A New Year: my PLACE in life!

Yes, a new year has arrived, which brings about resolutions and goal setting.  Everyone wants to improve areas of their life to be happier and healthier.  Last year, I chose a word that inspired and motivated me, START.  My main objective was to stop fearing the unknown and no longer allow my perfectionism to get in the way of moving forward to follow my passions. For 2017, I’ve chosen the word PLACE, using it as an acronym, to help outline the areas of life {Read More}

Lessons Learned in 2016 (PART 2)

If you didn’t have a chance to check out Part 1 of Lessons Learned in 2016, check them out here! Over a cup of coffee and some solitude (a rarity with kids), I came about the remaining reflections: SHIFT your SOCIAL interactions Sometimes (call me crazy), I wish we could go back to the days without internet and social media. People actually engaged AUTHENTICALLY with one another, instead of their head buried in a cell phone. Again, am I innocent of this?  No.  But it’s definitely an {Read More}

Lessons Learned in 2016 (PART 1)

2016 certainly had its memorable moments, both good and bad.  With each passing year, I try to sit back  and reflect on the lessons that life is teaching me. Here are the first few that stuck out: PROGRESS happens in PHASES Growth is a gradual process. I tend to be a person who seeks immediate results (please tell me I’m not the only one?!). But, progress isn’t always a one and done thing. It takes time and patience. These are a few things that I’ve learned {Read More}

DIY New Baby Gift Baskets

When it comes time to make that first visit to meet a new little love, you certainly don’t want to arrive empty handed.  While pretty much anything you bring is appreciated (especially dinner so cooking can be avoided for awhile), something I enjoy giving is a themed baby basket!  This can be made in a variety of ways, whether it’s girly, boyish, or gender neutral!  Here are just a couple ideas that you can use, including free printable tags and {Read More}

Star of the Show Gift

Well, HELLLLOOOO Summer!  It sure has been awhile since I last posted on here.  The months of May and June are always a bit of a blur. With Mother’s Day/Father’s Day, birthday celebrations (FIVE!), our anniversary, closing on our new home, graduations, and recitals…it’s been slightly more difficult to keep up on here!  The one thing, strangely (I admit), that seems to help me maintain my sanity and not get TOO overwhelmed during this time of year is when I can carve {Read More}

I Was Busy…

Striking balance.  No matter what season of life you’re in, we all face this struggle.  I often feel as though I’m a circus clown trying to juggle multiple balls at a time, but fail miserably at keeping them all in the air. We strive to keep it together and make it look like we know what we’re doing.  Society tells us to add more to our plates and stay busy.  Our bodies tell us otherwise.  I’m a natural “on the go” person.  I {Read More}