Monthly Archive:: February 2013


It’s in His Kiss

If you wanna know, if he loves you so, it’s in his kiss… – The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss) Lyrics We’d been hanging out for awhile, but finally became a couple.  An official couple.  Good thing because my head was clouded with thoughts about this young man who was stealing


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Business cards are a must to have on hand for networking and certainly if you are going to a conference!  And don’t think you need a business to have cards… if you network with other moms to coordinate playdates and carpools you want “mom cards” to easily and quickly distribute your information.


Dear Toddlers

Dear Toddlers, You are fun and frustrating and full of energy.  Pure energy that suddenly implodes, often unpredictably, but usually nothing a quick nap or mama snuggles can’t fix. Or a snack.  Like a cookie.  That always perks you right up. I do have a few questions for you though.  Things that


Recycle Old Electronics and Computers at Best Buy

We live in a rapidly developing technological world where our new phone is outdated within months after purchasing.  Electronics are made out of heavy metals and contain potentially hazardous material if not disposed of properly.  We literally have a closet FULL of old computer parts, monitors, and broken consoles and controllers.  So


Refreshing My Look at Bella Lei Salon Spa

I’ve struggled with gray hair for several years – since I was 19 years old. Going gray early, especially when you have dark hair, is tough on a woman’s self-esteem. Well, it is tough on mine and judging by the popularity of hair coloring services I am not the only one. Recently


20 Tasty Chicken Recipes or How to Use Up 40 Pounds of Chicken

Do you love chicken?  We do!  We often prefer to cook using boneless skinless chicken breasts but they can get expensive.  Good thing I found out about a way to buy natural chicken in bulk at wholesale prices.  Hello quality chicken and savings!  I was really excited at first until I started


Baby Clothes Deal: Buy 3 Get 4th Free Sale From Tea Collection

I can’t believe how fast baby boy is out growing his clothes.  Thankfully my daughter’s growth is slower now so clothes I buy for her last for months rather than only weeks! Fabulous sale alert! Through Wednesday, February 27th, Tea Collection is offering you the chance to buy 3 separates and get the 4th


Easy 3 Ingredient Gelatin Poke Cake

It’s easy to dress up a boxed cake mix to bake a gelatin poke cake. I have a ways to go before getting more comfortable baking from scratch. In the meantime, we treat ourselves to easy dessert solutions. Pink Lemonade Jello Poke Cake When I asked Rissa to help me bake a


Because Prompts are Fun #6 – Cabin Fever

I’ve got a fever but it won’t be fixed with more cowbell. Winter in Wisconsin tends to keep me more cooped up, especially with a newborn. I suspect others may be itching for spring too. Since blogging is an excellent therapeutic outlet, we figured it help all of us to talk about


The Differences in Diapering Baby Boys and Girls

I’ve quickly discovered a few differences in diapering boys and girls.  Aside from the fact that their parts are different (and your toddler is quick to point this out and talk about it all day after you offered a teachable moment…).  Diapering my daughter was quite easy, in my opinion, though I


How to Get Hundreds of Different Looks With Just One Dress

Have you ever heard of a convertible dress?  It’s a type of dress that can be worn multiple ways, thus giving you lots of options on how to wear it. In my closet I have at least three fancy dresses I’ve only worn once and may never wear again: my wedding dress,


Blurb Flash Sale: 25% Off This Weekend!

Are you a scrapbook flunky like me?  Then I’ve found us the perfect solution…. These days, its so important to have something tangible to reflect on good times, hard work paying off, or simply being creative. You can make Blurb books for just about every occasion, whether it be a wedding book, a birthday


Because Prompts are Fun: 20 of My Guilty Pleasures

Being a mom I am teeming with guilt: mom guilt, wife guilt, education guilt, food guilt… It never ends! Heck, yesterday evening I was supposed to leave hubs with the kids for a couple hours while I checked out a local girls night out event. I was looking forward to it but


Once I Wanted to Be a Scrapbooker…

Once upon a time in my life pre-children, I wanted to be a scrapbooker. It was only a mild interest as I transitioned from high school to college.  I had so many pictures and memories I wanted to put together.  The kit started it all.  Someone gave me a little starter kit


How We Went From Friends to a Couple Part 2

So we’ve covered how we met online and went on our awesome first non-date date where a cop ran us for warrants. We survived that together and continued talking, then Brian drove way out of his way to come change my tire, but we weren’t official just yet. So how did we


Baby Update: 2 Months Old!

I’m going to be obnoxious and say this every month, but WOW I can’t believe Xander is 2 months old! (Okay, I will try not to say that I can’t believe it every month.  At some point I have to believe it, right?)  I’m late in sharing this but figured I better


Tips for Dressing Newborns

I almost forgot how awkward it can be to dress and change clothes on a newborn.  It is certainly much different than a toddler who can help get dressed!  I felt more at ease this time than when Rissa was a baby, but still… they are so little and you try to


Getting Anxious for Spring @Sears #GrillingisHappiness #spon

We lucked out again this year by not having much snow in Wisconsin until mid-January.  Usually it’s been around since November or December.  There have even been a few warm days that melted away the snow and ice.  Yeah, I know!  It sounds crazy, doesn’t it?  My daughter enjoyed splashing around in


Seeking Healthy Motivation Mojo

I lost it. I lost my motivation mojo. You would think my workout routine would be basically habit by now, but no. I slowly back pedaled. I could blame the kids. I could blame stress. I could blame Brian for “letting” me skip. I could blame being sick (but only for this


Because Prompts are Fun #5 – Guilt

Last week everyone pretty much decided to dig into their music libraries to share a variety of love songs. There was even a Rickroll or two. (I was totally kidding about the Beibs, scout’s honor). It was fun seeing everyone’s picks! This week’s theme is GUILT. Pick a prompt (or two if