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}

4 Ways to Help a Mom Stay Sane!

Mother’s Day is a week away and I KNOW that we are all thinking about the perfect gift for that very special mom in our life.  OR, you may be a husband who wants to show his wife how much he appreciates everything she does for the family. Well, coming from one herself, let me tell you what moms really want/need to maintain our sanity. Forego the flowers. Skip the new shoes.  Bypass the breakfast in bed.       All of these are nice {Read More}

Love You a Latte Giveaway

 With Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Graduation ceremonies just around the corner, it’s time to let a special lady in your life know just how much you appreciate her! This past Valentine’s Day, I gifted these adorable pink and teal coffee mugs that I found at Target.  I filled them up with candy and a Starbuck’s Gift Card.  To add a fun touch, I attached the “Love You a Latte” circular tag to the lid with a brief note written underneath. {Read More}