Posts Tagged ‘ holidays ’

3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Party

Tuesday December 21, 2010
By
3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Party

Last night, I hosted my third annual Christmas Cookie Exchange party.  It’s become a tradition that I look forward to each year. I always host the party the Monday before Christmas — it gives me the weekend to cook and clean, and once I’ve gotten everything ready for the party, I feel like my...

Read more »

Fun on the 4th

Wednesday July 7, 2010
By
Fun on the 4th

Our 4th of July Sunday was super low-key.  We went to church, came home and napped, and then headed over to a friend’s house for dinner and fireworks. The kids had fun running around in the backyard. All the kids (and a certain Dad) enjoyed a Popsicle. The cupcakes were yummy too. As it...

Read more »

Happy Father’s Day!

Sunday June 20, 2010
By

We love you Daddy!  Here’s a little video to let you know. Note:  initially I had a bad link, video should work now.

Read more »

Easter

Tuesday April 6, 2010
By
Easter

We had a lovely, low key Easter. We dyed eggs the night before.   We almost skipped it, but the kids had a blast, so I’m glad we made the time.  I never got around to buying the PAAS kit, but it turns out that the food coloring dyes I had on hand worked just...

Read more »

Happy Maewyn Socket Day!

Wednesday March 17, 2010
By
Happy Maewyn Socket Day!

Round these parts, we take a low-key approach to St. Patrick’s Day.  We wear our green, but don’t do any carousing at the local pub. We did have a green dinner – Tex-Mex Americana style: Guacamole burgers (minus the bun, cuz I was out), french fries, and broccoli.   It all kinda cancels out, right?...

Read more »

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sunday February 14, 2010
By
Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you had a nice day – we did.  Ours was a low-key kind of day.  We don’t make a big “to do” about Valentine’s – my big thing was having a V-Eve party the night before.  We are trying hard to crunch our budget and reduce spending, so neither of us spent...

Read more »

Valentine’s Eve Sweetheart Dinner

Sunday February 14, 2010
By
Valentine’s Eve Sweetheart Dinner

We hosted a pre-Valentine’s dinner party for some friends on Saturday eve.  It was 4 couples + 9 kids (all six and under) – I wasn’t sure how crazy it would be, but we had a wonderful eve! The theme was fondue — cheese and chocolate  (not at the same time, of course), rounded...

Read more »

Snow Much Fun

Saturday December 19, 2009
By
Snow Much Fun

Unless you live under a rock, you probably heard the East Coast got a whopper of a snow storm.  Our area got up to 24″;  I estimate our house got closer to 15-17″ but it sure felt like more.   This is how we spent our snowy day. By 11am, we had 8″...

Read more »

Deck the Halls… Holiday Home Tour

Monday December 14, 2009
By
Deck the Halls… Holiday  Home Tour

There a bunch of blog “carnivals” out there featuring people showing off their Christmas decor, so I thought I would play along.   My house is definitely imperfectly decorated, but there are also many parts of my Christmas decor that I love and am happy to share with you!  It’s photorific, so go grab a...

Read more »

My new favorite tree farm

Saturday December 12, 2009
By
My new favorite tree farm

I love getting a live Christmas tree and love the idea of going to a cut-your-own tree farm and hand selecting the perfect tree.  However, I have a particular idea about what the perfect tree should look like, and it’s typically not found at any of the tree farms in our area.   I have...

Read more »

Archives

View My Recipes On

Chowstalker Badge