Champagne Cupcakes

2016 is in two days… is that actually right? [checks calendar]Yep, that’s right. Holy cow....more

New Year's Eve Ideas with Young Kids

When you have little ones celebrating New Year's Eve is usually an afterthought after Christmas or unless someone to ask you — What are your plans for New Year's Eve? Don't worry about waiting to the last minute to throw a party because you've been focused on Christmas or getting a babysitter and staying up until midnight when you are already sleep deprived! We get it! The beauty of having kids is the chance to do fun things that create memories for your family. There are some great ideas to have a kid-friendly New Year Eve's and here's our list: ...more

The Little White Dress

fearˈfir/noun unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat."drivers are threatening to quit their jobs in fear after a cabby's murder"...more

28 Sparkly Accessories for Day and Night

Winter is the season to shine, glitter, glimmer, sparkle, and glow! Between New Year's and Valentine's Day (and the dark days in between), you need bright rhinestones, colorful crystals and gorgeous, luxe-looking items to keep you keeping on. ...more

Eat Some Lucky Foods for a Prosperous New Year

People all over the world have special traditions for celebrating the arrival of the new year, and often celebrations include the idea of eating lucky foods, thought to bring happiness and prosperity in the year to come. Image: Courtesy of Champaign Taste Just which foods are lucky depends on where you are, but there are some traditions that are pretty widespread. Here are suggestions for lucky foods from around the world, but if you have a New Year's food tradition that brings you luck, please share your link or recipe in the comments....more
Black Eyed Peas!more

3 Easy Steps to Surviving New Year's Eve with a Toddler

I thought about writing a snazzy post with adorable New Year's Eve outfits for all the fabulous parties and fun times that will be happening tomorrow.Then I realized that it would be pretty hypocritical of me to do so, since the most glamour that I will be a part of will be my fantasies of having a reason to wear a sparkly dress....more

My Resolution Resolution

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, especially those about diet and going to the gym. ...more
Amitatuq I totally approve of your resolution!!more

Five Predictions for 2014

 Did you know I have a crystal ball? Seriously. Mostly, it just looks pretty in our home, but today I put it to use. What does the future hold? What will happen in 2014? Yes, I made predictions!...more


Most people drink champagne on New Year’s but I always remember my family mixing up a batch of wine spritzers (pronounced spritzahs). It was the fancy cocktail of choice for all my aunts and uncles. For those not familiar with them, spritzahs are white wine and seltzer over ice. Maybe in Manhattan they were drinking champagne but in the two-story flats on Avenue U in Brooklyn, it was wine spritzahs all the way.As for us kids, we had our own holiday drink, a Shirley Temple. We made them with 7-UP, grenadine and a maraschino cherry garnish. The cherry was, of course, the best part....more
Denise Thanks for reading - Happy New Year to you!more