DIY Felt Christmas Tree for Toddlers

Finished DIY Felt Christmas Tree on

If you’ve got young kids and you’ve been on Pinterest or Facebook this winter, you’ve undoubtedly seen the DIY Felt Christmas Tree for Toddlers project trending in your news feeds. My friend and fellow Army wife, Jen, is a really talented creative type. She and I both wanted to make … Continue reading

Our 1st German Christmas Tree

Picking out a German Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas Eve from Wiesbaden, Germany! Ever since we’ve been a couple, we’ve bought a Christmas tree together for our house. Among the many changes year-to-year in location, family plans, and travel, picking our tree might be our one and only true family tradition. This year, we brought that tradition … Continue reading

Visiting the Mainz Christmas Market

White Lights at Christmas Market in Mainz, Germany

One of the first German Christmas markets we visited this year — our first Christmas season stationed in Germany — was the Mainz Christmas Market. The centerpiece of the market is a 36-foot-tall Christmas pyramid, which sits just inside the entrance to the market in Höfchen Square. Surrounding the pyramid … Continue reading

Blogging from My New iPad

Tonight I’m astounded and dumbfounded and frankly, kind of amazed to find myself blogging from my brand new iPad2 – a completely unexpected Christmas surprise from my soon-to-be in-laws. I’ve always been blessed with an incredible family. My parent are some of the most loving and generous people I know, … Continue reading

I Love Moving Comfort

I’m a genuine advocate of Moving Comfort’s sports bras (I don’t run in anything else), but I’ve never tried wearing any of the company’s other women’s athletic apparel. That’s why I’m super-pumped about the Moving Comfort things I found under the Christmas tree this morning. Being stationed at Fort Carson … Continue reading

Crossing it off the Bucket List: The Gingerbread House (Part 2)

…(continued from previous post)… Upon unpacking the gingerbread house-making supplies, I promptly got to work mixing dough and preparing cookie sheets. I tripled the recipe, which claimed to make 2.5 dozen cookies, and still only made enough dough for a simple, small gingerbread cottage. So much for my grand plans … Continue reading

Crossing it off the Bucket List: The Gingerbread House (Part 1)

I’ve always wanted to build a gingerbread house, and this year I finally did it. Buying a gingerbread house kit would be the small town equivalent of saying “I want to build my own home” and then heading down the highway to buy your own prefab modular estate. There’s nothing … Continue reading

Family Portraits

Months ago, a woman named Lisa reached out to me on twitter after seeing my posts about the transition from New York City to rural Missouri. We tweeted together and exchanged a few emails before meeting in person for the first time this week. Lisa is a photographer, and my … Continue reading

Recap: #stlchristmaslighttweetup

The latest St. Louis-area twitter meet-up took place on Tuesday night in O’Fallon, Missouri. A small group of hard core tweeps bundled up for the cool air and fought St. Louis rainy day traffic to walk through the Celebration of Lights. @meghoulihan gave us the VIP walk-through, complete with behind-the-scenes … Continue reading

Believe (The McKinnis House)

On Sunday I took my mom on a small town blogging adventure to the Washington, Missouri Holiday House Tour. One of my favorite features of the homes we saw was the fireplace in The McKinnis House, which was decorated in letters that spelled “Believe”, along with lots of whimsical, wintery … Continue reading

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