Jan 26, 2015


I had a fun day out cruising thrift shops with my friend.  There was no deadline, no kids, nothing except to moms out having a little fun getting deals. 

I got some great deals including: 
  • great Tupperware (which I LOVE!) 
  • a few cute things for the kids to wear
  • some learning books at 10 for $1
I also stocked up on milk and bread for Little Prince in case the storm that is coming is as bad as they are calling for.  (When you have an autistic boy whose entire diet consists of milk and peanut butter sandwiches, you don't run out of bread and milk!) I got the milk at Costco, it is the cheapest milk around!  And as a feel-good bonus, the bag boy at Costco flirted with us.  That's always a nice thing for a 42 year old mom of four! 

When I got home and got the food put away, I took a look around and every single member of my family was reading one of the books I got!  From Prince Charming to Little Prince, everyone was enjoying a book.  I LOVE it!  I guess that was a dollar well spent. 

I have been organizing my cupboards, so as soon as I got home, I put my Tupperware straight to work. 

And just for fun, aren't these a cute couple of super-spies?!

Jan 25, 2015

Gratitude Sunday

Gratitude Sunday
Sunday's heart felt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful.

Here are some things I am grateful for this week:

1.  Surprise sunny, warm days in middle of winter in January!

2.  I am so grateful that I got a good nights sleep last night!

3.  All my kids having lovely new beds that the are so thrilled with.

4.  Finding a way to get pictures of my boy's smile (it involves tickling and trying not to get a blurry picture, but at least you can see his smile!)

5.  Catching my kids being sweet together, like Little Prince sitting to read a book and Princess Snifflefritz reading beside him. 

6.  Taking time to organize my kitchen cupboards!  I still have things to do, but I LOVE being organized!

My snacks, cookbook, and coffee cupboard.

Open shelving over my sink!  I LOVE my Tupperware containers!

4.  My headache is finally gone!!  Woohoo!!  It is amazing how much more I get done when I feel better!

5.  Getting a video of Little Prince enjoying a book! (even if it is sideways) 

6. Getting a video of Little Prince and his sisters playing. When he plays this is what he does. He just runs and runs and runs. But he takes great joy in it, so I figure he can go for it.

Jan 24, 2015

Saturday Photohunt: 'Fan'

The Saturday PhotoHunt for this week is:  'Fan'.  For this one, I decided to post a pic of Princess Belle totally thrilled about her favorite birthday present from last year, a "Monster High" doll because she is a HUGE fan of "Monster High".  She has even started a little fan club with a few friends on the street.  She LOVES "Monster High" and has gotten only "Monster High" stuff for the last two Christmas's. 

She even wore a "Monster High" costume for Christmas.

Jan 23, 2015

This Moment

A beautiful and fun Friday ritual. Inspired by SouleMama.
{this moment} – A Friday 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. – Amanda Soule