I was thinking back on all the Thanksgivings we’ve spent as a family and I realized — we never do the same thing twice. We once spent a low-key Thanksgiving with just our two kids (way back when!), eating early so my husband could go to work. We’ve driven to California and spent Thanksgiving with […]
Judge ye not the strange lady at the thrift store with the 90’s crackle-painted ceramic pumpkin clutched in her arms… …for lo! She may simply be spray-painting it. (And yes, I know that is the totally wrong kind of spray paint for this project. But it’s what I had in the garage and now I can […]
Hey, everyone! I’m over at My Favorite Finds today, talking about some craft ideas for the Thanksgiving kids’ table. Because everyone knows Thanksgiving goes better when the kids are occupied and the adults can stand around picking the topping off the sweet potato casserole and drinking wine. Have a lovely weekend!
During holidays and other fun events, we like to start our celebrating early around here. On Thanksgiving, and even Christmas, we have those big meals later in the day. But it calls for a little something in the morning, to kick the day off. And a nice little toast on the first day of the […]
Just in time for Halloween next week — a few drinks that are more silly than scary… Ogre Eye Hot Cocoa from Daily Women Talks Alien Halloween Drink from Design. Eat. Repeat. Candy Corn Drink from Kids Kubby Fizzy Pumpkin Party Drinks from House of Smiths And for the grown-ups: Vampire Kiss Martini from Cooking with Sugar Thank you for […]
So I’m a girl who likes a beer every now and then. But not gross beer. Thoughtful beer. Beer that has “notes” and “undertones” and things like that. Which means I’m especially partial to fall beers, because they tend to have notes of cinnamon or cardamom and pumpkin-y undertones. Yum. For a list of good […]
It’s the last day of September…which means 1.) it’s time for The Nester’s annual “31 Days” challenge, during which gazillions of bloggers write about one topic for 31 days straight and 2.) It’s fall, ya’ll, and I’m ready for my comfort drinks. So this year, I’m sharing 31 Days of fall drink recipes. Often warm drinks. […]
It’s turning towards fall around here and while the weather is still warm during the day, nights are getting cooler and it’s time to start getting my garden ready for fall. Here’s what I’m doing: 1.) Putting in one last round of cool-weather veggies. Lettuce, carrots, radishes, spinach. Most veggies that grow underground and leafy […]
School’s almost out. I’m pretty excited about this. I’m glad to move into lazy days that (mostly) don’t require us to be somewhere at a certain time. During the summer, we don’t operate on a tight schedule. We have a general routine to our days…but we adjust it, or ignore it completely when we feel […]
I’m a sucker for a tea party. I like to pretend they’re for my kids…but really they’re for me. Today I’m over at My Favorite Finds for my first contributor post (wheeee!) talking all about having a Valentine’s Day tea party. You know, for the kids. Thank you for visiting Peace but Not Quiet!