a genius when it comes to inexpensive yet meaningful gifts. I recently shared with her the high number of people on staff at our son’s school who are supporting him as he continues to grow and develop and that I had no idea what to do to honor...

The Ornament Exchange

Christmas was coming and we had been dealing with some major life changes, resulting in a tough financial situation for my husband and me. Our children were all starting out with families of their own too. As our family gathered for Thanksgiving, we decided that the...

Picnic Perfect Cake

When I was a kid, we spent nearly every New Year’s weekend with my parent’s college friends, known to us as Aunt Janet and Uncle Bailey. They had two kids who were close in age to us and we always had a ton of fun together. Being as we lived in Southern California,...

Looking for a Minnesota Day Trip?

Last summer my husband and I decided to do something a little different for our anniversary; we went on a cave tour. Truth be told, I think we may have been some of the oldest people there. It was clear this was not your typical 41st anniversary date. But we weren’t...

Celebrating Valentine’s Day At Home

Valentine’s Day can be tricky. The babysitter has to be booked months in advance, your bank account is looking a little slim, and the restaurants are crowded. You want to celebrate Valentine’s Day, just not with everyone else in the world. Maybe this is the year you...