Food · Lifestyle · Personal

Love From Minnesota

As some of you know, I am currently out of town visiting my family in Minnesota for the holidays. This area has some brutal winters, and as a result, hot, filling, hearty comfort foods are a really huge hit up in these parts. One of the first things that come to mind when I think… Continue reading Love From Minnesota

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Cocktails · Lifestyle · Nightcaps · Winter Holidays

The Boozy Guide to NYE at Home

The older I get the less I want to leave the house on New Year's Eve. I have come to call it amateur night. It's a night where everyone is out and about drinking not just a little bit, but A LOT. Not only this, but most of these people are people that really don't… Continue reading The Boozy Guide to NYE at Home

Finance · Lifestyle

How I Went From Poor to Excellent Credit in 12 Months

Credit can be a scary thing. Reports indicate that around 30% of scorable people in the US have a credit score below 600. This just won't do. Today, we need credit for almost everything. I am not saying that you should live beyond your means, in fact, you must be careful NOT to since it… Continue reading How I Went From Poor to Excellent Credit in 12 Months

Empowerment · Lifestyle · Mental Health · Opinions · Winter Holidays

An Open Letter to Parents from Santa

As many of you who follow me on Twitter already know, this past Sunday I hosted an annual gathering at my house called 'Supper with Santa'. My dear friend and esteemed helper of the big guy himself finds time each year out of his busy Santa schedule to come and greet the children of my… Continue reading An Open Letter to Parents from Santa

Cocktail of the Day · Cocktails · Holiday Kitchen · Nightcaps · Winter Holidays

Inspiration: National Hot Cocoa Day

December 13. Midway through the month, less than ten days away from the Winter Solstice. I can't think of a better day than this for National Hot Cocoa Day. There is nothing better than a cozy day inside, watching fat snowflakes floating to the earth from a frosty window. Fire burning, lights twinkling on the… Continue reading Inspiration: National Hot Cocoa Day

Lifestyle · People Helping People · Winter Holidays

Give Differently This Year: Charity

There are many ways to donate for the holidays. But did you know that there are some off the beaten track ways to make a difference this year? Here are some neat holiday gift ideas for those hard to shop for people on your list that will put a smile on their faces, and make… Continue reading Give Differently This Year: Charity

DIY · Lifestyle · Winter Holidays

Kids Questioning Santa? 10 Ways to Keep Them Believing

Here's some tips to keep him real a bit longer. Have a fireplace? Don't mind a little cleanup? Take some large men's boots, put them on your feet, and walk from your fireplace to your Christmas tree, stopping to sprinkle flour around your feet with each step to create footprints. Alternatively, there are stencils available… Continue reading Kids Questioning Santa? 10 Ways to Keep Them Believing

Art Projects · Blogging · DIY · Tutorials · Winter Holidays

Easy Watercolor Tutorial

Watercolor art is all the rage right now. I am seeing it everywhere. Cards, stationary, blog headers. Everything seems to be watercolor. People are even getting watercolor work tattooed on their bodies. I want to take a moment to warn you, this is a step by step tutorial, with images, and detailed explanations of materials,… Continue reading Easy Watercolor Tutorial