It’s summer!  Hooray!  That means we have a little more down time.  Our schedules ease up a bit and we allow ourselves time to do the things we enjoy.  And, if you’re like me, you don’t have any set schedule.  In other words, you are free as a bird.  So, if you like lounging and reading all day, you do it!  With this mind-set in mind, I have come up with my top 20 binge worthy shows and the books that have made my summer reading list.  Maybe one or two of these will appeal to you too. So, here’s my top 20 shows thatRead More →

Ladies, can we have a real, honest conversation?  Today I want to discuss gifts for the teacher – the ones teachers really want.  I know that Teacher Appreciation Week is approaching in a few short weeks, and many of you are trying to come up with adorable gifts for your little one to take to his/her teacher.  Well, let me help you with this task.  After all, you don’t really KNOW this teacher.  It’s hard to figure out something good, right?  I know exactly what the teacher really wants. I remember the days when I searched high and low for an adorable teacher gift.  YouRead More →

I am one of those girls who likes to look put together when I go out.  Make no mistake.  I said I LIKE to.  It does not always work out that way.  I am a real girl living in the real world.  I have 3 kids, a house to clean, meals to cook, and endless things on my TO DO list – just like everyone else.  Sometimes pulled together is just not going to happen.  However, I find that if I just put on a little lipstick and mascara I feel MUCH better and don’t look so much like a walking corpse.  Lipstick is oneRead More →

Hey friends!  As a new blogger, I am learning as I go.  To say there is a huge learning curve is an understatement.  It’s not as easy as writing a post and sending it out into the blogosphere.  Not at least if you want to grow a real following or grow a business.  In order to achieve that you have to play the social media game too.  That alone is a full-time job.  You have to get your content out there and reach a lot of people.  And, you have to do it multiple times a day on a consistent basis. Many of you are,Read More →

Hello friends!  I am happy you stopped by today.  I am super excited to share with you a new site I found recently that has the most adorable home decor and artwork.   Out shopping recently in a store near my home I found some artwork and was admiring it when I found out it that it was a Sugarboo and Co. design. To be honest,  I fell in love with this simple book quote as a large framed piece of art.  Have you ever had that happen?   When you see something and are truly touched by it?  Well, that’s exactly what happened. As itRead More →

Hello!  I am so glad you’ve found me.  I’ve been reading ‘how to start a blog’ posts for some time…wanting to….wondering if I could….thinking I have nothing to say….BUT ~maybe I do, maybe you wonder about the same things as me, maybe you just want to feel like you’re not alone in life’s challenges.  As a new mom (back in the dark ages) I joined a new mom’s group at my church.  This group became my lifeline as I embarked on the trip of a lifetime – motherhood.  I can’t put into words how much those friendships meant to me as well as just knowing thatRead More →