Legacy of an Adopted Child

Once there were two women who never knew each other
One you do not remember, the other you call mother
Two different lives shaped to make you one
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun

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Furball Friday: Happy Halloween!


Monday is Halloween, and Bailey is getting his costume ready!  However, he is having a hard time deciding what to be.  Should he be a yummy “hotdoggie” or brilliant “astropup”?  Please help him decide! 🙂 Continue reading

Our European Adventure: Rome Day 1

Our European Adventure started in Rome.  We only had 3 days there so we PACKED IN the sightseeing! For Day 1, we  focused on the area near our hotel.  We went to the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Constantine Arch, Basilica of St. John Lateran, and the Sancta Sanctorum.


Basilica of St. John Lateran

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DIY Distressed Picture Frame

This was a quick and easy project that any DIY beginner or expert can do.  I get my artistic side from my grandma.  She was a beautiful artist.  I have a painting of hers that I have always loved, but it was done on a plain canvas and needed a frame.  I found a frame at a local thrift store.  However, it was pray painted gold and I wanted to give it more of an antique look…


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Furball Friday #2

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It’s Friday!  You worked hard this week.  You deserve a break to chill, relax, sleep in a shoe…whatever you want!  Shoe-snoozing was Bailey’s first choice as a pup.  So follow Bailey’s example…pick your favorite spot, curl up and take a chill pill.  You earned it.  🙂

Our European Adventure! Part 1: The Booking Details

This July my hubby and I celebrated 5 years of marriage and my 30th birthday.  We have had many wonderful memories in those 5 years, but we have also gone through tough times.  Infertility wears on a couple.  We decided we needed to reward ourselves for the strength we have shown over the years.  We wanted to treat ourselves and take a special trip that would really give us time to focus on each other and check off a few of bucket list items.


Santo Winery, Santorini, Greece

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Baby Bookshelf Redo- DIY Chalk Paint

One thing that makes me “whistle while I wait” is crafts.  I love me some DIY projects!  I think it is just magical to take something old and tattered, and breathe new life into it.

I had this shelf in my classroom for many years, but it had seen better days.  I almost threw it away…gasp!  Then, I realized it would be perfect for our baby room, but it needed a major face lift first.  This was my first chalk paint experience, and I think it turned out gorgeous!

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Furball Friday #1

Fridays are a mixture of emotions…exhausted from the work week, but excited for the weekend.  Bailey shares those feelings too, and he would like to start spreading a little Friday cheer with Furball Fridays!  Because really, who can resist smiling at that face? 🙂


The Butterfly Effect

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped organ that releases hormones that control metabolism in your body.  Just like a butterfly’s unique wings, every person’s thyroid is a little different.  Each thyroid flutters about, releasing the sweet nectar of hormones to help the body function.

However, if the thyroid butterfly flutters too quickly or too slowly… The body wilts.
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