Shh! I have a secret... Well another one since I shared this way back when! I have a secret blog or diary of sorts. More on that in a few minutes, I promise (I won't drop a bombshell like this and leave you hanging for long). Growing up, I used to keep a diary. It was pink (of course what other color would the pink girl have) with a lock and two keys on a pink fabric cord. As a teen, I used to write in that and then when I filled that in, got a fancy journal book to keep writing ... Read More!
I have been waiting a few months for this charm to be released and kept getting e-mail teasers from Pandora Jewelry Club, because yes I am that addicted that I have belonged to the Pandora Club for a few years now. Finally, I received my e-mail to print the voucher out. I called my store immediately after I printed this voucher to be told, they hadn't gotten them in yet, but added my name to their list. It was literally about 3 hours later when my phone rang to let me know that they ... Read More!
Sometimes, I try to make things simpler for myself and yet create more work for myself. I decided last week to begin sending out a monthly newsletter from myself through Mailchimp for all my subscribers. If you subscribe to my blog, you should have received it on last Friday. Basically, it highlighted the past month's favorite posts and more from this blog. I am still doing my thankful posts, but have decided not to do the weekly updates here anymore, because to be honest it ... Read More!
Welcome back to Finish The Sentence Friday Blog Hop (FTSF). We give you a sentence and you finish it (however long or short you’d like). Please feel free to link up and follow any or all of our hostesses, which are below. Our Special Co-Host This Week Is (and so happy to have her joining us!): Tarana from Sand In My Toes. So, please do visit her and show her some love today. And now for this week's sentence to finish: “What I really want to ... Read More!
Welcome to THE Pin It Party Pinterest Linkup! We are so happy that you are here to share you bloggy awesomeness with us. Did you know you can add up to THREE posts right here and now! Please be sure to read over all the of the party "rules" to help spread the word about the party. More bloggers equals more readers for you! XO, ellie and the WHOLE Pin It Party team! 1. Chicken Pot Pie with Gnocchi - Stumbling Upon Happiness / 2. Nana's Irish Soda Bread - Mom's Lifesavers / 3. Corned ... Read More!
From the time, I was almost 8 years old and in need of my first pair of glasses, I became we'll versed in eye glass needs. My very first pair of glasses was a little pair of pink glasses with Lucy from Peanuts on the side of the arms of the glasses. Oh how I loved them so. Even though nowadays they would be considered out of date and definitely not in fashion. It all started for me with my second grade teacher telling my parents at a parent teacher conference that I was ... Read More!
As a young girl, I will never forget Easter and how it meant getting all dressed up in new, beautiful clothes. And as I write this I can't help, but hum the old song Here Comes Peter Cottontail. No fooling, we had the 45 of this record and can't help but close my eyes and see myself as a kid all dressed up little to old Peter Cottontail "hopping down the bunny trail, hippity, hoppity Easter is on its way!" Most already know that I was truly a girly girl as I mentioned previously on ... Read More!
With my filled out paperwork, copies of my utility bills, taxes on the house, my driver's license and even a copy of Emma's birth certificate, i was totally prepared for what the activity at hand was - signing her up for Kindergarten for the fall. But as physically prepared as I was with the actual kindergarten registration taking a mere five minutes, mentally I was a bit shell shocked. However, I walked through the process painlessly and effortlessly. I came home and continued my day's ... Read More!
Finally March is here and less then two short weeks, Day Light Savings Time will finally be upon us. Still cold and snow has been on the horizon (more on Monday to come apparently), but I refuse to let it get me down and going to remain positive that it will be light out later now changing the clocks shortly and Spring on the 21st is actually closer to us then winter now. As for March and The Wolf of Wall Street, you will need to read my weekly thankful things to find out more. ... Read More!
Welcome back to Finish The Sentence Friday Blog Hop (FTSF). We give you a sentence and you finish it (however long or short you’d like). Please feel free to link up and follow any or all of our hostesses, which are below. Our Special Co-Host This Week Is (and so happy to have her joining us!): Sarah Rudell Beach from Left Brain Buddha. So, please do visit her and show her some love today. And now for this week's sentence to finish: “The most unexpected ... Read More!
When I was pregnant with Lily, I kept seeing these ads in Parents Magazines that I would read during my bi-weekly doctor's visits. Yes, I said twice a week doctor visits! Crazy and being high risk I pretty much lived there and this was truly before Kindle and iPad reading. So, I took to the magazines in his office quite well when all else failed. So, like I said I would see ads for different products in these magazines. One such ad was for hand-stamped jewelry for moms. One ... Read More!