Minted Holiday Cards {giveaway}


  It is time. Time to order holiday cards and get them in the mail to your loved ones.  (And let's face it, the people you don't love so much too.  Sometimes.) If you mail out cards, let me simply suggest Minted as an option.  Their cards are TOP NOTCH.  I used them last year, and so many people went out of their way to comment on how … [Continue reading...]

Walk to End Epilepsy 2014


I sat down to write this post many, many times. But I just couldn't.  My heart wasn't ready.  It felt too big.  Too filled with emotions that I couldn't possibly convey in words. The morning of, we woke extra early.  Roused the kids out of bed at 5:30 to drive the three hours.  I poured my coffee at the usual 5 am. And wanted to throw my … [Continue reading...]

Sunday Smiles


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Cozy Porches


I have long dreamed of a big wrap around front porch outfitted with porch swings, incredible potted plants, and rocking chairs. Well before I ever owned a home, I had a calendar that was literally 12 months of the most gloriously cozy front porches there ever were. So when we moved into this house, complete with a covered porch, I was itching … [Continue reading...]



If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Well, well, well… What have we here? InstaFriday…on a FRIDAY?  And on time?!!! (Although let’s be real: what official time is there?  I made this up.  So it’s whatevs, right?) (Also, it’s 2:47 am.  Because insomnia.) Don’t tell my kids […]

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Epilepsy Day at Disneyland


  This morning was the first time in almost two weeks that I’ve sat down at an actual computer (versus the casual scrolling from my phone). So I’m behind and I’m ahead in other ways.  It is what it is. A couple of weeks ago was Epilepsy Day at Disneyland.  It’s a privately organized event […]

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Traditions: Picking and Choosing


Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. In the age of Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram the Mom Comparison Game seems […]

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