How to Train Your Dragon Gift Guide: Toys, Books, Games and More!

  We are so excited about HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD coming to theaters everywhere this weekend! We are BIG fans of the How to Train Your Dragon series of movies (as well as the DreamWorks Animation Television original series Dragons: Race to the Edge on Netflix), … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Asian Beef Noodle Soup – A Bowl Full of Flavor

Are you looking for something warm and flavorful for these cold winter months? When the colder season is at full-force, I am more up for relaxing than getting busy in the kitchen. This is why I often turn to my Instant Pot Asian Beef Noodle Soup. It’s not only delicious but incredibly easy to put … [Read more...]

Handmade Essential Oils Muscle Rub

I was talking to my daughter a few days ago and she complained about her sore muscles after going to the gym. I laughed and said she should wait until she is my age and she can get sore and achy muscles getting in and out of bed! I wanted to give her something to ease the soreness, but all I had … [Read more...]

Chunky Avocado Corn Salsa – Let’s Do Game Day!

What’s your favorite part of game day? For some it’s the game, but for me it’s the food!! There’s nothing better than getting together with family and friends for a few hours of fun while watching the game and eating delicious snacks! Every year I host a game day party, I try to serve something … [Read more...]

Saint Paul Winter Carnival Ice Carving Competition and More

The Saint Paul Winter Carnival has begun! It's time to bundle up, get outdoors and enjoy. I know it's cold out, but that's the whole purpose of the Winter Carnival - to get out there and take advantage of what winter has to offer and show that cold weather who's boss!  Yesterday I … [Read more...]

My Dancing with the Stars Nutcracker Dance Lesson

I grew up dancing. I never competed, but from the time I was in kindergarten until I graduated high school, I was always in dance lessons - ballet, tap and jazz. I loved it! Never in a million years did I think that many years in the future I would be right in the middle of a dance lesson … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

I LOVE peanut butter. But, I have to say I'm pretty picky about what kind I like to eat. I like to eat REAL peanut butter that doesn't have a lot of "extras" added to it. I really don't want things like high fructose corn syrup and miscellaneous chemicals and preservatives when it doesn't need … [Read more...]

Experience Groundhog Day in Woodstock, IL

Groundhog Day is an often overlooked holiday. As an example, we have tons of movies about Christmas and more than a handful about Thanksgiving, New Year's, Valentine's Day, even the 4th of July. But there's only one Groundhog Day movie, the long-time favorite starring Bill Murray. In a cold, … [Read more...]

Favorite Rugs for a Living Room

My husband and I have been dreaming a lot lately. We've been house hunting for a few months, and while we haven't found exactly the right house yet, it sure is fun to dream of what our new home will look like. I personally can't wait to have a little more space for our family to spread out! One … [Read more...]

Bubbles Classroom Valentines “Your Friendship Blows Me Away” with Free Printable

Valentine's Day isn't just for romance – kids love it, too! My kids are especially excited for this year's classroom Valentine exchanges. The students make their own Valentine boxes (some get really creative) and give out valentine cards and treats to all of the other students at the school … [Read more...]