Marriage: The First Years Are Only As Hard As You Make Them

October 8th, 2010, I married my best friend.I know, so original. But true. Paul and I were friends long before we were a couple; most people saw something with us that we either:a) ignored or b) were too blind to see...more
Great photos - also I feel like we may be long lost sisters! Great advice & I totally agree with ... more

Try French Toast Baked or Stuffed

When I'm in the mood for a big sweet breakfast, it's almost always basic French toast for me (rather than pancakes or waffles). But frankly, I'm almost never in this mood. I'm much more likely to make French toast for a crowd for holiday mornings or brunch. In those cases, I want something a little more showy and decadent, full of ripe fruit or melty cheese. Or I'd like a make-ahead recipe that serves a crowd, so I can just heat it up in the morning. Or, ideally, both. That's where stuffed and baked French toast recipes come into the picture. ...more
I've made this caramelized apple and peanut butter stuffed French toast and love it! ... more

The Struggle to Teach Kids It's About More than Gifts

If you're struggling to teach your kids that the upcoming holiday season is about more than getting gifts, you're not alone. Scooper at a la mode writes about her internal struggle and how she wants to get this one right. Do you have anything to add to this important conversation? ...more
My friend @HannaforLove just wrote an article about gifts that support charities or people in ... more

Which of the New Winter Movies Do You Want to See?

If you love movies, we are now entering the best time of year for visiting the silver screen. Many of the studios release their blockbusters and potential award winners at the end of the year. They are hoping the voters for Golden Globes and the Oscars will take notice of their efforts if they release closer to the time of the ceremonies....more
I think the filming and live audio of Les Miserables sets it apart and I can't wait to see it!!! more

Which of the New Winter Movies Do You Want to See?

If you love movies, we are now entering the best time of year for visiting the silver screen. Many of the studios release their blockbusters and potential award winners at the end of the year. They are hoping the voters for Golden Globes and the Oscars will take notice of their efforts if they release closer to the time of the ceremonies....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com  I agree! Beautifully presented!!! more

Grilled-Cheese Monte Cristo with Homemade Tomato Strawberry Jam

Meat and cheese and jam between two slices of bread, cooked in butter: grilled-cheese sandwich; with semi-salty ham, tender sweet turkey, and a worthy spread of sweet, thick tomato strawberry jam, homemade. This delectable sandwich is finished with a shower of powdered sugar and a light speckle of cinnamon and chocolate. Talk about indulging your taste-buds and in one bite having your salt n’ sweet together.... Drool! There is nothing that compares to such an experience in one mouthful. Yum! Double yum!!...more
This sounds amazing!!! After thinking a traditional Monte Cristo sounded weird and loving it, ... more

I'm new here to BlogHer - what should I know?

I'm new here to BlogHer - what should I know? ...more
Thank you so much, ladies! I'll let you know when questions arise!  more