Decorating Gingerbread Houses With Kids

We decorate gingerbread houses every year – sometimes we make a gingerbread house from scratch, but more often I buy a kit. I am particularly fond of IKEA’s kits – they come with the pieces of the house only, so you have to use your own candy and frosting. We used Halloween candy this year, […]

Create Meaningful Holidays Within Your Means

Growing up, my parents gave me the gift of simple yet meaningful holidays. They created family traditions that were designed to focus on gratitude and giving, and spending time together as a family. Suntrust Bank is sponsoring a series of three posts on this blog that will hopefully help more families have this same experience […]

Fun Christmas Countdown: Picture Book Advent Calendar

I have wanted to make a picture book advent calendar to use as a fun Christmas countdown for several years; this year I finally got organized enough to put it together! We had quite a few Christmas and winter themed Christmas books already, and I bought a few more used on Amazon and through Paperbackswap […]