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Wreaths Across America

Honor the fallen with Wreaths Across America {101 Days of Christmas}

Our girls are part of our local American Heritage Girls troop, and I love the emphasis on serving the community and honoring our country. Last year we did those things through many different events, and one of my favorites was the wreath ceremony that took place at a local cemetery in Winchester, VA. There were many Civil War […]


Handwritten printable gift tags {101 Days of Christmas}

Growing up, we always bought the packs of colorful, illustrated “Santa” tags for $1-2, but I love that the internet makes it so easy to find pretty, trendy tags that match your style without the designer price of some of the high end brands in the store. This year, I’m excited to use these “handwritten” […]

Our office / school room

Weekend Reading: October 18, 2014

From Instagram: Still organizing/decluttering {the file cabinet and box will go}, but the loft/office/school room is coming together! And the kitchen’s no longer trashed all day every day – woohoo! Next week we’re heading down to my parents’ new home in North Carolina (our first time there as a family since we split up and […]

German Pfeffernüsse

German pfeffernüsse {101 Days of Christmas}

Pfeffernüsse, aka pepper nuts, are a traditional German cookie featuring aromatic spices and a sweet icing. Like any good cookie recipe, there are dozens and dozens of variations of the spices and ingredients used, but all bakers agree that the result is a spicy, dry cookie that is small enough to grab by the handful! As […]