The Question that Made Me Put Up a Christmas Tree

Since my husband is deployed, I wasn't planning on putting a up a Christmas tree this year. It's a lot of work for one person to go buy and set up a real tree, and buying a big fake one seemed like a waste because we usually get a real one. Also I wasn't feeling … Continue reading The Question that Made Me Put Up a Christmas Tree

10 Fun Stocking Stuffers for Kids

In my Christmas experience, stocking stuffers are sometimes overlooked or just filled with random last minute things picked up at the dollar store. One year my mom put in grapefruits from our tree outside. This really lowered my stocking expectations to the point where sometimes I forget about them. But not anymore! Starting our own … Continue reading 10 Fun Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Home to Sarasota for the Holidays

I did my home for the holidays thing early this year and headed down to Sarasota, FL for a few days of sunsets and white sand. We stayed at the Suntide Island Beach Club on Lido Beach. (A Christmas timeshare treat from my mom and her husband Bill.) It was a little dated, which I … Continue reading Home to Sarasota for the Holidays

Diary of a SAHM – Day…I already lost count

If you are going to start trying the stay-at-home-mom thing, I really recommend doing it around the holidays. There's so much going on with family visiting, traveling and events that you don't even realize you're deep in the SAHM trenches just yet. You have people around. I imagine weeks from now things will be different. … Continue reading Diary of a SAHM – Day…I already lost count