Disney Cruise Fish Extender Gifts at Etsy

Disney Fish Extender Gifts on Etsy

I’m not a majorly crafty person, but I am creative and resourceful. When we went on our first Disney cruise, I made our Fish Extender and all of the gifts that we gave out on the cruise. As time went on, the gifts we gave were a little less creative and crafty and I started […]

My Surprising Family Tree: An AncestryDNA Review

ancestry-dna-review

(Limited time offer: April 23-27 get 20% off AncestryDNA. If you are ordering more than one kit, try using code FREESHIPDNA to cut your shipping cost a little) I’ve grown up thinking of myself as basically Irish. My grandmother’s maiden name was Emma Lou O’Malley, which is as Irish as you can get. We celebrate […]

How Much Difference Does An Inch Really Make?

Difference of an Inch

I’m pretty open about sharing personal things on my blog, including a lot about my own insecurities. I’ve been turning this post over in my head for quite awhile and after talking to my kids the other day, I decided the time had come to write it. Put your fingers out in front of you […]

The Struggle to Stay a Christian

Staying Christian

Although I don’t talk about it frequently, I have been open on my blog and social media about my religious beliefs. I’ve been a Christian all my life, although not the kind that goes to church every Sunday and participates in Bible study. I’m the one you probably call a “Chreaster” who shows up on […]

Tweens Show Their #DisneySide with Villains Party

DisneySide Villain Party

Last year I was lucky enough to host a Disney Side party and we had an AMAZING time with the teens and tweens doing Disney Karaoke. I was afraid this year when we were chosen to host one again that we would not be able to top it! However, between the goodies we were sent, […]

Personalized Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Free Personalized Valentine's Day Cards

I fell in love with Frecklebox a couple of months ago when I was shopping for Christmas gifts for my nieces. They absolutely loved the personalized coloring books that I sent them! This month Frecklebox is offering free coloring pages and cards for Valentine’s Day. You simply pick the design you want, enter the child’s […]

What Growing Up Looks Like

Growing Up: From Baby Dolls to Lip Gloss

Today was the first full day that the kids have been gone since December 19. That’s 21 days. 21 days that I have gotten to hang out with them, argue with them, make cookies with them, play games with them, watch movies with them, argue a little more with them, and enjoy them. I’ve been […]

Santa Video In Your Home (and Contest!)

Santa Video

A couple of years ago one of my daughters (who was about 8 at the time) started expressing some doubt over the existence of Santa Clause. Naturally my husband and I were in a panic because we didn’t know what to do. It was pretty clear that she was still wanting to believe, so we […]

Personalized Coloring Books

Personalized Coloring Books

My daughters have names that are not exactly unique but are also not popular enough that we tend to find merchandise in stores with their names on them. Because of that, I am always on the lookout for things online that I can order. Recently I was introduced to Frecklebox. They specialize in personalized gifts […]