Tiny Prints Holiday Cards {Giveaway}

Updated 11/13/13: Congrats to Karen F. for winning the Tiny Prints Giveaway! Thank you all for entering! If you're a friend of mine, you've received Tiny Prints cards from my family. I've used them for birthday cards and holiday cards for many years and they do not disappoint for the 2013 Holiday season. It's November 6th and that means it is time to start thinking about holiday cards. My Continue Reading

Father’s Day Gift Ideas & Forever Touch {Giveaway}

Father's Day Gift Ideas (that won't be donated to Goodwill next year)

giveaway hosted by Baby Gators Den Father's Day is only a few weeks away and I've already started racking my brain for gift ideas for my husband. How can I find something special enough for the man who is such a loving father to my two children? I don't want to give some golf balls or something that's going to last a year or two then get tossed into a donate pile during the next basement Continue Reading

Happy Easter!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter. The weather was perfect for egg-hunting and the food was aplenty for our family brunch. This year was extra special with the joy Jackson & Sidney got out of finding eggs filled with coins or chocolate. Sidney has had her fill of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for the year and Jackson has hoarded enough coins to buy him a "monster truck." Here's a few pictures Continue Reading

Making Dad’s Birthday Special: for $10 or less

Birthdays are a big deal in my husband's family. Everyone calls with birthday wishes and Happy Birthday is sung before the Polish song, Sto lat. I love that they have so many traditions that make every birthday special and I would like to have some of our own traditions. We started one for my husband's birthday last week. At 3 years old, Jackson understands birthdays and anyone who has a Continue Reading

New Year’s Quiz: 3rd Edition

I have done this quiz for the past two years, including 2010 and 2011 . I can't believe this blog has been around for almost 3 years now. What a ride it has been! HAPPY NEW YEAR! 1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before? Lost a dear friend. :( 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I think I did a better job this year Continue Reading

Thankful Thursday

thankful thursday

Hi there! I've been quiet, I'm sorry. I've enjoyed having my husband home for 5 straight days and spending quality time with the family so my blog has been slightly neglected. I'm back though and glad to have another Thankful Thursday. Things I'm thankful for this week: A white Christmas. I actually gasped out loud when I came down our stairs and saw the snow-covered ground. Growing Continue Reading

Disco Christmas with JibJab

I should be preparing for Wigilia, however I have somehow got sucked into the power of the Internet and have made a video on JibJab.com, starring my girls Jen, Kelly & Heather. Enjoy! MERRY CHRISTMAS! Continue Reading

Thankful Thursday


My heart is still heavy from last week and I hurt for those families. There will always be a part of America's heart missing, but I realize now more than ever how precious life is so we must be thankful. This week, I am thankful for many things: Being able to hug my children tight (I will never take this for granted again) For my little sister coming up for the week from GA, I've loved Continue Reading

No Words


Friday's events in Connecticut, just 2 hours from here, rocked me to my core. I'm not capable of the words to adequately describe the sadness I feel for the Sandy Hook victims and our entire country. I will say that I believe this is a wake up call for better mental healthcare in this country. Someday, I will write about mental illness and how my family has dealt with it for many generations. Continue Reading