Archives for July 2012

Purina ‘Your Cat Story’ contest ends soon!

A few days ago, I shared my ‘cat story’ on how Milano adopted us a few short years ago. I cannot begin to express how much she has changed our lives and our home. Do you have a cat? I wanted to remind you that you can visit, submit your cat story and win […]

Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project – Milano’s adoption story

Do you have a pet? I grew up with many animals, but the breed that I really took to was my cat. Her name was Taffy. She was grey and white and was feisty as they come. Years passed, she passed and once I was on my own, I got another cat. She looked just […]

Traveling with our Verizon xyboard

We have been on the go all summer. When we travel, we travel with just about any toy, book and electronic that we can to keep the kids entertained on road trips. While we’ve been reviewing  the Motorola xyboard powered by Verizon’s 4G service, we thought we’d download a few things that would allow us […]

I use Skype at home and on the go

We traveled a lot this summer; more than we have traveled any other summer. We were on the road for a week throughout Texas, then a week in North Iowa, then hubby and I went to Cancun and now I’m about to head to NYC for BlogHer in just a few short days. When it […]

There’s still time to order your business cards for #BlogHer12 from Vistaprint!

While I’ve had my BlogHer ‘12 conference pass since they went on sale last August, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to attend this year due to our chaotic busy schedule. I wasn’t planning on attending this year because of our schedule, but things pan out when we least expect them to. While […]

Happy 9th Anniversary to us!

Today, 9 years ago on July 18, 2003, I married a man that would soon change my life. I never believed in ‘soul mates’ until we met. Nine years and two beautiful kids later, here we are! Happy anniversary baby, I love you! This is our wedding song, the song that we walked down the […]

Wordless Wednesday: River Rats


Jillian joins Table for Six

When I started my family I seemed to mostly develop friendships with other young mothers but I maintained some relationships with old friends who are still single. One such friend is Jillian with whom I have stayed in contact even as she moved out to the Bay area and developed her career in public relations. […]

We’re back from Palace Resorts ~ Moon Palace!

I am so stinking excited to share with you our recent trip to Cancun to visit the Palace Resorts Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort! We’ve had a whirlwind past 3 weeks, so bear with me to get emails replied to, winners drawn and posts live. While being in Texas for a week to visit […]

International Delight Iced Coffee Summer Sweepstakes!

When it comes to coffee, I have never really been a fan of it… that is until I tried International Delight Iced Coffee. When I think of coffee, I think about a hot beverage. Well, with summer time in full force, trying an iced coffee sounded good and refreshing. I received a coupon to try […]

Wordless Wednesday: Reflecting on Texas heat. It’s dyam hot!


Made in the USA – Independence Day with Rayovac

Do you have any family traditions for the Fourth of July? Do you travel during the July 4th holiday? We don’t really have any new family traditions, but we do love travel to the family’s house and go to the river walk, find a cool spot and watch the town’s fireworks along with the air […]

Business Ideas for Busy Moms: Using Online Sales Tools

Although chasing around after your little ones all day certainly qualifies as a full-time job for stay-at-home moms, if you find that you have any spare time when they’re off at school or down for a nap there are a few ways to make some extra cash. Most of us dream of running our own […]