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When guests come to town, I love to set up a hot drink area for making steamy mugs of cafe style coffee or tea.  We then cozy up on comfy chairs and settle in for good conversation. Why not do this for our family as well?  We can all grab our latte, chai, or herbal [...]

  As a mom of pre-teens and teens, I look for any opportunity I can get to cuddle up with my kids. It’s just not the same as when they were young and would crawl up in my lap for hours. Now I’m literally crushed if they do that.   But when they are sick [...]

  There are times I board a plane, sit down, and talk to no one the entire flight.  Then there are other times.  One of us begins a conversation and before I know it we are deep into story.  Today was one of those days.   I took the last seat on the plane and [...]

When guest come to town, I like to provide for them a reference sheet of wi-fi passwords, things to know about our home and our town, etc.  When it comes to our families, let’s provide them with an emergency reference sheet. There have been situations where having a family emergency plan in place has saved [...]

I’ve always been a mover and a shaker. Standing still is not my gift. I get things done. And there is always something to be done. When someone tells me they are bored, I wrinkle my forehead and stand in amazement, because I don’t think I’ve been bored one second in my life. It’s just [...]

This is a perfect meal after a day on the slopes, or to feed a hungry crew.  A sure crowd pleaser. I also love this meal because I can freeze it and then throw it in the crock pot.  It’s warm and waiting for us when we get home. [amd-yrecipe-recipe:42]

We host an annual party every year called the Hootenanny.  It is an old fashioned party filled with apple bobbing, sack races, tug o wars, and a petting zoo.  But the best part hands down is the chili, soup, and dessert cook off.  It’s serious business.  There are judges, prizes, and a kids’ cook off [...]

  I’m not sure when I began to subconsciously love and value the table as the centerpiece of our home, but I think it was somewhere around 4th grade. My brother, sister, and I would raise our hands to talk, shoving it high in the air and fist pumping so that mom and dad knew [...]

“From the second I walked in the door, this felt like home.”  My friend smiled, then grabbed my shoulders and gave me a hug.  I paused, “That is about the best compliment you ever could have given me.” I deeply desire for others to feel a sense of peace and warmth in my home. To [...]

Who doesn’t love clean sheets?  I LOVE snuggling in after cleaning day and smelling the fresh scent.  I sleep better on clean sheets.  I totally do! One of the most practical things we can do to treat our family like guests is to clean their sheets and towels with hotel-like standards. What does that mean [...]

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