Year: 2012

Happy Holidays!

Wishing everyone the joys of the season!! Needless to say, our Christmas cards went out a bit late this year, but here they are in a digital format. Season’s Greetings! Another year of memories encompassing all emotions has passed. This year, our lives have felt the losses of dear loved ones and known the joys […] Read more…

Thailand Recovery

We are still in recovery mode here – who knew this trip would take so much out of us? Pops is trying to get over a stomach bug and a cold – it’s happening slowly but surely. And I’m struggling with a tad bit of the stomach thing and jet lag. Each day is better […] Read more…

Thailand so Far

We are loving Thailand!! Here are some photos I’ve taken with my phone to hopefully give you a little feel of our trip. Read more…

Our Thailand Trip

We’re leaving tomorrow!! All packed and ready to go, and I thought, hmmm, maybe my friends would like to know where we’re going and what we’re doing. We’re taking our tour through Gate 1 Travel. Here’s the lowdown: DAY 1, Thursday – Today we Depart the USA for Thailand. Basically a long, long, super long day of […] Read more…

Happy, Healthy Skin

Did the title of this post get your attention, or did the beautiful Nia Peeples get your attention? No matter, whichever way you get to hear about this new DNA Skincare line brings you closer to having your best, healthiest skin! Of course, as a woman, I’ve spent lots and lots of time thinking about, […] Read more…

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This morning, while out walking the little bulldog, I definitely took pause to count all the blessings in my life. Yes, there are certainly many – almost countless really and definitely too many to include in this post. So, I began thinking about the “bigger picture”. What am I most grateful for […] Read more…

Checkin’ In…

Have you missed me?? WOW, I’ve missed blogging!! Sorry I’ve been away so much and, truly, I don’t see that changing much until after the holidays…sorry!! A quick check-in… Yes, our Florida trip was AMAZING and I have tons of photos to go through still and to share: Now we’re getting ready to leave in […] Read more…

Florida Vacation – Gatorland Photos

We made it to Florida – Pops, Libby, Robert, Hunter, Westly and I!! I’m so excited that we are all here!! We’re staying in Lake Buena Vista near Disney Village…er…well, it’s now called Disney Marketplace. This is my first time visiting Kissimmee on vacation!! I mean I did go to High School here, and my […] Read more…

Halloween Picture Fun

In case you’ve missed my Facebook obsession with using PicMonkey to create spooky Halloween photos, I thought I’d share them here. I seriously could spend all day creating these – well, if I had all day. But, you don’t need all day because you can create them quickly too! Even Bubba got in on the […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Eggplant Casserole

A few weeks ago, my wonderful friend (and second mom) Nancy sent me this DELISH recipe!! I just had to share it..you may even have most of the ingredients in your kitchen now – and it’s super easy to add or modify with what you do have! I’m calling it “Eggplant Casserole”, but it could […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – DeodoMom

I’ll admit, I’m totally one of those people that can sweat…A LOT! Is it a gene thing?? or body type thing? I’m not complaining – I’m way beyond that and have far moved into acceptance. The lovely people at 30SomeWeeks.com offered to send me some of their toxin-free and hypoallergenic DeodoMom deodorant to try. This deodorant has […] Read more…

Being Present

This is a reminder to myself (a reminder I need quite often) – STAY PRESENT! It is in this present moment that we live…really live. I’m not saying it’s not okay to dream about the future or reminisce about the past, but I often need to be called right back to this moment and count […] Read more…

FALL is here!

And just like that it’s FALL! The weather has changed so fast! I’m not complaining mind you as I just love Fall! We’ve already had our first rains – yahoo no more watering the garden for a few months! It’s getting darker earlier and there’s a definite chill in the air. It’s time to pull […] Read more…

Westly is FOUR!

On the one hand, it’s super exciting…on the other, how did time fly by so fast!! Not to dwell on that, here’s what made his 4th birthday super fun! First, the bounce house – um, more correctly the CARS bounce house! A tasty lunch with friends: Some Pinata action: Next event…your big brother playing “Happy […] Read more…

Busy Times – Recent Malibu Trip

Oh my gosh, these are busy times around here….as you’ve probably noticed by my week off of blogging! Not intentional trust me, it’s just sometimes…well, I’m busy living life and there truly is not time to stop and write about it. I’m way behind and have so much to tell. This will be a quick […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Fall means BAKING

It’s FALL!! Which for me, means it’s time for BAKING!! I’m not sure why, but the cooler weather just makes me feel like baking!! So, to begin this fall baking festival, I decided to bake some simple vegan chocolate chip cookies – with inspiration from “1,000 Vegan Recipes” by Robin Robertson (one of my all-time favorite […] Read more…

iPhone FIVE Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!! Are you in line for your iPhone 5? I’m hoping as you read this, that I’m in line or, even better, that I’m already downloading and setting up mine! I haven’t had an iPhone since the 3, so I’m super excited!! I had to switch way back when because my ATT service […] Read more…

Movie Review “Won’t Back Down”

The other night I attended a screening for the new movie “Won’t Back Down” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter and Rosie Perez. First, who just doesn’t love Maggie Gyllenhaal?? She’s just fabulous and, as you can expect, with actresses like Maggie, Viola and Holly the acting in this movie is simply top notch. […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

  So, I’ve never tried a raw recipe before. Well, a recipe that is specifically raw that is. I saw this one posted by the Spontaneuous Hausfrau on the Tasty Kitchen site and it just stuck with me. Literally stuck. It just kept popping into my head and I knew I needed to try it. […] Read more…

Party at the Anderson’s

Ready for some fabulous party photos?? Well, not to say my photos are fabulous, but what I was photographing certainly was! I hope you can see what I mean from these shots. (I’m trying to shoot only in manual mode lately, so, please, be kind.) Our friends Mickie and Gibson certainly know how to throw […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Attacking Fleas with Salt

Not that my cute little orca pony, Bubba, could ever have fleas…oh my, heck no. But should he? I know exactly what natural method I would try to get them out of our house. We have carpet pretty much everywhere except the bathrooms in our house. Not exactly my choice, but that’s another story for […] Read more…

Labor Day

Hope everyone’s enjoying a “Labor-Free” Labor Day!! aaahhhhh,     Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Vinegar Uses when Nature Attacks

The wonders of vinegar. This magic elixir comes in so many forms and can be used for everything from cleaning your house, preserving foods and soothing all your aches and pains. There are so many uses for vinegar. Since it’s just a magnificent time of year to be outdoors, I’d like to focus on how […] Read more…

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