Cookie exchange or cookie swap parties are a popular around the holidays. The idea is to invite a group of friends over and have each person make enough of one kind of cookie to share. You can sample the...
While I may get excited about FedEx, UPS and even DHL making a delivery to my house, nothing warms my heart more than the USPS mail truck driving by and delivering packages and envelopes full of cheer. Heading to...

Foolproof Fall Food

I should not be allowed in the kitchen. I tend to mess up recipes despite the instructions staring me right in the face. Thankfully my husband does the cooking most nights unless he puts everything on the counter for...
As soon as the calendar turns to September and the temperature dips below 70F degrees, I know fall is just around the corner and my excitement is palpable. While each of the four seasons has its own merits, fall...
When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter I went out and bought a nice new journal to write letters to her – an endeavor that was successful for just a few weeks. It was a nice...
I loathe all things plastic, and yet after having a kid, my house is full of the stuff. Ironically, my child’s favorite toys lately are made out of recyclable plastic. Never mind the toys, though. There’s plenty of other...
LEGO Cleanup Hacks

LEGO Cleanup Hacks

LEGOS! The word strikes fear in every foot that has stepped on a brick. When my boys were toddlers, they received two large buckets of MEGA BLOKS. Our teenage babysitter had more success building with them. She built towers that...
Whether it's your first or your fifth, you want your coming baby to have a beautiful, cozy, safe place to call home. So in the midst of nursery dreaming, you go to Pinterest or Instagram and see all of...
As a mom, I'm always looking for fresh new dinner ideas. I typically enjoy cooking and if it is quick and easy that is always a bonus. If it's something the kids will also eat, I've pretty much found...
How many times have you walked passed a worn out play kitchen, Cozy Coupe, or play house at your local thrift store, yard sale, or consignment sale because it looks like it's been beaten and battered by at least...

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Chattanooga Christmas Tree Farm Roundup

Christmas trees are hands down my favorite tradition. Maybe you have several trees scattered throughout your house in various coordinated themes and colors. Maybe...