A Newbie’s Guide to the Happy Planner

A Newbie’s Guide to the Happy Planner

Apparently, I have been living under a rock. I went on a quest to find a new planner for 2017 and upon arrival at our local craft store, I found an ENTIRE ISLE of planners and planner accessories. Planner accessories?! I guess this has become the ultimate cross between scrapbooking and organization. Then I came home and did some Google slash Pinterest-ing and found that this is not merely a glorified to-do list, but a full-blown hobby for some people. Read More

Scandinavian Fruit Soup

Scandinavian Fruit Soup

We have a Christmas tradition that I feel is pretty unique to our family. In fact, I have yet to meet another family that makes Scandinavian Fruit Soup every year for Christmas Eve dinner. I’ve always enjoyed sharing this tradition because it piques the listener’s interest and conjures up a silly face of sorts. Fruit soup?! It may sound a little different but don’t let that stop you from trying it. Its warm, spicy sweetness makes for a delightful holiday treat. Read More

15 Ways to Put the ‘Thanks’ Back in Your Thanksgiving

15 Ways to Put the ‘Thanks’ Back in Your Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving this week we all have turkey on the mind. Except me, pie is on mine. My mom gave me pie-making duty for the big day. Which in anyone else’s world may be simple, but for twenty people? Ladies, let’s get real, I’m no Paula Dean. I’m doing my best to get everyone’s favorites and calculate how much we’ll need so I don’t end up with a crazy load of leftovers. I’ve been scouring Pinterest and texting my sisters for their recipes. This whole pie thing has become quite consuming. Fun. But consuming. Read More