When the going gets tough… the smart take a break?

Regular readers may have noticed that while I was on vacation and for a week after coming home, I took a little break from the blog. Usually I post multiple times a week, but for the past 16 days it has been radio silence, other than some social media posts. I’d like to tell you it was so I could fully engage with my family while on vacation and that I needed a bit of time to get settled into life when we got back, which is partially true, but the truth is 2016 kicked my ass, and I wasn’t quite ready to take on 2017. I’ve read a lot of articles and posts like this over the past few… Read More

Merry Christmas From The Sullivans!

Merry Christmas! We hope that you are enjoying your holiday with those dearest to your heart. We spend a lot of time sharing pictures of our home, with some stories about us and E sprinkled here and there. We thought today, which we believe should be a day all about family and Christ, we’d share a little bit more of ourselves, via a recent photo shoot with the talented Elisabeth Eden.  Right before the snow came to the midwest, we gathered at Elisabeth’s parents quaint family farm and simply enjoyed some time together as a family, with Elisabeth behind the lens, away from the hustle and bustle of our daily life. In a short amount of time, she was able to capture… Read More

Our Holiday Cards with Minted

As a traditionalist, I love holiday cards. There is something so nostalgic about mailing a greeting card. Smiling faces and holiday cheer have been flooding my mailbox for a few weeks now, and true to form I was a little behind schedule on ordering our holiday greeting card. Minted to the rescue! Our christmas cards were rush delivered to us today, just in time to give me a few days to snail mail them before we go on vacation for the holiday. We couldn’t be happier with them. As, a graphic designer, I’m pretty picky about invites and cards. This is actually the first year I haven’t taken on designing and printing them myself. Needless to say, my controlling self was a little… Read More

Operation Build Gingerbread House

Looking for a fun holiday activity that your kid-at-heart self and your actual kids will love? It’s time to hit the shelves of Target! I love Christmas and I really love treats, so when I saw Target carries several gingerbread kits, I knew it would be a great weekend activity for the whole family. E has definitely inherited my sweet tooth, so to kick off the holiday spirit, we set up a gingerbread construction site in our kitchen a few weekends ago. While I bake from scratch every once in a blue moon, I am a big fan of pre-made, especially when it’s a kit that helps you skip the messy part and jump right to the fun part — decorating. I… Read More