Fall Festivities

Oh boy has this been a school year!  I am pretty tired by the end of the day and have little time to sit down and think let alone blog!  But with Thanksgiving a few days away, I made some time to show you what we have been up to around here.  Despite my crazy…

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…

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…

Saturday Fun and Super Hoagies

This has been a crazy week! My husband had the second of two surgeries.  This one was on his knee.  This left me running around caring for him, caring for Avery, caring for the house and working my full-time job ( you know the one outside the house).  Needless to say I am pooped! This…

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…

Getting My Craft On!

Having Monday off was wonderful!  I got a lot of stuff done including house cleaning, a good workout, and some crafting.  This was all accomplished during Avie’s unusually long nap time.  I have been itching to do something crafty but haven’t had a moment.  Monday was my day!  Avie’s new crayon box was a mixture…

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

I have been making more of an effort to purchase and eat less processed foods. I am not perfect at it but I just want Avery to love the taste of fresh fruits and veggies instead craving the sodium and sugar filled processed foods that are a favorite among children. I decided to try my…

Valentine Fun

Happy Valentine’s day!  I have to admit I am a huge fan :).  I love the colors and cute cards that line the story shelves.  I really love the creative treats that are all over Pinterest!  Holidays always seem to get the crafty in me going.  So I decided to be creative for Avery’s Valentines…

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…

Avery’s First “Snow Day”

SNOW!  I have admit while I hate the bitter temperatures, I LOVE snow.  At least to play in.  This was Avery’s first big snow.  I bundled her up and let her go 🙂 The first place it went was in her mouth. Even with a brain freeze she kept eating it. We even made a…

Christmas in Review

I love Christmas!  Especially Christmas Eve.  I love getting dressed up, the candle light service and just the feeling of anticipation you get waiting for the morning. We got some really great pictures taken that night. We clean up pretty good! However, nothing beats a 16 month old on Christmas morning! She went to town…