As much as this film is about death-defying, dragon-borne ariels and fighting a bad guy with a decided Putin world view and accent, it is deeply rooted in Hiccup’s relationships, the cornerstone of the trilogy.Read More
Make your linen closet a thing of beauty and joy! Create these easy DIY linen closet storage dividers which will corral your linens, and make your closet spark joy!Read More
My mom gave my husband some of these socks for Christmas. One of those boring-but-necessary gifts -- except that he LOVES them! And they gave me a discount code you can use for 25% off your WHOLE order! Plus, I'll get some awesome-sauce socks, too. So if you have cold feet, here's a place to warm your tootsies!
You have to use THIS link to get the discount, just FYI.
Thinking about joining the KonMari Craze that’s sweeping the nation? We have done it. We are doing it again. It is awesome, and we have some tips to make it all a little easier. Read on!Read More
I have a whole new section of my website devoted to gratitude this year where I have a guide to writing thank you notes, a review of Thanks a Thousand, and much more!Read More
We are cozied up for the New Year with our closest friends — a group we have gathered with at New Years for almost two decades. Such joy! As I think back on 2018 and forward to 2019 I am filled with gratitude and joy. Thank you to all of you for your love and support in this new venture — supporting The Nice List, reading all things Mid Modern Mama, and supporting me on social media, too. Thank you!
Gratitude is my word for the year for 2019, and I’m beginning the year with a brand new section on Mid Modern Mama — all about gratitude. I hope you will check it out. There’s a guide to writing good thank you notes, suggestions for host and hostess gifts, and a guide to keeping track of gifts received, too.
I also have a review of AJ Jacobs’ newest book — Thanks a Thousand — which chronicles his quest to thank everyone who makes his morning cup of coffee possible. It is a great read!
But for tonight — be sure you take Aaron Sherman’s list of Bubbles for New Years to your local wine shop! He has some wonderful suggestions for your New Years toasting pleasure.
Above all, I wish you joy and love and peace as we bid 2018 farewell and welcome the New Year. I’ll raise a glass to you, my dear readers, tonight. Thank you for your support! Here’s to an amazing 2019!
I hope you each had a Merry Christmas! I am recovering from strep throat — super-fun! But I am taking a little down time today to make sure my thank you note lists are up to date. Did you keep lists of gifts as they were opened at your house? .
Making these lists is part of my practice of gratitude. I used to think of thank you notes as a chore, but I have turned them into on of my habits of gratitude in the last few years. After all, they aren’t just good manners; thank you notes are a means of expressing your Thanks after receiving a gift.
So before you put away all of the gifts you received, take a few minutes to write them down and give thanks for such thoughtful blessings from your family and friends! .
I have lots more about gratitude and thank you notes today in a new section on MidModernMama: Gratitude.
I am launching this new Gratitude section with a piece on How to Write Fabulous Thank You Notes and a list of suggestions for Host & Hostess Gifts. I also have a review of AJ Jacob’s new book, Thanks a Thousand where he sets off to thank everyone who makes his morning cup of coffee possible.
And just for fun I have a new list of Bubbles for New Years — champagne and sparkling wine to ring in the new year.
I hope you will stop by and check it out! And thank you! Thank you for being my loyal readers and for setting off with me on this new venture!
Today is the Feast of Santa Lucia — an Italian saint who over the centuries became very important in Scandinavian countries. Santa Lucia Day is a day celebrating light in the darkest days of the year, and sharing with your neighbors. It is one of my favorite parts of the Advent season!
Tonight we will be having a Scandinavian smorgasbord including Swedish meatballs, homemade lefse, and krumkake — all traditional Scandinavian foods. My family roots run to Norway and Denmark. My husband is Italian. So Santa Lucia is the perfect holiday for our family!
I’ve written quite a bit in the last few weeks about our Scandinavian traditions, Santa Lucia Day, and the books in our library that connect us to our heritage through the Christmas holidays. I hope you’ll take a look!