Archive for December 2012

Ring in 2013 with a Family Friendly New Year's Fondue

Fondue set - washed and ready for action!
The close of 2012 is upon us, and we’ve decided to ring in the New Year with the little ones tonight.  How fitting is it that as I’m writing this, my iTunes has randomly selected Jellyfish’s “I Wanna Stay Home”? Yes, call me lame but I am looking forward to spending New Year’s Eve at... Read more »

Pajama Day with Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Pajama Day with Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes
Ah, Pajama Day. If you are one of the lucky ones with a little extra time off around the holidays, the day after Christmas is a prime Pajama Day – wear what you woke up in all day long, let the kids enjoy all the new toys and gifts Santa brought, and relax a bit... Read more »

Gluten Free Cookies, Gift Wrapping, and Christmas, Oh My!

I am writing this post as we barrel down the highway at 88 miles an hour towards central Illinois to start our family Christmas. I secretly think my husband is attempting to turn our Durango into a DeLorean and go back to Christmas future   I just love that I can multi-task because it’s been... Read more »
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Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Mommies-to-Be and Those Gluten Free

The holidays are almost upon us, but there is still time to shop….especially for those that are harder to buy for this time of year. Having celiac disease and being pregnant, I know I can be a difficult person to Christmas shop for….clothes are a little iffy because of my ever expanding belly and the... Read more »

Gluten Free News N' Nibbles: Where and What to Eat During the Holidays?

Gluten Free News N' Nibbles: Where and What to Eat During the Holidays?
If you are looking for gluten free restaurant options for celebrating the holidays, this week’s News N’ Nibbles is for you. It  features my latest list of gluten free restaurant options if you prefer to dine out over this holiday season, as well as a simple but elegant gluten free appetizer to bring to your... Read more »

The Story of Elfy: Our Knock-off Elf on the Shelf

Our magical elfin' friend.
I have to admit, I was reluctant to even give in to the Elf on the Shelf hoopla this year, given some stories I’ve heard and the daily maintenance required for repositioning. So when I decided we’d adopt an elf for the house, rather than go the usual route of most parents and purchase THE... Read more »
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DIY Christmas Decorating: Easy Ideas for Small Spaces

Who says joy is limited to Christmastime? Simple silver frames, printed out letters, and red berry garland dress up a plain entryway long after Christmas has come and gone. I spray painted the black frames silver and printed out J-O-Y. I "aged" the corners with silver and brown pencil.
Decorating for the holidays comes with a few challenges. How do you keep things festive and fresh for the holidays in a small space without creating clutter and breaking the bank? Since we live in a smaller home – our downstairs is one great room with kitchen, living area, dining room and bar/entertainment area, space... Read more »
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