Photo Friday: Sweet Holiday Memories with Sugar Cookies

A couple of weekends back, the kids helped me to make Christmas cookies. We had such a good time, even if my kitchen became a disaster zone and the control freak, perfectionist side of me struggled to let them decorate them however they wanted. Garen caught a few good photos of us in action. Yes,… Continue reading Photo Friday: Sweet Holiday Memories with Sugar Cookies

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(Not so) Tall Tale Tuesday: What Makes a Great Mom

Today's prompt for (Not so) Tall Tale Tuesday is: Write about the woman who has had the greatest impact on your life. This didn't take more than a few seconds for me to know exactly who I'd write about- my Mom. We'd both freely admit that we don't always agree about everything- far from it.… Continue reading (Not so) Tall Tale Tuesday: What Makes a Great Mom

Wellness Wednesday: What is a well being?

I'm branching out here with Wellness Wednesday in an effort to be a well being.  So, for starters, what is a well being?  I think that this is a very personal question but, for me, being well means the following: Enjoying family Staying Positive Expressing gratitude Having energy Eating healthy Staying active Keeping my mind… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: What is a well being?

Mommy Review Monday: CuisinartICE-30R Pure Indulgence Frozen Yogurt Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker

Anna asked for an ice cream maker for Christmas. She saw one in the toy section at Target one day but I knew my patience would not allow for us to make ice cream "Easy Bake" style (although she did get an Easy Bake oven for Christmas). So, I decided to go with a "real"… Continue reading Mommy Review Monday: CuisinartICE-30R Pure Indulgence Frozen Yogurt Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker

Photo Friday: Home for (After) Christmas 

We celebrated Christmas after Christmas with the Odom family when everyone could get together. We actually remembered to get some family photos. I think they turned out cute...even if Kate didn't want to look at the camera and was not happy by the time we got to our immediate family photo! These are a few… Continue reading Photo Friday: Home for (After) Christmas 

Game Night: Bean Boozled

One of my friends at my previous job recommended Bean Boozled to me and the idea of it sounded like something that would be entertaining to play with the bigs.  I found and ordered it from Amazon. I really didn't expect the jelly beans to actually taste all that bad, despite being assured that they… Continue reading Game Night: Bean Boozled