Best Cookbook Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

Are you looking for the best cookbook gifts? My Mom and I both love to cook and each year we enjoy adding a cookbook to our collection. Of course, we try to be mindful of the cookbooks we choose. We only want cookbooks we’ll refer to regularly with recipes we are excited to try making. […]

Easy Roasted Asparagus Lemon Recipe in the Oven

I made this easy roasted asparagus lemon recipe on a blog trip I went on last week. It was so simple and delicious that I wanted to let you know about it so you could try it. I’m always looking for simple recipes with great taste I can make for the holidays. There’s enough craziness […]

Healthy Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe for the Holidays

I recently had a chance to make this healthy dark chocolate bark recipe on a blog trip I went on. I loved being able to create a traditional holiday recipe and tweak it a bit to make it healthier. Most of the chocolate bark recipes I’ve seen before use milk or white chocolate and a […]

Stress Free Holiday Hosting Ideas for Busy Women

I hope these holiday hosting ideas will help you have a stress free holiday season this year. We’ve hosted Christmas at our home for several years now. My parents live about 30 minutes from us so it’s easiest for us to have Christmas at our house rather than have Marty, me, the kids and their […]

Tips for Dealing With Chronic Pain During the Holidays

This post was sponsored by DePuy Synthes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Dealing with chronic pain during the holidays can make an already stressful time of year even more difficult. Marty hurt his back years ago and has had several failed operations […]

How to Take Care of Fresh Evergreen Wreaths

Do you know how to take care of fresh evergreen wreaths? There was another frost this morning, and I’m starting to get in the holiday mood. This weekend, I put up a fresh evergreen wreath on our front door and the door to our garden shed. I love how festive it makes our home look. Like […]

8 Ways to Use Aromatherapy During the Holidays

These ways to use aromatherapy during the holidays will inspire you to relax, create and entertain. I love the holidays from the baking to the shopping. I love listening to Christmas music and watching the snow fall while I enjoy the woodstove inside. There are so many ways that the scents of Christmas help set the […]

Very Last Minute Gift Ideas

These very last minute gift ideas are for those people (like me) who STILL have Christmas shopping to do. I swear, next year I am going to be a lot more organized. I am pretty sure I say that every year, but next year I’m really going to do it. This post has been sponsored, […]

Easy Last Minute Christmas Decor Idea for Tables

Are you looking for easy last minute Christmas decor? I’m not big on Christmas decorations that can only be used for a few weeks a year. That means I need to store boxes of decorations for the other 11 months they aren’t in use. Instead, I look for everyday items that I can use in […]

Last Minute Creative Wrapping Ideas

I don’t really enjoy wrapping presents so I’m always searching for last minute creative wrapping ideas. Some years I just give up and have the kids do the wrapping. Now that the kids are older and here less often, I realized that the job of wrapping gifts was all mine. This post has been sponsored […]