Getting Ready for Christmas

I LOVE this time of year!!!!!  The songs, the lights and just the general joy of the season. We kicked off our Christmas season by going to see Christmas lights!  I got some cute ones of Avery next to some snowflake lights.     She also got to meet Rudolph!   She also decided that…

Travel Treats: No Bake Pumpkin Cookie Balls

This past weekend we traveled to Tennessee for my cousins wedding.  To prepare for the trip I wanted to make a healthy-ish treat for our journey (which was many hours long!).  Since it is fall I am totally into the pumpkin flavored… well everything!  I searched for a recipe that would help feed my pumpkin…

Avery’s 2nd Birthday

Well my baby turned two.  I still can’t believe it!  Time is just flying by and around here we like to do it in style!  Avery’s bumblebee themed birthday party was a smashing success!  I made a lot of the decorations and did a lot of bargin shopping!  I think it looked pretty stinking cute…

It has been too long…

Holy crap it’s September!!  How did that happen?  I feel like my wonderful summer, so full of time and promise, just flew by without so much as a “how-do-ya-do”!  Part of that was because I spent most of it packing for our move.  Can I just say I HATE PACKING!  It nearly sent me over…

Summer Time Fun

So I have now been on summer break for all of two weeks.  It has been heavenly!  I have been having a blast with my baby and my nephew, who I watch two days a week.  Here is a little taste of our adventures thus far :).     I took the kids to a…

Wine and Pasta

With the weather turning nicer some good friends of ours invited us to a local vineyard for a picnic dinner.  What could be a better start to the week then a picnic outside with good friends and good wine?  Not much I would think :)!  We packed our picnic baskets full of yummy wine related…

Better Late Then Never…I Guess

Oh dear it has been almost a month since I last made a post.  Where did the time go?  To be honest I am not surprised.  Life has been crazy!  After spring break, it was a mad rush to prepare our students for the big state test (which we are in the midst of right…

Happy Easter Folks!

I am officially on spring break!  Good Friday marked my first day and it has been wonderful!  I really needed this break.  Avery and I got to hang out in the beautiful weather! She totally rocks her cool shades :)! I also spent the weekend getting ready for Easter dinner.  Well my part of Easter…

Easter Time!

Easter is almost here! I am so excited because with Easter comes spring and I REALLY can’t wait for spring! These beauties decided to make an early appearance in my flower bed! Feeling the need to be crafty, I decided to upgrade Avery’s Easter basket. I wanted something that would last the test of time…

My Mirror

I have been a mother for 18 months.  Or should I say for only 18 months.  Motherhood is an incredible journey.  Everyday I learn new things, see new things (most of which you would not care to hear about nor would I care to relive) and realize (for the 1000th time) that there is a…

It’s Saturday!

I love Saturday!  I get to sleep in (as much as Avie will let me) and hang out in my pj’s until I feel the need for a shower, cook breakfast and just relax.  Today is one of those perfect kind of days.  It is sunny out (a walk might be in order even though…

One of Those Days

Have you ever had one of those days that makes you want to cry, scream and use words that you are not usually comfortable thinking let alone saying?  You know the kind where your hair turns instantly grey and your blood pressure raises 20 points?  That was my Friday.  One stressful event piled upon another…