Sunflowers, Back To School & Wonderful Wednesday #88

This time next week my older daughter, Emma will indeed be starting back to school, but now she is hitting the big time entering Kindergarten. Many who follow and read my blog know that I have all sorts of mixed emotions about this and admit that I am a bit all over the place about this even having bared my soul a bit here. First of all, we have what is called, "Sail Into Kindergarten" for a little over an hour on Thursday, which pretty much welcomes her and all the other kindergartners ... Read More!

Dad Is Fat!, Overdrive & A Concert

He is known by most if not all (in case you don't watch Comedy Central or are living under a rock) as the HOT POCKET GUY. Of course, I am talking about Jim Gaffigan, the comedian, who also just happened to write, his own book all about being a dad to not one, but five kids. Why I am talking about Dad Is Fat or Jim Gaffigan here today? I promise to get to that in one moment (I swear). But first, this past summer has flown by me, but will admit I haven't read nearly as much as I did in the colder ... Read More!

Step into Summer & July GLOSSYBOX

Let's Talk July GLOSSYBOX Now!! *I subscribe to GLOSSYBOX monthly, but am an affiliate marketer for them and if you do click on my links and order, I will make a small commission from this and am obliged to share this from the FTC regulations.* I am totally aware this it is the end of August already (seriously where did the summer go?) and I am just now posting up about the July GLOSSYBOX here. But first time really does fly when you are having fun and second I only received my box about 2 weeks ... Read More!

Fall Fashion Forward with Golden Tote

August is here and Fall will be here before we know it.  I can honestly say I head into this time of the year kicking and screaming at best. Most here know I love summer and the warmer months, but still like it or not it is on its way. As much as I am the lady that doth protests too much as the seasons do change, I do very much like to shop and love to get new clothes for each new season and fall fashion season is no exception to the rule. I can't always get to go to stores to actually shop ... Read More!

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #87

Just a quick note to say thank you to all that joined me last week for my very first week of co-hosting the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop and seriously had so much fun, as well as felt so welcomed by all those who participated.  Now, I cannot wait to get this week's party started now and see all your "Wonderful" posts.  So, let's get this party started!!   Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #87 is starting right out of the chute with our features from last week's party! MOST VIEWED How ... Read More!

6 Ways Puppy & Baby Are Similar

*Just a side note to tell you this post is totally out of jest and a bit of a tribute to our beloved puppy, Elsa, who is getting spaded today at the vet as you read this.  I needed to share a bit of laughter on day when I will most likely be worrying just slightly about her - moms always worry.* A Puppy! I may or may not have begged and simultaneously wished for one each year at Christmas time as a kid after our beloved family dog, Taffy (an Australian Terrier) had to be put to sleep. I mean ... Read More!

Back To School Tips 101

*I work with Walmart as an affiliate marketer and was asked to share their back to school video collection with my readers and was compensated for my writing and am required by FTC to disclose this here.* I took many classes over the years in school, but never one to teach me some surefire back to school tips. Class is now in session and pull up a chair to get schooled in Back to School Tips 101 now with me! See back to school is occurring right now for many across the country. ... Read More!

Bacon, Coach Daddy, Adventurous Pitch Hit

Ok, so I have done my fair share of guest posts in my day and even guest posted on Eli'c Coach Daddy blog in the past myself, here. However, I have never quite guested as the lead in for a much bigger and grander character in my life. Yet, when Eli asked me to indeed guest pitch hit for him on his week off, I just couldn't say no.   However there was a bit of a catch... What in the world does Emma eating mouth watering bacon have to do with this? Well, if you want to ... Read More!

Proud to Co-host the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #86

In the blog world, I have indeed found wonderful friends and support from so many and one such person is Diane from Recipes for Our Daily Bread, as well as Sinea from Ducks 'n a Row and Carrie from A Mother's Shadow.   These three ladies have been constant reminders to me that there are really wonderful ladies in this world and the blog world, as well through it all even in the event of adversity like shared here..  I feel blessed to have gotten to know them over the last year and ... Read More!

Mean Girls Cat’s Got Claws

Clawing, hissing and even ready for the attack - Mean Girls! Over the years being a girl and now a woman, I have learned that females quite often can be down right catty. My grandfather used to say, "This cat's got claws!" for mean girls. And Matchbox Twenty singer, Rob Thomas had it right with his "She's So Mean" song all about "Mean Girls"... "I kn-kn-know a girl, she gets what she wants all the time 'Cause she's fine But for an angel, she's a hot hot mess Make you so blind But ... Read More!

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – The End of FTSF Road?

"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" When are you gonna come down When are you going to land I should have stayed on the farm I should have listened to my old man You know you can't hold me forever I didn't sign up with you I'm not a present for your friends to open This boy's too young to be singing the blues So goodbye yellow brick road Where the dogs of society howl You can't plant me in your penthouse I'm going back to my plough Back to the howling old owl in the woods Hunting the horny ... Read More!

The Pin It Party – Week 64

Welcome to THE 64th Pin It Party Pinterest Linkup! Woot woot! And am announcing that we have added a new co-host... Julie Deneen. Check her and all the co-hosts below when you can. Also, don't forget to click on each host to check out all our favorites from last week and to find out if you were featured! Without further ado, here are my three faves from last week. Hope you love them and PIN THEM, too! 1.  The Ultimate Breakfast Hot Dog - Frugal Mom Eh! / 2. Nutella Snowball ... Read More!

Cozy Wall Art Makes Decorating That Much Easier

*In accordance with the FTC guidelines, I wrote this post on behalf of Cozy Wall Art.  I was offered a free product for my honest opinion, but no other compensation was received or will be received at this point from this affiliation.* Every night I sit in our bed before bedtime with our girls.  I usually read them bedtime stories or even help them play educational apps with them on my iPad. One or both of them will somehow always ask me about the portraits we have hung on our ... Read More!