It’s Getting Crafty All Up in Here #DisneySide


You know those people that say Oh yeah. That post is super popular. It's been pinned, like, 30,000 times? I'm not one of those people. I mean, I cook but it's not really blogworthy. And my crafting skills happen about once a year. I've learned my way … [Continue reading]

It’s All Fun and Games at a #DisneySide Party


Here's one thing I've learned about entertaining at my house. If you've got grown-ups in attendance, give them some grown-up drinks and they'll be happy. If you've got kids in attendance, set VERY CLEAR BOUNDARIES in the house and pack up the … [Continue reading]

It’s not a #DisneySide Party until there’s food and drink

#DisneySide - Hot Dogs and Popcorn

When Sean and I throw a party, we always make sure of two things: plenty to eat and plenty to drink. In fact, we usually overdo it because Sean wants to make just one more thing. We end up scrambling in the kitchen and throwing things together. I do … [Continue reading]

How to Host a #DisneySide Party in 5 Easy Steps


If you don't like parties, you might want to skip my blog this week. If you don't like Disney, no worries (although it makes me wonder what's wrong with you that you don't like Disney?)  While I threw a Disney-themed party, I think there were good … [Continue reading]

Surviving the Post-Olympics Letdown


The Winter Games are by far my favorite sports on television. Forget the Superbowl or World Series or Stanley Cup or whatever you call the big game ender for basketball. I prefer things like skiing and skating and, yes, even curling. We … [Continue reading]

Six Things I’ve Learned About Campbell Soup Company


I’ve been working formally with Campbell Soup Company for six months now and the timing couldn’t have been better. The weather turned fall-like and we all put on our boots and sweaters and pulled out our best chili, chowder, and soup recipes (most … [Continue reading]

Why We Need Winter


We need winter. It's a reminder that life needs to slow down, take a break, and, yes, sometimes make us a little miserable to be able to appreciate that there is always another season. Without a cloudy, gray day complete with drizzle, or … [Continue reading]

Reinventing Valentine’s Day


I have to admit that most of the sentiment I read over the past week would have me think love is dead. Or dead on Valentine's Day, at least. The excuses ran from "too much commercialization" to "every day should be Valentine's Day, not just one … [Continue reading]

History Gets Personal

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Can I tell you something? Growing up, I absolutely hated history. Detested it. In fact, I have distinct memories of traveling to Colonial Williamsburg as part of our family vacation and my memories are in black and white. I can remember asking my … [Continue reading]

A Snowpocalypse in Just 9 Steps!


It was the best of snow, it was the worst of snow. And it certainly has been the winter of our discontent. It was bad enough to spend last week in (mostly) sunny and (mostly) warm Florida for a vacation getaway and then come home to the cold … [Continue reading]

On Not Drinking the Haterade

Don't Drink the Haterade

Sometimes, it's hard to practice what you preach. For example, I'm trying to raise my son to see people for who they are. Some people have lighter skin and some have darker. Some are taller and some are shorter. Some men marry women and some men … [Continue reading]