Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards & our winner

February 9, 2013

Thanks to you all who entered our little giveaway.  We are so glad you stopped by!  Our winner, chosen in a totally random pick of the hat draw by Alana’s middle child was Shell.  Shell, your package will be on it’s way.  Stay tuned, because we’ll have a little something special planned for Easter too. […]

Valentine’s Day Made Easy & A Giveaway!

February 7, 2013

Valentine’s Day, especially for the kiddos, doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive. It can be as easy as the usual things with hearts involved. Pancakes, sandwiches, tortillas, cookies, all kinds of things can be cut into heart shapes to make them special. For a simple Valentine’s breakfast, a heart shaped toad-in-the-hole is a great […]

Happy Burns Night!

January 25, 2013

It’s finally Burns Night, and we had a great time visiting with our friends.  Our menu consisted of haggis, neeps & tatties.  We had a lovely cheese plate with a Farmhouse Cheddar with Whiskey, Wensleydale with cranberries, Red Leicester, and a Sage Derby. I made Scottish shortbread and a Tispy Laird Trifle.   Neeps are […]

Burns Night Supper

January 19, 2013

What is Burns Night, you might ask?  My husband hails from Scotland originally and his family is mostly still there.  We like to incorporate some Scottish feel into our lives. One of those is Burns Night.  It’s a Scottish tradition celebrating the life of Robert Burns, traditionally held on (or near) his birthday on January […]

A Private Selection New Year’s Eve Party

January 1, 2013

Disclaimer: I am a BzzAgent at  I am asked to try, review, and spread the ‘bzz’ about certain products. These products and/or coupons are sent to me for free and this review is my honest, personal opinion. When I was invited to the Private Selection Holiday campaign, I knew this would be perfect for […]

LaLa’s Sugar Cookies

December 20, 2012

We made sugar cookies yesterday.  It was messy and fun, and reminded me a lot of when we were younger.  Our uncle used to get a giant tin of cookies from us every year for years.I had my children with me, so I only managed to document the ornament sugar cookies.  But they turned out […]

Acts of Kindness

December 19, 2012

I’m very inspired by Ann Curry’s tweet about doing #20Acts of Kindness in honor of the children lost at Sandy Hook last week.  Laura @ Pitter Patter Art does these frequently and I’m always encouraged by her generosity and enthusiasm. The outpouring of compassion for the Sandy Hook victims and Newtown is overwhelming and moving.  […]