Ok, so did it take anyone else a while to get back into the swing of life with school-age kids? Man I was out of sorts last week! BUT! I did manage to meal plan a little last week and had some HITS as in Ed Sheeran hits (have you heard Perfect with Beyonce?! LOOOVE!)… Continue reading Weeknight Meals
Designing for yourself...that's pretty easy. But designing for someone else...it can be pretty challenging! There's pressure: what are they going to like? What are their tastes and wants and desires? It may or may not be the same as yours. I have a friend who called last week with a frantic message, "Please! I need… Continue reading Designing (for someone else!)
Well, we made it home safe and sound from our 2+ week holiday travels. Although we had the BEST break, it felt so good to be driving into our neighborhood. A bit of embarrassment poured into me as we pulled into our driveway, Christmas wreaths and swags adorned with holiday bows and lights still swinging… Continue reading Putting Away Christmas
Anyone on the heath-kick new year?!!! Me too! Well not totally. I always see January 1 as a way to start FRESH! No mom, I am not doing the Whole Life Challenge again. (She said she’d disown me if I did it again! Not really…but she said when I was participating in the WLC, “...that’s… Continue reading Getting healthy starts with breakfast!
There is a little town in the big silicon valley called Willow Glen. It is not where I grew up but it is home to my parents whom moved there when I was in College. I grew up in a track home in South San Jose that fit our family just fine, with my dad… Continue reading Walking “The Avenue”
Happy holiday break, y'all! How's it been?!!! We have traveled, ate a LOT, walked a LOT, shopped a LOT and are now about to bring in the new year. I just can't believe it. Time...slow down!!! Every other year we are in California for Christmas. My parents live in a little town called Willow Glen,… Continue reading Holiday Lights at Mimi & Papa’s
Homemade granola: a tasty treat for your family or for a lovely homemade gift idea!
Hey Ho! Christmas is just around the corner people. Can you believe it? Presents are purchased and dinner plans are a-brewing. Last week I went to our annual Christmas bunko night. It's a fun and festive evening with neighborhood ladies that have been gathering for TWENTY YEARS! Isn't that amazing and so special?! I feel… Continue reading The Perfect Christmas Dessert
There are so many traditions around this time of year. Most of them, I truly enjoy! But the kids LOVE THEM ALL!!! When I was little, I remember having an advent calendar at home with little ornaments that you velcro'd to the felt tree and by December 25th, that felt tree was decorated from stump… Continue reading Advent Calendar
I love love LOVE a signature cocktail! It sets the mood for the evening, whether it's a girls get together, a family gathering or just a dinner party with friends. I don't know about you but I have been pinning away ideas for ages and was a bit stumped as to what I wanted to… Continue reading Cheers to the Holidays!
Aaaahhhh! *Sigh of relief* I have officially put the holiday boxes away and what is out is out. What didn't make it out, isn't coming out this year, and I am OK with this. I am REALLY OK with this! I am so OK with this that the birds are chirping and the angels are… Continue reading The “Halls are decked” for 2017
Hello and welcome to our house! *sigh* I can thankfully say, *another sigh* I can welcome you into at least the entry and the front room of our home! *teehee* The rest of it is still a big heaping mess!!! (aaaahhhh!!!!) But, I can officially say we have made it past the boxes! Wooohooo! Let's toast… Continue reading One room done!
Thanksgiving is done and whether we are ready or not, the holiday season is here!!! I love it. I really do. All the fun traditions bringing you closer to your family and friends. It's a time to rejoice, a time to be thankful (wait! didn't we just do that?! teeehee!), and a time to appreciate… Continue reading Check it off your list!
Well, we are back in full swing from the glorious winter break! Did you make any New Year resolutions?! I have to say that I don't make them. I have always been a girl who does what she says and I have never felt good about setting a goal on New Year's day. It's hard… Continue reading Chaos In the New Year
Anyone else have an Elf on the Shelf? Oh my, the search is REAL each morning! High, low, in food, wrapped in ribbon. This little guy has been all over the house causing creative mischief. Oh and the giggles that ensue. It's so soooo worth it to be up early every morning watching the mad… Continue reading Elfie is SOOOO CRAZY this year!