National Popcorn Day: Reads, Recipes & More

National Popcorn Day

Did you know that today is National Popcorn Day? What a fun holiday! One of the biggest things I have been working on with my blog so far this year is to think out of the box. Instead of just posting the normal things, like menu plans and delicious recipes, why not add a little whimsy and fun. Enter the "fun holidays" aspect to my editorial calendar. While perusing, I came across the entry … [Read more...]

Martin Luther King Jr: Resources For Study

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Tomorrow is an important day in history. We celebrate the birth, life, and death of Martin Luther King Jr. He is an integral part of American history, and we have much to learn from him. As you know, I love sharing books recommendations. Whether it is books for kids, or even for grown-ups, it is one of my favorite things to do. So on the eve of this important holiday, I thought I would … [Read more...]

Holiday Book Suggestions: Holiday Picture Books

holiday picture books

Holiday picture books are some of my favorites to read and recommend to my customers. I admit, I am still a kid at heart when it comes to reading children's books. And the holidays are no exception. In this edition of holiday book suggestions, I am sharing some of my favorites with you. I am sure you will be able to find some that you absolutely love. The Mitten 20th Anniversary … [Read more...]

Avoiding Working Mom Burnout During The Holidays

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Once again, the holiday season is upon us. Between cooking and cleaning and shopping, our time is even more stretched than normal. This is especially true for working Moms, because we have that extra hat upon our head. So, I thought I would share my best tips to avoid working Mom burnout during the holiday season. Several years ago, I wrote a post about avoiding the guilt of being a working … [Read more...]

Did someone say… PUMPKIN ROLLS?!?!

holiday pumpkin roll

Hi Everyone, Sandy here from Scrapbook Blessings Club. I get to do another guest post for Jennifer today, woohoo!!! Over at SBC, we do anything homemade and that includes our favorite projects....FOOD!  Eating and scrapbooking go hand in hand, especially chocolate!  But now it is time to get ready for the holidays. Everyone has those special recipes around the holidays they are requested to make. … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Table Settings For The Holiday

thanksgiving table settings

I love setting a beautiful colorful table for special events.  Thanksgiving is without a doubt my most favorite holiday.  Time spent with family and friends without the stress of gift purchasing, gift wrapping and all the hectic activity of the December holiday season. Here are some pictures of my dining room and kitchen dining tables that I've for the past few years.  I love Fiestaware and … [Read more...]

Halloween Costume Ideas

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*Disclaimer: This post may contain a word or two(or maybe more) that may be offensive. Consider yourself warned. When I first started writing this post, my intent was to share some cute Halloween costume ideas for ladies. I work as a bookseller and I am so excited that Halloween is coming up because we have a special story times and I get to wear a costume. Fun, right? Yeah, and that was when … [Read more...]