Thanksgiving table game! Forehead detective.

Last year for Thanksgiving, we played the forehead detective game, and it was such a laugh. Sometimes I get frustrated playing this game (i.e. if I am the last to figure my name out,) but that is because I don’t like losing. haha. This game can be played many ways, but ultimately the goal remains […]

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Thanksgiving recipes: Sweet Potato bites.

Ever since we got married, our Thanksgivings have been with friends. I always volunteer to bring “appetizers” (and desserts) I can’t tell you how nice it is to bring something unique, flavorful, and EASY to make. A few years ago I found this recipe on BUZZFEED, and it has been a CROWD FAVORITE. Thanksgiving Sweet […]

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winter wonderland

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” -John Muir This Christmas J and I woke up to a sparkling, glittering, shimmering neighborhood of brilliant white snow. A truly white Christmas. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined a place this beautiful. Growing up mostly in North Carolina, I had […]

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holiday family photo strategy

It’s no surprise that J and I like to take family photos. It’s nice to look back in years to come and have those family pictures. J’s mom and sister came to visit over Thanksgiving and we enjoyed a week of FUN outdoor activities, and we also took some families photos. It’s hard when you […]

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a holiday- themed paint night

J and I love a good paint night. I found this great holiday-themed watercolor tutorial online for (one of) our December “date-night-paint-nights” and not only did they both turn out so well, we completely enjoyed ourselves. We cranked up the old holiday Spotify Christmas classics, watercolor paper, brushes, paint, and oil pastels, and voila! Magic in the making. […]

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Chop it, Trim it, Charlie Brown.

This year J wanted to cut down our tree. There is something romantically sentimental about chopping down your own Christmas tree…..in theory. Perhaps in some states, that idea carries through from forest to living room and you end up with a full, vibrant fern. But in the northern Alaskan hills- the picture isn’t painted quite so […]

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