Sunday Songbird – Jingle Bells Rock

I have a lot of cleaning to do today and absolutely no motivation, but after spending the morning watching a Christmas movie on The Hallmark Channel with my little one, it’s time to get my rear in gear, so I’m putting on some Christmas music and getting to it! Here are some of my favorite upbeat “classic rock” classics that are adding to my motivation, and I hope they do the same for you on this cozy Sunday!


The Best Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe Ever!

The Best Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe Ever – I created this recipe for a baking class 11 years ago, and it’s been a Thanksgiving family favorite ever since! A holiday just isn’t a holiday without a cheesecake around here!

7 Movies for November 2017 THE HWL

7 Movies to Watch Near Thanksgiving

So this year I’ve searched high and low for some good Thanksgiving – or if not Thanksgiving, at least Fall – themed movies for your enjoyment!  Here’s a pick of seven new movies (new as in, they haven’t appeared on either of the other two lists I’ve compiled on the blog) for you to check out, and hopefully enjoy, before the Christmas bells start to ring!

Thankful Thursday: A Son for a Mother

Join us here at The Hand-Written Life every Thursday in November to share what you’re thankful for!
This year I have a lot to be thankful for, but today the big thing on my mind is my son, Jensen…He’s a 2.5 year old ball of energy that never stops moving, or talking – even if I can still only understand about half of what he’s trying to say.

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Happy Halloween – My Final Post!

Happy Halloween, Everyone!!   Normally I would stock this post full of pictures of our carved pumpkins and our costumes…but our pumpkins are still sitting outside our garage waiting for us to make them spooktacular, and I guess we’re just dressing up as ourselves this year!  To be fair, we’ll just end up curled up…

Halloween Decorations Printables Roundup TheHWL

Halloween Decoration and Printable Round-Up

  Last week I shared a fun post with you all, giving you a little glimpse of my love for decorating and some of my favorite Halloween Scenes that are currently adorning our house for the month of October.     While I didn’t *quite* manage to make the house as spooktacular as I have…

Halloween Decorations The HWL

A Spooky Scene – Our Halloween Home

  The Holiday Season always brings out the Martha Stewart in me.  Even though I don’t actually participate in most Halloween activities – except eating candy…of course! – I still love to pull out the plastic tubs of decorations and create Halloween Magic around the house.   When we were first married last year, I…