Legend of the Silver Pine Cones

ADVENT // Day One There is an old German legend that goes something like this: Once upon a time there was a poor family without enough food to eat or wood for a fire. The mother decided to go into the forest to search for pine cones; which she could burn for warmth. Perhaps, she... Continue Reading →

December Daily | 14

Where to begin? Yesterday, another school shooting here in Colorado. One student in critical condition, the teen shooter dead at Arapahoe High School. Today is the Sandy Hook School shooting 1 year anniversary. I had to turn off the Today Show yesterday morning. Too many tearful memories were being replayed. I can't seem to get... Continue Reading →

20 Carved Pumpkins…

Some people act surprised when they find out I don't like to carve pumpkins for Halloween. It surprises me that they think I enjoy it. Maybe it's because I was scarred for life by a 4th grade teacher who made his students close our eyes while sticking our hand in a pumpkin full of slimy... Continue Reading →

Holiday shopping, Santa, and Turkeys

My mom was in town for the Holiday week. Love that! She lives 2 states away. The kids really loved it because she spoiled them rotten at the mall. Oh, ya she spoiled me too with a new pair of boots. Parker sat on Santa's lap twice, at two different malls. This is the Santa... Continue Reading →

December Daily | 8

This morning I got up, even though I wanted to stay in bed, and dropped Alex off at school. Then, I came home and went back to bed. Hey, don't judge. I only stayed there for about an hour, but I still couldn't get going this morning. So much on my to-do list and no... Continue Reading →

Thankful Tree Centerpiece

Like a lot of families, it's become a tradition to write out the things we are thankful for during Thanksgiving. Because my kids love crafts, they required the activity to be craft related. I demand that the craft to be E-A-S-Y. Last year we colored a stuffed blessings turkey {see it here}. This year we... Continue Reading →

my holiday wish list

Below is a shameless wish list in hopes of winning a gift card from GameStop. Oh, could I use this! Everyone on my gift list this year wants something game related. Want to get in on the action? Got to TodaysMama and enter to win. My Holiday Wish List Meme TodaysMama and GameStop are giving... Continue Reading →

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