I’ve been busting my butt this weekend trying to get my shit stuff together for a huge children’s consignment sale happening this week at the fairgrounds. I can’t believe all of the clothes I have to get rid of! We aren’t sure if we are done having children, but other than keeping a bag or so of “special” clothes for each of the two kids, I am selling or giving away the rest. There’s so much involved in getting the stuff ready, I’m feeling seriously overwhelmed. I should have started last month preparing, but no, last-minute Amy is my name; last-minute preparations are my game.Read More →

What two things do the three boys in this picture have in common? No, they aren’t related. And yes, that’s Julian in the back in the orange, white and blue and Ava is standing next to him, but she doesn’t have these things in common with the boys. (If you know me in real life and know the answer to this question, please don’t post a response. Thanks!) The answer will be revealed on Tuesday, Aug. 21. :) Happy guessing.

One of the many perks of having a blog, I’m recently discovering, is that sometimes people and/or businesses will send you cool stuff (aka schwag) for free. In some cases, they are hoping you will write about their business or product, but other times they are just sharing the love. Either way, I think it’s pretty darn groovy. :) A few months ago, I received an email from a woman with the company Ebeanstalk, saying she saw my blog and wanted to know if I was interested in participating in their “Mother Board,” a nationwide group of over 500 moms that receives, plays with, ratesRead More →

I know I’ve talked about the *Attachment Parenting International online auction fund-raiser before, but here I go again. This time, with pictures! ;) As I type this, 28% of the items on the auction (of over 200 total items) have yet to be bid on. Which means there’s a WHOLE lot of stuff to be had for well under retail value. Now to further tempt you to click over and start bidding, I want to take a few minutes to show off some of the cute and cool items currently open for bidding. First off, there are these two adorable dresses that my mom made…Read More →

Last night we had to say goodbye to the best rattle ever, when Aunt Carrie accidentally stepped on it, causing it’s demise. The little yellow plastic telephone rattle was over 30 years old. It was mine as a baby, then my brother’s, then my sister’s. My mom saved it and gave it to me for Ava when she was born. Ava loved that rattle and so did Julian. It was the perfect size for little hands and little mouths. Exhibit A – Baby Ava enjoying the rattle: I looked through all of my pictures of Julian today and was bummed to discover what I suspectedRead More →

I’ve been tagged by Tanya at The Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog to tell you 8 things you don’t know about me, so here goes. 1. I spent the first 18 years of my life living in two different houses on the same street. When I was about 12 years old, my family moved from a ranch on one side of our street to a two-story house on the other side of the street. I’m not even sure we needed a moving van since everything just had to go across the street. 2. I was pre-engaged once (and even had a small diamond ring to prove it)Read More →