Week 48/52

Life lately in 2016 As I’m writing this post’s title, I started to freak out a bit.  I can’t believe that we only have four weeks left in 2016 and that the holidays are really upon us.  This past week was a bit of a whirlwind between Thanksgiving and spending quality time with different family …

Week 47/52

Life lately in 2016  As we approach Thanksgiving this week, I start to ponder on the people, things and experiences that I am grateful for in my life.  It has been a long year with some highs and a few lows.  I am thankful for good health and that the girls continue to thrive.  It’s …

52 Weeks, Week 48

Weekly snapshots of my girls and life in general in 2015 Getting back to normal. That’s pretty much where we are at right now. We’re trying to move forward and get into the spirit of the holiday season. Thanksgiving Dinner brought some respite from recent events; it also made us focus a bit on family …

‘Tis the Season

It feels like we didn’t do much this past weekend. It must because while we were not truly idle, we spent most of the time indoors entertaining family and friends. There was a lot of cooking on my part, including trying a Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe that turned out to be pretty yummy. It was good …

Happy Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving and the spirit behind it. I love how it compels us to be thankful and mindful of all the blessings in our lives. I love how it ushers in the holidays in December. To those of you in the US, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Ideas

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away. I know I say this practically every year but I am just not ready for the holidays quite yet. With busy-ness of everyday life, there’s just not that much time to stop and think of what to make, let alone how to be creative for …

Acts of Kindness

I recently heard about the #givewiththanks initiative for the month of November through one of the Instagram accounts I follow. Here’s how it works.  For the month of November when most of the US is getting ready for Thanksgiving, the folks at Small Seed would like everyone to practice small acts of kindness and service as a way …

Rodizio and Betrayal with Daniel Craig (Post-Thanksgiving #2)

Thanks so much for visiting the Design Mom feature of our house. It was nice to meet other bloggers and blog readers albeit virtually. Anyway, here’s a little bit on the second part of last Thanksgiving weekend. Doesn’t it seem like ages ago? Last Saturday night, we went with our out-of-town friends (John and Ellen) …

Happy Thanksgiving

For those of you who are in the US, are you looking forward to Thanksgiving? I am. It is the first time in many years that we are not hosting. My cooking duties this year are limited to preparing dessert and sweet potato with marshmallows. I am thinking of making a pumpkin cheesecake and a …