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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Does Altitude Affect Your Baking?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Does Altitude Affect Your Baking?

While you might be proficient in the kitchen, you could potentially find yourself with a deflated cake or bone-dry brownies if you happen to go bake in Aspen, CO. Because an oven at high altitude can, very often, wreak havoc on your baked goods? But, why does altitude affect baking? It boils down to air…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Color Is A Tennis Ball Really?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Color Is A Tennis Ball Really?

How each of us sees the world is, of course, subjective. But, some colors are meant to be constant. Oranges are forever orange. Fire engines are always red. Tennis balls are always yellow. Or…are they green? Which is it? According to the International Tennis Federation, a tennis ball should be yellow in color, a mandate…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Santa Clause + Cookies & Milk = Weight Gain?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Santa Clause + Cookies & Milk = Weight Gain?

Each & every Christmas Eve, Santa Clause sets out across the world, delivering toys to good little girls & boys. And, along the way, his yuletide mission is fueled by everyone’s traditional offering of cookies & milk. With all those goodies at every single stop, just how much weight would St. Nick pack on? There’s…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What’s The “Scuttlebutt”?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What’s The “Scuttlebutt”?

As we get ready to celebrate the holidays, you might be around friends & family (please be safe). And, if/when you are, you might want to share the latest “scuttlebutt”. But, have you ever wondered what that exactly is, and why we want to hear it? When we make conversation, we use a variety of…Read More

Tips for Your Virtual Holiday Party!

Tips for Your Virtual Holiday Party!

If you’re hosting a virtual Christmas party here are a few tips to make it go smoothly: Coordinate ahead of time which platform you’ll use, and make sure older family members are set up in advance . . . have a loose plan, like what time to log on, and an activity to fill any…Read More

{Katie’s Baby Blog} My Messy Kid!

{Katie’s Baby Blog} My Messy Kid!

My child is so messy!! Is that normal?!…..I know it is! Haha, but she is seriously a mess when it comes to eating. I can’t tell you how many bottles of stain remover I go through trying to get stains out of her cute clothes. The worst part is…she loves being messy. She squishes food…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Christmas Lights End Up Tangled

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Christmas Lights End Up Tangled

Unless you’re very lucky, or very well-organized, your Christmas lights are likely all tangled up when you get them out of storage. One way or another, you’ll eventually end up on your hands & knees, fighting to untangle that seasonal snarl. And you’re not alone: a few years ago, even the British grocery chain Tesco…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Is Christmas On December 25th?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Is Christmas On December 25th?

Each December, we throw a big shindig in celebration of the anniversary of Jesus’s birth. But, without a birth certificate or other official record of His actual birthdate, December 25th seems like it’s an arbitrary date for our Christmas traditions. So, how was it chosen as THE date? The Bible doesn’t name a month, day,…Read More