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Meet Alison!

Meet Alison!

Alison is a Canadian-born, American-raised, working mom of one under one. She has been described as a dainty maple leaf with resting pleasant face, but she’d say she’s SLIGHTLY more edgy than that. Alison is the less-crunchy voice behind the Crunchy Cocktail Hour and SilverLinedandWined.com. Working […]

Strawberry Watermelon Margarita

Strawberry Watermelon Margarita

Check out this delicious recipe for a Strawberry Watermelon Margarita from the Crunchy Cocktail Hour podcast. Interested in cocktails? Click here to check out some of the other cocktails from the podcast! I’m not usually a huge fan of blended drinks, they tend to be a […]

NYE 2015 Champagne Cupcakes

NYE 2015 Champagne Cupcakes

Even though we moved and no longer have our fantastic roof deck, we decided we still wanted to throw a New Years Eve party. I’ll do a separate post on the party and decorations, but wanted to share the updated cupcake recipe. Last year I made champagne cupcakes with […]

Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014

Christmas was fantastic this year. It was our second year with our little family traditions and everything was so special.  We spent Christmas eve with Kyle’s family, and they were kind enough to let us host! It was great to have them up for Christmas […]

Christmas Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

Christmas Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

I have officially been blogging (with varying levels of consistency) for a year! I started in December 2013 with So, I have decided to start a blog. Can’t believe it’s been a year. I’ve loved building this blog and filling it with my own silly stories and […]

Merry Christmas – Christmas Card!

Merry Christmas – Christmas Card!

Design by Minted Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!xoAlisonAnd just because, our card from last year. Design by Minted

Thanksgiving Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Butter Cream

Thanksgiving Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Butter Cream

Thanksgiving this year was a busy one for us. Kyle is big on creating our own little family traditions, so this year he wanted to do a Thanksgiving dinner just the two of us. I loved this idea, but we still wanted to have Thanksgiving […]

Wait… I have a blog?

Wait… I have a blog?

It happened. I promised myself it wouldn’t, but it did. My blog went the way of the many, many diaries that proceeded it. Ugh, for shame! I really enjoy writing this blog, capturing both my mundane and exciting moments, but life just seems to get […]

Family Vacation: Award Night

Family Vacation: Award Night

Just as we did in 2013, this year we capped off the theme nights with an Award night! Last year each person was assigned another family member to give an award. This year, we decided to give teams awards and had each of the family […]

Family Vacations: Medieval Times

Family Vacations: Medieval Times

One day between theme nights, we decided that we wanted to get out for dinner. With a six year old, this often represents a challenge since six year olds don’t love sitting at a restaurant chit chatting for hours (a hobby in our family). Solution? […]