DIY Hot Chocolate Ornaments

When it comes to DIY Christmas gifts, it's fun to give (and to receive) both handmade decorations AND things you can drink. With these DIY Hot Chocolate Ornaments you get both! This hot cocoa ornament craft makes a pretty and festive ornament to hang on the tree, but it's also a sweet treat … [Read more...]

The Banks Children Grown Up: A Mary Poppins Returns Interview with Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer

Just like Mary Poppins came to London to help the Banks children in the original Mary Poppins movie, in Mary Poppins Returns she comes to help them again. Now Michael and Jane, the children she original helped have grown up and Michael has three young children of his own. Portraying the part of … [Read more...]

Mary Poppins Returns Review: A Magical Adventure of Joy and Wonder

If there was ever a question as to whether a film could live up to the iconic original Mary Poppins, Director Rob Marshall and an amazing cast led by Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda have proven that the answer is YES. Mary Poppins Returns is a magical adventure that helps us remember the … [Read more...]

Get Your House Ready for Sale with These Helpful Tips

My husband and I have lived in our current house for over ten years now (ever since we were first married), and we've come to the conclusion in the last several months that it is most definitely time to move. We'd originally thought that we would live in this house for about five years, but it's now … [Read more...]

Mini Cheesecake Drums Recipe – Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas with Sweet’N Low!

What are your favorite holiday songs? One of my favorites is the classic "12 Days of Christmas." It's a fun sing-along song, has lots of funny parodies and always makes me stop to think - "what exactly IS a French hen, anyway?!" This year I've teamed up with Sweet’N Low®, along with 11 other … [Read more...]

Fun Games for Older Kids and Adults

When it comes to holiday shopping, it always seems easy (and fun) to buy gifts for little kids. Once those kids get older or become adults, not only does it make us feel old, but it also gets harder to find fun gift ideas! We're here to help you out with these fun games for older kids and adults. … [Read more...]

Lin-Manuel Miranda Trips a Little Light Fantastic in Mary Poppins Returns

I have a short list of people on my dream interview list and Lin-Manuel Miranda is one of them. So, you can imagine how excited I was to actually have the chance last month to meet and interview him while I was in LA for the Mary Poppins Returns red carpet premiere. I'm a HUGE Lin-Manuel … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Ideas for Seniors

When it comes time to buying Christmas gifts, it's harder to buy for some people than it is for others. Choosing the right gift for for our older friends and relatives can be difficult. These five Christmas Gift Ideas for Seniors should help get you find the perfect present for Grandma, Grandpa, Mom … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe – A New Christmas Classic

When you think of Christmassy scents, what are the first things that come to mind? For me it is pine needles, peppermint and gingerbread!! I'm a big fan of gingerbread all year round and really not sure why most people tend to eat it only during the holidays. Another Christmas classic is fudge! … [Read more...]

A Magical Night: My Mary Poppins Returns World Premiere Experience

My heart is beating double time. I'm writing as I'm on the way home from the red carpet premiere of Mary Poppins Returns and it was so fabulous, beautiful and magical that I feel like I haven't quite processed it all yet. On the way to the premiere, the rainy weather helped to give an airy of … [Read more...]