Happy Birthday

This time of year we have a few birthdays in a row. My niece and best friend have one a few days before then 16th, 17th, and 18th we party like a Congo line. Not really. This year we aren’t even in the same town. Usually we get together for the big moments… you know those that end in 0! Happy birthday to all the Geminis out there!

Fun at the beach

This weekend we filled a Saturday with almost every errand you could imagine. We started our morning grabbing breakfast and the boys, Anthony and Carter. Anthony was invited to a birthday party first thing so the rush was on. Anthony makes molasses look fast, so we need to ‘encourage’ him to hurry. Carter was ready in two minutes.. now if Anthony was ready we probably would wait on Carter. Off to the store we go! They seem to pick everything {Read More}


Today Carter and I went to story time at the local library. We do this most every week. It allows for him to socialize with his friends and lets me get a moment to myself. Today it was hosted by Miss Sallie, she does a wonderful job with the kids. They sing songs, read stories and do an art project. Afterwards we check out books for the week. I couldn’t help but think back to a few years ago when {Read More}

Social Media

I have been blogging for a few years now. It seems I should know anything and everything about blogging but I don’t. I’m not sure I even utilize social media the right way. I really got into trying monetization but that is definitely something you cant take a break from. If you choose to monetize your blog.. stick with it. I have a facebook fan page for this blog.. but I figure if I post here why do I also {Read More}

Cable or Satelite

Our television bill went up the the other day. I was shocked at the prices charged for tv! We had cable and the bill got so insane we switched to satellite. Now they are doing the same thing. I called the cable company and got a sweet package deal. There you go satellite!!! I called and they said call back between 7-1. The next day I called back around 11:30 my time (PT).. they neglected to tell me 7-1 EST.. {Read More}

Cyber Thursday!!

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Extending Cyber Monday!!

Can’t shop now? Shop tomorrow! We’re extending our #CyberMonday Event through 12/1.


Every year I work on our family newsletter. It takes time to lay it out and then figuring out my photos and wording. Then I have to print that and still shop for cards and such. Its really a whole process and I was thinking this year I would love to simplify it. My husband says I don’t have to do it, but last year I overlooked someone and they contacted me to get their card/letter. That’s a great feeling. {Read More}

Cyber Monday

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#TealPumpkinProject is back!

We are doing the teal pumpkins again this year!!  Have you heard of the #TealPumpkinProject? The #TealPumpkinProject is designed to promote safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies – and to keep Halloween fun for all! This campaign encourages people to raise awareness of food allergies by providing non-food treats for trick-or-treaters and painting a pumpkin teal (the color of food allergy awareness) to place in front of their house. Purchasing inexpensive non-food treats to hand out is a {Read More}