Insatiable Munchies

The holiday season marks the onset of endless spreads of delicious desserts, tasty munchies, and of course the tiny voice inside granting permission to cast off restraint and indulge. Even though holidays only come around a few times a year, unfortunately my desire to...

Five Ways to Have a Merry Little Christmas

Our daughters were in elementary school when we took a Christmas road trip to Arizona to visit my husband’s snowbird parents. We left evergreens and snow for cacti and desert temps. And instead of a traditional Minnesota celebration with extended family, we served...

Buy Once, Give Twice

I love Christmas, but every now and then I need a little inspiration to help me choose the perfect gift for friends or family. Maybe you do, too. I especially love to give gifts that not only benefit the recipient, but also benefit others. This is not always possible,...

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...

Colors of Christmas | Jesse Tree

When most people in America think about Christmas, visions of reds and greens (and maybe sugar plum fairies) dance in their heads. This is likely because sometime in autumn, stores begin to fill their shelves with glittering reds, shiny greens, and banners of “Happy...