Friday, November 9, 2012

My Favorite Author

A very dear friend of mine is an author. Her ability to pluck stories out of the recesses of her imagination is amazing. I enjoy her writing so much I just had to share her! Her recent blog post is beautiful and speaks to my heart. 

Please check her out.

Her recent book is The Guardians of Ferel Mountain, available on Kindle here. I recommend it!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Sweet Little Girl Turns One

My friend has an adorable little, curly haired princess who just had her first birthday. It really was a group effort, all of us PTO moms pitched in and the result was an amazing party - my contribution was the cakes - full of roses. I wish I could take credit for the awesome cookies but that was all Katie and the inspiration came straight from the birthday girls mom, Amanda. It was a sweet, pink, afternoon.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


So I can't really place text in between my images from the phone...o well, going with it.

A Wednesday in January

First real snow of the season today! The kids are hoping for enough to guarantee them a snow day tomorrow. I had some school stuff to take care of so I did venture out and made a stop at the thrift store - totally scores with some random finds that will be repurposed in my craft area. Off to dinner with my girls tonight for some much needed laughs and hanging out then I'll get back to work on my newest venture...knitting.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


A Blogger app for my iPhone? Why didn't I know this earlier? Seriously...we are back in business ladies and

Thursday, December 15, 2011

12 Days of Baking!!

Hoping to find a little Christmas spirit in daily baking this year. It may be the last year my youngest 'believes' and I am struggling to make sure the magic is in our home. So far it has been a lot of fun, I'm baking with my girlfriend so we get to see each other for 12 days straight!

Monday, February 14, 2011

That's Right.. V-Day 2011 & I'm Back!

No time for explanations, let's just say I'm a busy girl (I'm holdin' on to calling myself a girl until I'm at least 50+, don't judge me!). So, anyway, it's Februray 2011 and I'm getting back on the blog bandwagon... how in the world will I ever make my blog book if I skip out for months at a time and let it disappear?! It's very possible I will do a huge re-cap post. It's very possible I will not. It is unclear as of yet.

I thought in honor of one of my fave days I'll do a list of things I heart....

I ♥ my man... Justin. There are not enough words to explain why... I just do with all my heart.

I ♥ my kiddos. They are awesome. Funny, adorable, witty, loving, sweet usually but feisty as well. I don't know how we did it but they are pretty great kids.

I ♥ my Cricut... so far it is used for school projects almost exclusively but I look forward to a day where I will actually use it for something around my house.

I ♥ my ipod full of crazy, eclectic music. Where else could you hear back to back old N
ew Kids, Eminem, Social D, The Rent Soundtrack and Johnny Cash?! Nowhere but my iPod I tell ya!

I ♥ my cell phone for giving me the freedom to go where-ever, when-ever and always be able to check my email, facebook as well as get all my calls and texts.

I ♥ DVR... O, it is sent down from heaven to save me from my chains to the television. It doesn't even matter that I have the entire season of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice sitting on it and haven't watched one. The point is that when I am ready... they are there.

I ♥ Netflix and it's instant watch capability. How would I ever watch all the HBO and Showtime shows with out it?!

I ♥ brownie batter... even more than the brownies themselves. Baking is great... but the batter is the whole reason I'm there.

I ♥ my girlfriends. From the PTO moms to friends left behind in AZ to my girls I hang out with every day to long lost friends I chat with on facebook. What would I do with out this amazing network of friends who care and are funny and will always be down for a quiet night gossiping or night on the town!

I ♥ my long list of podcasts that I listen to literally every day. This American Life (Ira Glass can do no wrong!), Savage Love, NPR Fresh Air, The Adam Carolla Show, Stuff You Missed In History and a ton more but seriously love me some podcasts.

I ♥ making dinner for friends and family on a Sunday evening. I can't think of many things that are as relaxing and fun as this.

There are so many more things but if I'm making a best of list this is it for sure. Now to share Riley's AWESOME valentine cards this year...
Little boxes of sweethearts in a iPhone looking wrapper. Adorable-ness. You should see Riley pretending to flip through the apps!