Christ in Christmas

Their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them (Matt. 13:15) I’m a big proponent of personal responsibility.  I feel like it’s […]

5 Free Tools That Will Make This Year More Productive and Pleasant

5 Free Tools That Will Make This Year More Productive and Pleasant | Pomodoro Method of Time Management | Clock |

Sometimes you just need a fresh new start. It’s a new year! For me it’s also a new semester at school, and I recently started a new job. As Lucy Maude Montgomery once wrote: “Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it!” So many fresh starts. And so many new directions to be pulled. To celebrate, […]

Delicious & Fun – How to Make Danish Christmas Pudding

Risalamande | Danish Christmas Pudding |

We’ve been enjoying all of the beautiful Christmas traditions Milly has brought back from Denmark. This one made our Christmas Eve celebrations so much fun! Risalamande is a rice pudding that the Danish traditionally serve on Christmas Eve.  It’s so much more than a delicious desert. It’s also a game that friends and family play […]

How to make Beautiful Danish Heart Baskets – Free Template

Danish Christmas Heart Baskets | Julehjerter |

Let me start by saying these are far more than little heart baskets made from paper. These Julehjerter are Christmas therapy. They’re a key to recapturing the nostalgic Christmas celebrations you long for. I have a theory that what makes us feel like Christmas has lost some of its magic isn’t really all of the extra […]

How to Make Tantalizing British-Style Scones

British-Style Scones

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman in possession of every Jane Austen book must be in want of a scone. Milly is home from her mission, and it’s time to get caught up on all of our British favorites. A little bit of Jane Austen. A few seasons of Downton Abby. Several hours of […]

How To Find and Keep Your Favorite Babysitter

Teenage Babysitter holding a toddler

For most parents it’s the hardest part of planning a date night, isn’t it? After all, you can purchase the movie tickets online. Dinner reservations are only a phone call away.  A little lip gloss and a brush through the hair and you’re ready to go! But when you hear little footsteps running down the hallway […]

Easy Chicken Tostadas For Celebrating On A Busy Day

Chicken tostadas with spicy cabbage slaw

With one missionary nearing the end of her mission and another just beginning his, Mother’s Day this year was simply going to be extra-special. I would be getting two Mother’s Day phone calls and my heart was filled to overflowing. My mother-in-law was joining us for the day, and because food is an important part of every celebration, we needed something fun […]

Make This Luxurious Sugar Scrub Gift for Mother’s Day

Sugar Scrub in jar with printable lid cover

Although last week’s Aromatherapy Dough gift idea is definitely a simple DIY with impressive results, this week’s gift idea is an even easier way to pamper Mom! Sugar scrub recipes are certainly not difficult to find on the internet, and basic ingredients are sugar and oil. You can easily experiment with anything else to get […]

Aromatherapy Play Dough For Mothers (and their children)

Aromatherapy dough for mother's day made with love tag

We’ve been mixing up and giving away aromatherapy play dough for a few years ago, and making it for ourselves. The scent can be calming or invigorating, and there’s something just so therapeutic about the texture and motion of squishing and shaping the dough. I’ve tried many different recipes over the years, and experimented with […]

One Extra-Simple Project for a Beautiful Easter Table

Easter basket with religious easter tag

Easter is always incredibly special to me and this Easter is especially precious. My son is preparing to serve a full-time service mission for our Church and will be away for about two years. This Sunday our families will gather to wish him well and send him off. An extra special Easter celebration calls for […]