Handmade and Delicious!

I have already espoused the benefits of a frugal Christmas.  Did you know that one of the most frugal, and most appreciated, gifts at Christmas is food? Whether it is candy, cookies, or cake; people love handmade food for Christmas.  If you watch the sales at your local grocery store, you will be able to keep the costs down....more

Homemade Kindness Advent Calendar

I thought it would be fun this year to do an advent calendar and it would be even better if it focused on kindness and paying good things forward. As the children get older, I'm incorporating more service activities into our family and this calendar is a nice way to do that with younger ones....more

Apple Raspberry Crisp

Original recipe can be found at http://www.babaganosh.org/apple-raspberry-crisp-with-oat-pecan-topping/...more

A new advent tradition

It’s December 2nd, and it’s starting to feel like Christmas around here.  In the past I have purchased the chocolate filled calendars for the advent countdown for our girls, but this year, thanks to Pinterest I have a new advent for them. Each little gift bag is numbered for the day of the month.  Instead of candy there are activities and things to do together as a family.  Some include treats, it’s the holidays after all!...more

Say No To New Year's Resolution and Say Yes to Manifesting Your Vision

Did you know that we have 29 days left in 2014? I keep asking myself day in and day out where have the time gone? Each year, we are bombarded by the disillusion of people setting “New Year’s Resolutions”! New Year’s Resolutions drive me up the wall because statistically speaking 20% of resolutions are broken within the first week of January! Yes, 20%! So, what happens to the faithful 80% you might ask?...more

Sweater Weather

Alas, the Christmas season is upon us. I was inspired by the Coloring for Grown-Ups Holiday Fun Book and decided to design a few of my own holiday sweaters. Here are the descriptions (clockwise) the “display the tree” sweater....more

Thai Style Fried and Grilled Chicken: Thai roadside specialties.

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