Blog Posts - Holidazed



NaBloPoMo 2015: Happy ThanksgivingChristmasNewYearsValentinesEaster!

I used to be a planner, also super-organized (and this is the part where my husband would insist otherwise and I would end any possibility of a long, drawn out debate, by insisting back "WAS SO!" Because I am a great debater, like that!), but those d...
by This Full House on Nov 10, 2015

Behind every strong woman, there's another strong woman, trying to do right by her family, probably.

The Katkics Women, Christmas 2013 I love this picture for so many reasons, but mostly because it captures the women in my family who are usually found behind the camera, who are passionate about capturing moments, like this one: my...
by This Full House on Dec 26, 2013

From Our House, To Your House: It's A Krispie Carol

Like most families we know, the kids and I have our favorite holiday traditions: decorating Christmas cookies ranks right up there with tricking out a ginger bread house with leftover Halloween candy, if there's any left. Assembling said gingerbread...
by This Full House on Dec 23, 2013

Just in time for the holidaze: scented pine cone wreath.

Last month, my dear friend Beth (a.k.a. Life in The Bat Cave) took it upon herself to reach out and spread a little holiday cheer by organizing a Blogger Ornament Exchange -- sort of like a cookie exchange, only different....
by This Full House on Dec 16, 2013

Thanksgiving Soup (a.k.a. Black Friday Soup)

I have served this yummy soup, every year on Black Friday, ever since the kids were little and I think they look forward to it more than Thanksgiving dinner...me too! It is a very simple soup that is also super-fast...
by This Full House on Nov 29, 2013

Decking the halls, like there's no tomorrow.

We've hosted Thanksgiving for more than a dozen years and, for all my talk of going on killer dust bunny hunts and finding new places to hide the laundry, I really do enjoy having family over for the holidays --...
by This Full House on Nov 26, 2013

Teen-friendly Tapas: easy-peasy chicken and waffles recipe.

A drizzle of warm honey and a sprinkling of fresh chives dress-up these chicken topped mini waffles, very nicely! Last month, I was invited to meet with U.S. Olympic legends and athlete hopefuls representing Team USA in New York City...
by This Full House on Nov 22, 2013

Holidazed by the Chalkboard Project: I blame Pinterest AND @TheNextMartha

In this house (full as it is) DIY projects are gauged by three very important factors: 1. My husband's analytical mind: I'd mention something about this or that getting done and then he would agree with me, using graphs and/or...
by This Full House on Dec 20, 2012

The Christmas Elephant in the Room

Lucy the Elephant, she's from Jersey! Going to Grandma's house on Christmas Eve has been a Thompson tradition ever since we began adding grand kids to their family tree and every year we would trade-off visiting with my parents, as...
by This Full House on Dec 17, 2012

Pinterest is my....SQUIRREL!!!

Pinterest has been my time-suck of choice since it first launched in 2010, it really is the perfect social media channel for folks with really, really short attention spans...like me. [source] In fact, a large part of my day job...
by This Full House on Dec 14, 2012

Cyber Monday, A Blogger's Parody

Dedicated to everyone and anyone who found their email/inbox bombed by newsletters that you don't remember ever having subscribed to in the first place: Cyber Monday, so disappointing to me, Cyber Monday, it was worse than I thought Black Friday...
by This Full House on Nov 26, 2012

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloween House

Not for nothing, but we used to do holidays BIG here at This Full House of crunchy floors and stinky socks, sometimes decorating months in advance. Actually, I may or may not have forgotten to take down last year's [insert...
by This Full House on Oct 24, 2012

Happily Ever After, Everything!

She's quoting her favorite Dr. Seuss: do you like my hat? Although it seemed like a good idea at the time, the trouble with having so many kids born 2-3 years apart, I never really did sit down and do...
by This Full House on Jun 18, 2012

The Year Without An Easter Bunny

Growing up, our family consisted of me, my twin brother, my parents, my maternal grandmother and my Aunt Theresa (the rest of our extended family lived overseas) so, yes, celebrating holidays, like Easter was a very big deal. We would...
by This Full House on Apr 6, 2012

Valentine's Day Movie Meme: 14 Memorable Chick Flick Moments

Oh, HEY! Guess what? Tomorrow is Valentine's Day (SURPRISE!) so, rather than bore you with details of my ultrasound of the killer kidney stone from hell (you're welcome!) I thought it would be fun to participate in a meme in...
by This Full House on Feb 13, 2012


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