Easy Candy Cane Fudge


Every year at Christmas, I gorge myself on Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses until I basically hate myself. This year, I decided to try to duplicate that addictive taste by making easy Candy Cane Fudge. Success! This is AMAZEBALLS. I used the same Andes Peppermint Chips that I used for my Santa cookies a few weeks […]

#CheersTo Rum & Cherry Cola Cocktails

Rum & Cherry Cola Cocktail made with Zevia

If you’re overdoing it on holiday treats right now, check this out – you can still enjoy a guilt-free cocktail made with Zevia! No sugar, no artificial sweeteners, zero calories – it’s like drinking air. Except it tastes delightful when mixed with rum. Trust me on this. I don’t know what it is about Zevia, […]

Personalized Christmas Stationery from Laura Kelly

Personalized Stationery from Laura Kelly for Expressionery

I have mad love for personalized gifts, especially since I gave 3 of my 5 children names that are rarely ever available on keychains or pencils. Last summer, I wrote about the darling personalized stationery designed by my friend, licensed artist Laura Kelly, which is available from Expressionery.com. My daughter was able to give her […]

10 Great Christmas Gifts for Kids with Autism


Christmas is almost here! If you’ve got a kiddo to shop for who is on the autism spectrum, I’ve put together a tried-and-true gift guide with a variety of gifts that my own son has loved over the years. Stacking Shapes Pegboard – My son was positively obsessed with this toy. He played with it […]

Box Tops 4 Education – Christmas Activity & Free Printable


Do you have a whole drawerful of boxtops in your kitchen somewhere, waiting to be turned into your kids’ school for Box Tops 4 Education? Here is a fun activity for your kids to do! My friend Laura Kelly created this free printable that she is allowing me to share with you.  I sat my […]

Everything I Need to Know About Christmas…


I Learned From a Little Golden Book. Actually, I learned everything I need to know about LIFE from a Little Golden Book! These were my absolute favorite books as a child. Mostly because they cost about 33ยข at King Soopers back in the 70s, and I could always get my mom to buy me one whenever […]

Soybu Yoga Activewear – Gracie Giveaway


A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a fantastic mother-daughter day out with my 11-year-old daughter, Mallory. She is such a great kiddo, and we get so little time to spend together without the other kids. It’s challenging to grow up as the twin of a special needs kid, as you can imagine – […]

Andes Sugar Cookies for Santa


I don’t know about you guys, but at our house, the weekend after Thanksgiving means CHRISTMAS SEASON IS HAPPENING, OMG.  We put up our tree and decorated the mantel, and although the gorgeous Colorado weather on Saturday would have been perfect for hanging our outside lights, my hubby went on a well-deserved motorcycle ride with […]

Snowmen in Hats! #LauraKellyWinterHats


When you’re a family of seven, those cutesy personalized ornaments rarely work out – there just aren’t that many options for two parents and five kiddos! So I occasionally have to just make something myself. I made these adorable snowmen for each of my family members, heavily inspired by my friend Laura Kelly, using Kunin […]

Easy Tree Painting with Fingerprint Leaves


My kids have always been creative, and they love to make Christmas presents for people they love! Here is one of our favorite projects, and certainly one of my husband’s favorite gifts: this super easy tree painting with fingerprint leaves. Several years ago, when my husband shifted his career toward construction management, he stopped working […]