May 22, 2015

Life 'Round Here - Lilacs, Allergies & A Few New Gray Hairs

Hello!  It feels like it has been so long since I blogged.  I wasn't planning a break but life just seemed to get in the way.  I have been battling a terrible spring cold that I am still not quite over.  A spring or summer cold always seems more offensive than a winter cold to me.  In winter, it seems almost expected but when the weather is warm there are so many more things to be DONE!

May 21, 2015

Making the Most of Summer with Kellogg's & $100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

Summer is an exciting time filled with vacations, staycations, trips to the pool, and loads of fun!  It lasts just a few months, but the memories made will last a lifetime.
Kelloggs cereal in a

May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

My mother and I spent a lovely day together in Clinton, NJ this week to celebrate Mother's Day.
Red mill Clinton

May 4, 2015

Taking a Moment with Pepperidge Farm® Milano® Cookies & $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

I am all about the simple little pleasures in life that make a huge difference in my day.  As the mom of 3 growing boys, and wife to a police officer husband whose work schedule changes from day to day, I have learned to carve out a few minutes to myself during the day to re-charge.  Because life sometimes gets overwhelming.  And we deserve a break, right?  Simple things like fresh flowers, a good book and a sweet treat can go a long way in reducing stress. Taking a little break just makes the whole day better.

May 2, 2015


I am not sure I remember ever enjoying a spring as much as we are this year.
After the long winter, we are just so happy to get outside.  We have been enjoying our evening walks in the woods.  I often take pictures when we are in Upstate NY, but I am trying to appreciate more of the beauty right here in NJ so I have been bringing my camera along.