How To Make Glühwein and Kinderpunsch

Happy Christmas Eve! I hope you are all getting off work early and enjoying some serious family time. Sometimes I think Christmas Eve is more exciting than Christmas Day. All the anticipation and traditions. Mmmmm :) It's just the best day ever. ...more

Chunky Style

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Your One Year Old

Initially, I intended to keep things pretty low key for Mallory this year. She is too young to really get excited about Christmas and is perfectly happy playing with the dog food bowls/emptying cabinets.  ...more

Christmas Trees and Traditions

The Christmas trees in Alaska aren't going to be what you expect. Well, the ones you cut down yourself anyway.  I had been bugging Kyle since before I shared his last name to cut down a tree and he never agreed, until now! In Alaska, you don't go to a tree farm to cut down your own tree, you consult a map for authorized areas. (I really think that is the only reason Kyle agreed.) Anyway, the day had finally arrived! We decked the baby out in her winter threads and out the door we went!   ...more

Things I Want Our Children To Know

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What's On MY iPhone 6plus

As I was perusing YouTube a few weeks ago, I stumbled on a couple "what's on my iPhone" videos. The nosey person in me LOVED seeing what apps other people keep on their phone. I even discovered a couple of new holy grail photo editing apps!...more

Copycat Recipe || Chipotle Burrito Bowl

One of the biggest (and probably only) complaints Kyle has about living in Alaska is the lack of Chipotle locations. Zero, zip zilch! Chipotle's steak burrito bowls are a favorite of both of ours. Thankfully, another military spouse whose family was also having to do without the coveted burrito bowl, shared her homemade chipotle bowl recipe....more

10 Things You Shouldn't Say To A Cancer Patient

So, this post; it's a good place to start. Having someone you know and/or love receive a cancer diagnosis is, well...it's just a sad reality that all of us will know at least one person with cancer in our lifetime.  I'm bet you are trying to figure out how to not sound like a complete tool when talking to your cancer contemporary....more

An Unexpected Beauty Blender Review

After years of wearing liquid makeup, I only recently caved and tried the cult favorite Beauty Blender....more

It's Football Time In Tennessee!! {Game Day Style}

Now, I'm not one to rush into things... But up here in Alaska, it's fall. Cool, crisp, colorful leaves, fall!...more