Take a Picture with Your Mom

This last weekend marked the fourth anniversary of losing my Mom. She died suddenly, with little warning at the age of sixty two.  I have missed her every day since her soul left this earth. What I cherish now are photos of my Mom, especially photos of us together. To my dismay, I realize that…

Mondays

On Mondays, I take Ballet. I have to qualify that and say that I am not a dancer. I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea and envision anything remotely resembling "So You Think You Can Dance?" I'll answer that question right now. No. I know I can't dance. That is why I am…

Accepting the offering of others

I tend to be judgemental. It's not something that I'm proud of - I wish I was more accepting and relaxed with things. But, the truth is that my first instincts are to compare what is done or said with what I would do or what I would say. And then I judge. Sigh. It's…

On Change

Change in life is certain. Things never stay the same- we all get older, our environment changes, we move, we get a new job, we lose our job, we lose people we love, new relationships are formed. The list is endless because change happens. While settling into our new rental house, I realized that within…

Moving

This week we left our house that we  have lived in for five years. Moves are hard. Leaving the familiar and venturing into the unknown is a bit terrifying, and even stressful. I have always said that I could live anywhere and be happy. I almost prided myself on my flexibility. International move? No problem.…

Bed Makeover

I have been scouring Craigslist for an old, metal bed for months.  I didn't want to pay a lot for it, but I needed a sturdy bed that wouldn't shake or squeak.  Also, it needed to be full size to fit our existing mattress.   Also, not too feminine because it is for my son's…

Back to School

At the beginning of the summer, I questioned how I would entertain my four children for three months.  I worried that I would hear, "I'm bored!" way too many times for me to keep my sanity.  I love my children, I enjoy spending time with them, but I was nervous about keeping them active and…

Friday Field Trip- Discovery Place

My good friend Katie introduced me to the idea of Friday field trips in the summer.  We started this tradition last year and the kids loved it so much, we are continuing this summer.  We visit places within an hour of where we live-the Charlotte metro area. To start off the summer, we went to…

House Tour- Welcome to my Home!

Hello there!  Thanks for stopping by.  I live in a regular house- nothing super special here, but it is home to me, and filled with lots of noise, activity, and love.  My home is constantly changing, as I am figuring out my own personal design preferences and work within my budget.  Most of the items…