Christmas is Coming…

I love the holidays! About this time of year I think about holiday preparations. Mostly at this point I am thinking about how I can ensure we have slow, meaningful, and fun holiday? I am hoping I can prepare in a way that helps us remember the reason for the season and soak up our time as a family. […]

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Irish Soda Bread: A traditional recipe

Our family is Irish and the beautiful land and people of Ireland hold a very special place in our hearts. I mean all three of our boys were named for places in Ireland! We hope to someday take them to their namesake locations and travel the gorgeous countryside as a family. Cashel was named for […]

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"You are special…" plates

When I was growing up our family used the famous, red “You are special today…” plate for special occasions and any time we did my beloved Uncle Terry who is very wise and witty would argue… “But you are special every day…”   It got me thinking and those thoughts led to these plates! With […]

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Traditions: Thriving in the Holidays Mini Series

The list is long when it comes to potential traditions you can have for the holiday season. The question really comes down to what can you just not give up and what is just “extra” or something you do because you feel “obligated.” Again I find myself wanting to define my holiday season before it […]

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