Deck the Halls

In Santa Fe this spring, we saw the most fabulously-decorated succulent.  Thinking this photo might inspire some of you (it inspired us!) to hunt down old ornaments, CDs, and other waylaid tchtochkes, we had to share in time for the holidays.

 

Happy hunting!

Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 by Lucy & Michael

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In Action

Just a follow-up on how fantastic – fun, rewarding, helpful – volunteering with kids can be. 

Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 by Lucy & Michael

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Welcome 2011

Every year we wonder how to usher in the new year with little people in tow.  Whether we’re spending the whole New Year’s Eve with them, shipping them off to their grandparents, or doing a little of both, we always seem to be looking for fun ways to mark the occasion together and to make the changeover special.

 

So in the spirit of planning ahead so that we’re not stuck at 5 p.m. on December 31 wondering what in the world to do, here are some of our favorite ideas…

Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 by Lucy & Michael

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'TIS THE SEASON…

'Tis the Season…for running around like crazy, buying a gazillion gifts, putting in the effort to make everything just a little more special.  How about trying to slow down just a tad and spend some time focusing just on the giving?  Not just on giving gifts, but on giving time and energy to make a stranger’s holiday a little more special.  And on teaching your kids how to start doing just that.

Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 by Lucy & Michael

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A GRANDMOTHER'S GIFT

We have such a hard time thinking of the perfect gift for the grandmothers in our lives.  It’s a challenge to really show them how much we love and appreciate them.  Add in the fact that they pretty much buy for themselves whatever they want, and we’ve got quite a quandary.

Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 by Lucy & Michael

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Getting Carded

One of our favorite things about the holidays is opening the mail. Every day brings a new crop of holiday cards with smiling faces, some of which we haven't seen since last year's cards. We love seeing the new babies, where everyone's traveled, and who's lost their teeth

Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 by Lucy & Michael

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A Tray of (Sugary) Treats

We love to give neighbors and friends easy, homemade treats for the holidays. We especially like giving the treats in, on, or with something that can be kept and used again - a classic white tray, a Nambe heart-shaped bowl, a copper cookie cutter, a sillicone spatula. This year, we chose not to actually bake, but to put together a plate of super-easy candy treats. If you're a dentist, stop reading now.

Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 by Lucy & Michael

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A Perfect Teacher Gift

Our friend just gave us the best idea ever for holiday gifts for our teachers. If you're still undecided (as we were moments ago) about what to give, consider this: gift certificates at a Whole Foods- or Trader Joe's-like store. The cards themselves are clever, printed with little sayings like "peas on earth," and they often come in cute and environmentally friendly paper sleeves. Wrap in cellophane if you want, or just tie on a ribbon, and include a tag that says, "Lunch is on me! Love, Lucy". The teacher can either actually have lunch during the break, or she can use the card toward the purchase of groceries, flowers, bath products - maybe even a bottle of wine.

Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 by Lucy & Michael

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Be The Holiday DJ

Old and tired holiday standbys these aren't. Turn up the volume, gather everyone together, and have a family holiday party, just for your little crew. Or, use these as a jumping-off point and download a bunch of newish holiday songs to your iPod, bring it to your sister's or mother's, and be the favorite festive DJ.

Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 by Lucy & Michael

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We're Back

Well we’ve taken quite a hiatus.  But we’re back to sharing thoughts on making life with kids more fun (or really just on noticing the fun everyday and making the most of it all). 

Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 by Lucy & Michael

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