You Can Have Your Mistletoe; I Prefer A Corn Cob Pipe

I pull them out one by one, friends long-forgotten in cheap Tupperware containers. A head rolls off one, a twig arm bends in a strange direction on another. If I could, I would display them year round and be dubbed The Crazy Snowman Lady which has a much better ring to it than The Crazy Cat Lady. But instead, I pack them away on January 2nd with a quick drape of bubble wrap and a few crumples of newspaper. They lay nestled together, carrot nose to carrot nose, and I imagine their conversations sound something like this:...more
This is great!  I seriously doubt the haphazardness to your holiday decorating--everything you ...more

Chanukah and Christmas - When holidays are blended, they're lost

Like most kids, my sons, Jacob and Zachary, were captivated by Christmas lights. They marveled at dazzling colors and illuminated figures adorning our neighbors' front yards. The holidays truly are for kids; only a child could look up at 10-foot Homer Simpson/Santa Claus balloon - bright enough to be visible from the moon - and smile. However, mine were only beginning to understand the meaning behind such sights when Jacob asked, "Why don't we have lights on our house?"Without missing a beat, Zachary answered, "Because we're Jewish."Jacob wasn't satisfied....more

Why I Am In(to) the Holiday Spirit(s)

So lately my book club has been taking a bit of a walk on the wild side; no, we did not read “50 Shades of Grey”!!!  At least I didn’t.  But we have taken to, instead of hanging out at my house and drinking and barely discussing the book, going out...more


 I am so excited that we are finally in December! I love this time of year, probably because the kids get so excited about the decorations and lights and of course the presents! One of the perks about being a parent is getting to be a kid again yourself. ...more

Holiday Stress and Health: How To Help A Friend or Family

The holiday season is now in full swing here in the U.S. Although the time between Thanksgiving and New Years is supposed to be happy and filled with joy, that’s not always the case....more

Plush Christmas Wreath

Here's a fun tutorial for you! Adding a plush toy to any wreath is an easy way to take up a lot of space and create impact. Plus it’s cute!...more

How to Decorate the Perfect Christmas Tree

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to trim the tree, decorate the home, and bake some of your family’s favorite holiday goodies! If you're like me, I'm sure you want to make the most of the holiday season and enjoy every minute possible with your family and friends. So let’s get everything decorated now, so we can enjoy the rest of the season!...more