Family Vacation – Summer 2013

Two words: ROAD TRIP! My family’s idea (well, maybe just mine) of a great summer vacation is a road trip exploring the roads and towns of the USA. Each summer we pile in our van and set out for a great destination and try to enjoy the scenery as it flies by. Our previous trips […]

Blog Carousel – Mystery Macro – Phoenix Professional Photographer

Here is something fun for you readers! I joined a “blog carousel” this month that is featuring great photographers with the theme of “Mystery Macros.”  So below you will see my entry and then a link to the next photographer’s blog post with their entry.  Have fun clicking through the links and figuring out the […]

Hawaiian Getaway!

For 10 days in January, my husband and I were able to sneak away to the beautiful islands of Hawaii. We spent 5 days on Maui at the beautiful Sheraton resort (2), basking in the sun and playing in the waves. We went snorkeling, whale watching (3), hiking (5), visited the Old Maui Plantation (1) and […]

My Favorite Things | B&N NookColor

I was going to type out a long post about this, but honestly, I think keeping it short and sweet will get the point across. I love my Barnes & Noble NookColor. Flat out LOVE IT.  I bought it in January because I wanted to be able to read books at the gym while I […]

Phoenix Holiday Shopping | Shop the Rock – Shadow Rock Preschool

For the past 4.5 years we’ve had the awesome opportunity for our children to attend Shadow Rock Preschool which is located near our home in North Central Phoenix.  Kevin absolutely LOVED the teachers and classmates and Sarah is enjoying herself this year as well. This upcoming Saturday, December 5th, Shadow Rock Preschool will be hosting […]

Halloween 2009

I’ve managed to make it onto the Costume Express ( mailing list. I believe this year the first catalog arrived in June.  My son immediately latched on to the copy of it and proceeded to circle every costume in the book that he wanted. Then, in July, the 2nd copy of it arrived (I am […]

|Phoenix Mom| Sniff Sniff – Kev’s 1st Day of Kindergarten

Okay, I really didn’t cry (well, one small tear) but I think I still have all the fear, apprehension, anxiousness and pride that a mom of a Kindergartner can possibly contain. We are lucky to have a wonderful teacher and what looks to be a great set of kids in Kev’s class.  Can hardly wait […]

|Homemade Treats| Banana Pops!

My mom will be so proud of me when she reads this post: I made the kids homemade banana popsicles today. 🙂 I came across the recipe in my recipe box when trying to find the recipe for Banana Bread last week and remembered the popsicle molds my mom gave to me (which are the […]

|Family Fun| A new fave – Blokus!

I just have to share my family’s new favorite game – Blokus.  SOOOO much fun and my 5 year old son understood the concept of it right away! I purchased the game from but you can also find it, I think, at local places like Target!  I can’t recommend this game enough and it […]

|What a Mom Wants| Sentimental Silver Sparkle Bar

I’ve been DYING to show these off on my blog ever since I photographed them for Christi at Sentimental Silver in July, but I promised to wait until she announced them on her site – which she finally did, so now I can share too! Aren’t they just the coolest? She has them on an […]