New Year’s Appetizer Recipes


  After all the sweets available at Christmas time, I start to look forward to some of my delicious savory favorites for New Year's Eve! Our annual party is a little unconventional, since it includes at least 15 kids ranging in age from infant - 10!  We start our party around dinner time, … [Read more...]

Cooking on a Shoestring: Hand-Dipped Chocolates–a fun and frugal gift!


There’s one homemade gift that I love to give, and pretty much everyone I know loves to receive: chocolates.  So this time of year, I round up a few of my favorite little elves and churn out a variety of chocolate-dipped candies and treats that our family can give as gifts and share with others … [Read more...]

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve ideas from fellow Sisters and Misters!

Still looking for something to do to ring in the new year?  Here are a few ideas from our fantastic group of Sisters and Misters on Facebook! Celebrate Early:  Several places are hosting "Noon Year's Eve" celebrations for kids and their families. These take place earlier in the day with a countdown … [Read more...]

Still available: Free Photo Calendar from Vistaprint–just pay shipping

I've said before how much I enjoy these Vistaprint offers.  I've ordered several things from them, including note pads, pens, and a photo mug and Christmas cards this holiday season.  Sometimes the deals they offer seem too good to be true, but I've always been pleased with the results, and the … [Read more...]