My husband and I are getting ready to go out of town for Easter, to visit my grandfather for his 90th birthday. As we prepare, I’m thinking about ways I’ve celebrated Easter in the past. Eggs, of course, are an integral part of most Easter celebrations. They have always been a symbol of new life… Read More Creative ways to use eggs to celebrate Easter
St. Patrick’s day is just around the corner, so I decided to take some time and learn about the man who inspired one of America’s favorite holidays. I’ve always heard that he is much more than just an excuse to drink green beer, but I didn’t really know his story.
Christmas and New Year’s are now several weeks’ removed, and it’s given me some time to reflect. The topic of Christmas created a lot of tension in my family this past year – more specifically, where to spend Christmas. Ah, the dreaded newlywed dilemma. Which set of parents will get you on Christmas day?
The fall and winter of 2015 were nothing short of manic for me and my husband. Between planning for a late September wedding, a plethora of birthdays and anniversaries, and making the three hour drive to see my folks no less than 3 times between Thanksgiving and Christmas, by the last week of the year… Read More Why you should run away
Merry Christmas! By now, I imagine you’ve cleaned up all of the wrapping paper from the living room, recovered from any Christmas-day bloatedness, and maybe you’ve even already started putting up the decorations and writing thank-you notes. I recently wrote an article with suggestions for how you can make your own holiday traditions as a… Read More The one thing all young couples need to remember
When I was growing up, my parents were really big into celebrating annual Christmas traditions. As I grew older the busyness of life made those traditions less important to them, but as they let the traditions go I became old enough to pick the slack back up again. On Christmas Eve, we would put out milk… Read More How to make the Christmas holidays your own
There’s a confession I feel I should make. I have a secret guilty pleasure. I really enjoy looking at other people’s homes. When I was younger I would look at the “castle” section of the encyclopedia just to admire the gorgeous photographs of even lovelier living spaces. I hesitate to call them “houses”, due to… Read More Looking for a unique date or outing idea?
Thanksgiving day was yesterday, and consequently I’ve been thinking a lot about the subject of thankfulness. Thankfulness is something that almost everyone would agree is important, and yet at the same time almost everyone neglects to actually establish the habit of giving thanks. Why is that?