It's Like Winter Here

As you know, I live in Florida. You also probably know that it gets hot here in the summer. Like, unbearably hot. So hot that we don't even go outside. Like, for two months. True Floridians would rather clean their house than go to an amusement park or Read More...
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Spaghetti Tacos and ICarly

My daughter and I loooove the show, ICarly! We love to do "random dancing", say that things are "jenk" and often wish we could be wild girls like Sam. The other morning before school my daughter asked me what we were going to have for dinner that night Read More...
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6 word Saturday- Earth Day

Doing our part to clean up! This year my daughter and I, along with a few friends, took part in the Great American Coastal Cleanup in honor of earth day. We filled one bag with garbage and one bag with recyclables. We found quite a few balloons (which Read More...
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My strong-willed child meets the dentist

My 9 year old daughter has been complaining that there was food getting stuck up in one of her teeth. I didn't think too much of it, but then the other day her tongue was all scratched up from it, so I figured that it was probably chipped and made a dentist Read More...
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telling it like it is

One thing I love about kids is that they will tell it like it is! If my outfit is cute, they will let me know it. If my shoes are awesome, they tell me. If my jokes are funny, they will laugh. When my lessons are good, they will thank me. Today, one of Read More...
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Six Word Saturday and the movies

Let's all go to the movies! I've been so busy lately! My schedule has been so packed that I never even got to see a few movies that I really wanted to see. I must be the only one on earth who hasn't seen the Hunger Games yet. And I promised my daughter Read More...
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Zen Doodles

Have you heard of Zen Doodles? I love to doodle- in meetings, in church (sorry Pastor!) and while I'm on the phone. But I have no artistic talent AT ALL. Basically, I can only draw good horses butts, umbrellas and palm trees. Recently, I have been hearing Read More...
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Awww Yeah!

Just look at that ham! Doesn't it look juicy and delicious?! I pulled it off and cooked my first Easter dinner. I did a ham, green bean casserole and mashed sweet potatoes. Yum! Turns out hams are already cooked when you buy them and all you do is heat Read More...
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And Then I Got All Cocky

Anyone who knows me knows that I love to cook and that I am pretty good at it (even if I do say so myself). There have been a lot of changes in our family traditions with each holiday that has passed since my dad died one year ago. For example, on Thanksgiving, Read More...

Tetherball and Backyard Fun!

About a year ago, I decided to update my backyard for my daughter, who is not so little anymore. I did some research and finally decided to replace the rusty old swingset that bumped when you swung too high with a tee pee and a gigantic rock ( see here Read More...
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Six Word Saturday and Goodbyes

Not goodbye, just see you later... I have the best boyfriend- seriously, he is pretty awesome! And he is moving tomorrow- halfway across the country. I have never really had a long distance relationship before and am a little nervous about the whole thing. Read More...
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Spring Cleaning or 2 hrs Sweatin' in the Bathroom

Recently, I have been on a spring cleaning kick and have been slowly working my way through my house ( see here ). After cleaning my living room, I decided to tackle the bathroom next. When I clean a room, I always take two paper bags with me. On the Read More...

spring cleaning

In honor of spring, I have been doing some spring cleaning. I definitely did not want to spend my entire spring break cleaning my house, so I have been focusing on one small area of my house at a time. I decided that the first area of cleaning focus would Read More...

yoga, stress and loose teeth

Lately I have noticed that if I drop something on the floor and then bend down to pick it up, a strange sound comes out of my mouth that sounds something like "ugh". I have found a way around it, though, and that is to get a nearby kid to pick up whatever Read More...

6 word Saturday- On Sunday

Please pass the glitterglue and sequins! Suit Back Suit Front My daughter is gearing up for her first synchronized swimming competition of the year. It is only her second ever, so she is I am nervous! For the competition the girls are excited because Read More...
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