Category Archives: Family & Friends

You never know when and how the Universe will give you something you need.

My friend Wendy and I were off to Target last night to find her son cleats for baseball. While we’re wandering through the sporting goods aisle at Target, she casually mentions that she needs one golf ball for a school … Continue reading

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Through Thick & Thin

A little over 9 years ago, during one of our frequent trips to Disney, we met Rachel and Jim for the first time. Brandon was 3, and I was pregnant with Matty. As the years have progressed, our friendship has … Continue reading

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Happy 13th Anniversary to US!

Some say the number 13 is unlucky. I disagree. While the last year has been filled with it’s share of sadness, it is you who has been by my side during those moments. And that is what matters. It’s easy … Continue reading

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Disney Side@Home Party: Food, Fun, and Family & Friends!

(This is the second part of my Disney Side@Home Party recap. You can find Part One here.) Now that you’ve seen how fantastic my house looked during our Disney Side@Home Party, it’s time to share with you what the rest … Continue reading

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Disney Side@Home 2015 Party Prep

(Okay, so this took me a little a lot longer to finish than anticipated. And it is also longer than I anticipated. So long, I’m dividing it in two. Here’s the first part. Read it all, I promise you’ll like … Continue reading

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How to save for your child’s college education with the Florida 529 SavĀ­ings Plan

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Florida College Prepaid and Bloggin’ Mamas, opinions and experiences are 100% my own. When I graduated high school, there was no financial plan in place for me to attend college. With three kids in … Continue reading

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Waffles and Sunday Mornings

Hubby works six days a week, and with our conflicting schedules it is practically impossible most days to sit down for a meal together. Except for Sundays. Sunday is his day off, and since he’s a morning person, he’s usually … Continue reading

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In which Rachel and I run in the Florida Keys

So when my friend Rachel told me she wanted to come to Miami for her birthday, I was thrilled. Then I get a text, “Are there any races March 7th or 8th in Miami?”. We searched high and low, found … Continue reading

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Eight years ago, our family became complete. I cannot imagine life without my sweet, silly, sometimes bratty little monkey. Matty, I hope every wish you wish comes true. I love you with all my heart.

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I don’t know how a dozen years have already passed since you were born. I was looking through hundreds of pictures to make this collage, and yes, there are definitely 12 years’ worth of memories, but it doesn’t feel like … Continue reading

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