Why We’re Not Doing Santa Anymore

Mr. Andi and I have decided: it’s time for Santa to go. After nearly twelve years as parents, with one four-year-old and one preteen, you’d think we would have made this decision a lot sooner – or at least that we would feel some pressure to keep the ruse going for a few more years ....more

Philly-Style Soft Pretzels

In Philadelphia, soft pretzels are a significant and constant presence in life. Having grown up in that city, their delicious abundance forms the centerpiece of countless memories. Like of my neighbor who made deliveries...more

Chalkboard Wood Slice Gift Tags

Every season I incorporate a few more natural elements into my decor. It’s not really a goal I aim for, it just happens because I love the addition of natural, raw elements. That’s why I knew I would be using these wood slices somewhere this Christmas ....more

Organize Your Christmas Decoration (Step 12)

Welcome to our 12th and final step in the...more

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix

Making your own pancake mix is easy with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. ...more

Maple chocolate kiss cookies (gluten-free)

The holiday frenzy is officially here, and I kind of love it. There’s something invigorating about a schedule full of events (like parties and Liv’s holiday show), sneakily wrapping gifts during naptime, and baking. Oh, the baking ....more

My holiday faves

Recently iBooks asked me to write up a blog on my favorite holiday reads. That should have been an easy one but as with my own children, I had a hard time narrowing down my faves. So here they are, NOT in any particular order: TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C ....more

Bourbon Date Nut Truffles

I was thinking about more cookies for the blog this week....more

Spiritual Health

I believe that health is more than just eating healthy. ...more

Salt Dough Santa Handprints

These salt dough handprints painted as Santa Claus are the ideal Christmas craft for your kids! ...more