It's time to make a fun fall craft with your kids! My kids love to decorate for the different holidays and seasons. Since I don't like to spend a lot of money on items that either the kids or the...
My daughter is currently obsessed with bath bombs. A simple offer of a bath bomb with her bath can turn any bath time tantrum around. I get it! If I took baths, I’d like them too! After getting some bath...
I am a former wedding and portrait photographer with a dirty secret: I now take almost all of my photos with a cell phone.  My college degree is in photography, and for almost ten years after finishing my school I...
I have loved crafts my entire life. Now that I have children, I want to pass on my love of crafts to them. They are finally old enough to be able to do crafting activities with minimal supervision. I want...
I miss the days of my own childhood magical thinking. There was a time when I believed that when the lights went off and I fell asleep that my stuffed animals would come to life. That I couldn’t choose...
Chunky blankets, cozy pillows, and relaxing fragrances. I just described the perfect bedroom or living room atmosphere in my book and also according to the principles of Hygge. Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian term that refers to making...
‘Tis the season for crafting! We’re a project-loving household over here. I love to create, and my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Reagan, is no different.  Sprinkling crafts like these throughout the holiday months helps keep the festive magic going during the...
I am not talented when it comes to drawing or painting, but I love to craft! I scour Pinterest for hours looking for fun, inexpensive DIY crafting projects. Last fall, the pine trees in our backyard dropped thousands of...
The leaves have nearly finished changing colors which means we have to Pumpkin Spice-ify everything, right? Well, maybe not. I love a good pumpkin muffin, and I’ll usually choose pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, but keep your pumpkin spice out...
My sewing skills are sadly lacking.  Honestly, most of my sewing skills came from home economics class in middle school when I sewed an apron. Beyond that, I have played around a little, but not much. Sewing is really intimidating!...
In my last post, I mentioned that when I’m getting ready for an outing with my son, I pack something that I call a ‘God Help Me Bag’ (GHMB for the purposes of this post). A GHMB is a...
As a Spanish teacher, I spend quite a lot of time planning curriculum around national holidays and culture. Every year around this time, my colleague and I host a cultural event to bring Hispanic culture into our school for...
{Disclaimer: We are working with Mae Memories Photography to bring you this post, however, all opinions are our own!} We Vermonters are pretty lucky. We have a lot of amazing local photographers to choose from. Since becoming a mom, I...
When I returned to work after maternity leave, my husband switched to working second shift so he could be at home with our 4 month old son during the day. I’m not going to lie, the idea of leaving...

In + Around Vermont

Moving to the Vermont Gayborhood of Our Dreams

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My wife and I, with our then 2-year-old, moved to Vermont in 2021 from rural Missouri.  While we had great friends and community in Missouri,...
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Why I HATE Fall… Y’all