/* Verification Code A7472EB2-373A-425A-9216-520C2E6E4611*/

Getting Ready for Guests – Tips to Make Them Feel Extra Special

Guest Prep 2 shot of kitchenette from wholesomemommy.com

How many of you are expecting guests in the coming weeks?  Have you been cleaning and sprucing up in anticipation of their arrival? When I know someone is coming to stay with my family I want them to have a great experience. I know I love the little extras when we go to stay somewhere [...]

Cookie Boxes for Giving in Two Days – a Plan of Action

Cookie Boxes

This week my kiddos and I had fun baking and boxing cookies for some special friends. We took one afternoon to bake chocolate chip pecan, oatmeal scotchies, palmiers, blue velvet {I used this recipe but substituted blue}, sugar cookies, and fudgy brownie cookies. All of these cookies are simple enough that we made and baked [...]

Fudgy Brownie Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Fudgy Brownie Cookies with White Chocolate Chips from WholesomeMommy.com

‘Tis the season for baking! I hate cold weather. The only thing redeeming about winter is that I can crank up my oven and make lots of delicious desserts and breads and not worry about heating the house up. In fact I WANT it to heat the house up!  And, besides that, itvfills the house [...]

‘Tis the Season for Giving

Mainstays blankets from Walmart from WholesomeMommy.com

We just wrapped up one of my favorite months.  I love that people take time to remember the things they are thankful for.  Top of the list for most of us is family, friends, being able to feed our families, and tuck them into warm snug beds.  Not everyone has these basic needs met. So, [...]

Making Time Stand Still By Capturing Candid Family Photos

OshKosh engineer overalls from WholesomeMommy.com

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received an OshKosh B’gosh gift card to purchase product and to thank me for my participation. ‘Tis the season for photo opps!  Its holiday time and for most people that means its photo opp season!  There will be photo cards [...]

Fun Fall DIY: Candy Corn Pumpkin

Pumpkin Carving for a fun Candy corn luminary from wholesomemommy.com

Fall is finally here. To my family, fall means the holidays begin: Yom Kippur, Sukkot {also known as Feast of Tabernacles}, Thanksgiving, not to mention the birthdays in our family, and lots of fun and casual family and friends coming over for food and fellowship now that the weather is cooling off.  My favorite part [...]

Labor Day Simple Summer Side Dishes

Simple Seasonal Labor Day Side Dishes from WholesomeMommy.com

Ahh…Labor Day. Around here it is the official close of summer. Most folks close up their pools after one last hooray with the family.  Although, it will still be hot for a bit longer. Most of the kids here have also gone back to school and are just getting into the swing of things. And, [...]

Father’s Day Food: Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas REcipe for Weeknight cooking from WholesomeMommy.com

Father’s Day is next weekend.  What have you got planned for dear ol’ dad? While it is going to great weather for grilling, why not mix it up a bit.  Instead of the traditional burgers and hotdogs, why not try chicken fajitas?  I know, it isn’t the usual, but I promise you won’t be sorry. [...]

St Patrick’s Day Lucky Rainbow Cupcakes

Lucky Cupcakes - simple buttercream frosting

St Patrick’s Day is March 17th.  Just around the corner. Are you doing something special for the special people in your life?  For me, it is cupcakes…any excuse to have them. They are my secret addiction. Its just as much the buttery cake as it is the simple homemade buttercream frosting. My frosting only calls [...]

Celebrating Dr. Seuss Day with Read Across America

Celebrate Reading for Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

Most of you know that I was a public school teacher for 10 years.  Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – also known as the National Read Across America Day is a day we celebrate reading in a super fun way by reading Dr. Seuss books, doing Dr. Seuss crafts, watching Dr. Seuss films, eating “Seuss” food like [...]

Site design by New Season Design