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Monday Musings

It’s January! Happy 2019 everyone! Is it me or was December about week long and is January like the longest month ever? Have you taken down all your holiday decorations? I took…

Remembering Christmases of Past

Christmas season makes me reliably nostalgic and sad for the seasons gone by. I am homesick for one and my paternal grandparents whom I was very close to had birthdays around Christmas.…

Last minute chic gift ideas

  I can’t believe that Christmas Eve is here in one week! We usually have a big dinner that night of pork, sauerkraut, potatoes and blood sausage! I feel like I have…

A guide to Christmas decorating

To say that I am really into Christmas decorating is a bit of an understatement. Here are my top tips. Start with as perfect of a tree as you can. If it’s…

Beautiful Thanksgiving table settings

Monochrome color scheme always works. You can find pheasant feathers online. This is a perennial favorite. Runner in the middle and pile pumpkins in the middle, mix some candles in and antlers.…

Best sales picks of the week!

It is so cold! I don’t know about you but every time the temps drop below 60 degrees I instantly feel like buying more cashmere sweaters. And there will be snow on…

Quick tips for hosting on Thanksgiving.

Food: prepare ahead! Make lasagna and freeze, chili or soups, bake or buy some cookies/muffins/croissants. Stock up on chips, salsa, assemble a quick cheese tray, have plenty of wine etc. Find a good…

Best gifts for kids – holiday guide!

I remember researching the web last year and thinking man those fingerlings look kind of silly but hey, maybe I’ll pick them up for stocking stuffers but no need to get them…

Taking family photos for holidays.

It’s that time of the year to start thinking about Christmas/Hanukkah cards. I have a handful of good tips to share! I love your children and love seeing how they grow up…

Why 40’s suck…

You spend your 20s wishing you were older/prettier/wiser, had your education/career/relationships sorted out. Insecurities galore. You get to your 30s. hopefully some of the fog has cleared, you’ve met someone, married, you…

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