The Winter Solstice is upon us! Also known as the shortest day and longest night of the year, the winter solstice usually takes place on December 21st or 22nd every year in the Northern Hemisphere. Many cultures around the world celebrate the solstice by holding festivals, and holidays. These celebrations were created to celebrate the return of light, and the joy of each day growing longer and longer.
Archives for November 2016
Lets talk kids who love science for a moment. I don’t know about you, but our kids love anything science related! We’re talking chemistry, engineering, geology, robots, STEM and everything in-between. They will spend hours building, tinkering, and completely absorbed in any experiment. So, if you’re like me and frantically searching for science related gifts, then search no more. Check out these fantastic holiday gift ideas for your science loving kids!
I am so excited to share an awesome subscription box that I recently discovered! Do your children love hands on learning that’s fun? I know ours sure do. Do your kids love science, technology, engineering, and math aka STEM? What about comic books? Our son thrives on STEM based learning and being a reluctant reader, comic books have been a big hit with him too! How about all of these things I mentioned with a bit of history and geography thrown in? Then allow me to introduce to you the Know Yourself Adventure Series!
The weekend of our daughter’s birthday, the Knoxville Zoo had their Dollar Days. This is where you can get $1 tickets to the zoo so long as you bring non-perishable food donations for each ticket purchased. I bought six tickets and we invited Uncle Joe and Aunt Stephanie to come along with us. The children were so excited to visit all of the animals. They could barely contain their excitement all week leading up to our day at the Knoxville Zoo!
Today I’m going to let you know about a guilty pleasure of mine. Are you ready? Gilmore Girls! Yes, I love the Gilmore Girls. I love their coffee addiction. I love their movie and book references. I love the town troubadour’s songs and all of the great music on the show. I may be slightly obsessed with this show. I’m on my 6th or 7th time watching the entire series. Plus the “Gilmore Girls: Year in the Life” is going to be released soon on Netflix! I assure you that I will get nothing done that day except binge watch my favorite show and drink coffee. With my love of all things Gilmore and the holiday season approaching I thought I’d create a fun list of Gilmore Girls gift ideas for my fellow Gilmore lovers!
Another year has come and gone. Our little girl is turning FOUR! Wow, how the time flies. This week as her birthday approached, I have really tried to slow down and savor the moments with her. There is a quote from Peter Pan that says, “Little boys should never be sent to bed, they always wake up a day older…” Well, in this case it’s our little girl and she’s getting older everyday.
New Star Wars movies are on the horizon. Many of us cannot contain our excitement! What do you give your Star Wars loving friends/loved ones…or yourself, possibly? Considering we are a household of total Star Wars geeks I feel confident in my ability to find you an awesome list of items to choose from. Here are 30 super cool Star Wars gift ideas that are sure to please the Star Wars fan in your life.
We are a family of Harry Potter lovers. It’s true! Just check out our Harry Potter Christmas Tree or our Harry Potter Day if you want proof. So, I felt that because of our love of all things Harry Potter we were totally qualified in providing you a Harry Potter gift guide. Here are 20 awesome gift ideas for your friends/loved ones or….let’s face it…yourself!
Oh Yes! For all of our fellow Doctor Who fans I am bringing you a Doctor Who Gift Guide! As you may know our entire household is in love with Doctor Who! So, without further ado here are my top 20 Doctor Who gift ideas…ALLONS-Y!
This week we decided to take the children hiking. We chose a new trail called Horse Creek that is part of the Cherokee National Forest. This was a beautiful hike full of fall colors and family. A perfect outing in the Tennessee mountains.