Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
When I started blogging years ago it was because I was creating fun and creative things and I was dying to share them. I made fun things for my children, for their birthday parties, I made my husband’s birthday special, I baked and cooked and made things. And I loved sharing them.
But there’s a trap with blogging where you begin creating daily and pretty soon it becomes expected that you create daily. So I started making things just for the blog. Months ahead of the actual holiday and things that my family would probably never use in real life.
And that turned into making things for the blog and not for my family. My children’s birthday parties were less special, holidays seemed like a hassle, and I was constantly working on my computer.
So I quit.
After seven years of blogging, I quit.
I’m not back. Don’t get me wrong, but I have been missing the sharing and the community and the fun that came along with a blog. So I’ll pop in from time to time and show you some of the fun things I’ve been up to – my real life things – and when I do something really cool (like be on TV) I’ll give you some behind-the-scenes glimpses. Check in, check back, let’s have some fun together.
And if you want even more from me – head to www.weeknightsociety.com and follow my latest project.
Yesterday I took a little field trip to the International District in Seattle for a few groceries and a different vibe from my suburban grocery store.
Then I brought everything home and made one of my favorite Weeknight Society dinners – Korean Beef. The best part about this dinner is that it can be made with groceries from your regular suburban grocery store – but a trip to the International District in your city sure is fun!
Nothing says Christmas like punch! I adore a good spiked punch, but if your family is dominated by children like mine is, then an un-spiked punch is probably a safer choice. The bonus is that you can spike up any punch to make it boozy. I add a little vodka or rum to this fabulous punch
Ginger Christmas Punch
4 cups orange juice
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 bottle DRY Sparkling Ginger
Mix everything together in a punch bowl and serve with or without Citrus Vodka.