Let The Christmas Countdown Begin!

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Since becoming a parent, holidays have a way of sneaking up on me and I'm forever running around trying to finish up everything at the last minute. Not this year! I'm convinced that having this Christmas countdown clock staring me in the face here on my blog will help me stay fully aware of just how much time I have left to finish what needs to be done so I can relax during the … [Read more...]

Halloween Cupcakes


Need a little inspiration for making beautiful Halloween cupcakes for your Halloween party?  These are almost too cute to eat! Spooky Webs Photo by tawest64 Witch Hats Photo by kristin_a Classic Halloween Sprinkles Photo by TheCulinaryGeek   Mummy Yummy! Photo by Maid Mirawyn Monster Mash Photo by … [Read more...]

The New Year’s Eve MoonPie Drop


New Year's Eve was completely tame around our home.  Cracked Daddy had to work, so E.B. and I spent the whole day and evening being quite lazy because it's been the only day since Christmas that we've been home with absolutely no prior commitments.  It was heaven, y'all.  Heaven! The weather was terrible yesterday.  Severe thunderstorms danced all around us.  It was 78 … [Read more...]

How To Decorate a Christmas Tree


My mom is a whirling dervish when it comes to the holidays.  She has a million social functions, church function, and just functions on pure adrenaline that we sometimes have to catch up by Facebook even though I live right around the corner from her.  She has a ton of Christmas decorations, so she depends on me (and E.B. and whoever else wants to help) to help her get their … [Read more...]

Kroger/Chex Party Mix Holiday Recipes Giveaway


It's hard for me to remember a holiday when Chex Party Mix wasn't around.   It's one of the main snacks I look forward to during the holidays.  It's the perfect combination of sweet and salty and sooo very difficult to eat just one handful.  If you're still scrambling for a last minute food gift for those on your list, Kroger Family of Stores will have Chex cereal on sale … [Read more...]

Mommy Really Is About To Crack

I don't know why I bother setting lofty blogging goals for the month of December because every year it starts out with a bang and doesn't let up until December 26. This year has been no exception. Business at the bookstore has picked up tremendously, and then there's been the decorating and organizing up there, also. I've worked late a couple of nights there, E.B. has 2 … [Read more...]

Typical Thanksgiving


Just thought I would post a couple of pictures of a typical Thanksgiving with my family.  My Thanksgivings have looked exactly the same for all 36 years of my life.  We go to my aunt's for lunch, then down to my grandmother's house after lunch for desserts and visiting.  And while doing the same thing over and over for 36 years sounds like a real bore to some … [Read more...]

Bob Evans Holiday Gift Basket Giveaway

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Bob Evans is excited about the upcoming holidays and wants to help make simplifying your meal planning and preparation for holiday dinners much easier.  Bob Evans is currently offering their Farmhouse Feast, which serves up to eight, comes complete with your choice of a slow-roasted whole boneless turkey breast or sliced boneless ham, bread and celery dressing, mashed potatoes … [Read more...]