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Let Go and Enjoy!

As I prepare to bring my family together around the table for Christmas dinner, I need encouragement to let go. To let go of lists and tasks – to┬áleave the kitchen and preparations in order to enjoy time with family and friends! The holidays are a wonderful time to come together around the table, and … Continue reading

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A Stress-free Holiday Meal – Step 5: Extra Tasks

(photo credit) The last and easiest step to creating a stress-free holiday is compiling a list for your guests who volunteer to help. In the past I’ve tried to do everything myself, and it’s so hard! I’m left working the whole time and my guests aren’t able to interact with me because I’m in the … Continue reading

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A Stress-free Holiday Meal – Steps 3 & 4: Schedules

photo by┬áMichel Filion Creating the schedule fot the week and day of your holiday meal are crucial steps that will set you up for stress-free success! These steps are so important because they allow you to do the thinking ahead of time, before the real hustle of the holidays begins. There is so much to … Continue reading

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A Gift of Honey

This past week I looked in my mail to find a small box of liquid gold from my friends, Hannah and Mike, up in Chicago. They moved up there recently and Hannah started working at the Heritage Prairie Farm, which supplies some of the best restaurants in Chicago. The bonus for me? As a thank … Continue reading