Hosting a Virtual Pumpkin Carving Party

Every Fall we host a MASSIVE pumpkin carving party for family and friends and it is one of our most cherished Fall traditions. Thanks to the global pandemic we have had to switch gears a bit, but that doesn’t mean that we still can’t have pumpkin-carving fun with family and friends from a safe distance. […]

Trick-Or-Treat Spider Web

While Covid has forced us to cancel vacations, birthday parties, and other fun celebrations, we REFUSE to let it stop one of our favorite days of the year—Halloween! My boys love decorating our house, coming up with fun costumes, and of course, trick-or-treating. There are no clear rules in our town regarding trick-or-treating on Halloween, […]

How to Create a Positive Learning Environment at Home

Let’s face it—learning at home is HARD, no matter how old you are or how capable your parent is (my boys have labeled me, an award-winning educator as “the worst teacher ever”. Sigh.). And while many factors aren’t under our control (thanks, pandemic), we can make a choice to look on the bright side of […]

Tips for Family Patio Dining During Covid 19

While my at-home bartender might serve some excellent and SUBSTANTIAL pours, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been counting down the minutes until I could safely enjoy a cocktail on a restaurant patio. Thankfully our town made the decision to create Arlington Alfresco to not only help restaurants that were majorly impacted by Covid 19 […]

How to Have a Field Day at Home

While Covid-19 might have robbed our kids of their beloved teachers and classrooms, that doesn’t mean that they have to miss out on those special end-of-the-year activities that always mean so much. Even if you are short on space or on a tight budget you can still put together a fun Field Day at Home […]

Patriotic Grazing Platter

It really isn’t a holiday until I come up with a creative charcuterie board to commemorate it. And the best thing about this Patriotic Grazing Platter? It can be used for BOTH Memorial Day and Fourth of July. So get the biggest bang for your buck—as well as for your eyes and tastebuds—by making your […]