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Sep 30, 2014
Sep 30, 2014

Kids Birthday Party

This weekend I went to a kid’s birthday party.  Nothing too special, right?  Wrong!

+ Guests of honor are twins

+ They turned the mature age of 3

+ My oldest child is almost 21 and my youngest 10

+ I haven’t been to a toddler party in 7 years

+ The decor at the house was amazing

I love kid birthday parties because the colors, animation, and activity.  The kids run around and play; happy and joyful.

I especially like kids parties now because my kids are much older so I can enjoy the party.  In our family, wine and good food are always served for the adults.  Yup, no punch or pretzels for us.  The kids eat carrots and broccoli with ranch dip.  The adults eat gourmet.

The party guests included grandparents, great aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends.  Yet another opportunity for a family gathering to celebrate two of our own.

The house decor fascinated me.  My husband’s cousin and his wife are artists.  They are very creative people.  I am not.  So, of course, the robots in the family room and the succulents on the kitchen counter caught my attention.

An inspiration to create terrariums burst forth from enjoying the beautiful succulent scape.  The robots were simply amazing!  They were scattered throughout the room; on the floor, table, and counters; in clusters and single.  I loved their creativity and character.

I’ll have to work on the terrariums and share with you in the coming weeks. I hope you enjoy your next kids party too!

Cheers!

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Sep 30, 2014

My First Car

My First Car

I bought my first car at 16.  I paid for it myself, paid for maintenance, and even paid the insurance.  My parents were firm in the idea of responsibility at a young age. 

Unfortunately, I was not allowed to select my first car.  I had my heart set on a pretty turquoise blue VW convertible bug.  My parents, on the other hand, had their sights on a practical, fuel-efficient, and safe…

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Sep 28, 2014

Blog Business Plan Series

Blog Business Plan Series

Blog Business Plan Series

I found a fantastic business blog recently.  I adore the voice, content, and resources.  A particular resource, Blog Business Plan, prompted me to start a business plan for my blog business.  ByRegina is a full of useful information for establishing and planning your blogging business.

blog business plan series

Think big, plan, ideas, be creative.
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Sep 26, 2014
Sep 26, 2014

Mom is Taking the Night Off

Mom is Taking the Night Off

Mom is Taking the Night Off

Tonight I am home alone.  No kids.  No husband.  No dishes.  No dinner.  No laundry.  Nothing I must do or anyone to take care off.

It’s just me and the dog tonight.  Mom is taking the night off!

I am so excited!!!

 

 

I want to dance on the furniture, turn the music up loud, and go crazy. 

But, I will…

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Sep 26, 2014

Five Senses of Fall and Autumn

Five Senses of Fall and Autumn

five senses of fall and autumn

Crisp blue skies, bright orange and yellow leaves, warm sunshine — Fall Copyright: byheaven / 123RF Stock Photo

Can you feel the change of seasons in the air?  Are your senses telling you the seasons are about to change? 

I love the change of seasons.  Every season is a new beginning.  Fall is especially wonderful. 

Five Senses of Fall and Autumn

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Sep 26, 2014
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