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...
Finding the perfect home isn’t just about scouting properties, it's about establishing a connection with your realtor, someone who understands your needs, shares your vision, and prioritizes your journey to finding the ideal home. Particularly in the Albuquerque area,...
The colder months are here, so that means more movie nights for our family! Sure, we could watch Frozen again for the gazillionth time . . . or we could watch something different. Something from our childhoods that our...
I don't know what mornings are like in your house, but in mine, they can get a little crazy. Five people all trying to eat breakfast and get dressed by a decent time can get a little hectic. Especially...
This last year, my husband and I started really noticing the amount of plastic we use on a daily basis. Many products we buy are made of plastic and wrapped in another layer of plastic for security. Bottles of...
I don't cook much. I usually throw the leftover spaghetti from M'tucci's into the microwave for dinner the next day. Cooking isn't my strong suit, but my mom and dad did teach me about dessert. They taught me about...
Growing up, my parents made good meals we would enjoy together. I remember so many memories around the table. My parents loved making tomato soup and grilled cheese on Sundays. We would have chocolate pudding with peanut butter for...
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...
Biscotti for the Holidays! Looking for an easy, homemade treat this Christmas? Look no further! This is the best biscotti ever. Biscotti looks like it's difficult to master, but let me tell you--it's SO simple! It's a fancy, festive gift...
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....
It's true confession time. I have a hard time putting my kids' homemade ornaments on the Christmas tree. I'm sorry! But when I sit down to relax on a cold night in December, I want to sit in front...
I've heard the word "smalliday" to describe a scaled-down holiday celebration that strives to reduce over-consumption and over-excessive gift-giving. It brought me back to reality and had me truly thinking about the meaning of the season. I knew this...
Hanging Christmas stockings is a tradition that started in 1823. Almost 200 years later, children still wake up Christmas morning with giddy anticipation of what treasures await in their stockings. Whether it's you or jolly Saint Nick stuffing the...

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I love spring. As green leaves reappear and fruit trees burst into bloom, I start feeling that spring fever--a budding momentum that breaks up...