Category Archives: I Love A Holiday

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a mermaid?!?

When your 3 year old decides that the entire family should be superheroes you totally oblige! And by oblige I mean start buying everything I see on Amazon that’s superhero” related. (I must confess, it was more of an “Amazon Prime Halloween” than a “Pinterest Halloween” & I’m TOTALLY cool with that!) I even went to real stores! Like, the ones where you have to get out of your car & go inside & talk to humans…..ON Halloween!!! I ran around like a crazed lunatic making sure we all had our proper accessories! Done!!! Our costumes were complete. We were going to be the best superhero family this side of Krypton!

So, now it’s trick or treat time & we’re all set. (This is it! Don’t get scared now!!) The bat mobile is packed, costumes are on, Grace is totally owning Rite Aid’s finest Batman costume, Superman is secured in his tiny car seat, Spidey is at the wheel & Wonder Woman is feeling prettttty good about life/ like she may have real superpowers when the unthinkable..err…the inevitable happens! Batman is crying! Noooooo!! Grace decides she absolutely must change out of her Batman costume at once! Oh the humanity!!!!! She returns moments later…proud as punch…in a poofy, shiny, PINK mermaid costume. Inside, the theme lover in me was crushed, pulverized, dying a slow death. BUT on the outside Wonder Woman smiled & said ” Wow! That’s awesome!!”. I think this right here is what they call “motherhood”. I had to laugh. Who doesn’t love a PLOT TWIST?!?

So, this is how we became the family of superheroes & a happy little mermaid.

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Lemon Meringue Bites

The perfect dessert for both Easter & Passover! All the taste of a delicious lemon meringue pie in  bite sized little nibbles. I attempted to shape the Meringue like eggs with the lemon curd as the yolk. Tangy, chewy, sugary goodness. I will definitely be making these again! 

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Valentine’s Day DIY

FRESH FLORAL ICE CUBES

It’s Valentine’s Day! Time to step it up! It’s those sweet little touches that can make the day extra special!


A great way to add a romantic touch to your champagne bucket. Impress your guests at a party or for a Valentine’s dinner for 2!

Use a muffin tin for your floral cubes. It’s something you probably already have in your cabinet & it makes the cubes more substantial. This is the time to show off!

Place flower buds, petals, greenery…whatever you have in the tin. There are no rules! Cover with water and freeze.

Don’t worry if the water doesn’t cover the flower or it floats. It actually looks cooler if the bud is popping out of the cube.

Let cubes sit at room temp for a few minutes so you can flip over tin and they’ll pop right out!

If you don’t have a fancy pants wine bin ( I don’t ) you can just use a big clear bowl. It actually displays your ice cubes better.

Plop in your wine/champagne and admire your fabulousness!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I love nothing more than hosting the holidays! And Thanksgiving is the best kind of holiday. No gifts, no hype, no pressure! The whole day is focused around food and family! Period. As long as the bird comes out tasty, you’re good to go! This year I used fresh evergreens to decorate the table and garnish the food. It’s the little details that can turn your ordinary dinner into something that looks extra special and give it that holiday sparkle!

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Pumpkin Patch Time

When: October 3 – October 31

Festival Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Where: Underwood Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Road

Moorpark, CA 93021

You know I love to get into the holiday spirit! I’ve searched high & low and you just can’t beat Underwood Family Farms Fall Festival!!

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