Thanksgiving Gratitude

I know that Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things we’re grateful for, but since I write entries in a gratitude journal most every day I wasn’t sure if anything special would come to mind today. The more I think about it, though, the more I realize the things I’m most appreciative of in […]

Thanksgiving Meal Plan & Tips for a Less-Stress Holiday

  For the first time in many years we have made the decision to stay home for Thanksgiving. As much as I’ll miss spending the day with extended family members, it will be nice not having to drive 1-2 hours in each direction on a holiday. We’ll be able to simply enjoy the day as […]

Giving Tuesday is December 2, 2014 – How Will You Donate?

We have all heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, right? Well it’s that time of year again and I’ve already started receiving emails about who is having what deals and what time their sales will begin. It seems every retailer is trying to begin their sales earlier and earlier every year and what used […]

“Thanks A Lot” Board Game {Review}

I have always loved board games. I can still remember the year I got the original Trivial Pursuit board game for Christmas. I was in high school at the time and it was at the very top of my list that year. As a matter of fact, that very game sits in my family’s current […]

Favorite memories

We had a really nice five days of no school and no alarm clock to set. It was wonderful to focus on Cody’s birthday, food, the holiday and spending time with family. As I think back through the last several days there are moments that stick out as the most memorable, the ones that mean […]

Cupcakes, Thanksgiving, and Remembering

Three days after my birthday, the day before Thanksgiving…… That above statement is one I’ve made so many times over the years. It sums up this upcoming week and all of the emotions we experienced eight years ago. Today I am going to bake Cody’s favorite cupcakes for him to share with his class tomorrow […]

The Muppets opening on……

Yesterday I received an email with some fun information about The Muppets Movie that opens on my birthday this Thanksgiving. These emails are always fun and filled with video clips or one sheets, even a fashion piece featuring Miss Piggy, but I have just one teeny tiny issue I need to discuss with Disney. I get that it makes […]

I just had to write this

I was feeling lost about what to write as I try to get back in the swing of things after last week.  Then I realized I just need to share some of what last week was like for me in order to clear my head and move forward.  It’s a crazy time of year for […]