Two Thousand Eighteen

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Well, here we are. Christmas has come and gone and a new year is upon us. It doesn't seem possible how fast time moves these days. Today we took down all of our Christmas decor and while everything feels clean and fresh and new, it's a bit sad too, so I'm grateful to have captured so many moments from this season.

Christmas 2017

Cheers to the new year!

For the past few years, we have chosen to forgo the traditional new years eve celebration in favor of staying home in our pjs with the kids. I have to say, it is fantastic. We enjoy the "fake" countdown on Netflix with the kiddos and celebrate with them and then after they're sound asleep we veg out with sushi and champagne and tune into Times Square. This year we got the kids Dole Canned Pineapple Juice to toast with and a platter of leftover Christmas cookies. They were thrilled, to say the least.

all things christmas

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Hello friends! Can you believe it's Christmas season? Here we are with November dwindling down and Christmas traditions are full speed ahead. We have so, so many cherished traditions in our family. And since I always love hearing how others celebrate this special time of year, I wanted to share some of our favorite, both tried and true and new, family holiday traditions and activities with you.

Beckman Family Christmas Tree, 2017

pumpkin maple latte recipe

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cameron's Coffee. All opinions are my own.

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of a good pumpkin latte. Oftentimes at home I'll brew a cup of pumpkin flavored coffee and mix with a simple caramel syrup and some milk for a pumpkiny treat. But if I have a little extra time on the weekends, I love to whip up a batch of this maple pumpkin mixture and add it to my pumpkin brew, topped with whipped cream for a seriously delicious fall treat.

Picnic in the Park with Dole

Monday, October 30, 2017

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Dole. All opinions are my own.

The kids love a good picnic. Whether it's the living room floor, the front porch or their favorite park in the peak of fall. The weather has been fall perfection here in the Midwest and we've been taking full advantage. Including an impromptu picnic at the park the other day because the crisp breeze and falling leaves were too beautiful to neglect. We stopped for our favorite on the go snack, Dole fruit bowls, grabbed a blanket out of the back of the car and set up camp right on top of a glorious leaf pile.

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