holiday traditions

7 Holiday Traditions Worth Your Time

I can’t believe Christmas is just 2 weeks away! And if you are anything like me, that means it’s go time for your favorite family holiday traditions to take place. But if you are tapped for time and want to make sure that the holiday traditions you choose instill in your children are worth your time and their memories year after year, then here are my top pick for holiday traditions that stick! Acts of Read more

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

St. Patrick’s Day is the ultimate tag along holiday. No matter if you are Irish or not, it’s all about wearing green at a minimum.  And if you are an adult who favors a cocktail or two, its can also include adult beverages. Lots of them. Which is altogether ironic because St. Patrick’s Day is actually a religious holiday where Catholics honor St. Patrick and likely head out to mass too.  But because everybody loves a Read more

How to Make a Dream Board

Have you ever heard of a Dream Board? Years ago as a Mom with little ones, my husband and I stayed home on New Year’s Eve. Looking for something special to do beyond making resolutions, I decided to try a Dream Board and have been hooked ever since. A simple concept based on the Laws of Attraction, a Dream Board is meant to reflect not just what you want but how you want to feel.  Once Read more

How to Organize Holiday Cards

Just because its early November doesn’t mean its too early to talk all things holiday cards. Lets be honest ~ they can be a huge source of stress if you don’t get on it early and get them done.  In our house we celebrate Christmas and sending those cards can be a huge time drain if I don’t take this task off my to-do list by December 1st ~ there’s simply too much going on!  But Read more

8 Easy July 4th Desserts and Crafts

Easy July 4th desserts and crafts are my sweet spot.  We are blessed to have wonderful neighbors and for the better part of the last 8 years have spent every July 4th at our neighborhood pool followed by driveway sparklers and all kinds of easy fireworks fun.  Thanks to our mutually busy schedules, we never have firm plans about exactly what the day might bring until about 48 hours ahead of time.  Its either a Read more

Easy Recipes for a Kid Friendly Easter Brunch

When it come to Easter, I’m always looking for easy recipes that are kid friendly too. With so much excitement (and candy) surrounding this special day, its important to make sure your brunch has something for everyone to enjoy. In our house, cooking this special holiday meal with my children is as much about sharing memories and traditions as it is enjoying the delicious outcome of our hard work.The Easter holiday is almost here and Read more

5 Easy Easter Crafts for Kids

Easter crafts for kids always make a wonderful addition to the celebration that surrounds this very special time.  No matter how old my kids get, they are always eager to decorate Easter eggs and our youngest never met a holiday themed craft she didn’t like.  So if you are looking for some truly special crafts to share with your little bunnies, check out my favorites from the always create team at Disney’s Spoonful.com. Easter Topiary Read more

5 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day recipes are always fun because they are more than just a color or a theme.  They are tied to tradition, folklore, and so much fun that my Irish roots simply demand I honor.  Celebrated on March 17, it is actually the religious holiday that Catholics honor St. Patrick.  Growing up Catholic, the day was marked by attending mass and even though it was Lent, we were able to eat the traditional meal Read more

Christmas Eve Traditions ~ Luminaries

Christmas Eve traditions are where my childhood holiday memories begin.  So many special things to do on this special day, my heart is  full as we celebrate so many of those same traditions each and every year. One of my favorite Christmas Eve traditions is actually something I always wished my parents would do but it just wasn’t their thing ~  lighting Luminaries. A beautiful ritual from the desert southwest, my husband and I fell Read more

Holiday Traditions and Disney World

Today we are talking about holiday traditions and Walt Disney World. If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World during the holidays, be sure to check out our Organized Disney Pinterest Board for great suggestions including everything from what to pack to theming your outfits to match favorite princesses…and yes that’s for you not your little girl!  A trip in December can take some critical time out of your already packed schedule for Read more