NYE Flashback: The Peach Drop

Why do we drop things on New Year’s Eve? Apparently, we can thank the New York Times. Adolph Ochs, the owner the New York Times, wanted to have a party in Times Square to celebrate the coming of the year 1905. That first year he marked midnight with fireworks, but the New York Police Department…

The Peep Drop

Happy new year! We welcomed 2018 with a pretty laid-back celebration that included champagne, rum cake, warm blankets, and puppy cuddles- all in between some major kitchen organization and shelf building. Early in the evening of December 31st, however, we ventured out in the cold to see the Peep Drop. Peeps, those iconic marshmallow and…

An Autumn Minibreak

My husband and I have visited Vermont a few times, and even so I know I’ll keep going back. It is especially wonderful during the fall, when the leaves are changing and the air is crisp. Sometimes people who visit the area at this time of year are known as “leaf peepers”, but the funny…

Bonus Disney Day: Hollywood Studios

The day after our Magic Kingdom and Chef Mickey’s adventure, most of our family started their journey home, but we were very lucky to have a few more Disney hours ahead. A good friend (the friend who introduced my husband and me, actually!) and his wife both work at Disney World, and they offered to…

Magic and Meals with Mickey & Friends

There are lots of magical places in Disney World, but I firmly believe most of the magic is in Magic Kingdom! I couldn’t wait to watch my nieces experience this place for the first time. We arrived nice and early, and after some quick photos in front of the castle my husband and I brought…