The Blue Car

A few weeks ago, my husband and I took our boys, Miles (5) and Spencer (3) to see Santa. We had put it off several times because it just seemed like a big ordeal, we knew it would be busy, and we just wanted it to be "right."...more

The Annual Christmas Tree Cutting Ritual

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.  To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."-- Calvin CoolidgeWe just got home from the annual Christmas tree cutting ritual.  I'm Catholic (or at least I used to be, I'm a bit of a lapsed Catholic these days but that's a story for another day) and we Catholics love our rituals.  Our annual tree expedition goes something like this:...more

How to make a Christmas tree, 15 Unique Christmas trees

For who asking how to make a Christmas tree, i offer the creative ideas to make unique Christmas trees for new year decorations, unique Christmas trees 15 photo ideas to make unique Christmas trees and answering about how to make a Christmas tree with his hands....more

Kindergarten Kids - The Great Cleanup


Friday Faves: Christmas Gifts

I hope that all of your Christmas wishes came true. Mine sure did. I got some amazing gifts and I'm only featuring a few of them on the blog today (so I don't go on and on and on). Truth is that this year I'd much rather give E Christmas gifts than even worry about getting anything. The hubs and I decided not to do gifts this year's just easier that way.Visit for my Christmas favs. Xo,J...more

A Christmas Catch Up

Hi! How was everybody's Christmas?Mine was amazing! It felt so good to be home for the holidays for the first time in 3 years!...more

A Low-Key Christmas of Traditions

This Christmas was very different from years past. In the early years of our relationship Mr. C and I would run ourselves ragged traveling from one house to another in order to celebrate Christmas with both of our families. After we had a couple of kids under our belt, we decided to simplify....more

Holiday Cookie Gifts

This Holiday I wanted to make a DIY gift for friends and family. I decided that since I enjoyed baking I would put together Holiday Cookie Gifts.View Post...more

Apple Pie Cookies - Christmas Cookies #6

On the 9th day of Christmas I baked Apple Pie cookies. These cookies, like the pumpkin cookies, were made using a cake mix.View Post--Mrs. Akram Taghavi-Burris The mastermind behind Akram's Ideas  ...more

Pumpkin Cookies - Christmas Cookies #5

On the 7th day of Christmas I am baking pumpkin cookies. After my first attempt was a bust, I decide to use a different recipe.View Post--Mrs. Akram Taghavi-Burris The mastermind behind Akram's Ideas  ...more