Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I was younger my parents would hide our Easter baskets around the house and we would have to hunt for them. I can remember being so upset one year...
It's the perfect time of year to egg your friends and neighbors. No, not THAT kind of "egg." We're talking about the fun kind of "egg." Leave a fun "you've been egged" surprise in your friends' and neighbors' yard...
For many of us, this time of year is one of the most sacred and special times. It's full of meaning and tradition. There are lots of things we can do at home to make Easter or Passover memorable for...
Easter baskets are a beloved tradition for many families. Children everywhere look forward to the goodies left by our favorite bunny. Premade store-bought baskets are readily available. However, these baskets are usually filled with easily breakable toys and very...
A popular Easter tradition in the southwest is making confetti or Cascarón Eggs. They are fun to make and even better to break, showering the recipient head to toe with confetti. You can buy Cascarón Eggs in stores now, but if...
St. Patrick's Day in Ireland In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I thought it would be fun to share some things about celebrating this holiday in its country of origin. My family and I lived in Ireland from January 2014...
This year, Korean Lunar New Year or Seollal is on February 10. Learn all about this holiday below, and make sure to check out the traditional recipe too. Korean Lunar New Year vs Chinese New Year The Korean Lunar New Year...
Valentine's Day is a day dedicated to expressing love and appreciation for those closest to us, whether it be our significant other, our beautiful kids, or even our pets. Whomever you choose to spend the day or evening with,...
Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.  -Leslie Knope If you are...
Say, "I love you!" with these DIY heart-shaped crayons for Valentine's Day! Does your crayon box need a little TLC? More than half of our crayons have snapped and the others are sporting partly torn wrappers. Does this sound familiar?...
Valentine's Day was delightful when I was part of a romantic "we." How I relished the candy, jewelry, cards, and plush toys. I delighted in dinner dates among other fancied-up couples packed into candlelit restaurants and the delivery of...
As we enter the holiday season and anticipate the time we will enjoy with our loved ones, the gifts we will exchange, and the meals we will savor, it is an equally important time to think of those who...
As a parent, one of the most magical parts of Christmas is watching your child believe in the enchanting figure of Santa Claus. For years, my son eagerly wrote letters to Santa, anticipated Christmas morning, and cherished the tradition...
It's New Mexico. We enjoy tacos every day all day. So I think we should be able to enjoy a margarita year round too! Just because it's a little chilly out doesn't mean we need to hide the tequila....

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I grew up in Albuquerque and never knew what treasures lie in our city's East Mountains. My husband grew up in Tijeras and introduced...