13 Tips To Help You Beat The Winter Blues

13 Tips To Help You Beat The Winter Blues

For me, the sadness starts in August. As soon as the kids go back to school, I start to feel cold air on my neck. I know winter is just around the corner. Football season starts. The days get shorter. The wind blows colder. I get depressed.  I have the winter blues. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: 10 Gift Ideas For Him

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For Him

Deciding what to give him for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Here are a 10 gift ideas that will make the man in your life love you even more. Continue reading

Do You Have A Dream?

Do You Have A Dream

As we celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday today, I am reminded of his historic “I Have A Dream” speech. In front of a captivated crowd, Dr. King shared his dream of freedom and equality in an electrifying speech that advanced the civil rights movement and cemented his place in American history.

Now imagine yourself in front of the Lincoln Memorial ready to address a crowd of thousands, or maybe you are at home sitting at your computer. What would you say? What would you write? Do you have a dream? Continue reading

How To Spend More Time Doing What Makes You Happy

How To Spend More Time Doing What Makes You Happy

Every weekend my husband and daughter steal away for an afternoon of daddy daughter time. Which sounds like the perfect time to catch a movie, luxuriate in a hot bath or curl up and get lost in a good book. But instead of spending that quiet time doing something that I enjoy, what do I do? Spend the whole time doing laundry, running errands, and tackling my never-ending to do list. Continue reading

Eat & Tell: Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found this recipe on the back of the craisins package a few years ago and thought they sounded delish. And I was right.  I especially love making them because they are easy to make and since they are made with real oats and little sugar, they must be healthy.  At least that what I tell myself as I woof them down!  Here’s the recipe…

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What’s Your #Hashtag For 2015?

whats'-you-hashtag-for-2015I ended the year by asking the question, “What hashtag best represents your 2014 in a nutshell?” My hashtag was #focused.  Some of the answers I received were #blessed, #change, #intentional, #protected, #hopeful and #kindnessandlovebeatall.  I loved the question and the heartfelt answers so much that I thought it was great question to ask at the beginning of the year as well.  That said, what’s your hashtag for 2015? Continue reading

20 Inspiring Quotes To Kick Off The New Year

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Happy New Year!  Although I don’t do resolutions, I have set quite a few lofty goals for the new year and I’m sure I’m not alone.  So I’ve put together a list of 20 inspiring quotes to kick off the new year to help us stay motivated when we get frustrated, discouraged, and need an extra push to get over life’s hurdles. Continue reading

Friday Find: kidrobot BFF’s Blind Box

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Just as I was about to press the button to order Journey’s last few Christmas gifts, she walked in the room.  As I fumbled to switch screens on my laptop, she mentioned that she wanted to add bff’s to her list.  Naturally, I didn’t know what the hell she was talking about.  Is it a bff necklace, a doll, a game—I had no clue.  She tried to explain something about an egg and a frying pan, but I wasn’t getting it.  So I googled it to find out and here they are: Continue reading

Friday Find: Personalized Stationery+More At Minted.com

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When Journey gave me her christmas list and I saw she wanted a personalized journal (a sure sign that she’s growing up!), I knew exactly where I was going to get it from.  I went straight to my fav stationery site, Minted.com.  One of the things that I love most about Minted is that they feature the fabulous work of independent artists across the globe.  I am always guaranteed to find a unique design that is just my style. Continue reading

Eat & Tell: Pumpkin French Toast Bake w/Vanilla Sauce

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We are right in the middle of pumpkin season and I’m sharing yet another yummy pumpkin recipe.  I love this french toast bake because it’s easy and you can even prepare it the night before then just pop it in the oven in the morning.  Smells like heaven and tastes like it too! Continue reading