Monday, September 24, 2012


 Happy Halloween...

Yes, it's super early, but it will be here before you know it and then you'll have to pack everything away and get started on Thanksgiving!

I found a great site with lots of freebies to make this Halloween the best ever!!!




65 Free Halloween Party Printables

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Monday, August 13, 2012

YUM! Had to share this recipe....

Happy Monday - only one week to go before the kids head back to school - time to CELEBRATE! And what better way to celebrate than in the kitchen?! If you like to bake, cook and/or create fun things in the kitchen with your little ones, this might be right up your alley...Plus, it looks DELICIOUS!!! I follow this blog (below) - she always shares great ideas and below and enjoy!!! And let me know what you think!

bloom designs: Make It Monday- No Bake Caramel Cheescake Stingers...: These mini cheesecake shots are so yummy and easy to make.  Use a clear vessels so you can see all the pretty layers.  Don't like caramel?...

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Saturday, August 4, 2012


Ok, ok...yes, it's been a while...or possibly FOREVER...or at least it seems that way to me. Hopefully you missed me (and by me, I mean this blog!)

So just to see if anyone is still out there, I thought I'd keep this first one short and sweet and share something I'm really EXCITED new iPhone cover...check it out!

If you like it, you can get one too - on Shutterfly. I love giving personal gifts and this would be a great one for that special someone on their birthday or Christmas or whenever!!! The best part, it was only around $40 with shipping!!! Oh yeah, one more thing, the pictures were taken by my really good friend Kandi Marlowe - you can check out more of her work HERE!

Also, please leave a comment below and follow me if you haven't already...

Happy Saturday everyone!!!!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift - COOLEST IDEA EVER!

So Valentine's Day is less than one hour away now, but there's still time for that perfect gift!!! I know, I know, it sounds too good to be true, but this time, I promise, it's true! And this gift will leave your special someone speechless! Check it out....

Yes, true, at first glance it looks like an ordinary wine bottle with a fancy label, albeit somewhat cryptic, but that's the coolest part...that weird looking box-thingy is QR code! What's a QR code you ask...I mean, of course you've probably seen them popping up everywhere, but for months, I'll admit, I had no idea what they were for, nor did I care (ok, ok, I cared, but I was too cool to inquire)...that is until my good friend Carolyn decided to get all techno-advanced on my booty by using one for her wedding website. 

Anyhoo, and stay with me here, because I PROMISE this is not complicated, there's an APP FOR THAT! All you need to do is download a QR reader on your smartphone for FREE and voila...scan this code and it starts playing "At Last" by Etta James! HOW FREAKING COOL IS THAT?

Oh, before you do that, you'll want to download the free printable label and stick it to your favorite bottle of vino.

And get this, you can even set it up to play your own special love song...the folks at Silver Box Creative were kind enough to share "how-to instructions", so click HERE to get started! I promise you won't be disappointed and think of how cool and tech-savvy you are going to look!!!

Oh...the possibilities - my head is spinning :)...Happy Valentine's Day...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Heaven to my ears...

So the other day I was helping my 6 year old son Jake with his homework. We were online reading a book on "RAZ KIDS." In case you're not familiar, it's a wonderful website approved by our local school board that's filled with ebooks for all reading abilities. Kids simply log on, read books, take quizzes, win virtual rewards and keep working their way up to the next level...

So the reason this post is titled "Heaven to my ears" is because of a question Jake asked me while we were reading one of these ebooks titled "Healthy Me" (at least I think that was the title, if memory serves me, which it usually doesn't, but just go with me on this one, the title is not really important)...

In one part of the ebook it explained that you should never take "drugs"...that they were bad for your body...and that's when it happened...

Jake stopped reading and turned to me...looked me right in the eye and said, "Mama (he still calls me mama and it just melts my heart)..."Mama, what are drugs?"

I'll tell you what, it was pure heaven to hear him ask that question. My mind fast-forwarded, visualizing him as a teenager and a grown man and imagined how nice it would be if he never had to know how truly destructive some drugs can be. Don't get me wrong here, I don't want him to be a mama's boy (forever) or a "goody two shoes", I just want him to have an amazing life and I know all too well how quickly drugs can turn a good life into a bad one (for those of you wondering, no, I'm not talking about myself, I've just witnessed too many lives torn apart by drugs and it's just senseless!)

Jake is about to turn 7...and I guess part of the reason why this particular moment and that particular question stuck with me is because he's starting to lose that childhood innocence...he's becoming a "big boy" (sniffle) and as much as we as moms hope, pray and sometimes beg for them to grow up to be strong, independent, happy, healthy's all happening much too fast for me!

The first time we met - love at first sight! Wrinkles and all - HIS not mine :)

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


 Hey there moms & dads...
 This isn't a joke...Busch Gardens and SeaWorld are at it again...but this time the deal is even better. They are offering free annual passes to kids 5 and under to BOTH PARKS!


I already printed out mine this morning - woo hooo! What a great way to start off a Wednesday :)...


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