Category: Christmas

Easy Holiday Outfits For Every Event

December 9th, 2021 by

We are two weeks out from Christmas, and I have to admit I’m drowning. Between a December birthday (Eva turns 14 on the 12th), wrapping up a semester, and all the usual shenanigans in a house with two teen girls, I’m not feeling at the top of my game. That’s one of the reasons I […]

Easy Holiday Style Over 40

November 22nd, 2021 by

There are two extremes when it comes to holiday style. The SnowGlobe and the Scrooge. (I’m working on better names… suggestions welcome!). The Scrooge glides through the holidays in their regular clothes, without even a hint of holiday headband or festive scarf, while the Snowglobe dons Christmas sweaters in October and stops just short of […]

The Best Last-Minute Gifts for Tween & Teen Girls

December 10th, 2018 by

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This group gives me some serious anxiety. It’s so hard to know what they want! Fortunately, most teens are all too happy to share their wishlists with you. However, if you find yourself shopping for an especially tricky teen, or one you don’t know very well, check out this list […]

The Best Last-Minute Gifts for Kids

December 10th, 2018 by

Often in excruciating detail. Unless, of course, you’re talking about my girls. One wants nothing (seriously, she has candy and gum on her list) and one wants everything (her list includes several technology gifts over $150). Sigh. Check the best last-minute gifts for kids My impossible circumstances aside, I think I’ve rounded up some of […]

The Best Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Men

December 10th, 2018 by

So I wanted to share with you some of the more questionable gifts I’ve bought for my husband, Kevin, over the years, but I was afraid that might make you dismiss this post entirely, and that would be a mistake, because there are some real gems in here. Not the sparkly kind, of course, because […]

The Best Last-Minute Gifts for Women

December 5th, 2018 by

Moms, sisters and other women in our lives often seem like the easiest people on your gift lists. After all, there are so many things you can buy them. And that’s the problem. There are so many things you can buy them. See the best last-minute gifts for women now. The problem is we have […]

Best Hostess Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

December 13th, 2017 by

It’s the little things, you know, especially this time of year. Whether it’s a carefully chosen hostess gift or a specially selected stocking stuffer, these thoughtful surprises are my favorite kind of gift to give, and to receive. Lola and I enjoy putting together several small items to create one larger gift, because nothing is […]

What to Wear When the Invitation Says Black Tie

November 12th, 2017 by

I know I can come across as a know-it-all, sometimes, but I mean well. Think of me as your slightly-bossy-but-well-intentioned fashion friend. I only want what’s best for you. And that’s why I’m not going to mince words when it comes to my favorite dress code directive of all time: Black Tie. I have seen […]

Our Last Minute Family Christmas Card

December 7th, 2015 by

It started when the Nutcracker was canceled. Okay, so it wasn’t exactly canceled. I had written the wrong date on my calendar. Again. The girls were all dressed up with no place to go. I had already postponed our family photo shoot because elves and Christmas pageants and Santa sightings and Eva, my December baby, have swallowed up […]

Best Gifts for Kids

November 19th, 2015 by

A few years ago, when my girls were very little, I learned 2 hard lessons as a mom, lessons that completely changed the way I viewed parenthood. Here they are: My kids will have junk food, sometimes, and there is nothing I can do about it. My kids will have junk toys, sometimes, and there […]