The biggest rewards come to those who have the courage to accept the difficult tasks without complaint, to take risks, and to do the things that others find too uncomfortable.

If you want things in your life to change, you're going to have to change things in your life!!!

Things are never as difficult as you thought, once you get started!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Positive Thinking

Let's get inspired!!
Positive Thinking every Wednesday.
A simple, remarkable thought to uplift you.  
Positive thinking can improve your life and the power of it will bring you happiness.
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Great stuff to live by!

Always be yourself.  Never try to hide who you are.  
The only shame is to have shame.  
Always stand up for what you believe in.  
Always question what other people tell you.  
Never regret the past.  It's a waste of time.  
There's a reason for everything.  
Every mistake, every moment of weakness, 
every terrible thing that has happened to you.  
Grow from it.  The only way you can ever get the 
respect of others is when you show them that 
you respect yourself and most importantly, 
do your thing and never apologize for being you.  
-Author Unknown


Saturday, October 29, 2011

This Moment

{this moment}     

A Saturday ritual. A single photo -no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Story

My beautiful friend wrote the below story.  Her name is Dorey and she has 3 awesome boys.  She is one of the best Moms I know and her kids are so lucky to have her.  When I read this story I could not stop giggling all day and wanted to pass on the smiles to other Moms that can relate to this.  Hope you enjoy this story as much as I do....
So the other night I was walking up my stairs to go to bed when I saw a HUGE black bug on my stairs, I had never seen anything like it. It was moving it's legs up in the air at me! I knew my boys would want to see this thing so I RAN to the kitchen and grabbed a jar, luckily the bug was still there when i came back.  It took me a few minutes to gather up enough courage to put the jar over the bug, but with a couple short screams, I finally did! I then went and grabbed a piece of paper and carefully slid it under the jar! All in all it took about 15 minutes to capture the thing! I then took it into the light to see it closer and saw that it was.....a black feather from my Halloween costume.
Scary Feather
 Thank you Dorey for putting a smile on my face all day!!  I love you!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Positive Thinking

Let's get inspired!!
Positive Thinking every Wednesday.
A simple, remarkable thought to uplift you.  
Positive thinking can improve your life and the power of it will bring you happiness.
 "It's kind of fun to do the impossible." 
-Walt Disney

Monday, October 24, 2011


I went upstairs to check on Connor who was supposed 
to be taking a nap...... gorgeous son has taken his pants off...put his shirt on his head and is looking at himself in the mirror, cracking himself up.  We had to run for the camera...haha  
So much for nap time today.  :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pancakes Anyone?

I love having my husband home on a weekend day.  I love having breakfast with all of us just sitting, talking about what we want to do today, just being together.  It is very rare for us to be able to have breakfast as a whole family so when we get to...we sure make a big deal of it.  Today we made Organic Gluten Free, Dairy Free chocolate chip pancakes. They were so good.

Here is what you need:

Simply Organic Pancake and Waffle Mix 
Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract 
Simply Organic Cinnamon
Imagine Rice Dream Drink 
Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Organic eggs
Organic Maple Syrup 
Organic Smart Balance Butter
Cast Iron Griddle  

Here is the recipe:
1 cup pancake mix
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
palm size hand of chocolate chips

Heat your cast iron skillet....mix all together and make pancakes.  You can add as much as you want of everything.  

For us..I have to use the whole box of pancake mix...3 eggs...about 2 cups of rice milk...a pour of vanilla....lots of cinnamon...lots of chocolate chips...and lots of love.  Matt made sure he filled our bowl of pancake mix with all the love he could give.  He said his heart was so full and it was pouring out.  

I only buy the pancake mix, vanilla, and cinnamon off of Amazon but I wanted to show you pictures of everything I use.  I got my griddle at Walmart.  Enjoy!