Yearly Archives: 2015

Happy New Years

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, it begins the New Year starting January 1st with full ofView full post »

Christmas Movie Night

Those fun loving Christmas movies give us warm, fuzzy feelings that make our hearts fill. Host a special night to watchView full post »

Death By Chocolate : Friday Night

We all love chocolate. The variety of chocolate foods are endless, with so many possibilities in the kitchen forView full post »

Pajama Day

Who wouldn’t want to stay in their pajamas all day long? Enjoying a fresh new set of pajamas and lounging aroundView full post »

This is Christmas

Each of us has our own style and way of celebrating this holiday season. It is a beautiful and magical time.View full post »

Feliz Navidad : Mexican Hot Chocolate

With a rainbow of festive colours from piñatas and streaming paper decorations to several courses of traditionalView full post »

Oranges & Stockings

A favorite for Christmas morning is finding what is inside of your stocking. It is the giddiness of opening tinyView full post »

Kindness and Cheer

It is that time of year to spread kindness and cheer. In the same breath, it is the season that gives us a platform toView full post »

Hanukkah & Latkes

The joyous festival of Hanukkah begins on 25 Kislev of the Jewish calendar. It celebrates two miracles – a greatView full post »

St. Nicholas Day

If you wake up the morning of December 6th to find a full bag of candy or presents waiting for you, it’s likely youView full post »

Winter Ice Skating Party : Weekends

With cold comes snow and ice. It provides a new landscape of winter activity, and with that activity comes a favoriteView full post »

The Christmas Tree : Rockefeller Center, NY

You know that Christmas Tree. The one in Christmas movies with New York as a location. We have seen this icon and manyView full post »

Tis the Season of Traditions

December. It is the fullest month within the year for traditions. Centered around our favorite holidays, likeView full post »

Elf on the Shelf

The first rule of The Elf on the Shelf is that you can’t touch the elf. The second rule of The Elf on the Shelf isView full post »

Advent Calendars

Whether in boxes, pouches, envelopes, windows or doors… or hanging from trees, walls, mobiles or branches…View full post »

Black Friday

As early as the 19th century, shoppers have viewed Thanksgiving as the traditional start to the holiday shopping seasonView full post »

Happy Thanksgiving

Our American friends are having Thanksgiving. The “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims afterView full post »

First Snow Day

Today was the day. The first snow day of the year for the snow to be high enough to stick around for awhile.  ShovelsView full post »

The Cookie Exchange

Cookie exchanges are a century-old tradition in which participants bake dozens of their favorite cookie, then take themView full post »

Candlelight : Friday Night

Candles have been used for light and to illuminate celebrations for more than 5000 years.  Accounts of candle use dateView full post »

Tiny Postal Service

It is the season of gift giving, and the early flow of sending cards and packages through mail to loved ones hasView full post »

Old Fashioned Potato Candy

Three ingredients. This simple candy recipe has been created to use potato as a key ingredient. Potatoes were introducedView full post »

Peg Doll Family : DIY

We enjoy decorating our homes with things we love. Our home is our comfort and soul…a refuge.  It is an intimateView full post »

Tapas Evening : Friday Night

Tapas can be a flavor-filled experience. For a different style of eating, plan to create ‘little dishes’View full post »

Surprise [Kid]nap

It is important to keep life simple and in balance, with most of our lives being in a routine and full of rituals.View full post »

A Marriage Journal

A routine or ‘ritual’ in a marriage is very important. It reconnects us to the intimacy of these sacredView full post »

Guy Fawkes Night

The air outside is filled with the smell of bonfires and the sound of fireworks. Guy Fawkes Night, also known as BonfireView full post »

The Tooth Fairy

The magic of the Tooth Fairy remains, with bits of sparkles and fairy dust left on pillows in the morning light with noView full post »

Monthly Bucket List

Oh, sweet November. A new month gives us a fresh outlook on our planning for the weeks ahead.  Be it either forView full post »

Halloween Scares

What is Halloween without telling bone chilling stories or trying to jump out at people for a good scare? This is theView full post »

All Hallows’ Eve : Soul Cakes

Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve goes back as far as 2000 years ago to a Celtic festival held aroundView full post »

Tarot Card Reading : Friday Night

Tarot Card Reading is an ancient practice that is hundreds of years old. Celebrate the spirit of Halloween withView full post »

All in a Year

Birthdays are important milestones. They are a time for reflection and a time to be grateful for another year ofView full post »

A Happy Place

I have a special place. A happy place. A place to relax, unwind, gather thoughts, journal, read….  a place thatView full post »

Fall Bonfire & Cookout : Friday Night

Setting the stage for a cool evening outdoors with a bonfire, provides a fun and relaxing night. The evening can be aView full post »

Rituals in Families

What’s a ritual? It is a routine with meaning. Children love rituals. Repetition, the comfort of belonging, theView full post »