December Daily-Merry Netflix-mas

You know what the worst thing is about giving up cable?  Big Daddy would say scrambling to be able to watch his favorite live sports, but for me it’s watching the Very Special Christmas Episodes of my favorite shows. Even more fun than that, was settling in with the kiddos and watching Christmastime programming on…

December Daily-Let’s Talk Sugerplum Fairies Again

A few years ago, I posted about one of my favorite, and least expensive, holiday decorations. It’s kind of become a bit of a staple. In reality, they’re ballerina’s with paper snowflakes for tutus, but I’ve always referred to them as sugarplum fairies because I guess that’s what they look like in my head. My…

Printable Elf Plans

We have an Elf on the Shelf. I’m always surprised how divisive the Elf is.  Over the next few weeks Facebook will be spattered with posts of people having the Elf do obscene things or complaining about how nobody got time for the Elf.  Some people use the Elf to encourage their children to be…

Thanksgiving 2015-Turkey Day Printables

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you’re snuggled up with your family watching the parade floats and waiting for Santa Claus to make his appearance.  I hope you have a wonderful meal planned later and that your tummy will be full, your heart happy and every face you see around your table is one you love.  I…

Thanksgiving 2015-Pumpkin Spice Cream Horns

I know Starbucks has moved on to Christmas and red cups and controversy and pumpkin spiced anything seems pretty last month, but I really wanted to feature this easy dessert for Thanksgiving because it’s such a perfect fit and a bit of a break from the traditional Thanksgiving dessert options. I found a recipe for…

December Daily-The Seventh

This morning, the battery was dead on the car. I shook my fist at the sky and called in the reinforcements (aka my Uncle) who came over with his battery charger and charged the battery since the car was in the garage. Then, we called around until we found a place that would install the…

December Daily-The Sixth

Pepper took a “bubble bath” last night. A lot of times, Elf ideas are elaborate and take a lot of time and money, but this one is pretty quick and only costs a package of marshmallows. And, you can eat the leftover marshmallows, so that’s a win/win. And, today was the day we went out…

December Daily-The Fifth

I had trouble sleeping last night. That probably doesn’t surprise you if you read yesterday’s entry. I tossed and turned and watched 8 Crazy Nights twice. I hope to be able to sleep in this morning to catch up a little bit, but Pepper, the elf, ate candy and Littlebit couldn’t find her shoes and…

December Daily-The Third

Baby Bee needed to sleep in today.  After many years of struggle and taking some good advice from my therapist, we have finally gotten to the point where Baby Bee can put herself to sleep and then sleep peacefully through the night. Yes, Baby Bee IS five and a half years old. Thank you for…

December Daily-The Second

It’s dreary, today. My weather alert when off in the early morning hours to tell me about winter weather warning (or something like that) and it’s been gray and damp. The kind of gray where the lamps in the living room barely make a dent. Everyone seems a bit slow today. The girls went back…