You guys, spring is finally, finally well on its way! I’m excited; in fact, I don’t think I can adequately and concisely put into words how completely through I am with winter. Old man winter was not kind to me. When you live on a mountain in Northeast, Pennsylvania, you come to expect a certain degree… Read More »
Bed bugs are yet another unfortunate byproduct of our awesome and powerful ecosystem. They are among the most disgusting of pests, and they have made a major comeback over the last decade. Blegh. Bed bugs reproduce quickly, so it’s important to do regular checks around your home to see if bed bugs have begun to… Read More »
SodaStream is one of those super innovative, even kind of quirky small appliances that absolutely exploded in no time. It began to revolutionize the way a lot of people thought about the sweet, carbonated drinks they love. Suddenly, you could make your own soda at home. Imagine that! Freshness and convenience meet with SodaStream, turning… Read More »
Keurig is one of the biggest and most in-demand brands of the last few years. Rising steadily since it first came on the scene, Keurig has not only become a staple in countless kitchens, some of the most influential and recognizable names in coffee, yea, hot chocolate, and more, are not just making their products… Read More »
Who else is always taking pictures, but never getting around to printing them out and putting them in frames? It seems that ever since digital cameras came into our lives and became accessible to most everyone, that framed, candid family photos are appearing less and less in most of our homes, while being front-and-center on… Read More »
There are a few hours every night, typically between the hours of 2am and 5am, when most people (we’ll call them the “normal people”) are fast asleep in bed. I, as you may have already guessed with my normal people crack and all, am not usually one of those people. But that’s okay, because it… Read More »
Our bare Christmas tree, left; bins of decorations and ornaments, right
Now that we have successfully made it through Thanksgiving, the time has come to deck the halls (and the house) in preparation for Christmas. The idea that the holidays are a time of planning, stress, and not nearly enough sleep is an understatement.
I brought down all of our Christmas decorations from the attic early this week and after getting the tree put up, it proceeded to stand there and mock me for the three days it took me to properly string lights on it. This was my first year stringing the lights myself, and about 30 minutes into the job I proceeded to declare that there would be no Christmas.
I did get the lights on the tree eventually, though. Last night, after the above picture was taken. Today’s to-do list consists of getting the ornaments put on the tree and unloading the massive amount of decorations I seem to have accumulated throughout the years from those bins and putting them up around the house. Wish me luck!
I love coffee. I really, really love coffee. In my world, coffee should make honorable mention in the food pyramid as a major food group. No day can really begin without at least two cups of coffee, and coffee is easily one of my top three favorite smells in life. Seriously, there is nothing like… Read More »
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Reed & Barton. Incentive was provided for this publication. Whether you start unpacking your holiday decorations at the end of October, wait until the days following Thanksgiving, or begin sometime in between, decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful. Neutral elements like silver Christmas decorations,… Read More »
I just started teaching myself how to bake from scratch last year. The first holiday season my fiance and I spent in our own home, I set my mind to baking several batches of Christmas cookies. While not perfect by any means, they were a respectable first attempt, and an experience that sparked such fervor… Read More »