The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker focuses on the interpersonal, connective part of gathering rather than the logistics. If you’ve ever been an introvert stuck at a party where the hosts just expect everyone to have a good time if there’s enough food and humans, you are going to love this book!
On my flight home from my honeymoon, I had a lot of thoughts on my mind, so I decided to blog about it. That was back in 2015, and to this day, I still get requests from friends and family to share this blog with them or loved ones. I’m reposting here and would loveContinue reading “The Wedding Advice Nobody Gave Me”
You may enjoy frozen taquitos from the freezer section of your local grocery store, but I much prefer lately to make them myself and freeze! They are delicious and so easy to do. Here’s the recipe for some of the most delicious freeze ahead taquitos for your family. Ingredients and Instructions Set your oven toContinue reading “Easy Frozen Taquitos”
When I first got an instant pot I saw the yogurt function, and I was so skeptical. I didn’t even love yogurt, except for Trader Joe’s yogurt. But I decided to try it, and after failing a few times, I got the hang of it and now my family LOVES homemade yogurt and I doContinue reading “Homemade Yogurt (the easy way)”
If you’re like me, you vaguely think about a New Years’ resolution but then you forget about it and move on to other things. I don’t like New Year’s resolutions and I don’t think most people do. You can choose to make a fresh start anytime you want. Literally anytime. But not all resolutions, orContinue reading “The 2022 New Year’s Resolution You Need: Ritualize your food”
I’m all about the family traditions, so when I was writing about my Danish heritage and the paper hearts we like to make to put on the tree, I realized how cute a Valentines day paper heart craft would be for putting candy inside! You can download my free Valentines Paper Heart template here (makeContinue reading “Valentine’s Woven Paper Heart Template”
I expect that most families light up with joy when you ask them what Christmas traditions they enjoy. Something about this season is absolutely magical! Traditions make me feel so connected to people, both past and present. My grandma comes from the “old country” and she and my dad made sure we valued and understoodContinue reading “Danish Christmas Traditions”
One Christmas my parents gave me a reading lamp that I could attach to my books so I could continue reading late into the night. Just thinking of that little blue lamp gives me happy, cozy feelings. I have been thrilled this year to rediscover my love of reading (and listening) with audiobooks from theContinue reading “My Favorite Books of 2021”
What is Frog Eye Salad, you ask? It’s like the fruit salad of awesomeness. It’s fresh and different! It’s like a little bit of desert snuck onto your plate. The pineapple and mandarin pair perfectly with whipped cream and marshmallows. It also freezes well for leftovers.
This quote feels like a huge guilt trip, am I right?? We let little frustrations about people sometimes obscure the love we feel for them. I think especially it can be hard to do this with the elderly or family members who we do not feel we have much in common. For years I feltContinue reading “To Love in Memory: Old Yearbook Photos”