Healthy Snacks When Traveling and On the Go

So this was the first year that we traveled for the holidays. We have always stayed at home with our guys Christmas Eve and the morning of Christmas and then made the rounds to our families in the evening. I wouldn't necessarily call that traveling per say. This year, we moved to Boston putting … [Read more...]

DIY Paint Your Own Throw Pillow

So you all know by now that I love a good DIY project. Of course, they are never ending here at this house! The first thing that we did when we moved into our home in MA was paint our bedroom. I needed a nice clean space to call my own. Now that it (and the 5 million coats on the teal trim) have … [Read more...]

Operation #TwinHillsSanta

Tis the season of giving. There is something about the fall changing to winter, the holiday spirit, and the ways in which we all realize that we are thankful that makes it easy to give to others. The kids, the ones that truly experience the feeling of miracles and fiction that is this holiday, the … [Read more...]

The Makings of a Perfect Cheese Plate

I have developed what I like to call a healthy obsession with cheese over the last few years. Okay, it may not be healthy. I LOVE trying new cheese which some weeks = a LOT of cheese. :) If you follow me on Instagram I am sure that you have caught my many posts of cheese.  In fact, I have … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan: December 14th – December 20th

All right, so this is the crazy week of birthdays ALONG with the crazy week before Christmas week. Welcome to our holiday life. ;) So, I am taking it easy on myself this week. The meals will be simple and easy. Last week's plan worked great! A favorite on the menu was the Baked Pasta Dish (which … [Read more...]

Crafty Gifts For Your 6-9 Year Old

I quite possibly could have the craftiest girl on the planet living in my home. She is fascinated with the smallest of mediums and enjoys reusing and recycling things we use in the home to make her art. Crafting gifts are a huge win in our house during the holidays. That said, there are a few … [Read more...]

Painted Snowman Ornament Tutorial

There's just something about a snowman that makes me smile. The thought of C, G, and H making them on a snowy day, the simplicity of three balls of snow, a corn cob pipe and a button nose, or memories of Frosty songs long sung. These memories all bring joy and because of that, snowmen have become … [Read more...]

Dressing For Nights Out Around The Holidays

  One thing we all know is that the holidays are a busy time for everyone. No matter what you celebrate, there are nights out, parties, family gatherings, things you need to jump out of your comfy sweatpants for. Not that I wear comfy sweatpants all the time BUT come on now, it's late … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan: December 7 – 13th

Last week's meal plan was a MAJOR success with a capital M. Seriously, so many dishes were a hit. The biggest hit was the Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup for sure! It was super hearty and great as a stand alone meal. 4/5 loved it in this house so that is a huge win... The Honey Mustard Chicken had a … [Read more...]

Top 7 Kitchen Must Haves And A Wish List

I spend A LOT of time in the kitchen. It is all because I want to. I really like to cook and bake...and experiment. I grew up in a house where my mom also spent a lot of time in the kitchen. She too is an awesome cook. I'm pretty sure I got it from her. Every year I see new products that go on my … [Read more...]

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