• As a Mommy

    Christmas Through His Eyes

    Most people who know me are very aware that my favorite holiday is Christmas. When I was pregnant with Chase during Christmas, I kept imagining what it would be like with him here the year after. I wanted to share with him all of the joys of the holidays that make me love it so much: the aroma of cookies baking in the oven, wrapping presents, and trimming the tree. Well it is now a year later, and my dream came true…to an extent.  He doesn’t quite react to any cookie scents, he’s unravelled almost all the ribbon and wrapping paper he can find, and he’s pulled four ornaments off the tree…

  • As a Mommy

    No Sick Days Allowed

    Every parent dreads their baby getting sick for the first time. We were lucky enough for Chase to last a whole nine months before his first sniffle. I have never seen more gunk come out of such a small nostril in my life. On top of that, watching him slurp his boogers into his mouth was making me dry-heave. I became the “bad guy” in Chase’s eyes, since I was in charge of the boogie-wiping, spraying the nasal mist and suctioning with the NoseFrida (much more effective than the bulb).  In fact, his bob-and-weave moves to avoid the nose wipes elicited comparisons to Floyd “The Money Team” Mayweather, according to…

  • As A Creative

    Holiday Card Display

    Another favorite Christmas tradition that I love is the sending and receiving of holiday cards.  Some say snail mail is soon to be obsolete, but I sure hope not. Photo cards are increasing in popularity, which has been a great way to see friend’s families growing with each year. I found a new way to display the cards…makes a great additional decoration for the home! What you need: Old/unused frame Burlap twine Mini-clothespins Wrap the twine in a zig-zag pattern on the frame, affix the clothespins and holiday cards and DONE!

  • As A Creative

    Haul Out the Holly

    Christmas is by far my favorite holiday of the year, and I deck my home out for the holidays. I do like keeping things rather simple…less is definitely more. I love a tree with a colored theme, and sentimental ornaments. I stuck with white and gold and added some basic brown-paper presents under the tree. Garland can go a long way to make a home feel cozy. I went a little overboard with red bows this year, but it really dressed up the kitchen against the white cabinetry . A great DIY for winter decor in general is a silver or gold glitter cone. You literally take a cardboard cone (usually at…