There’s a new restaurant in town called Sedona Taphouse. We noticed it while driving home one night, and decided to check it out. Not only do they have Cactus Lemonade, 200+ beers on tap, award-winning clam chowder, and salted caramel cheesecake. But, they also offer a “Steak Out For Charity” special every Monday night where you get black angus steak, for only $7 and all proceeds go to a local charity. A delicious dinner that’s helping to support a local need, that’s also affordable…what could be better than that?!
Every New Years Eve, we cuddle up on the couch in our comfy clothes with our confetti canons in hand, watch the ball drop in Times Square, and share a kiss at midnight.
To usher out the previous year, and welcome the next, we toast in our wedding champagne flutes that are brought out just for this occasion. We reflect on the year together, and dream about what the next year may hold for us.
And, in the midst of our little romantic celebration, we make a special meal that we only indulge in on New Years Eve…Fondue!
The Family Memory Time Capsule is such a wonderful activity for your entire family. You can Pinterest it up if you want, or “dress it down” to fit your family’s style. The point is to capture everyone’s favorite memories, thankful thoughts, and any other creative ideas, in a Family Time Capsule.
Then, on New Years Eve, during your family celebration, pass around the Mason Jar, and take turns reading your family memories from that year. It’s a great way to remember the year, while welcoming the next.
The possibilites for customization are endless! Here’s how I put ours together…
I’ll never forget that first Christmas after I lost our first baby. I kept quite busy Christmas Eve baking, and decorating gingerbread houses, and watching Christmas movies with my hubby…much like every Christmas before and since. But, that year was different.
If you are looking for a last minute Santa visit that is over the top adorable, cute, and unique…or, if you’re just looking for a neat new spot to chow down on a big juicy burger…then you’ve come to the right place!
Whenever I watch Polar Express I think of hot chocolate & my niece, Brianna. She loved Polar Express so much when she was little that she wanted to watch the movie all year long (which about drove my sister crazy! 😂).
One Christmas we took her to Huckelberry Railroad to ride the steam train, and visit Santa. She was around 4 at the time. She got her golden ticket, and the conductor stamped it, just like in the movie. It was magical!
My hubby and I made these melted crayon Ornaments a couple years ago, thanks to some Pinterest inspiration. They were really fun to make, and beautiful on the tree. Plus, these Ornaments make a great DIY (& inexpensive 😉) Christmas gift, and they make it easy to use up all those extra broken crayons your kids have laying around. Double Bonus!
Just the other day, I about reached my breaking point. I sped in and out of the aisles at Target like I was racing for an Olympic medal, totally neglecting to notice the world around me. I ignored the Christmas decorations, the strands of lights, and the holiday carols that played overhead. I was in too much of a hurry to be bothered with it.