The Easiest 2 Ingredient Candy Recipe- Salted Caramel Peanut Clusters

Salted Caramel Peanut Clusters

We're known in my family for our Christmas candy. We get together and make batch upon batch of fudge. Dip hundreds of peanut butter and coconut balls. Roll truffles. Crush candy canes. The whole shebang. We're expected to bring these candies to every party and function we attend. And by the end of the season we usually run out! I put together a … [Read more...]

How to Wear Velvet this Holiday Season

Velvet Holiday

I'm going to be honest...I was not into the velvet craze when it rolled back around. I remember a velvet dress that I had as a child and it was hot, itched, and made me look like a stiff piece of Christmas decor. I've stayed away from it since. But,¬†when I saw these pieces from Pink Blush come across my feed I thought, "Hmm...those are pretty cute, … [Read more...]

Easy Holiday Appetizers

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Let's face it- a large portion of our Holiday festivities are centered around the consumption of delicious food. But, I also start to get tired of cooking. Because, apparently my family still needs to eat regular meals. Every.Single.Night. So, I threw together some quick and easy recipes that you can bring to any Holiday party. They're delicious … [Read more...]

The Perfect 3 Ingredient, No Cook Holiday Side

3 Ingredient Cranberry Fluff

I've shared my Cranberry Fluff recipe before- but I've perfected it. And though my Grandmother is probably rolling over in her grave, I've made it easier... and maybe a smidgen tastier. (Sorry, Mam!) This is seriously the EASIEST Holiday side you will ever make! It's delicious, contains cranberries- making it perfect for this time of year, and … [Read more...]

Holiday Fun with Jingle Rails

Holiday Family Fun with Jingle Rails at the Eiteljorg

This weekend we were invited to the opening of the Jingle Rails exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Last year was our first year viewing the exhibit, and our train loving tot was enthralled. This year we surprised him by taking him again, and he was just as in awe this year. He probably could have spent all day watching all of the … [Read more...]

Christmas Bedroom on a Budget


I love decorating for the Holidays- it's one of my favorite things to do. But, for some reason, I have never really included my bedroom in the decorating. Crazy, right? However, spending money on Christmas decor when I'm already spending like crazy felt wrong to me somehow. That's why I decided to share with you how I decorated my bedroom for the … [Read more...]

What Mom Wants: A Gift Guide


Hubby's and kids think us Moms are hard to buy for- but the truth is, we're REALLY NOT! Other than a moment to ourselves, an endless hot cup of coffee, or maybe an on call maid, I've come up with a few great gift ideas for those who are still having a hard time buying for us.   First of all- things we'll actually use! I love jewelry … [Read more...]

Boy Mom Gift Guide


I've got an almost 5 year old and buying him gifts this year has been fun and exciting... and exhausting. He tells me, "I want that, I want that, I want that" about most everything we come across. If you're in the same boat as I am, I've put together some great gift ideas for my fellow boy mommas. Your little men (or ladies too, these gifts aren't … [Read more...]

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure


Local friends and families- if you're looking for a couple of hours of family fun this Holiday season, look no further than the Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis. Take your family on a model train adventure exploring almost 1,200 feet of track, … [Read more...]

A Helping Hand for the Holidays


I usually do a post like this every year when the Holidays approach. I love being able to find lots of information in one central place instead of having to do extensive searches. One of my favorite parts of the Holidays is the opportunity to give back. And as my little guy is growing, I want to teach him the importance of giving during this … [Read more...]