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3 years & a gift for you.

Today, as I spent the last day of my vacation with my kids & husband, something happened. This little ol’ blog turned three years old.

I don’t have a huge party planned, and really don’t have too many words to say in honor of it tonight. Mostly, I just want to thank those of you who have been along for the ride. Some of you have been here since day one & some of you may have just started following along as recently as today.

This blog was started for me, for our family. To document our highs & our lows, to turn moments into memories. It has evolved into so much more than that though. This blog has brought me many great opportunities, friendships, and events over the years and I am looking forward to all that is still to come.

To thank you, I’m giving away a little gift. How about a $25 Starbucks gift card?! If you know me, you know I love me some good coffee. I mostly get my Starbucks fill on nights I sneak away to Target kid-free. Oh, the ways of a mother. I’m pretty sure there are many of you out there that get your coffee craving the same way.

One simple way to enter, like us on Facebook & then share the link to this anniversary post. Comment twice (once for liking & once for sharing) for doing that & you are good as gold in this giveaway! .

Giveaway ends Friday at Midnight. Open to US residents only. If the winner doesn’t contact me within 48 hours of receiving winning email, a new winner will be chosen.

Photo Source: via Heather on Pinterest

For Sandy Hook & it’s 26 Angels.


This post is dedicated to the the 26 angels who left this Earth all too soon. Please visit this link to make donations in honor of the victims & their families.

Charlotte Bacon
Daniel Barden
Rachel Davino
Olivia Engel
Josephine Gay
Ana M. Marquez-Greene
Dylan Hockley
Dawn Hochsprung
Madeleine F. Hsu
Catherine V. Hubbard
Chase Kowalski
Jesse Lewis
James Mattioli 
Grace McDonnell
Anne Marie Murphy
Emilie Parker
Jack Pinto
Noah Pozner
Caroline Previdi
Jessica Rekos
Avielle Richman
Lauren Rousseau
Mary Sherlach
Victoria Soto
Benjamin Wheeler
Allison N. Wyatt



Elf on the Shelf: Week 3

The kid’s behavior has been pretty good, so Steve has been with us every day even if I forget to take a picture every day. He’s still not getting in much trouble around the house, just hanging out really (& literally some days). I just know he’ll be up to some pranks in the coming days, can you believe only 10 days until the big day?!


Steve turned into an acrobat over night, swinging from a candy cane!


& he read his story to his friends. This is the kid’s favorite page in the book.


Steve got caught in the star on the wall.


& must have wanted a late night glass of water.


& this one is just because I had no clue what to do. He must have been waiting for a visitor who never showed up, seeing as he was in the foyer, today. Or maybe he was looking out for our Christmas cards that have yet to be delivered. That’s what I get for waiting so long to order them this year! Oooops!

Today & a winner.

Today was a busy day. A sad day. I know everyone is thinking of & talking about what happened in Connecticut today. We were actually at the playground after lunch when one of the other teacher’s phone went off with a message from her husband. Being a teacher & a parent, these things hit home.Continue Reading

The tough stuff.

Parenting is the hardest job ever. You hear people say that, but you never really believe it until you are saying it yourself. & my kids are only five & three. I can just imagine what I’m going to be thinking when they are 17 & 15 with raging hormones & driver’s licenses & badContinue Reading


Remember this giveaway from last week? Well here are the big winners: Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama & Sherry! I’m sending an email right now, 48 hours to respond or new winner will be chosen! P.S. Get ready for another review & giveaway tomorrow…in celebration of my birthday, yes, you read that right, tomorrow I’mContinue Reading

School House Rocks: The Constitution, an apple tradition, & moon phases.

It’s been a while since I last shared with you what we’ve been up to in my fourth grade classroom. Yesterday, we actually voted in a mock election for the presidential race and the results are making me wonder how they will compare to what actually happens today. The kids felt super important to beContinue Reading

Happy Halloween

I just had to play around with some of the effects on PicMonkey last night. Happy Halloween from my three little vampires to you! Be sure to stay safe while trick-or-treating with your little ones tonight! We are going to a Halloween party at some friend’s of ours that just moved in to the  neighborhoodContinue Reading

31 days: best big brother ever.

Tucker, is now, & has always been a great big brother to the girls. Now don’t get me wrong, we have our sibling moments just as any family does, but for the most part he is so good to his little sisters. I know that he’s going to be one of those boys that watchesContinue Reading

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