Amazing Ways to Bring in the New Year

Amazingly enough we are already coming to the end of another year. The excitement of the new year brings with it new memories and opportunities, but first let’s celebrate an amazing 2014. And what better way to celebrate than with the loved ones that made the year special. If you are like me you don’t…

11 Heartfelt (and Inexpensive) Last Minute Gifts

Giving to others is one of the most fulfilling experiences you can have as a human. Gift giving allows us to show our appreciation for our loved ones in addition to providing them with something that they will value and enjoy. However, some of the best gifts aren’t the most expensive ones. That’s not to…

DIY of the Day: Candy Cane Sleighs

Hello everyone! If you are in need of a last minute gift idea that won’t break the bank you will love this awesome holiday DIY project. I made these to give out as party favors for our annual Christmas Eve party however they also make great teacher or coworker gifts. They were easy to make…

The BEST Thanksgiving Planning Checklist

Regardless of whether it’s your first time hosting a Thanksgiving meal or you are a seasoned pro, it takes time and effort to plan the perfect family meal. There’s the décor, menu, guest list, theme, music, and the list goes on and on. Deciding on the menu alone can be a daunting task. Never fear!…

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL the amazing mommas out there!! We appreciate you! Enjoy your day 🙂

DIY of the Day: Peppermint Plate

I don’t know about you but I always seem to run out of serving trays during the holidays no matter how many times I check and double-check my inventory. I love this DIY project because it is a super easy, creative, and an inexpensive way to solve that problem. Use this festive DIY plate for cookies,…

Creative Ways to Pay It Forward This Holiday Season…And Beyond

Community service is a great way to empower kids with responsibility and engage their compassion. Not to mention that it helps children learn to recognize their own personal good fortune and blessings.  I can’t promise that your kids won’t still ask for every toy they see, but having them involved in giving back seems to restore…

The Holiday You May Not Know About…

Of course, everyone’s familiar with Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday but did you know that today is a holiday too? Well it may not be an official holiday just yet, but if the people over at 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation have their way it will be soon. Giving Tuesday, as…

December Charity Spotlight: The Salvation Army

Charity Spotlight: The Salvation Army When I was about 6 years old, my Dad and I used to do our Christmas shopping in an area which was known as “The Avenue”. This particular avenue was made up of a mile long strip of stores and restaurants along Eastern Avenue in Baltimore City. Many of the…