holidays
Simple St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Simple St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Today was Saint Patrick’s Day and Ella requested that I make a special dinner.  With the help of my best friend Google I found a few awesome recipes and made a St. Paddy’s Day dinner to remember!   It was pretty easy to put together and it was a hit with everyone.  I think that...
Harry Potter Costumes :: Halloween 2014

Harry Potter Costumes :: Halloween 2014

Ever since our Harry Potter Family Movie Night Party a few years back I’ve been wanting to make Harry Potter costumes for the kids.  Well, not just the kids…for all of us!  This Halloween I made it happen, and created costumes for our family of six to represent the characters from Harry Potter!  I put...
Fall & Halloween :: Crafts, Recipes, Events, Resources & More

Fall & Halloween :: Crafts, Recipes, Events, Resources & More

It’s my favorite time of year!  I love the cooler temps.  I love Autumn.  I love Halloween.  Here’s a roundup of my most favorite posts having to do with Halloween, Monsters and Pumpkins.  What’s your favorite thing about Fall & Halloween? My Favorite Fall & Halloween Posts :: Mini Pumpkin Pies (and our Halloween Party...
The Northside 4th of July Parade

The Northside 4th of July Parade

The Northside 4th of July Parade is one of the most unique and eclectic parades in town.  It’s my favorite thing to do on the 4th of July!  The kids and I enjoyed the parade today and then spent the afternoon at the Rock N Roll Carnival frolicking on the playground, watching the skaters and...

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)”

Forget making gingerbread houses, driving around looking at cool light displays, or any of that other holiday fun stuff…I’ve found my new favorite holiday tradition!  Sunday night we went to see the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s production of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)” and it was fantastic!  I cannot remember the last time...
Holiday Toy Trains at the Behringer Crawford Museum

Holiday Toy Trains at the Behringer Crawford Museum

Henry and I went to see one of our favorite holiday attractions today, the Holiday Toy Trains at the Behringer Crawford Museum in Devou Park.  While Henry likes watching the trains zoom around and pushing all the interactive buttons on the display, I always like to look for the interesting tidbits in this display… Holiday...

Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Holiday Gift Ideas

I have decided to try to do a better job of SHOPPING LOCAL for the holidays this year. Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky have so much to offer in terms of cool locally owned stores, boutiques and products, why look anywhere else?!?! I’ve put together a list of Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Holiday Gift Ideas for local...

Day of the Dead :: Sugar Skull Skirt & Fun Activities

Today is what is known as Dia de  Muertos, or “Day of the Dead” in Mexico.  This is the time that families come together to pray for friends and family members who have died.  It is, in my opinion, a beautiful way to celebrate and remember those who are no longer with us.  Sugar skulls...
Kids in the Kitchen :: Monster Face Cookies

Kids in the Kitchen :: Monster Face Cookies

It’s the perfect time of  year to have some monstrously good fun in the kitchen with the munchkins!  These Monster Face Cookies are a simple tasty treat for the kids to put together, and you can turn it into a monster bash by reading some monster themed books and perhaps even working on a Monster...

Throwback Thursday ~ 4th of July 2008

The 4th of July {2008} Sam was just learning how to walk… Max didn’t like all of the noise from the fireworks…  And it was our last holiday with Nana…

In My Kitchen…

In my kitchen on Easter eve there are beautiful flowers & egg-shaped cheesecakes from Whole Foods, there was salmon, asparagus & fresh pineapple on the dinner table, with a surprise visit from papa, and there was much cooking going on in preparation for Easter Sunday!

Throwback Thursday ~ Easters Past