Baby Shower Gifts for Mom (Not Baby!)


Around 2004, when I got married, I rode the wave of endless bridal showers. Quiche, finger sandwiches, cupcakes, non-stick pans, silver ware, lingerie. Delicious food and fabulous friends all celebrating the bride-to-be. Gotta love a bridal shower. A few years later came the baby shower tsunami. Quiche, finger sandwiches, cupcakes, onesies, Diaper Genies, nursing bras.… Read More

The Top Ten Educational Toys for Toddlers


For young children, learning is done through play. That’s how they grow. And toys are the tools they use to build their future selves. Why do you think toddlers are so active? They want to discover things. And the more they discover, the more they develop their minds. Toys can act as catalysts for intellectual… Read More

Christmas in July! Great Gift Ideas For Mom


I love to browse other mamas’ wishlists, because they give me great inspiration about fabulous companies, products and of course, they are fuel for my birthday and Christmas list. So … welcome to Christmas in July! Here are some of my favorite things that are finding their way onto my wish list right now! Christmas… Read More

Favorites For Your Little Firefighter

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My daughter’s 4th birthday isn’t until this fall, but she’s already dreaming up her party theme and a list of gifts that she would like. Top of her list … a race car, play dough and a fire truck! I think her love of firefighters began in February when our homeschool group visited our local… Read More

9 Gifts Dad Will Say Are “Delicious!”

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With Father’s Day less than two weeks away, your dad or husband may be starting to drop hints about gift ideas. Or, maybe he’s made it clear that he doesn’t need anything … especially a new tie? So, what to get him when a new set of gold clubs isn’t in the budget and he… Read More

The Mother-in-Law Lottery Winner


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ProFlowers and Shari’s Berries. Moms are amazing! Seriously, moms are the best, right? I’m not just saying that because I’m a mom because my appreciation for moms has multiplied 10 fold since becoming a mom over 9 years ago. The work, sacrifice, love and… Read More

Introducing Noonday Collection


Have you heard of Noonday Collection? It’s not only the perfect venue for gift shopping or adding to your own closet, but it serves a purpose. “At Noonday Collection, we believe every child belongs in a family.” — How does a statement like that intercede with women’s fashion? Well, orphan care and prevention are foundational… Read More

Mamas Love Mason Jars

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Check Easter baskets off your list! Now it’s time for Mother’s Day! Mason jars are what they call “old school” – my grandma had about a billion and used them for everything. Mostly because that’s all she had on hand. She wasn’t doing it to be chic or creative. Mason jars just fit the bill… Read More

Great Mother’s Day or Father’s Day Gift Idea

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Yesterday, I was at the in-law’s house for Easter and was once again mesmerized by a gift that we gave them about 8 years ago. Since this is a gift that we gave to both my parents and my husband’s parents and I just love looking at it when we visit, I thought it was… Read More

Baby #3 Wish List

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Let’s talk baby #3 today! What I may “need”, what I want and what I’ve come to determine is pure poppycock in the realm of baby necessities. No, no – not expecting over here! Deep sigh of relief I’m sure from my husband who occasionally reads my posts. But, not expecting doesn’t keep me from… Read More