A dear friend of mine has been working her way through my Disney Dinner & Movie Night Menus and her daughter recently threw out a special request: Tangled. It really couldn't have come at a more perfect time because we're all feeling like poor Rapunzel right now... quarantined in our own towers, cut off from the… Continue reading Tangled – a Disney Dinner & Movie Night Menu
The month of LOVE is almost here!! It's hard to believe that it's almost February, isn't it? Valentine's Day, and the two weeks leading up to it, is quickly becoming my children's "second favorite holiday" (according to them). I think it's because of this tradition I've established with them during the last several years… Continue reading Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Tokens of Love
"Disney Dinner & Movie" Nights have become a family favorite tradition in our house. It all started many years ago when the animated classic "Lady and the Tramp" was celebrating an anniversary release on DVD and I thought it would be fun to have a spaghetti dinner to go along with a viewing. It's since… Continue reading Disney Dinner & Movie Night…. with Menus!
(This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. If you purchase any recommended books or DVDs from these links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you, so thank you. 😊) I love celebrating this random little day in September for a few reasons: it’s officially fall (whether Mother Nature is on board… Continue reading Johnny Appleseed Day
Do your kids ever get in the car after school and you instinctively ask, “How was your day?” and they seem to answer obligatorily, “Fine.”? Or does that scene play out during dinner instead? Maybe dinner time is filled with some awkward silences or just the opposite – it’s filled with the arguments and whines… Continue reading Let’s Chew on This
I'm nearing the end of "birthday season" right now (with my three boys' birthdays falling within four weeks of each other), and I wanted to share with you a little tradition our family has. We have a special Birthday Plate that I pull out when we're celebrating a birthday in our family. It's a simple… Continue reading Making Plates More Personal
(This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. If you purchase the recommended books or decor from these links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you, so thank you. 😊) Some years December 25th feels more like a looming deadline we’re scrambling to meet rather than what it actually… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas
The season of Advent is one of my favorite times of the year. It is an annual reminder to celebrate and appreciate what the Christmas season embodies: endless hope, bountiful joy, unreserved love, and altruistic giving. The word advent is derived from the Latin word for coming. We are to be preparing our… Continue reading Creating a More Purposeful Advent Calendar and Meaningful Advent Season