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London Map Ornament

DIY London Map Ornament

Fatima and I started a tradition of making these DIY map ornaments from the places we visited. Since starting this project, we’ve grown quite a collection! Our latest ornament takes us across the pond. Here’s the story behind our London…

Harvey Wrapped in Christmas Lights

Elf on the Shelf: Tangled Up in Christmas Lights

While were setting up our apartment with decorations for Christmas, Harvey said wanted to help. We instructed him to go get the Christmas lights. After about 10 minutes, we turn around to find this. He was trying to untangle the…

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots and Giving Back

For over 25 years my best friend Jim and I have hosted an annual Toys for Tots party for the US Marine Corps in Wallingford, CT. In the past several years, we have averaged over 5000 toys per collection. Jim…

DIY Elf Ornaments

DIY Elf Ornaments

Last Christmas, Fatima and I made these adorable Elf Ornaments for everyone in my family. We wanted to give them a handmade gift that they could display on their Christmas trees. The significance of giving the same ornament was…

Elf on the Shelf Stuck in the Whisk

Elf on the Shelf: Stuck in the Whisk

Harvey came back early from his vacation in the North Pole to help us make Fatima’s famous sweet potato pies for Thanksgiving. He thought he was being helpful when he decided to setup the KitchenAid, but got stuck in the…

Sweet Potato Pastries

Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Pastries

Fall is our favorite season. Growing up in New England, I loved experiencing the changes in the leaves, the crunch they make when you step on them, and the cool, crisp air. My family’s annual Halloween Party this year is…

Champagne Margarita

Champagne Margaritas

Yesterday we celebrated our second wedding anniversary! And what better cocktail to celebrate with, than these Champagne Margaritas? Fatima and I met eight years ago when we were students at Hofstra University. The rest is history. And here we are…

Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes

Our Six Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes

Fall has arrived! Well, this warm weather doesn’t feel like it’s arrived, BUT today is the first FULL DAY of Fall! So we put together our favorite slow cooker recipes. Did anyone feel a slight chill yesterday around 10:21am?…

Merry Christmas

Fatima and I themed our wrapped gifts for the “Gift of Revenge.” (pictured above) The North Pole town of Elfton is hidden away behind the Presents Mountain Range.  Accessible only by way of the Polar Express. Hayden is pooped from…

Mini Potato Skins

Mini Potato Skins

These are so good! A great idea for game day, amazing for any party, and delicious as personal appetizers during the week. And who doesn’t love potato skins? We made these for Halloween, and wanted to make them again as a appetizer…

DIY Map Ornament

DIY Universal Studios Map Ornament

Last year, we made these beautiful DIY Map Ornaments from the places we traveled and important places we’ve been. To continue that trend, we made a Universal Studios Map Ornament. Why, you ask? We loved our adventure in Universal Studios/Islands…

Elf on the Shelf and Scandal

Elf on the Shelf: Catching up on Scandal #TGIT

Apparently, the North Pole doesn’t have cable, not even an antenna! Upon his return to our apartment, Harvey requested to catch up on all the Scandal he missed. Once he got to this season, he went a little overboard…