Perler Bead Cookie Cutter Holiday Ornaments

Every year, for better or worse, my friend Amy and I make some sort of holiday tree ornament en masse with the kiddies. We try to pick something easy and cute, something that we can gift to the grandmothers, aunties, etc. Inevitably, almost every year, we run into some sort of issue while knee-deep in … Read more

Elf on the Shelf: Week 2 in Review

We are in full-blown ELF MODE over here! It has been exciting week with Oboe.  He has appeared all over the house, sometimes in an obvious spot, others not so much. At the beginning of the week he just seemed to KNOW that Lily’s behavior that morning had been very (very!) unsavory.  He brought a … Read more

Elf on the Shelf: Week 1 in Review

It’s that time of year again – time to find where you hid your Elf on the Shelf last year in the wee morning hours of 12/25 and come up with 25ish locations for him to appear this year. Our elf, Oboe, came back to our home last week on 12/1. I know how much … Read more

Pumpkin Bread: Our Thanksgiving Tradition

I am happy to report, the annual day-of-pumpkin-bread baking was a success!  We should have enough delicious pumpkin bread for holiday meals, winter breakfasts, gifting to family, etc. Pumpkin bread freezes great and keeps for months (I wrap each loaf in a double layer of aluminum foil.) This bread is always a must-have at our … Read more