Easter Basket Goodies For Teens and Tweens

March is moving along quickly! With Easter falling early this year (March 31st) now is the time to start thinking of little gifts to put in your loved ones’ Easter baskets. Or ideas for being your own bunny. I treat Easter baskets much like a Christmas stocking in that the gifts are not big ticket […]

If I Registered for my Wedding in 2024 (part 3)

Happy Wednesday! We’ve made it to linens, towels and other “around the house” gifts that would be a good idea on a wedding registry. You can catch up with table setting/entertaining in part 1 here https://emerybodie.com/if-i-registered-for-my-wedding-in-2024-part-1/ and all the kitchen gadgets in part 2 here I swear I have tried every brand of sheets on […]

If I Registered for my Wedding in 2024 (Part 2)

Yesterday was all things serving and entertaining. Today we’re getting into the nitty gritty of how to make the goodies that go with all of those beautiful plates, flatware, platters and glasses. I’ll start with small kitchen appliances. Since I am focusing on items one would put on a wedding registry, I am going to […]

If I Registered for my Wedding in 2024 (Part 1)

Seventeen years after I registered for my wedding, I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two about what makes a kitchen run smoothly, hosting parties and planning big holiday meals. I’m by no means an expert, but I know what works for me. Good news: I still love everything I chose way back […]

Little Things that Bring Joy

Since November 2022 I’ve been keeping a gratitude journal. It’s nothing extravagant. Every evening I jot down three things that made me happy that day. I’ve learned that no event is too small to be included on the list. In fact, the less significant, the better. I feel as though I’ve improved my mindset by […]

Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Fam

I know Christmas seems like yesterday, but Valentine’s Day is only a month away. How can that be!?! We do not make a big deal about Valentine’s, but it’s fun for cupid to pay a little visit with goodies for the family. And I won’t be unhappy if cupid brings me a few things (hint, […]