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Today, I am 33! And while the majority of the day is pretty normal with school and daily routines, I did get to celebrate this past weekend and had a wonderful time! Plus, I get to go out with my sweet man tonight as well. I went to dinner on Friday night with some of […]

Our New Christmas Cruise Tradition

There are so many wonderful things about the holidays, but one of my absolute favorite things is carrying on traditions, both old and new. Last year we took the Journey to the North Pole Cruise on Lake Coeur d’ Alene and it’s no surprise this experience made it onto our “must do” list again this […]

Cyber Monday Sales 2017

I pretty much try and wait to start my Christmas shopping for this day, and it has finally arrived! I have compiled a list of stores advertising the best Cyber Monday deals and have included any codes needed for those sites. Just click on the store name to start shopping! American Eagle– 40% off + free […]

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Thanksgiving, Eve, my friends! I have rounded up my holiday gift picks and am sharing them with you today just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I have spent many hours scouring the internet for the best deals and unique gifts, so I hope you find them helpful as you begin your […]

Hallelujah for Hazey!

It’s been quite a while since I have purchased any hair goodies for Gwyn’s hair because they simply just wouldn’t stay put.  She has so much thick hair and they’d slide down, not grasp enough hair, or simply just fall out, so I gave up on bows and would only use little hair ties to keep […]

Vegas Strong

I had another post planned for today, but it just didn’t seem right. So many are suffering terribly after the horrific events that took place in Las Vegas a few days ago and it just feels wrong to continue on with normal life from a distance so soon. Insensitive. What I am realizing more and […]

The Veteran Mom

Having young kids, I’ve always looked up to those who are a step or two ahead of me in parenthood. I feel comforted (or terrified) knowing what stages are next for our kids; I guess I’m a planner. In the infancy stage, I eagerly watched friends’ older babies eat solids, walk, and begin to talk and […]

Decorating the Back Deck

Last week I shared that we had recently rebuilt our back deck (to see the before and afters, go HERE) and today I am sharing how I furnished and decorated that area. I wanted to make this space functional, cozy, yet not too crowded, and I think I was able to accomplish just that. I […]

Our DIY Backyard Deck Makeover

On a whim, my husband decided to rebuild our deck. Actually, I am going to go ahead and say WE rebuilt our deck, because trust me, I’ve made more runs to Home Depot and other various lumbar stores in the past month than I had previously ever done in my lifetime, not to mention being […]

Sadly, I’m Not Alone

I want to give a huge thank you for the overwhelmingly positive, uplifting and emotional response I received to my POST a couple of weeks ago on my experience with sexual abuse. I feel weird calling it sexual abuse because at the time, I didn’t see it as such being I was able to get […]