Ah the holidays. The time of year when everyone is over-stressed, over-shopped and over-committed. Possibly the worst part of the holidays are the events we feel have turned into obligations. These are events that we feel obligated to attend. I’m no stranger to the holiday insanity (see my 25 days of Christmas post) but over

If the thought of preparing and baking Christmas cookies makes you want to scream, this is the post for you. Baking cookies is a family tradition (more Christmas traditions here), so I have been baking cookies every year since I can remember. I have made more cookie mistakes than I can count. However, I have

If you haven’t already guessed, Christmas is one of my absolute favorite holidays.  Full disclosure: I did make this known here in my 5 Things you Don’t know About me post. It’s time to start thinking about Christmas as a whole season, rather than just one nightmarish blur of obligatory events.  In the past, I