If there was ever a year for local small business shopping, it's 2020.  This year has shut down some of the local places we love the most: local small businesses and restuarants. The holidays are a big deal for...
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The Easiest Pecan Pie

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Every Thanksgiving since I can remember, my family has made this pecan pie recipe. It reminds me of my childhood in South Carolina, thanksgiving afternoons with family, and a fierce game of spoons! This recipe is EXTREMELY easy! So...
The singer Robbie Williams recently said something about his wife in an interview, and it’s been floating around my head ever since: “She’s like a Professional Memory Maker when it comes to the holidays.” Initially I loved this! How sweet, he...
  2020 could be summed up in three words: What. The. Heck? A global pandemic, statewide shutdowns, facemasks, hybrid schools, drive-by birthday parties....the list of things we never anticipated is long. My head has been a pandemic-laden brain-soup of uncertainty since...
We're all spending a lot more time at home this year. Here are 50+ ideas for fall crafts, recipes, and activities to help keep you busy all season long.   Build a scarecrow by stuffing old clothes full of newspaper  ...
When the fall weather hits, Rhode Island moms breathe a collective sigh of relief. We say goodbye to humidity and summer heatwaves, send the kids back to school, and welcome the return of pumpkin spice, cider donuts, hoodie weather,...
One of the reasons we all love New England is the autumn weather. The dry, temperate weather of a Rhode  Island fall is the perfect opportunity to get outside for lots of seasonal (low risk - socially distant)  fun....
September comes with all the fabulous fall spectacles like apples, apple cider, and the most delicious doughnuts in the world. Last year, apple picking was the perfect fall activity with my newborn. He was only a few weeks...
Cooler temperatures are on the way in Rhode Island, which means soon fuzzy sweaters, comfy boots, and pumpkin spice lattes will abound.  And one of my favorite fall bucket list activities is pumpkin picking!  My kids just love hayrides...

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How to have a Mini Vacation; Picking, Planning, & Packing

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My husband's job as a chef has never allowed us to have a ‘normal’ schedule. Those week-long vacations to far away places that other...