Christmas Spirit

I never understood when people said “next year will be the year he really gets into Christmas”.  I thought my kid enjoyed the holidays last year (at age 2 1/2) but what a difference a year makes! This year he is so into the holiday spirit! From decorating gingerbread cookies (this has been a family tradition of ours since he was a baby), watching Christmas specials, helping decorate our tree, asking me all about my special ornaments, jumping out of bed each morning to open his lego advent calendar, counting…

Changes To My Personal Facebook Page

I made a decision recently regarding my personal Facebook account that I hope does not offend anyone. That decision was to strictly make my account a place where I share information with family members only. I have other social avenues that I use to interact with friends and acquaintances, and in all honesty, use those accounts more frequently anyway. With that said, I did a lot of editing to my friend list and I do not want anyone removed to take this decision personally. I hate the term “unfriend” because that is/was not…

Naming Advice For New Moms

Fellow blogger and friend The Suburban Mom is expecting her second little princess. She asked for Mom Blogging advice and I completely missed her submission deadline (I have been preparing my eBay store for the upcoming holiday season and slacked). In the past, I have shared that naming a baby is difficult but here is something all parents-to-be should consider when tossing around names. Keep in mind, I have a boy (and a very busy one at that) so I am thankful I tested this theory before naming him. When deciding on…

The Story Behind An Estate Sale

Weekends are for hitting yard sales, I cannot wait to jump in my car early on Saturday mornings! Even my little guy hops out of bed excited to go, he has scored some pretty amazing toys! When we see signs for estate sales, the excitement level goes up! Well, that is until this past weekend. We stumbled upon an estate sale in a prestigious neighborhood. The street was lined with cars, the house was a mansion! I couldn’t wait to get inside and see what was for sale! I had already spent some time scoping…