November 2011


I am a perfectionist, if you can even call it that. Because, as I imagine most perfectionists would understand, I have never achieved perfection. I think the true sign of a “perfectionist” is the never […]


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If your Thanksgiving holiday was anything like mine, you might be feeling pretty exhausted right now. Between visits from various out-of-town family members, working on house projects, cooking Thanksgiving dinner,  and setting up our Christmas […]


piggy bank

Confession time — I am terrible at budgeting and money management. In fact, I loathe all things that have to do with money. With that being said, it should come as no surprise that I […]

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Personalized handmade jewelry always makes great Christms presents–especially for young ladies, wives, and mothers. There is just something special about a personlized piece that was made especially for your loved one. Recently I was sent […]


Olivia Sleeping

Olivia fell asleep with her favorite “kitty” on her head. Funny thing is, I hear that some cats really do that. Mom Bloggers (and Dad Bloggers too!) post a photo on your site, link up […]


Dinner time can be really entertaining at my house. We might not eat the most gourmet meals, but we definitely enjoy our time together. Our biggest challenge? Making sure that we set aside family meal […]



It is time for mittens, boots, warm coats — and hot chocolate! Like most kids, my kids want to have special steamy drinks to warm their tummies on cold days. And when they see Mom […]

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I don’t know about you, but every year I tell myself I’m going to get an early start on Christmas shopping. Then, life gets in the way and before I know it, I’m scrambling around […]


I don’t know about you but I have several boxes of baby clothing sitting in old pampers boxes stored in my cedar closet.  Sure I have given some away, consigned others… but I still have […]


Tackle It Tuesday

You can find a lot of information online these days, but I still reach for the Yellow Pages when I need to find info on a local locksmith, government office, or pizza place. I think […]