Nine Decades

Last night we made a pit stop on our way home from a ballgame. While the rest of the family was hee-hawing over my husband and 93-years-young grandpa playing a game of pitch, I visited with these two gems. Life is precious, and these girls, spanning 90 years, prove it! I'm so grateful they get to know one another. It's a Finer Thing. Also, my grandparents have been … [Read more...]

Capturing Memories from Bump to Baby Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Similac® StrongMoms® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My friend Connie had me simultaneously giggling and cringing this morning. I was a Creative Memories Consultant when our first baby was born. (Oh, the irony.) She has 3 full-size (12x12) baby books, complete with brightly colored calender pages noting important … [Read more...]

Thirty-One Gifts and Moms Making Money

Look at one of my new favorites! Before Christmas (yes, friends, I am THAT far behind) Susan from Thirty-One gifts sent me this awesome thermal tote. Perfect timing as we hauled goodies from place to place for Christmas celebrations and... ballgames. Always the ballgames! With a family of eight, we simply canNOT frequent the concession stand for supper once or twice a … [Read more...]

When Losing is Winning

Yesterday, I put him off all day. "Not right now." "I'm nursing the baby." "After I send these emails." "We have to eat lunch first." "I need to answer one more oils question." "We have to pack sandwiches for the ballgame." "We need to go to the ballgame." It was all legit. It was a busy day, and I didn't get everything done. I'm not going to get … [Read more...]

Gathering Grains Granola Giveaway

How's everyone doing with their words so far? Any goals met? Resolutions broken? ;) I'm not moving any mountains over here, but I have exercised 6 days out of the past 10 days and have eaten lots of roasted veggies over the past week. (The baby doesn't seem too excited about the veggies. Ahem.) I've also been adding spinach, mushrooms, and onions to my eggs, which I LOVE. I … [Read more...]