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DIY Flower Crown {how to}

Flower Crowns make the best summer and spring photo props ever.  I’ve fallen in love with how flower crowns look in braided and wavy hair and so I had to make one.  Surprisingly, they are easier to make than you’d imagine, and the best part is that they are completely customizable.  When you make the […]

How to Throw an Alice in Wonderland Themed Party {tea party}

Themed Birthday Parties are so much fun, and my sister threw another excellent one, her best one yet.  If you are wanting to throw an Alice in Wonderland, tea inspired party, this post should give you plenty of ideas to get you started! Invitation 1.  First up, the invitation:  the invitations were a Tim Burton’s Alice […]

Crockpot Orange Scream Hot Chocolate

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you throwing a Halloween Party or have you signed up to bring a treat along to a Halloween party you are attending?  If so, this fun recipe is for you.  Perfect for cool Fall days […]

Keep Playing with QUAKER plus {$100 GIVEAWAY}

This post brought to you by Quaker Oats. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Any chance to have a party or playdate gets a “yes, please” from my kiddos.  I’ve learned over the years that some of the best parties and playdates are the EASY, LOW key kind that happen at […]

Overnight French Toast Casserole {recipe}

How to Make an Overnight French Toast Casserole is pretty darn simple.  The best part, of course about overnight casseroles is that all the prep is done the night before so in the morning all you have to do is pop the casserole in the oven and serve.  The great thing about this Recipe is that is makes great […]

Texas Pete® Sultry Grilled Chicken {recipe}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. If you love Chicken and Hot Sauce, you are going to adore this recipe for making Texas Pete® Sultry Grilled Chicken.  Made with either boneless chicken tenders or thighs, this grilled chicken recipe uses Texas Pete […]

Confidence and Self Improvement is Great!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post Great Grains Cereal for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I've maintained for almost a decade that my thirties have been my best years, but you know what?  As I head into my forties, I think I might change my mind.  I think […]

Juvenile Dermatomyositis – Our Story

My daughter has juvenile dermatomyositis.  Ever heard of it?  I hadn’t either.  Until she was diagnosed with it.  It affects 3-5 in a million children a year in the United States.  There’s no cure.    They don’t know exactly what causes it, but they do know there is a genetic link that is triggered by […]

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters – The Perfect Gift for Boys!

Looking for the perfect gift for kids aged 6-12 for under $20?  I’m pretty sure I’ve found it!   Inspired by the new TRANSFORMERS PRIME ‘BEAST HUNTERS’ story, the new KRE-O Prime Beast Transformers line by Hasbro gives kids the chance to play out the new story line while building new designs and sets.  My […]

ARM & HAMMER Tooth Tunes Lets Kids Rock While They Brush

What can be better than music in your mouth?  ARM & HAMMER has thrilled my kids {and me} by bringing them a toothbrush that allows them to rock out to sounds they love while getting their teeth clean to the dentists recommended brushing time.  For two full minutes they can listen to the bands they […]

Wordful Wednesday – Emma Turns 11!

Wordful Wednesday 411: Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, except WITH words.  It’s for those of us that just cannot be wordless, no matter how much we try.  Add my Wordful Wednesday badge to your post (right side bar under “WW”) if you really want to make me happy, and then add your post link […]

Blue Shield of CA’s Dr. Jim & Bob – Answering Your Health Questions!

This post brought to you by © Blue Shield of California . All opinions are 100% mine. The Internet is a wonderful source of information on just about every topic, but have you ever searched health topics?  The search results that come up can be downright scary because all the information contained online  isn’t provided […]

How to Make Homemade Oatmeal Soap

Homemade soap is easy to make, relatively inexpensive, and a fabulous homemade gift.  I decided to make an almond scented-oatmeal-goats-milk soap because it’s a soap with moisturizing and exfoliating properties and it smells delicious and looks beautiful.  It’s the perfect soap!  Plus, now that I’ve made just about every scent of sugar scrubs I could think […]

Cool Off This Summer With Tide Coldwater {PARTY REVEAL}

Cool off this summer with Tide Coldwater Laundry Detergent!  It’s as easy as 1-2-3, and the environment and your pocketbook will thank you.  Spreading the word about how beneficial it is to wash our clothing in cold water has never been so fun either! I had the immense pleasure of talking about how to “Cool […]

5 Things I Love About My First Born ~ Listable Life

My first born is getting ready to go to junior high.  I think she’s ready, and I’m confident she’ll be able to handle it. I’m not ready though.  I’m still in denial. Grace has so many wonderful qualities, and one of them is the ability to discern right from wrong.  If she continues to make […]

5 Mommy Confessions {Listable Life for Scary Mommy}

In honor of Jill’s {that would be Jill Smokler} book being released today, I thought I’d list 5 Mommy Confessions.  As you may or may not know, her non-fiction book, Confessions of a Scary Mommy contains original essays about Motherhood, plus anonymous confessions posted in her “confessional” on her site, “Scary Mommy“.  Now, I’m not […]

