Mix the Prickly With the Fun

Things can get a little messy around here. A busy family has lots of moving parts; nuts and bolts, spinning gears, racing schedules, and boxes. Lots and lots of boxes. Maybe that’s just us, but if I had it to do over again, I would forget about all the stuff and just gift the boxes….

What’s in the Hotchocolateful Name Mix?

There is a place I like to go. It’s a velvety green forest dripping with moss and wildflowers. The redwoods soar into the lush clouds leaving you to wonder where the tops end and the castle doors begin. Beneath the towering canopy, ferns and trilliums sprinkle the undergrowth. Deer leap over the carefully placed stones…