Holiday parties and gatherings can be stressful. If you’re like me, you’re probably at a loss for what to wear and how to pair everything together so you look fashionable. No fear, I’ve put together a list of formal, semi-formal and casual outfits to help you and me get dressed in style this holiday season. It’s always nice to have fashion inspiration. Whether you’re heading
The clock is ticking and if you’re like me and you don’t like to wait until the last minute, your making your shopping list and checking it twice. I like to be organized during the holiday season and make the month of December as stress free as possible. I’ll never forget the Christmas Eve my sister called me frantic because she needed more gifts for
When it comes to teacher gifts, you want to give something unique and special, but something that also won’t break the bank. It’s sometimes a hard balance to achieve, especially since you don’t usually know your child’s teacher as much as you know your other gift list recipients. As a teacher, I can really appreciate unique and thoughtful gifts. When a student makes me something
The average family will spend close to $1,000 this year on holiday gifts. That’s a lot of dough. How much do you spend each year on Christmas gifts? I’d say on average a $1,000 for the season is about what we spend. There are some years we spend less and some years we spend more. This year, we’re going on a holiday vacation. A Disney
There are many families that are celebrating the Holiday season with a family member that is allergic to gluten or might be gluten sensitive. With the recent discoveries of gluten issues in young children and some Adults, many are working hard to find substitutes for those gluten based foods. Even if you have a gluten allergic family member, you don’t have to make your dinner
We love rhubarb. Actually who doesn’t love rhubarb? Strawberry rhubarb is my husband’s favorite pie but this year, we’ll be having pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dessert and instead of my strawberry rhubarb pie, a sweet rhubarb casserole. Yummy and served warm with vanilla ice cream and steaming hot coffee, my thanksgiving guests will be asking for seconds. Over the next week I’ll be sharing some
I am unemployed, for now. I was working for K12.com and teaching 3rd grade for Michigan Virtual Charter Academy. The week before Halloween I was laid off because of a reduction in the workforce. Shit happens. I’m okay with this and so grateful the other teachers I work with were not laid off. It was recommended I file for unemployment, which is what I want
This year the budget is a little tight. This means I’m cracking down and making some holiday gifts for teachers, neighbors, the mailman and anyone who I ordinarily buy little gifts for. Each dollar adds up if you’re buying store bought gifts. For the past few years I’ve made my own holiday air fresheners by simmering cranberries, oranges, lemons, limes and cinnamon over the stove.
Pumpkin pudding is one of the easiest desserts I make. It literally only takes a few minutes to whip together and then bakes in under an hour! Plus it is a great way to use leftover pumpkin puree or another excuse to use pumpkin in a recipe (remember, I love pumpkin)! I also like to make this for Thanksgiving as a special dessert served warm.
The Petoskey Stone is Michigan’s official state stone and a stone you’ll only find in Michigan. The rock is actually a piece of fossilized coral from over 350 million years ago! You might have heard of this stone because of the notorious photo of President Obama, holding a Petoskey Stone while on the phone. I actually grew up looking for this gorgeous rock along the