Today marks a shift in the way I’ve looked at life in the last 10 years and I’m ok with that. Like all excited pregnant mamas, I purchased a girl (in addition to a boy) “going home” outfit when our first baby was due in May 2010. And with each passing pregnancy and subsequent boy baby, in the closet it hung, to the hospital it … Continue reading Goodbye to A Girl
Hi everyone! I’ve been fielding a lot of calls and messages from wonderful friends who are heading down to Florida for spring break and summer asking what they should check out. Disney is such a fantastic place but as anyone who has been there can tell you, while the parks are absolutely amazing they can also be exhausting!!! I’m a firm believer that if … Continue reading Is it summer yet? Checking out Disney’s Blizzard Beach!
After many months of training, the Disney Princess Half Marathon did not disappoint this past weekend! I was very blessed that I was able to get a spot in the Princess Half as a transfer from the Disney World Half Marathon in January which had been cancelled the night before the race due to severe storms. Disney races are very unique in that I’d say … Continue reading Disney Princess Half for Runners
We all have that awesome day where one of our children tells us how awful we are, followed by another accidentally going to the bathroom on your bedroom carpet, and someone trying throw stuff plus a few other precious moments (did they not make Precious Moments with those moments?) when you feel the need to take out your struggles on a winter project. So bust out … Continue reading Friday Night Fun: Chairs to the Rescue
Hey all! I’m ready to get serious about New Year’s Resolutions this year. Yes I know most gung-ho folk do this on Jan 1st, but I just wrapped up my 5 year olds birthday party this past weekend so now it’s time to get down to business. Plus, I try to be pretty in depth with the resolutions, hence why I don’t mind waiting a … Continue reading Time for Resolutions
Over Christmas break, we visited the Christmas Story House, located in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. The house was purchased in 2004 and completely updated to reflect the heritage of A Christmas Story. Opening to the public in 2006, it has become a must see stop during the holiday season!!!When you arrive, you will see there are three buildings to visit. Your first stop is … Continue reading Christmas Bonus: Visiting the Christmas Story House
I recently had a chance to reconnect with a relative of mine that I hadn’t seen in a few years. At the end of the day when it was time to go, we said we’d had a great time and walked away. But I realized in my heart there was so much more I wanted to say. And since I’m awkward, I held back. What … Continue reading Read Before Christmas
We all know Christmas can get a bit harried but the other day I had an experience that was just 100% a hot mess. So I write this to you to keep in mind as you are out an about doing your errands…. I planned to sprint into Carters with three kids to grab a pair of jeans and a snowsuit. Pretty simple, especially since I knew exactly … Continue reading Please Forgive Me This Christmas
I’ve been waiting all year to share this with you and today is finally the day! In case you did not get a chance to score this awesome “Smiling’s My Favorite” shirt on Black Friday like I did, I have something even better for you. The PASSION PLANNER is your go to for mapping out your goals….part dream journal, part daily to do list, total … Continue reading ❤️Passion Planner❤️
Text your friends, call your mom, and share this page because you know it’s the one you’ve been waiting for 😉 I looooooove making pumpkin squares. If you get some from me, consider it a sign that I truly value your friendship. I remember making them back in college by the pan and haven’t stopped since for neighbors, friends, coaches, teachers, and any one else … Continue reading PUMPKIN SQUARES ARE HERE!!!