holidays

Elf on the Shelf Ideas and Inspiration

Many years ago on the first of December the doorbell rang and we found the Elf on the Shelf on our front doorstep.  The kids named our Elf “Zanzoe” and he has been our holiday friend ever since. The kids absolutely love Zanzoe the Elf on the Shelf, and I am not going to lie,...

Easy Peasy Valentines with Avery Labels

Avery Labels is making it super simple for you to put together awesome (sweet) valentines with your whole family!  Here’s how to do it in five easy steps: Easy Peasy Valentines with Avery Labels 1. Order supplies from Amazon: 2.  Design your labels on Avery.com/Hershey: 3. Print your labels: 4. Affix the labels to the...
Merry Brickmas in Over the Rhine

Merry Brickmas in Over the Rhine

Calling all LEGO fanatics!  You cannot miss Brickmas at Memorial Hall in Over the Rhine!  Brickmas is an epic LEGO display depicting everything from holiday scenes to Star Wars battles to giant castles and their realms.  The LEGO displays at the recently renovated Memorial Hall are larger than life and have so many incredible tiny...
A Franciscan Christmas in Over the Rhine

A Franciscan Christmas in Over the Rhine

There is a truly unique holiday experience to be had in Over the Rhine, and you don’t have to spend a dime.  A Franciscan Christmas takes place at St. Francis Seraph Church and the Christian Moerlein Event Center.  Both locations are locate within a block of each other and are impressive historical landmarks in Over...
St. Theresa's Textile Trove & Sugar Skull Costumes

St. Theresa’s Textile Trove & Sugar Skull Costumes

My favorite fabric shop in the whole wide world is  St. Theresa’s Textile Trove in Over the Rhine.  I have been shopping at this shop for funky fabrics ever since I first started quilting.  And back in those days I was piecing my quilts by hand.  These days sewing time is diminished greatly but I...

Easy Halloween Party Snack

I always love to host a Halloween Party, but sometimes I do not have the time to make it as fun and creative as I would like.  Sometimes I have to cut corners and take the easy way out.  But just because there are not enough hours in the day does not mean that you...
Labyrinth Costumes for the Whole Family

Labyrinth Costumes for the Whole Family

Since my children were very small we have dressed them up for Halloween in a coordinating theme.  Sometimes Michael and I even join in on the fun and dress up with them.  The kids get really excited about the planning, secrecy and implementation of our Halloween Costumes each year.  We have been characters from Scooby...
Carscarones:  Mexican Confetti Eggs

Carscarones: Mexican Confetti Eggs

Have you ever heard of Carscarones?  They are Mexican Confetti Eggs that are made by hollowing out egg shells and filling the insides with confetti.  Then the Carscarones are cracked over someone’s head, which is supposed to bring good luck.  In Mexico the confetti eggs are used in many celebrations such as Carnival, Easter, Day...
25 Fabulous Holiday Party Recipes

25 Fabulous Holiday Party Recipes

It’s holiday party season, and I don’t know about you, but I cannot show up to a party empty-handed.  I love contributing to the menu, no matter what time of day the party is.  I have put together a list of my favorite Holiday Party Recipes to share with you just in case you are...
Five Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

Five Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

I have many many wonderful memories of my Nana, but one that stands out in my mind is her teaching me over the phone how to make her Thanksgiving Stuffing.  For some reason that year she wasn’t able to bring her famous stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner so I took it upon myself to figure out how...
DIY Skeleton Costume Inspiration

DIY Skeleton Costume Inspiration

This year Sam and Max took part in their school play and I had the task of coming up with Skeleton Costumes for them.  I told the drama teacher that I’d find some DIY Skeleton Costumes that would be easy to make.  As soon as the words came out of my mouth I got nervous....
Ten Unique Ideas for Mother's Day Fun in Cincinnati & NKY

Ten Unique Ideas for Mother’s Day Fun in Cincinnati & NKY

Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, and while brunch is always a lovely option for celebrating your mother, sometimes it’s fun to shake things up a little bit!  I’ve put together a list of ten fun and unique ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day in Cincinnati & NKY this weekend.  Not all of the events take...