Galuskis: The Smell of My Family Christmas

When you think of the smell of Christmas, what does it bring to mind? Maybe cinnamon and nutmeg? Cranberries? Gingerbread? Roasting chestnuts? A fresh cut Christmas tree? Peppermint candy canes? One of my very favorite memories of Christmases past is of waking up to the smell of galuskis, or cabbage rolls, cooking. My mother's family … Continue reading Galuskis: The Smell of My Family Christmas

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Christmas gift ideas

Mommin' in the Real World's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is here! I love to find or create the ideal gift for each of my family and friends, but it is not always so easy! (I'm looking at you, Dad...) If you're anything like me, it is likely you are searching for the perfect gift for at least one person on your … Continue reading Mommin' in the Real World's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The Best Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffers

Dollar Tree is a store that is relatively new to my small community. I don't shop there often, but when I do I always seem to find something great. Last Easter I was able to fill the kids' Easter baskets with lots of fun stuff from Dollar Tree without breaking the bank, so I went … Continue reading The Best Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffers

Toy Review: Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet Disney Princess and Frozen Character Dolls

Disclaimer: Hasbro has kindly gifted these toys to us. Thank you, Hasbro! *Please note: All views expressed are those of myself and my daughter. My daughter is crazy about Disney Princesses and Frozen characters if you couldn't tell by her photo, but she comes by it honestly; I too loved Disney princesses as a girl. … Continue reading Toy Review: Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet Disney Princess and Frozen Character Dolls

Getting into the Christmas Spirit

It is December and there's only a couple weeks left until Christmas.  The unseasonably warm weather we have been enjoying had finally turned cold and the first snow as fallen.   I have decorated the house minimally, compared to normal, mostly because I haven't had the time or energy to do it.  Everyone in our … Continue reading Getting into the Christmas Spirit