holiday

Loaded Green Bean Casserole

Loaded Green Bean Casserole

Confession: the first time I’ve ever had green bean casserole was when I was 22 years old. It was my first Thanksgiving with my hubby’s family and they had made the traditional holiday casserole concoction with cream of mushroom soup and wormy looking noodles. Nobody […]

Lyonnaised Carrots

Lyonnaised Carrots

There are so many good foods to eat at the holidays! Lately I’ve been posting some of my favorite sweet treats, but let’s not forget about the vegetables! Vegetable dishes are a little harder to get excited about for some people. Luckily, my grandma came […]

Christmas Almond Ball Cookies

Christmas Almond Ball Cookies

Christmas in not Christmas without Christmas almond ball cookies. Throughout my entire childhood, my mom always made these cookies and they were always my absolute favorite cookie that she made. I suppose you could really make these at any time of the year, but saving […]

Teach the Children: the meanings behind the symbols of Christmas

Teach the Children: the meanings behind the symbols of Christmas

  When you think of Christmas, what comes to mind? Is it Christ? Is it the decorations and festivities? Candy canes, Christmas lights, bells and fir trees; those are just a few things that I think of when I hear the word Christmas. Of course […]

The Most Beautiful Christmas Tree

The Most Beautiful Christmas Tree

I know that themed Christmas trees are all the rage right now. I have seen some really beautiful trees and admire the attention and detail that goes into them. I have thought about doing a tree with coordinating garlands and ornaments, but the truth is, […]

M&M Christmas Cookies

M&M Christmas Cookies

M&M cookies are a classic holiday treat in my family. As far back as I can remember, my mom always made m&m cookies to add onto her trays of goodies that she would pass out to friends and neighbors at Christmas time. I seldom make […]

Finding Thanksgiving Everyday

Finding Thanksgiving Everyday

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Aside from all the yummy food, I enjoy the time sitting around and visiting with family. There is no focus on gifts, just being with the people you love. I’m not going to lie; this has […]

Christmas gift ideas that think outside the box!

Christmas gift ideas that think outside the box!

  Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Is it too early to talk about Christmas?? I always like to get a head start on my Christmas shopping. My goal is always to be done by December 1st so that I can sit back and really […]

A very spooky Halloween

A very spooky Halloween

Another Halloween has come and gone. Halloween is one of our kid’s favorite holidays; not just because of all the candy, but because of the traditions that come with it. We have several days of celebrating: pumpkin patch visits, trunk-or-treating at our church, school parties, […]

Ding-Dong-Ditching: A favorite family tradition

Ding-Dong-Ditching: A favorite family tradition

One of our kids’ favorite parts about Halloween is our tradition of ding-dong ditching. I know what you all must be thinking: What kind of terrible parents teach their kids to ding-dong ditch? I guess I should include in there that we leave treats on […]


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