Christmas has come and gone and now we're in the re-couping phase. For us, it's always a whirlwind of family parties (let me just say the hubby has just under 50 first cousins and probably close to 75ish second cousins, so it's always crazy), and traveling around the great state of Michigan. It's a … Continue Reading..
Due to prior engagements on Friday, I'm posting my weekly Fab5 a day early. I had the opportunity to test the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a Verizon tablet, during the past month. I was really excited because I love trying new tech toys and really haven't had the opportunity to play with any brand of … Continue Reading..
I am crazy sensitive. Always have been. I was the kid that cried when other kids got made of fun of in school because I felt bad for them. For some reason, God gave me this wonderful curse of sensitivity. Which is incredibly odd because when it comes to my own personal matters, I can be as strong as … Continue Reading..
Today's guest poster is Amanda, a writer for CollegeGrants.org. I'm loving her fashion tips because when I'm not wearing sweats, I like to experiment with trends. My recent experiments include crackle nail polish and hair feathers (yes, apparently I'm a teenage girl). There's some good tips here I … Continue Reading..
Just a little taste of the fun things we've been doing around our hood...It's the most wonderful time of year, isn't it? Top (L to R): Reindeer at the Ice Fest in downtown Ferndale, Big, Bright Lights show in downtown Rochester. Bottom (L to R): Mike and Margaret's crazy lighted house in Troy, … Continue Reading..
Tuna casserole was one of those things I hated growing up. My mom is a good cook, but this was one of her meals I just wasn't crazy for due to lack of flavor. Now that I can cook for myself, I've discovered a world of making things taste good with a little help from fried onions. This recipe … Continue Reading..
I read an interesting article on Parenting.com a few months back about the 6 Friends Every Mom Needs. I thought there were some great points to it, and decided to make my own list, based off my diverse group of girlfriends. Here are my favorite kinds of friends to have: The inspiring friend. … Continue Reading..
Oh, my little girl how time has flown you've grown from a wee being inside my womb... ...to a clever little stinker who can't sit still. Keep on discovering, loving...and being wary of strange men in red suits. Love you peanut. … Continue Reading..
I was offered the chance to taste test a really yummy new product on the market (and a Michigan-made one at that!) and couldn't say no. The product is Cranberry Naturals, a new all-natural juice from Old Orchard. I didn't want to pass this up because I LOVE cranberry juice, but I always struggle … Continue Reading..
I feel like my blog reading and commenting has dropped recently and it has made me a sad panda. I'm working on figuring out the balance (aren't we all?) - but I'm getting there. I wanted to share a little link love to some of my favorite bloggers who have written some great posts recently. Here are … Continue Reading..
I have a confession to make: I am obsessed with stars. My mom has observed this on many occasions - urging me to not pick up whatever star item I'm going for in the store. I can't help it...I'm like a magnet to their beauty. So, they are all over my house. On my mantle... On my … Continue Reading..
Dear self, Think back… What do you remember most about Christmas growing up? I remember listening to my favorite Christmas cassette tape with little elves on the cover. The “pa rum pump pum pum” in “The Little Drummer Boy” always made me giggle, as I sang “bum bum bum bum,” instead. I … Continue Reading..