You know the saying “many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart”. For the past 10 + years, I have been fortunate enough to have a group of girlfriends that have been stamping their footprints all over my heart. I didn’t realize how much I was missing the gift of girlfriends until this group of women literally found me (long story, one that we laugh about still to this day). The beauty of friendship lies in the fact that it is entirely voluntary. There is no bondage of blood or marriage on you;Read More →

As I was grocery shopping the other night, I couldn’t help but notice the crying of a toddler who cried her way through the entire store and it was the ENTIRE store. Was I annoyed? No, I was jealous. Jealous because that was me not that long ago pushing 2 kids in a cart with 1 or both of them crying throughout the store (or dropping a jar of blueberry baby food in the baby food aisle and hearing over the intercom, cleanup in aisle 6). Yes, I have been there. I have been right where you are today. Just getting home from an 8Read More →

I have been so fortunate to have been able to work from home for the past 15 years. When people ask me what I do for a living and I say “I work from home”, their immediate response is “You’re so lucky. I wish I could work from home”. After working at home for 15 years, here are some of the things that I have noticed: I have designated myself as the unofficial neighborhood watch. From where I sit at my office desk, I can see the entire neighborhood. I know what time the elderly lady walks out to get her mail, when the neighbor is walking hisRead More →

**YUM ALERT** **YUM ALERT** If you are looking for a quick, full of deliciousness snack, then look no further. This recipe is so simple and satisfies that ever present sweet tooth. My entire family loves them! These are what I consider “must haves” to keep me on track to a healthier me. Healthier Alternative to Cookie Dough 3/4 cup of vanilla protein powder (I use Plexus 96 vanilla protein powder) 2 TBSP of peanut butter or nut butter. 1 TBSP of milk (skim, almond or coconut whatever works.) 1 TBSP of chocolate chips. Mix until a dough like consistency Enjoy!!!! Roll into balls and freeze or you canRead More →

Happy Birthday to me! On March 31, 1964, at around 6 p.m., I had the enormous pleasure of meeting my mom for the very first time. The first thing I thought of this morning was 1964? Really? When I have to scroll down to look for the year 1964 on my phone, I have to REALLY scroll. When did THAT happen?  Wasn’t David Cassidy just THE hottest thing in Tiger Beat (is that magazine around anymore?) Really, is my 35th year class reunion really THIS summer? Didn’t I JUST graduate high school? And weren’t now my adult children JUST toddlers? Goodness! Time passes in an instant. I have to confessRead More →

11 tips to feel happier

What brings happiness? What does it take for you to feel happy? For your heart to skip a beat and have a spring in your step? Here are some quick tips that can help you feel HAPPY in your everyday life: 1) Your attitude makes you feel happy or unhappy. Always look at the bright side of things. Don’t let your mind dwell on negativity and difficulties. Learn to be happy. Look for the good in every situation, because there IS good in every situation. Sometimes we just have to look for it.Read More →

If you are like the other gazillion people who tune in to watch “This is Us” Tuesday nights on NBC, you probably went through a box of Kleenex after watching the most recent episode where Randall and William travel back to William’s old stomping grounds. I was doing okay through the first 2 minutes of the show. Well, not really. That’s a lie. I came undone when William’s daddy was singing “You are My Sunshine” to his unborn baby. Why? Because my Mom would sing that song to us growing up. Now that my Mom is in the nursing home and doesn’t remember much, she ALWAYS remembers theRead More →

Hello and welcome to my new blog! I am so excited to begin my own personal journey into this thing called blogging. I have so much that I want to talk about and share with you including my personal wellness journey, how I am madly in love with farmhouse dĂ©cor, and how my family and I are getting out of debt, one credit card bill at a time! Check back often!Read More →