Merry & Bright.

                   Oh, Christmas Eve… we had fun with you this year.  My in-laws host a family party every year on Christmas Eve which always proves to be a good time.  For the past three years, we have added a white elephant game for the adults after drinks, dinner, and many many desserts.  This year, however, […]

Candy Melt Oreos

Because Oreo cookies aren’t already addicting as-is, I thought I would spice a few of them up (as well as some pretzel rods) for the holidays.  Thanks to Pinterest and a work party, this became a reality today: I am sure these will bring some holiday cheer to our Christmas celebrations.  Super easy to make; […]

The Great Christmas Tree Hunt.

  How perfect was Sunday for our annual Christmas tree hunt at our favorite Christmas tree farm??  We lucked out… and found a pretty great one this year, if I do say so myself.  As usual, I am pretty happy that we have vaulted ceilings; we always seem to pick us a 9 footer.

My Life: According to Instagram

                The end of October and all of November is a pretty good time in our household… there seems to always be a reason to celebrate during that time.  And celebrate we do.  We have my birthday, Halloween, Kingston’s birthday, and Thanksgiving… which also means plenty of family time together (awww). Could it get better […]

Things accomplished this weekend

Successfully completed our Christmas present shopping list and subsequently wrapped each gift. Decided on our two presents for the in-laws’ Christmas Eve White Elephant gift exchange. Helped my dad finish his shopping for my mom, with ease (we hit up 4 stores in one hour people, holler!). Made our final decision and ORDERED our NEW […]

Christmas babble.

Can I get a high-five, a hip hip hooray, or some other accommodation for my job well done shopping this Christmas?  I am thisclose to finishing my Christmas shopping this year, well within budget… buying thoughtful items that I know the recipients will love.  The remaining items are either coming to our home soon (thanks […]

Visiting Santa Claus.

I knew our Santa visit was going to be a little different this year, when this is all we could get Kingston to do at the tree lighting Friday night when he saw Santa and Mrs. Claus: But, we wanted to try once more by going to an actual Santa display.  This year, we chose […]

We need(ed) a little Christmas.

It is December 2nd, and we’ve officially decked our halls.  We have all our Christmas favorites out… including Kingston’s favorite dancing snowman (warning: the snowman has been known to “Get Low”), my Merry Christmas banner, and a beautiful Willow Tree Nativity set.  Bring on the holidays!