Wordful Wednesday – Daily Life

Wordful Wednesday 411: Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, except WITH words.  It’s for those of us that just cannot be wordless, no matter how much we try.  Add my Wordful Wednesday badge to your post (right side bar under “WW”) if you really want to make me happy, and then add your post link […]

A Meaningful Moment – Helping Them Become Who They Are Meant To Be

This past year was ushered in with an epiphany.  A series of small realizations over the year brought me to a super meaningful moment, and that’s when I realized that my role as a mother had changed and that even though I’m an adult, it’s never too late to reach for goals, both big and small. […]

How to Throw a Circus Themed Party

The Twins turned 6 a few weeks ago and to celebrate the big day we threw them a Circus Themed Birthday Party. At first the birthday party plan was to have a low key party lacking any theme.  But then I found the cutest Free Circus Party Printable Invitation and I couldn’t resist making the […]

Wordful Wednesday: More BlogHer…

I’ve been home from BlogHer  ’11 for over a week, and I still haven’t been able wrap my brain around the whole event in order to properly write a post about it that just *might* do it justice.  So, instead of trying to be methodical or informative, I should probably just tell you that for […]

Writer’s Workshop: A Memorable Neighbor

It’s been far too long since I’ve participated in a Writer’s Workshop.  I was even the inspiration behind most of the prompts last week {gasp.  I know. Who’d have guessed?}, and didn’t find the time to join the fun. So, this week I’m turning over a new leaf. Kind of. And joining in on the […]

I brought 3 lbs. of Dunkin Donuts Home From My Vacation. As An Unwanted Souvenir.

Jeff and I took the kids to Florida on vacation for half of January. It was the first time we’ve ever taken a two week vacation, and the first time to Florida. It was a great big ol’ adventure for us, and it was fantastic, even though some things were not what we had expected. […]

The Nutcracker in 3D World Premier: A re-cap

I stayed up way past my bedtime last night.     How anyone regularly survives all the hoopla involved in a movie premier and the after parties, too, is beyond this mama-to-a lot!  Perhaps this is just a wake-up call that I’m turning into a Cat Lady.  But without the cats.  And, in case you wonder, I […]

What I Love About Word Press Reason #2

PLUGINS How was I blissfully unaware of the Plugins that Word Press offers to optimise ones blogging experience?  It’s either a secret that Word Press users kept from me, OR, I didn’t pay attention.  I’m pretty sure there is a plugin to do just about anything you want to do on your Word Press blog.  […]

Wordful Wednesday-Let’s Talk Toilets…

*Wordful Wednesday is for those of us that like to showcase a photo(s) but that just can’t seem keep our mouths shut about it (them). If you’d like to play along, post a photo {or more if you are so inclined} on your blog, and let the words roll. Make me a happy camper by […]

Holiday Bakers Delight

This lovely holiday half apron, made by Vixen at ApronFrenzy is fashioned in a snowflake print against a deep, rich blue. The snowflakes are metallic silver, lighter blue and lighter purple. The pocket and apron are finished with a light blue edging and a dark blue waistband and ties. The giant pocket could do double duty; either […]

Did he really?

Oh yes he did. He snapped his fingers right next to my ear and said, “HELLO?”  Are you picturing his tone of voice? I am, and the impatience I can still hear in it makes me red-hot-mad. I can’t remember the last time I was so angry at a stranger. What I wanted to say was, “Did you seriously […]

Wordful Wednesday-Ghosts of Halloween Past

Have you entered my Flip Giveaway?  If not, you’ll want to go here to read about it.  Remember that by participating in the carnivals scheduled this week you earn 5 extra entries per carnival. *Wordful Wednesday is for those of us that like to showcase a photo(s) but that just can’t seem keep our mouths shut […]

This Mommy…

…could certainly be described as the anti-perfect mommy. This mommy probably takes far too many short cuts when it comes to parenting. This mommy probably yells too much. This mommy probably allows her children to eat far too much candy and stay up far too late during the summer. This mommy might possibly be too […]

Writer’s Workshop-My Neighbors

I’m pretty sure none of my neighbors will ever have access to my blog so for once I can talk about someone and feel pretty confident it won’t get back to them. I feel sure that none of my neighbors are up with the whole blogging scene. They are WAY too busy looking into or […]

WNBA-Los Angeles Sparks Game

I love this WNBA logo. Expect Great. So apropos. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to go to a WNBA game with the whole family. Yep. All SEVEN of us, including the very squirmy-usually-can’t-still-for-a-minute-twins. I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was the first time taking any of our kids to a professional sports […]

Jumping in with JumpStart-Week 3

I hope that last week you took advantage of JumpStart‘s willingness to interact with you and answer any questions you may have had. I noticed that Erin answered questions on my blog in the comments section and hope that some of you took it a step further and found her on Twitter or through the […]