A Little Pumpkin: Embracing the Season in Your Events


For gourd-like squashes, pumpkins are pretty neat. They certainly are the quintessential fall item and carry with them a sense of both tradition and personality. Think about it: No two pumpkins are alike and the hunt for the perfect one is an activity many enjoy this time of year with family and friends. From Jack-o-Lanterns […]


apples galore!

  It feels like fall today in the desert. Of course, I didn't wait for the cooler temps to welcome the season. I embraced the month of October by heading out to Willcox, Arizona to a beautiful little farm and apple orchard called Apple Annie's. Apple picking is of course, the quintessential fall activity and […]

Fall into the Season

Easy Fall Tablescape

The "unofficial" end to summer had barely passed us by. In fact, I was still enjoying the extended holiday weekend when I noticed the Pumpkin Spice Latte had made its return to Starbucks. Still preoccupied with the obscene temperatures here in Phoenix, I had failed to consider that fall is upon us- according to Starbucks, […]

Extending Your Thanksgiving Decor to Include Some Childish Fun

Thanksgiving Crafts

As we welcome these early days of November, our thoughts turn to the beginnings of the 2010 holiday season. With Thanksgiving only a few short weeks away, many of us are considering our plans: guests, menu, table decor, etc. Over the next couple of weeks we will look at these Thanksgiving plans from all angles […]

Recycled Jack O’ Lanterns: a Fun and Inexpensive Seasonal Craft

Recycled Jar Crafts

  Looking for a seasonal craft that is both fun and inexpensive? Well, I have just the idea for you: Recycled Jack O' Lanterns! These adorable pumpkin-like creations are made using your old pasta jars. Not only are they fun to make, but they can be used in a variety of ways: Halloween-themed event decor/centerpieces, […]

Eating Your Way through Football Season

Chili Recipes

I love football season and thereby fall for that very reason: food. I may not be the best football fan (love the uniforms more than the game), but I know it is a great opportunity to cook up a delicious meal and be social. From my perspective, there is something about a lazy Sunday spent […]

Halloween Fun

Halloween Pumpkins

With such a large family, humor is always important in getting us through the week's doctor appointments, cheerleading practices, homeschool assignments, and everything else our busy schedule entails.     With Halloween only 5 days away, here are a few timely jokes that put a smile on my face, and hopefully will do the same […]