Advent Adventures: Daily Christmas Traditions

A hallmark of my childhood Christmases was moving the marker on our hanging advent calendar. It wasn't the kind with wooden doors or fancy chocolates, just a simple but beautiful design of a cozy house with little numbered pockets for a small felt mouse to sit nice and cozy while we moved closer and closer [...]

Giftable Kid’s Books with Knoxville Moms

My latest post for the Knoxville Moms is all about the best books to gift kids and teens this holiday season. You can view the post on their site here, and find purchase links at the bottom of this post. Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Bookshop.org and Amazon. I will earn a commission (at [...]

Bookshop.org Free Shipping!

Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Bookshop.org and I will earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you click through and make a purchase. I love Bookshop.org for their commitment to locally owned bookstores and variety of books. As the holiday shopping weekend kicks off, Bookshop.org is offering free shipping all weekend [...]

Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers

Tis the season to buy books, fa la la la la la la la la! If you're looking for gift ideas for the book nerd in your life, you've come to the right place. Whether its a book, a book accessory, or a stocking stuffer, this post is full of gift ideas for the book [...]

Book Review: It’s a Wonderful Woof

It may just be starting to feel like fall, but the life of a book blogger means it's time for Christmas reads! This year, some of my favorite authors have given the world the gift of a bonus book; that is, a second release in the same year. As someone who waits not-so-patiently every year [...]

Book Review: The Santa Suit

Mary Kay Andrews’s The Santa Suit is the book equivalent of cradling a steaming cup of cocoa while seated in front of a blazing fire while snow softly falls outside. It is cozy, warm, and the perfect Christmas book. Ivy Perkins has just uprooted her life and moved to a small North Carolina town, buying [...]

Baking Up Nostalgia

Some of my earliest memories take place in my childhood kitchen. I'm settled up on the countertop, feet swinging, as my dad rolls out the pie crust dough made from my great-grandmother's secret recipe. There's a chill in the air signaling it's Thanksgiving or Christmas, and everything feels a bit magical and special. Baking might [...]

DIY 3D Paper Snowflakes

Have y'all seen the TikTok tutorial on making 3D paper snowflakes using paper lunch bags? It's so fun! You can view the original video here, and keep reading for our tips and tricks for doing this fun Christmas craft with kids! Well, I had to try it. Since I was too impatient to dig out [...]

The Best Christmas Movies on Disney+

Oh my garland, December is here and Christmas is just a few weeks away! I'm all about the Christmas movies, from animated to heart tugging to classic to cheesy. I'm here for it all! Disney+ has loads of great Christmas movies, so here's what I'm watching this sparkly season! For the whole family Mickey's Once [...]

Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

It has been chilly and blustery here! This weather, combined with the grand entrance December makes and all the Christmas shopping/movies/wrapping/decorating essentially demands a delicious hot cocoa/hot chocolate recipe. Since I'd never made or had homemade hot chocolate before (thank you, Swiss Miss and Godiva, your packets have served me well!), I decided it was [...]