You know that with my li’l guy turning 1 this past week, I have a lot of pictures to share. :) So I’ll put my “best shot” first, then the rest will follow if you are interested in taking a look. You may notice that I had to use my flash for the majority of the pictures. Generally speaking, I prefer to go with natural light whenever possible, but I’ve learned that sometimes I need to get over myself and use my flash to avoid grainy as heck (see the pic of Julian and his cake for an example) and often blurry pics, especially onRead More →

NaBloPoMo – Day 25 That is the question. Later this week I’m heading into the mountains to Estes Park to spend a few days with my parents (as well as Jody, Ava and Julian, of course) at a resort. This is really the closest thing I will have had to a vacation in quite some time. The resort has WiFi, but I’m questioning whether or not I want to worry about getting online at all (using Jody’s laptop) while I’m there. WWYD (what would you do)?? Would you schedule some posts in advance to fulfill your NaBloPoMo commitment and enjoy the break from the computerRead More →

NaBloPoMo – Day 24 Because we have officially entered into the holiday season, a season traditionally filled with a lot of waste, I’m going to list more than one green tip today. Every year, there are 2.65 billion holiday cards sold in the U.S. That’s enough to fill a football stadium field 10 stories high! Please look for cards that contain recycled content or are actually recycled materials. You can make your own cards out of scrap paper found around the house. You could use old cards as name tags for presents or for colorful artwork to decorate your house. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. IfRead More →

5 Minutes for Mom recently wrote a review (and such a wonderful review it was!) of the Big Brother and Little Sister shirts that I sell and they are giving away one infant onesie or toddler t-shirt of the winner’s choice from my store Cute As A Bug! Head on over there to enter for a chance to win! If you haven’t checked out 5 Minutes for Mom yet, you should. They are giving away all kinds of great stuff this holiday season. :)

NaBloPoMo – Day 23 It was at this exact time 2:14 p.m. on Nov. 23, one year ago today that my sweet baby boy Julian was born at home. I never did post his home birth story on my blog but I have plans to do that in the coming days. His birth was a little bit out of the ordinary so it my hope that by having it “out there” on the ‘net, it might be useful and encouraging to someone else. I’m in the process of writing Julian a letter recapping his first year that I will keep for him until he isRead More →

NaBloPoMo – Day 22 One year ago on Thanksgiving Day I was not busy cooking a turkey, but I was busy giving birth to my 9 1/2 pound little butterball. ;) Julian’s 1st birthday is tomorrow on Nov. 23, but Thanksgiving Day each year will always hold a special place in my heart since that is the day he came into the world. :) Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. – W.T. Purkiser Happy Thanksgiving to all. :)