How to Take Last-Minute Photos for Holiday Cards

By Abby Tolbert /

‘Tis the season to be jolly! But let’s be honest, ’tis also the season to rely on your morning cup of coffee to function. With the holidays already demanding lots of your time and energy, the idea of wrestling a toddler into dress clothes for a poised family photo probably seems downright insane daunting. Don’t give up on this year’s holiday cards just yet! Here are our best tips for painless, DIY family holiday photos.  Read More “How to Take Last-Minute Photos for Holiday Cards”

Robert Redford Cookies

By Abby Tolbert /

Admittedly, I’m a pretty sub-par baker. After subjecting my loved ones to countless batches of charred, tasteless creations, I took a hiatus from making desserts. It wasn’t until I unearthed this delicious and easy recipe from a friend’s Detroit-based cookbook, Sister Pie, that I decided to give the whole baking thing another go. Read More “Robert Redford Cookies”

5 Things to Pack for College that Students Forget

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Homecoming, prom, and graduation day are all officially visible in the rearview mirror. You’ve spent your summer on camping excursions, late-night fast food runs, and on Netflix rewatching “The Office” for the third consecutive time. As the leaves begin to change and new Septembers are visible on the horizon, college preparations are on the minds of many recent high school grads.

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The Best and Worst Coloring Supplies for Kids

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Best Coloring Utensils for Kids

Hi there! Mom of two small, very creative, and crafty pre-school aged kids (and one baby), scrubber of walls, and owner of paint-stained items. Do you love the idea of purchasing a crafty gift for your little one, but you aren’t up to date on exactly which options to choose? Or are you interested in adding to your own set of craft supplies? If so, we’ve got the rundown on some great and not-so-great ones to add to your mix!

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