How to Survive Christmas Parties When You Don’t Drink Anymore

*this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Going to a Christmas party sober is an entirely different experience. I mean, what holiday/special occasion/weekend/Monday is complete without getting hammered, right? That’s just what you DO. Yet if you are trying to quit drinking, or are new to sobriety, parties can become a very uncomfortable battle … Continue Reading

How to Survive Grief Through the Holidays

*this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I am no stranger to death. Over the past few years, I have lost loved ones, as well as been witness as my loved ones lose, so daringly close to Christmas. It certainly weaves a new perspective on the celebrations- showing me how trivial the consumption of … Continue Reading

DIY Harry Potter Scarf! {Quick & Easy}

I love me some Harry Potter. I never read the series when they were first released- the books found their way into my heart after I had kids of my own. Snuggling on the couch that first night, reading about the boy who lived was exciting and reawakened my inner child. We have continued to … Continue Reading

Berry-licious Summer Dessert!

Happy July 4th! Are you ready for driveway fireworks? Or are you one of those people who camp out all day with their radios and lawn chairs, waiting for the big boys? Where I live, it’s illegal to buy what I consider real fireworks. I’m actually okay with that. I don’t have to worry about … Continue Reading