Valentine’s Day Mad Libs

This past weekend Lesley and I held our very first Galentine’s Day celebration. Galentine’s is a new concept for me and, being a traditionalist, I initially felt resistant to it. Why not just celebrate your love for your girlfriends on Valentine’s? It is the day of love after all. But, when you have a family of all girls, it’s hard not to get behind Galentine’s. And, I do love a good holiday. Even if it’s new.

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Salted Caramel Whiskey and Toffee Pie

It is finally February, which means we have survived almost all of winter. Yay! I have to say, I would not be this cheery if it weren’t for the Happy Lamp Santa brought me for Christmas. Oh, Christmas. It feels so long ago and still I have some lingering Christmas tasks. Thank you cards, and writing this post. At least I’ll get one of those done today! 🙂

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Fork Painted Christmas Trees

Today marks the last day of winter break for the girls and they are certainly ready to go back. Things aren’t as bad as years past at this time but Riley’s overly emotional state and Maddie’s intentional pushing of everyone’s buttons tells me they are ready. Overall, it was a really good winter break. Much better than years past.

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Maleficent Horns

This morning I woke up to a house full of Christmas cheer and the scent of pine. Earlier this month was our annual Christmas decorating day and, after a full days work, both Lesley’s house and mine were ready for the season. This year, I also feel ready for the season. I have a good idea of what I’m getting the girls and even have an idea of a new Christmas recipe I want to try out. What I haven’t decided on is a Christmas craft.

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