The leaves have nearly finished changing colors which means we have to Pumpkin Spice-ify everything, right? Well, maybe not. I love a good pumpkin muffin, and I’ll usually choose pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, but keep your pumpkin spice out...
My sewing skills are sadly lacking.  Honestly, most of my sewing skills came from home economics class in middle school when I sewed an apron. Beyond that, I have played around a little, but not much. Sewing is really intimidating!...
In my last post, I mentioned that when I’m getting ready for an outing with my son, I pack something that I call a ‘God Help Me Bag’ (GHMB for the purposes of this post). A GHMB is a...
As a Spanish teacher, I spend quite a lot of time planning curriculum around national holidays and culture. Every year around this time, my colleague and I host a cultural event to bring Hispanic culture into our school for...
{Disclaimer: We are working with Mae Memories Photography to bring you this post, however, all opinions are our own!} We Vermonters are pretty lucky. We have a lot of amazing local photographers to choose from. Since becoming a mom, I...
When I returned to work after maternity leave, my husband switched to working second shift so he could be at home with our 4 month old son during the day. I’m not going to lie, the idea of leaving...
What do you do with old Christmas and holiday cards once the holiday season is over? Do you recycle them? Put them in a box for safe keeping and look at them once every ten years? Give them to your...
We’ve all had those days when everyone, especially mom, needs some downtime or a new peaceful activity in order to survive the rest of the day. Enter budget-friendly crafts! Wouldn’t it be fun to feel prepared with a few...
Three years ago, I gave birth to a precious baby girl, which has provided me with the opportunity to finally shop in the ninety percent of the store that is dedicated to the color pink. For years, I dreamed...
As fall brings cooler weather, I realize that my kids’ coats and shoes are completely out of control. The haphazard pile of cold weather necessities is taking over my house. You see, there is no coat closet at the door...
Have you always wanted to put together amazing home videos but have no idea where to start or how they are made? Hopefully, after this post, you will know not only how to make amazing home videos, but will also...
When I was little, my mom taught me how to sew. Since then, I have made many different items with fabric, but one of my favorite things to do is upcycle fabrics we already have into something new. This...
I learned how to sew some 20-odd years ago, and have spent the last 15ish years as a professional seamstress, first as a costume seamstress for a large theme park down in Florida, then in the Plattsburgh and Burlington...
The start of the school year always reminds me of fresh starts, new beginnings, excitement, and resolutions. My dreams of sending my daughter, now, daughters to school with healthy homemade snacks often start out like a high-speed race, but end...

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2021 Vermont Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

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Welcome to the always delightful, sometimes kind of cold Vermont holiday season! Whether you stay in your town or decide to take a tour of...