Happy Family

Organizing For the New Year

Source: google.com via Gems113  on Pininterst. Thinking about the New Year, I am plotting a redesign of my entryway. I have a relatively large space which gets overrun with bags, shoes and jackets.  Then, to add to the mayhem, I have random toys, mail and keys to deal with.  I do have a lovely Pottery Barn… Continue reading Organizing For the New Year

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The Best Christmas Present Ever!!!

Boxes!  Yep, you read that right....the oldest joke about gifts is coming true in my household today.  Peanut and Button have way too many gifts to even know where to begin playing with them (as ever), and they are deeply engrossed in building fortresses and myriad other imaginary things with....old cardboard boxes from the garage!… Continue reading The Best Christmas Present Ever!!!

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Christmas Binge!

Having danced in public on stage, enjoyed a few weeks of well-fitting clothes, and generally satisfied that I looked pretty good, I did it again:  I blew it all over Christmas!  Why did I do this?  What was I thinking?  Why don't my tight jeans fit anymore?  Was it worth it? To be honest, it… Continue reading Christmas Binge!

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Observing the Small Things

Observing Small ThingsAs I let that wake of wonder wash over me, I realized this was the real gift I want to give my children because what good are straight teeth and trumpet lessons to a child who cannot see the grandeur of that the world is charged with. Katherine Paterson, Author of Bridge to Terabithia   That… Continue reading Observing the Small Things

Happy Mom

Sunday Stats

So I have been half-heartedly (read...too busy) to exercise or try hard at getting fit.  Drat the summer with all it's fun and times to devote to playing with my sons.  I guess I am a schedule person....no schedule, no discipline!  I will post my thoughts on that another time. Anyway, here are my stats… Continue reading Sunday Stats

Eco-Friendly, Organic

A Soap to Try

I know I was going to post about plants helping to freshen our homes but then I found a 'must have' that I want to share with you.  I am always looking for greener alternatives to use personally and around my home.  I use organic as much as I can...despite the price.  I have even… Continue reading A Soap to Try


Back to School BPA-Free

Having just scared the wits out of myself, I decided to look into some good ideas for safe food containers, dishes etc.  I was also prompted by a slight tiff between hubby and I over my choice of a ceramic bowl for my breakfast this morning.  Here is what I found.  I have not tested… Continue reading Back to School BPA-Free

Eco-Friendly, Happy Family

Plants: Our Natural Friends

  Apparently inside our home is less healthy than outside. Yup!  We have insulated ourselves to death...well, almost.  Although people now live longer, I am not sure they live healthier.  I know we don't go around dying of plague anymore...phew!  But many more people are contracting cancers, developing learning disabilities, and asthma has reached new… Continue reading Plants: Our Natural Friends


Poisonous P’s

It is incredible how much plastic we are forced to use each day.  Take a look around the local supermarket and you will see how much food and supplies comes packaged in plastic.  Some of this plastic cannot be recycled.  Some of it can emit harmful yucky stuff and possibly cause terrible issues such as… Continue reading Poisonous P’s