Ideas for Observing the Winter Solstice

Ideas for Observing the Winter Solstice

| December 21, 2020 | 29 Comments

December 21 marks the winter solstice, which is the shortest day of the year. In different places and in different families, the first day of winter might be called Yule or the Longest Night. If you are celebrating Hanukkah or Christmas, you are probably busily distracted, but if you have the chance, it might be […]

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Thinking Ahead About New Year’s Resolutions

Thinking Ahead About New Year’s Resolutions

| December 17, 2020 | 38 Comments

I know, New Year’s Day is still a couple of weeks away and you’re probably in the midst of celebrating other holidays at the moment. Still, this is a great time to start to think back over the previous year and decide what changes you might want to make after the ball drops, welcoming in […]

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Online Cooking Classes – Meal Kits by Stephanie Izard

Online Cooking Classes – Meal Kits by Stephanie Izard

| December 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

We are adapting to being home all the time and have found some great Online Cooking Classes. Chicago is one of our favorites cities to visit and Girl & the Goat is our favorite restaurant. Lucky for us Chef Stephanie Izard has pivoted and adjusted to this new at home world we are all trapped […]

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Online Cooking class with Stephanie Izard – Escape to Goat Island

Online Cooking class with Stephanie Izard – Escape to Goat Island

| December 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

What can you say about this year…
As we all try to make the best of it, I think it is safe to say that most of us are at a point where our cooking at home routine has hit a wall. We found an Online Cooking Class with Stephanie Izard to spice things up for […]

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Favorite Holiday Movies for the Family

Favorite Holiday Movies for the Family

| December 7, 2020 | 32 Comments

With the wind blowing and the snow falling, December is a great month for snuggling in with the family for frequent movie nights or marathon afternoons! December is the time that all of the holiday classics play, so you might just be able to watch what’s already playing on television. Otherwise, you can always hit […]

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Family Traditions: St. Nicholas Day

Family Traditions: St. Nicholas Day

| December 5, 2020 | 20 Comments

Our family enjoys hosting foreign exchange students, and over the years, we’ve been able to experience some of the interesting observances and celebrations that other cultures participate in. One of our family favorites is one that a German student brought to our home several years ago: St. Nicholas Day.
In Germany, children place one or two […]

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Food

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French invaders in 1862. Today it is celebrated not only in Mexico but in the US as well. We LOVE mexican food (as a matter of fact tacos are on our weekly family menu) and we can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some […]

Delicious Dinners Using Spring Vegetables

Delicious Dinners Using Spring Vegetables

Now that the weather is warming up, most of us don’t want to spend exorbitant amounts of time in the kitchen. The sun is shining longer into the evening, the kids are involved in spring sports, and let’s face it: The last thing we want on busy weeknights is to spend a lot of time […]

Shopping

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

Wow, June already; we’re almost halfway through the year! June brings Father’s Day, camp outs, the official start of summer, and some great sales on items that you want and need. Just like last month, June is a good time to buy mattresses; stores deeply discount last year’s stock. We were able to buy new […]

Things To Buy On Sale In May

Things To Buy On Sale In May

May is here, and between Mothers’ Day, graduations and the unofficial start of summer, you might be busy buying gifts and seasonal items this month. As with each month, May often offers special deals and bargains when it comes to shopping. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your purchases for […]