Monthly Archive:: December 2012


Our Top 10 Recipe Roundup in 2012

I try to share recipes here and there, but I’m not the most creative cook or baker.  I suppose I don’t have to create brilliant dishes in order to share though, huh? Maybe you’d just like to know a few tasty things I was able to make without screwing it up! I’m


Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Blog Changes and Goals for 2013

I’m serious – will you?  I’ve alluded to changes since sharing my personal and professional goals for 2012.  Slowly there’s been a shift around here and you all are going to notice it quite a bit more very soon.  So, I figure I should give you fair warning now.  I hope you


Working Towards a New and Improved … Me in 2013

Before I can start listing out my personal goals for 2013 and develop my plan of attack… err action, I must first look at last year’s list.  What did I accomplish? What is still in progress? What needs to be revised?  It’s kind of sad, but I forgot about several of them


Pledging to the Sistahood #Mamavation Monday

Hi, my name is Darcy and I like to eat sweets and everything bad for you. But that’s okay… I only have a couple days left to stuff my face so freely.  Then it’s time to face the music because today is the last day before the start of a new year.


10 New Year’s Eve Game Night Party Ideas

When I was younger (think high school and college) I was all about the New Year’s parties.  I got dolled up and wanted to dance and get my drink on.  I was single on many a New Year’s Eve back then, so it was exciting to wonder who I might hook up


Noon Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Since hearing about this idea of NOON Year’s Eve, I had to start looking for fun activities that could be used to entertain the kids.  I’m kind of liking the idea of partying during the day and not having anyone suffer the effects from lack of sleep.  Sure, I like to stay


Happy Birthday Mercer Mayer! + Little Critter Book Giveaway (US) Ends 1/12/13

I loved books from an early age and am passing that love on to my own children.  There are so many stories from my childhood that I’m trying to share with Rissa.  Some of the books are hard to find nowadays.  One series my husband and I both enjoyed growing up was Little


10 Slightly Geeky Unique Gift Ideas

This post contains affiliate links. Some items received for review. I admit I own and/or want a few things on this list.  Mostly though, I love this list for gag gifts or white elephant gift exchanges.  Something a little “out there” but can be appreciated for its uniqueness.  Some of these items


Holiday Entertaining Savings and Tips

Holiday parties, while fun, can get expensive.  We don’t host Thanksgiving or Christmas (yet) but I see the amount of food and drink required and know it’s costly.  Goodness, I think shopping for my daughter’s birthday party gets expensive!  We usually take or make something when another family member is hosting which


A Look at the Year 2012 on TFTN

2012 was quite the year for us here at Tales From the Nursery. There were ups and downs but overall I would say it was a pretty great year for our family and the blog. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights, shall we? (And if you are a