Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

5 Candy Free Easter Basket Fillers

Easter is such a fun time with the kids. Although my kids know the Easter Bunny is not the reason we celebrate Easter, we still enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny on Easter morning. I know my kids will get plenty of candy from their grandparents throughout the day, and there will be plenty of candy filled Easter eggs. That's why I prefer candy free Easter basket fillers. I have put together a list of my 5 favorite candy free items that make great Easter basket fillers, especially if you have waited until the last minute to put a basket together like I have! Puzzles- What kid doesn't … [Read more...]

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How We Manage Toy Organization in a Small Home

Last month I shared my goals to tackle the massive amount of toy clutter we were left with after a new assortment entered our home for the holidays. We live in a smaller home, so we're limited on space to begin with. Add the fact that our home was built in the 20s, and we're left with even less storage space. Yep, our closets are tiny, and most of them were built into the bedrooms years later taking away even more space from the bedrooms. How can I stay on top of the toy clutter without going insane in our small space? Organize! I am the worst at organization, but I know organization is … [Read more...]

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The Good Lie Movie with Reese Witherspoon #Giveaway

The Good Lie Movie with Reese Witherspoon is a film about the Lost Boys, refugees from Sudan. It is both informative and entertaining. Rated PG-13 because of violent scenes from the war in Sudan which cause the Lost Boys to become orphans, this movie has lessons about love, humility, faith and respect for all ages. It also teaches us about completely different cultures and how they can be brought together. The Lost Boys flee from the viciousness of the Northern Militia who kill adults and kidnap children. In this movie, a group, including the three children who are the main characters … [Read more...]

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Get the Holidays Right – Adopt or Foster Parent

I want six children. That was my wish as a child. As an adult, 6 kids were out of reach, but kids were an important part of my life. My first daughter was born in 1987. Then for ten years I waited for the right man to come along that would be a father to my daughter and want more children. Blessed to find my husband, who adopted Alicia our expectation for more children was at a standstill. Miscarriages kept that hope far away. Foster care was discussed, but for many reasons, we couldn’t do it. I still regret that to this day. We did have another child who was a very welcomed addition to our … [Read more...]

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Finding the Perfect Gift with Well Gifted

Have you ever seen something and said, “Why didn’t I think of that?” I felt that way when I saw Well Gifted. Finding the perfect gift just got easier with the Well Gifted Reverse Gift Registry, which is sponsoring this post. How to Use Well Gifted Once I registered, I found that it’s quick and easy to use. And the concept is first-rate. All you do is choose gifts that you think your recipient would like and email them the list. (The email comes from Well Gifted, so you may want to let your friend know about the email.) Then they can choose which gift they truly want. And then you’ll get an … [Read more...]

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