Month: December 2013

A Year In Review – One Word 2013

A Year In Review – One Word 2013

At the beginning of this year, nearly one year ago to the date, I shared with you my decision to pick a singular word to focus the year around. The word that was impressed on my mind at the time was Grow. A few weeks […]

Books of 2013

Books of 2013

If you pay attention around here it’s no surprise that I’m an avid reader! However I’ve never really kept track of how many books I read, other than when I was little and needed to for those summer reading programs to earn prizes, haha! This […]

My Readers Pay it Forward

My Readers Pay it Forward

Kindness Quote

If you’re a frequent reader or giveaway enter-er you’ll know that I always include a “fun entry” for my giveaways.

I always scheme them up and they range from singing the alphabet … backwords, to dancing around the room, to screaming. I have all sorts of fun inventing what random things I’m causing you to do on your couch or in your office–it really does make me smile!!! Although I use Rafflecopter now so it makes it harder for me to respond to you all, I really do read every single one of these entries–and I often smile and laugh out loud as I do!

In my post awhile back about my big scheme to Give the Gift of Sleep (go check out that post if you missed it, it’s pretty cool!) I had the “fun entry” to pay it forward to someone and then let me know about it. I was expecting a lot of smile type comments, but the ones I got were pretty awesome! The fact they didn’t expect anyone but me to see/know made it that much more cool–and it so lightened my heart to hear about these Random Acts of Kindness that I just had to give them a shout out! So to end your 2013 on a high note, here are some sweet every day acts of my readers who pay it forward–many of whom appear to be guys, which is very cool!

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Tis the Season …. To Get Textbooks – CampusBookRentals.com

Tis the Season …. To Get Textbooks – CampusBookRentals.com

So now that Christmas is over it’s time to look towards the new year and the new school semester! Although Christmas break for college is always generously long, before you know it, it will be time to hit the books once more. Which means, of […]

How To Keep Your Day Organized

How To Keep Your Day Organized

As you might imagine, since I work four different part time jobs from home, I get asked a lot – how do you do it all?! My first answer, always? I stay very organized using lots of different tools! You might not be quite as […]

A Year of Tylerisms 2013

A Year of Tylerisms 2013

Although just 2 & 3 this year, Tyler can jabber an ear off with the best of them! I’ve absolutely loved seeing how his thought process has bloomed and grown this year, and now he keeps me laughing daily just as much as his big sister does! So here are your years worth of Tylerisms!

A Year of Tylerisms 2013

2/10/13 {I bought new vitamins for him and Amber} “You buy new gummies??? Oh gracious, I so excited!!!!”

2/13/2013 I was going to lay him down and he asked, “Sit Down? Snuggle? Two Minutes?” he’s not at all a snuggler so how could I say no to that??!! (2/25 variation: today he asked for “one snuggle, teeny tiny one”)

2/15/13 “THANK you Mommy.” *huge hug* “You my best friend!!!”

2/25/13 Anytime he’s had a good time he tells me “I have funny day Mommy!!!!”

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2013 – A Year of Amberisms

2013 – A Year of Amberisms

So if you are my friend on Facebook or a fan of my page you know that ever since she could talk I’ve been calling the laugh out loud funny moments of my 5 year old daughter “Amberisms” This year of 4 & 5 years […]

School Gift Exchange Idea – Sea Monster Book Series

School Gift Exchange Idea – Sea Monster Book Series

A few years ago we were thrilled to receive a copy of Sea Monster’s First Day.In fact here’s a picture of little 3 year old Amber!

Perfectly Practical Gift – twooth® time brushin’, flossin’ fun kit

Perfectly Practical Gift – twooth® time brushin’, flossin’ fun kit

Christmas Gift Guide Gift Ideas For the Person Who Already Owns Everything

So I’m completely stealing my title from a catchphrase of my blogging buddy Pary Moppins 🙂 But it fit this gift so well I just had to use it!

Perfectly Practical Gift - Twooth Timer Kit
Legalese Nonsense: having little ones who need to brush their teeth, I knew the Twooth Timer Kit was a perfect fit for any family–including mine! All nutcrackers, santa hats, and crazy countertops are my own.

Perfectly Practical Gift – twooth® time brushin’, flossin’ fun kit

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Gift for the Photog in Your Life – Capturing Every Day Life by Jane Goodrich

Gift for the Photog in Your Life – Capturing Every Day Life by Jane Goodrich

Although I took a photography class in college, it was ages ago, and the class was for SLR Cameras–yep, film! Recently, however, I got a dream of mine granted that I’ve had ever since taking that class! Gift for the Photog in Your Life – […]