Monday’s Motivational Music

Hi ya’ll

Did you all survive the long holiday weekend?  We did and are up and moving this morning ready to conquer the week. ( translation: coffee is strong this morning)

We had a wonderfully peaceful and small family dinner. First time ever where it was just the four of us and while we missed those close to us, we soaked up the time and the quiet!

My amazing hubby did a lot if not ALL the cooking. I loved having him the kitchen with me except that instead of cooking, I cleaned up the aftermath he left with EACH dish he created. Soooo, thanksgiving in our house went like this.

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It was wonderful!


I haven’t been on the music train in some time and my workout this morning put this little tune into my brain and I thought it was a great one to share.



Have a fabulous week!

Saturday’s Silly


Good morning!

I love to capture the commentary that takes place among my family via text! Well I was cleaning out my photo’s on my phone and came across this one from waaaaaay back when with the intent on sharing it before Halloween. So I am only 4 days late…. 

My niece came up a while ago so we could spend the weekend making cards. It’s our thing. We research for a few minutes, okay hours on Pinterest for ideas and then turn those ideas into our own.

So this was one that she sent me back via Pinterest messenger.

So, I must confess that I clicked the link twice which involved my husband looking over my shoulder the second time to ensure this wasn’t a case of “user error”  before I asked her if she had actually clicked the link.

Happy to report, not a case of user error at all.

Turns out that not all Pinterest links are related to the actual picture.

Who knew right?

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The link as it turns out, took us to a website not intended for card making at all but in fact a place where one can buy a nice teddy for their lady friend. And I am not talking “teddy bear” either, lol. Whatever your thinking right now is probably spot on with the link itself.  

Anyway, here are the cards that we made as a result of the above mentioned idea.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!



Wordy Wednesday


I started this post last night and then hmmmmed and hawwwwed over how to approach the matter because the whole thing resonated with me.

I went for a walk yesterday and it was a beautifully brisk afternoon and the air smelled amazing ya know, fall like!

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Anyway on my walk – I take a path that goes right by the neighboring school and playground.  As I was walking by I noticed a little boy jumping up and down, singing to himself and having a his own personal concert and then he pointed towards a woman I am going to assume was his mom.

( I will be the first to tell you never – ever assume in fact,  you should avoid it but work with me here if you will K? Thanks!)

She was sitting on the side of the playground, her face in her phone paying no mind to the little boy.

As I walked by them I watch them like it was a movie being played in slow motion.

he walked over to the woman and waited a moment.

-when no reaction was received, he leaned down & retrieved what looked looked like a green notebook from a bag that sat under her legs.

– he sat down only inches from the woman and mimicked her stance to perfection

It made me smile but at the same time it made me want to walk over to the woman and do one of two things:

  1. Smack her
  2. Toss the phone into the nearby creek and tell her stop

Now before you go off on me and tell me to butt out – rest assure I didn’t do either of those things. I continued on my path and thought to myself how I could incorporate this scene into a post to share with others and not be annoying and preachy because I am not perfect and I am the last person to parent a parent.

Is is a topic that has been discussed a million times over, and over and over again. 

So I will keep it simple and hopefully fun.

I don’t know who the mom or boy were; I just know that the actions taken by both of them today in my passing made me think and want to share words we have all heard before.

Stop looking at your phone and look at your boy

Stop missing his youth

Stop connecting to the world around you and pay attention to the world you are in

Stop responding to work emails, FB, Instgram and Snapchat, posts, they can wait an hour, they will still be there.

Stop whatever has you so involved that you are missing the important things. The little boy in front of you who is dancing, singing, LAUGHING and loving the moment that he has found by just being a kid hanging out at the park with his mom!

Kids already grow up at lighting speed.

One day they are 7 and the next they are 16 and licensed, and then graduating high school and then off to college and then oh my god, leaving the nest and you question how the hell did it all happen so fast?

Seriously just

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Disconnect with the world and connect with your kids and family’s.

Just saying.


Love and hugs!



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