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Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Mugs

Welcome to the FishHouse! I’m so glad you came! Please excuse the mess, we live here. Over the years, I’ve made some attempts at having a Better Home and Garden, but those didn’t pan out so well. Case in point. Instead, I’ve come to the realization that for this season of life with little ones […]

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti

These Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti are easy to prepare yet seem so elegant. Bake a batch for now and freeze a batch for later. As you know, our freezer is bursting with Christmas cookies. Every few days I pull out a box and we munch to our heart’s content. The kids and I had a great […]

12 Holiday Tips to Avoid Accidental Poisoning

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Photo Source With six very active children, I’ve been known to call Poison Control on occasion. I’ve called about motor oil, plant food, drywall, deodorant, oleanders, spider bites, and Christmas Berries. And I have the white hair to prove it. I’m so thankful that the Poison Control Hotline is there, thankful that none of our […]

Easy & Delicious Brunch Recipes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Lemon Walnut Coffeecake

Christmas and New Year’s are great occasions to host a brunch. Brunch menus typically do a great job of combining savory and sweet, filling and light, elegant and hearty. And there are many brunch ideas that can be made ahead so that you’re not scrambling the morning of. If I were going to have you […]

Chocolate Minty Melts

Chocolate Mint Kiss

We made a wonderful discovery this  month when we were baking our Christmas Cookies. Oh my! What a happy accident! Years ago I discovered this recipe for Chocolate Mint Snow Top Cookies. It was basically a chocolate crackle gone minty. I tweaked the original in altering the form of baking chocolate used. But, I’ve been […]

Do YOU Make a List?

Gift candles

Recently, in a book that I can’t find now in order to quote it, I read the recommendation that we as moms should make sure that we make our gift wishes known. It said we need to make it clear to our husbands and children how they “can love us best” by giving us the […]

7 Ways to Make Christmas Easier and More Fun with Toddlers & Babies

Toddler Christmas FEAT

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And it can be — even with toddlers — if you consider these important points. The holidays can be a wonderful time to reunite with friends and family, celebrate another year’s passing, and to rejoice in what God has done. It can also be a crazy time […]

Double Chocolate Magic Bars

Double Chocolate Magic Bars

Know what’s better than those Magic Bars with the coconut and chocolate? Making Double Chocolate Magic Bars with chocolate cookie crumbs! I love Magic Bars. When I was pregnant with FishChick2, I ate half a pan all by myself — in one sitting. Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling too well that afternoon when I […]