Too much stuff around the house means more clutter and more stress. It’s time to take on the extra baggage around the house and start getting rid of some things, finding new homes for others, and putting a stop to the unfinished projects around the house. For the past several months I’ve been gradually working…
This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc. and Simply Orange Juice Company. It’s the time of year for holiday entertaining! While I love a good dinner party, sometimes a cocktail party better suits the crowd. Cocktails, appetizers, music, and friends. It’s a great way to introduce friends from different social circles, and catch up with…
I’m excited to announce that I was proposed to the other day! Yes, I’m married and have been happily married since 2005. No, I’m not getting married to someone else either. So, who proposed to me, and if I’m not getting married, what did I say yes to? I was asked to marry my nephew…
Today we tested out some create your own winter fruit art. Not only is it fun to make, it’s fun to eat! It can be holiday themed and makes for a great family activity.
Glory is more than just a pet, she’s family.
My husband, a self proclaimed dog lover, wanted a dog. We had a house of our own, the kids were a bit older, so I decided it was time. We adopted Glory and that was the beginning of our journey with a dog.
I know it’s been a few months since I shared my own challenges with all of you. This November, I’m participating in the Gratitude Challenge PositivelyPresent shared. The challenge is a basic social media challenge that gives you freedom to use the prompts as you want. You can post daily, or just when you feel…
This year, Milk-Bone is celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary with Canine Assistants, a non-profit organization that trains and provides service dogs to children and adults with physical disabilities and special needs. This is the kind of training we were learning about this week.
Staying connected with family and friends is important on so many levels. Spending time with friends and family can help to reduce stress, build stronger relationships, and create new memories. It’s in your best interest to make time for your friends and family!
I want to create a gathering of women in my life who are amazing people with a lot on their plates and remind them how amazing they are and the great things they are doing in the world. I want to empower them to recognize the strengths they have and realize they are using them daily to enhance the lives of everyone around them, especially me.
When my kids were younger I found myself staying in more managing bedtimes, mealtimes, and naptimes. I swore when my kids were older there would be more time for me to spend with my friends. I would make it happen.
Then my kids got older and those bedtimes and naptimes were replaced with playdates, sports, and other activities. Assessing the future was not my strong suit at the time.
I’ve since discovered more creativity is needed to incorporate social time with my own friends that doesn’t revolve around the kids. Sometimes I just need to take off the mom hat for a while.
The best time to sneak in some social time with friends is when the kids are having a sleepover at a friend or relative’s house.
Here’s how I create a fun friends night in that’s quick and easy to put together, even on short notice.