Enjoying The Journey · Holidays

How To Enjoy The Holidays – When There Are No Children In Your Home

The holidays are so kid-centric in our culture and there's nothing wrong with that! However, for those of us who do not have children in our homes, it can be easy to feel left out of the fun or like we're enjoying a less magical version of the day. Whether you are a young, single… Continue reading How To Enjoy The Holidays – When There Are No Children In Your Home


Hostess Gift Idea | Food Gift | Homemade Granola

As I started planning for the holidays a month or so ago, I realized that I would need a lot of hostess gifts during November and December. From traveling to family's homes for Christmas, work parties, Christmas parties and a few other events, I need around 10 hostess gifts. I decided to do a big… Continue reading Hostess Gift Idea | Food Gift | Homemade Granola


How To Be A Polite Guest

Did you know there are only 53 days left until Christmas? That's only seven weekends! Not only that....there are 20 days left until Thanksgiving, which is basically the official beginning of the "Holiday Season." With the beginning of the holiday season comes church parties, work parties, family get-togethers, and more. I'm excited about that! We… Continue reading How To Be A Polite Guest


Thanksgiving Menu {2018}

What are you thankful for? I'm thankful for Thanksgiving food! I've been thinking about this menu for a couple months now and I'm so excited to enjoy the process of making, serving and eating these dishes. Here's my menu for this Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Menu Roast Chicken with Lemon Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole¬†(I'll probably only make 1/4th… Continue reading Thanksgiving Menu {2018}


Warm and Cozy Thanksgiving Tablescape

Since I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I wasn't planning to come up with a Thanksgiving tablescape this month. And then I acquired some new-to-me dishes and all that changed! My sister inherited our Gramma's china but decided she was happy with the other sets of dishes she has room for (she has some really… Continue reading Warm and Cozy Thanksgiving Tablescape

Enjoying The Journey

How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Ditching Your Diet

This will be the second holiday season I've enjoyed while maintaining my weight loss efforts. Whether you're working hard to shed pounds or just to maintain a certain healthy lifestyle (or both!), the holiday season makes it pretty difficult to stay on track. From Halloween to Thanksgiving and then Christmas - with all the pumpkin,… Continue reading How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Ditching Your Diet

Decor · Holidays

Valentine’s Day Decor {Cozy and Neutral}

I've always loved decorating for Valentine's Day - even as a child I remember setting out pink and purple accents in my room! Over the years I've moved away from the pink and purple, but I still enjoy working in a few bits of Valentine's Day love into my decor. This year I really tried… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Decor {Cozy and Neutral}