August 2011

My Grandmother killed herself. Or drank herself to death. No one can tell me for sure. But, after a lifetime of numbing her pain with alcohol, my grandmother was found dead at her kitchen table, […]


On Monday, we announced Libby’s ‘Get Back to the Table Month’ and their fantastic Family Reunion Contest. Today, we’ve got another fun announcement to make! No, it doesn’t involve mistletoe or candy canes, but it […]


Jackson kayaking at the lake

Jackson kayaking on the lake at our cabin. My parents have had this cabin since I was six years old. My Dad died in ’98, but my Mom has kept it and renovated it. It […]



Tanner is modeling the hat I brought back for him from Bolivia. We enjoyed a wonderful weekend filled with laughter and cuddles. It’s true, I am head over heals in love!! We are thankful that […]


In June, after nearly 17 years of marriage, I finally convinced my husband that we should get a wii. It was the perfect early summer purchase, especially for a family with no other gaming system. […]

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Tackle It Tuesday

We are thrilled to have Jennifer Tankersley, founder of, joining us again as guest blogger for Tackle It Tuesday. Christmas in August? I know what you’re thinking. “Why should I be thinking about Christmas […]


We’re hosting a Libby’s Family Reunion Twitter Party on September 8th from 3:00-4:30 pm EST. We hope to see you there following the hashtag #libbysreunion! Two weeks ago, I was at my mom’s house, sitting […]


Here’s a guest post that will get you laughing. Amber Dusick is the hilarious mom behind Crappy Pictures. (Hint if you click through to her website or her Facebook Page, you can spend a good […]


It’s difficult to believe that the ten year anniversary of 9/11 is approaching. I’m sure that all of us remember the events of that day like they happened yesterday. I was working with a first […]


5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere

Welcome to our weekly roundup here at 5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere. As you know, you can come back all week and add a post or giveaway to our Linky. Be sure to check back […]

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