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Archive for January 2014

EASY Chocolate Hearts, a Simple Valentine Treat

Want to astound everyone with your amazing-ness? That’s right. You are amazing and these gorgeous little lace chocolate hearts will prove it! Lacy chocolate hearts are a perfect edition to ice cream or on top of a slice of cheesecake and makes everyone feel special. And if you want to occupy the kids with making…

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Pomegranate Gummies, a Simple Valentine Treat

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The simplicity of the holiday makes it my absolute favorite! We do small thoughtful things for each other and that’s it. Simple and fun. Simple treats are a great time to get the kids in the kitchen with you. They can help you measure, stir and then cut…

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Storage Ottoman, Necessary or Not? Reader Question

Question: “What do you think of getting a storage ottoman¬†for the living room to keep the kids’ blocks in? I’m keeping their toys upstairs, but I’d like to keep some books on the bookshelf and blocks downstairs so they have something to do down here without hauling toys up/down the stairs. Right now they’re in…

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Why You Should NOT Have a Garage Sale

Many times when decluttering a home, it’s easy to think “I need to store this in the garage and have a garage sale in a couple months.” Sure, it’s a tempting thought. But let me give you some reasons why you shouldn’t:¬† 1. Having a garage sale means all the clutter you’ve been working to…

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Simple Desserts: Strawberries in Balsamic Vinegar

Now and then in the midst of the chill of winter (at least for those of us in the US in January!), it’s a delight to enjoy some fresh strawberries. Fruit desserts are such a refreshing treat. And this one is truly unique. With the sweetness of fresh strawberries and a delicious zing of balsamic…

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