My husband and I have lived in our home in Westchester for almost five years. It was built in 1928, and like many Westchester homes, our house is full of character and unique features. When we moved in, we...
Recently, I have immersed myself in a new hobby after discovering that I am pretty good at restoring and repairing old furniture. Specifically, I can do minor repairs, sand, stain, paint, and basically transform unwanted and smelly pieces of...
Most parents do not attempt art projects at home because they are "too complicated." Here are three simple ideas that take less than 5 minutes to set up and need minimal supplies to accomplish. Let the beauty of Fall...
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Spring Cleaning Craft Time

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Spring brings up images of flowers, and sunshine, and green grass. But we all know that many of these early spring days are more riddled with gusty winds and chilly weather right? So while we are still waiting to...
I am always surprised (and very pleased) when complimented for my decorative holiday sugar cookies. I always tell people that they could probably do it too, because it really isn't as hard as it looks. In this post, I...
As the holidays are approaching, most of us are fretting over what to bring to your celebrations with family and friends. Let me take one thing off your plate; bring a homemade dessert! Try my recipe for an easy...
For my daughter's 2nd Birthday Party, we went for a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme and had an amazing time. I love throwing birthday parties for my kids. It's fun to find a theme and get crafty. I never really have...
While "Not All Parents are Ready for School to Start," the first day is still on its way. When it arrives, our news feeds will be filled with bright smiles, cool new gear, and first day of school signs.  In...
Have you ever wondered what the deal is with all those meal kit services!? Don't worry! I've tried them all out so you don't have to.  I enjoy cooking, but like most moms I find time to be the biggest...
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The Joy of Growing Food

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Fruits, vegetables, and minimally processed foods are the cornerstones of a healthy diet. Growing your own food or exposing your children to how food is produced is key to developing curiosity, appreciation, and respect for the environment and good...

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Family-Friendly Hikes Near Westchester :: The Catskills

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This is the second installment of Westchester County Mom's Hiking the Hudson Valley feature. You can read the first in the series (and get...