Back in my pre-kiddo days, I was an elementary school teacher, and was accustomed to having a lot of time off over the holidays. My hubby is blessed to get a decent amount of vacation days at work, so he grew accustomed to taking off the same days that I had for Winter Break. Now that I’m not working outside of the home anymore, he’s STILL accustomed to getting lots of time off at Christmas, so he saves up enough vacation days every year to take a full two weeks off over Christmas/New Year’s. That means we have plenty of…Read the rest of this entry →
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From our house to yours, hope you have a wonderful spending time with family and loved ones!
This week marked my annual attempt at domesticity, the one time of year where I actually break out the Kitchen-aid and pretend I know my way around the kitchen. I usually pick something that is easy to make, difficult to mess up, and of course, super yummy to eat. This year, however, I had something else to factor in – an enthusiastic “helper,” one that might actually believe me if I told him I taught Betty Crocker everything she knows! My usual holiday repertoire consists of goodies that involve nothing more than compiling ingredients together and throwing them in the…Read the rest of this entry →
What do you get when you combine a couple of nature lovers, a few basic ingredients, and some holiday cheer? Christmas decor that’s good enough to eat (for the birds, that is!) Since the bio-degradable bird feeder we made a while back was such a hit, I’d been on the lookout for similar nature projects to do with Cragbaby, especially for cold, rainy days. Well our days of late haven’t been very rainy, and have been ANYTHING but cold, but our yard sure does look festive, thanks to all of these great ideas! CHEERY CHEERI-ORNAMENTS: Simple enough for even…Read the rest of this entry →
Halloween is certainly a unique time of year. When else can you get away with burying a plastic spider in the doughnut box at work, or walk around the neighborhood dressed like your Freudian fantasy of choice? For many, Halloween represents a time of carefree fun and indulgence…but if you’re not careful, all those treats can add up to a few nasty tricks. In the short-term, these tricks can manifest themselves on the scale or at the Dr-Averbuch dentist, which may or may not be that detrimental, depending on the person. However, in the long-term, how your family handles Halloween…Read the rest of this entry →