Thankful for Small Businesses

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It’s almost here, one of my favorite days of the year!  Not Thanksgiving because as I stated before, not a huge turkey fan.  BLACK FRIDAY!!  I love buying presents for the kiddos, nieces, nephews, and basically everyone I know.  I can’t help myself.  My husband is not so crazy about me dragging him around at 4:30 in the morning just to do some shopping, but … Read More

A little peace, please

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I know there are those out there who dislike retailers as soon as they see Santa paraphernalia peeking out from behind Halloween décor at stores.  I get it.  This year, however, I am so ready to just skip ahead to Christmas.  Thanksgiving doesn’t even feel necessary to me, but maybe that’s because I’m not a huge turkey fan.  I don’t know.  I do know though … Read More

Trick or Prepackaged Treat

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Usually when Halloween is coming up, the kids and I are figuring out their costumes.  Then we decide what kind of homemade treat to hand out at school.  Not in 2020 though.  Normal has pretty much left the building and did not even look back.  There shall be no costume parade at school, and as I said before, we are staying home on Halloween.  So … Read More

October 31, 2020

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October 31st.  Quite possibly most kids’ third favorite day of the year right behind December 25th and their birthday.  A day filled with fun and excitement; friends, costumes, candy, caramel apples, and other yummy treats.  What isn’t there to love?  Well, I have a hunch this year may be a bit different.  Maybe you won’t be out there walking swiftly to the next door with … Read More

Homework Headaches

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Let’s face it, this school year is hell. Do we choose virtual, in person, hybrid? No choice is wrong or right, but let me just say, I feel you. We all had to make a choice, and that choice, regardless of what it was, is not easy to handle.  So here we all are, trying to keep our cool, maintain our daily lives, and then … Read More

The 2020 Carnival

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It would appear as though 2020 came out of nowhere and threw a wrench in our day-to-day lives.  For us Michiganders it may have been the longest summer ever, but without our usual summer escapes.  Whether your thing is camping, community parks and pools, or city fairs; we all missed something this summer, and felt the difference 2020 has brought.  Alone together, right?  Maybe you’ve … Read More

Easy Tips for Caramel Apples

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A caramel apple bar is a fun and unique theme for any fall party.  For kids and adults alike it allows them to personalize an apple that they can then take home as a party favor or eat right away. Keeping these simple things in mind will make sure that it is a delicious treat and not a horrible trick. Choose your apples to compliment … Read More

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