Monday Meal Plan Christmas Week

Monday meal plan to help organize family dinner

As everyone finishes their preparations for Christmas, here are some dinner ideas for your family. Easy peasy lemony squeezy my daughter would say. We are trying to do our best to use up what’s in the fridge and pantry in the coming weeks so we can start the New Year with a clean slate. Monday: Shrimp […]

Chewy Molasses Spice Cookie

My favorite holiday cookie--Molasses Spice Cookies

Holiday baking season is in full swing! Cookies, bars, candies and more are hopefully filling your kitchen, and your bellies. I’m off to a Cookie Swap tonight and I’m excited to share the recipe for Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies today. This recipe has been in my holiday rotation for a few years now and the […]

Hot Holiday Toy List

Top Holiday Toy Picks

If you have already finished your holiday shopping, lucky you. For everyone else, here’s some great gift ideas for kids if you are still on the holiday hunt for the perfect present. After a recent trip to Magic Beans, at Linden Square in Wellesley, I got a sneak peek some of the bestselling toys this year.     1. […]

Holiday Shopping Stroll in Wellesley’s Linden Square

Shop Linden Square

The magic of the holiday season can get lost when we stress about buying gifts. As we get caught up in the frenzy of generosity, it can be a challenge to slow down and find meaningful gifts. This week I had the opportunity to stroll through the variety of shops in Wellesley’s Linden Square. What […]

Super Black Friday Deal on Kiwi Crates

Our kids are long time fans of Kiwi Crates since they first came to market a couple years ago. The novelty of craft kits arriving in the mail for them was so fun. It’s the same feeling I get when my blue Stitch Fix box arrives on the doorstep. In case you haven’t visited them in […]

Thanksgiving Menu and Tips for Making it All Come Together

Tips and tricks for making Thanksgiving dinner

Happy Thanksgiving week to all my American readers! It is one of my favorite holidays, being food-centric and all. Thanksgiving is such a special time to plan for a lovely meal and sit and relax with family. We are hosting for the second time and it’s so fun to map out all the pieces of […]

Have You Found Your Village?

Be My Neighbor Fred Rogers

When we moved to our neighborhood eight years ago, we had no idea how important that decision was going to be to our everyday life. The day we closed on the house we met some of our neighbors. There was a group of Dads hanging out while the moms were at a movie night. Little […]