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Cotton Candy Cherry Mocktails

We can't resist a good mocktail for New Year's Eve and we usually always try to work cotton candy into the mix somewhere. Additionally, Zelda jumps at the chance to include anything pink in our decor. That's why Cotton Candy Cherry Mocktails were a no-brainer for ringing in 2019! If you didn't know, you can buy all …

Santa’s Favorite Christmas Eve Cookies

The presents are wrapped, the stockings are hung, and we are in Santa countdown mode in my house! This Christmas season has been by far the best  we've ever had together as a family. We are officially settled into our new house and Zelda is at an age where she can fully appreciate everything that the holidays entail. Watching her …

Santa Please Bring Me A Vacuum from eBay For Christmas!

I recently Googled what not to buy your wife for Christmas and was shocked at what came up. Have you ever searched it? Right at the top of the list was appliances, and coming in at number one was vacuums. Clearly whoever was polled does not have a Dyson vacuum. Then, I fell even further down the Google …

Country Financial: How To Stay Financially Afloat During the Holidays

I freaking love the holidays so much. It’s such a special time of year, but between gifts, decor and travel, the financial aspect of it all can easily start to take center stage. To avoid letting thoughts of money and stress take over, all you have to do is a little planning in advance and you’ll be good …

Gingerbread Pancakes

Can you believe Christmas Eve is exactly one week from today?! We have been having so much fun this holiday season and are looking forward to spending Christmas in our new Colorado home. Zelda couldn't be more excited for Christmas, and we surprised her with a few early Christmas presents when we took her to the Swissotel …

Alouette Petite Cheesy Tomato Toasts

Are you ready for this? I’m about to set you up with the easiest holiday recipe. Every now and then Spiro invites people over and doesn’t tell me they are coming until about 30 minutes before they arrive. Don’t you just love when your significant other does something like that? Anyways, this recipe for Petite Cheesy Tomato Toasts has saved …

Pull-Apart Christmas Tree

When I saw this Pull-Apart Christmas Tree on Delish, I knew Zelda and I had to try it (we made a few small modifications). At first glance, it looks like it is really challenging to make. But the truth is, it's super simple! This will definitely impress your guests. Serve it at your next holiday party and …

COUNTRY Financial: Start Tucking Away Those Dollars For Retirement

I have to admit, thinking about retirement stresses me out. But as a new year rapidly approaches (what even happened to 2018?!), it’s really got me thinking about the big picture. I’m trying to rewire my brain - the way I think, the way I operate on a day-to-day basis, even what I eat. I’m just trying to …

Holiday Brownie-in-a-Mug

WARNING! Learning how to make a Brownie-in-a-Mug is very dangerous because it's almost too easy. You'll be reaching for the nearest mug a little more frequently than you might think. This is the ultimate curl up on the couch in your pajamas with a movie recipe and knowing this is going to make it difficult to leave …

Christmas Around the World in the Swissotel Santa Suite

We may live in Colorado now, but we absolutely had to migrate back to Chicago for our third annual visit to the Swissotel Santa Suite. It’s become such a holiday tradition for us (here’s our visit from last year) that we wouldn't miss it. It was a blast and we were completely …
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