My Grandma passed away a year or two after we moved to Chicago and before I got married. My mom’s mom was one of those special people who just truly loved and accepted everyone (she had 6 kids and always said that she had 6 points on her heart so that everyone was loved equally) and she was always there… View Post
Do you do New Year’s Resolutions? I don’t really, not usually anything formal. But this year, I had more of a mid-year set of resolutions relating to starting my business. I mean, really, starting a business is kind of terrifying. There’s all the scary permits and registrations, taxes, the logistics and that doesn’t even begin to cover the fear of… View Post
In my last post, I talked about some ideas for how to handle the holidays if you are hosting someone with food allergies, specifically peanut/tree nut. Today I wanted to share a couple thoughts on how to handle this from the other side, if you are the parent of a child who has an allergy. And as always, if you… View Post
Every year at this time, I have a text or email conversation with various relatives about Christmas parties, food, and food allergies and I thought it might be helpful to other parents of children with allergies or if you happen to have a friend or loved one with food allergies, to see how we deal with it. Christmas is a… View Post
Make these adorable Keepsake Snowman Handprint Ornaments with your little ones to capture how cute and small they are!
My Starbucks Inspired Yarn Ball Wreath is one of my favorite holiday projects ever!
This Pom Pom Snowflake Wreath was one of those projects. You know the ones where you get the idea, buy the supplies (pretty cheap!) and are feeling good. And then you start working and it ends up taking, ahem, a little bit longer than you anticipated. And when I say a little bit longer, I mean, I felt like I… View Post
I love a big warm bowl of Creamy Broccoli Potato Soup with Caramelized Onions and Apple on a cold day! It’s warm, creamy, full of flavor and actually vegan too! My mom is a big fan of broccoli and when I was little, she ate it all the time. But she usually steamed it or cooked in the microwave, which,… View Post
Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? I did! We went to my parents’ house for a few days and had a great time. Since O’s food allergy diagnosis I end up doing the bulk of the meal planning and a lot of the cooking to make sure that things are safe for him. And wow, do I appreciate all those… View Post