Creating New Thanksgiving Traditions with Our Thankful Tree!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for products included in this craft tutorial. Purchasing through these links at no extra cost to you helps this blog stay running. Thank you! Thanksgiving is often relegated to being the ugly stepchild of the mainstream holiday trifecta. Everyone goes so nuts over Halloween and Christmas that they seem to forget about ... Read More

7th Birthday Interview with Bella + FREE Birthday Interview Printable!

We celebrated Bella's SEVENTH birthday this past Wednesday. My, how time flies. I created this blog when Bella was just 10 months old, and now she's 7. Unreal. I saw this birthday interview floating around, and I thought it would be a clever way to treasure memories and for her to look back on in years to come. I plan to come back to these questions every year to see which ... Read More

Bella = Ambassador of Peace for February!!

At Bella's school, they give out an award every month called the "Ambassador of Peace" award. This award is given to one student from every class who has gone above and beyond with making good choices, resolving conflicts in peaceful ways, and practicing positive character skills. Bella was selected as the Ambassador of Peace for February, and we're incredibly proud of her! You ... Read More

What I Love the Most About My Daughter…

This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.   Time spent with just my daughter is coming to an end in a few months. She's been my one and only for over seven years. Although I will make sure to dedicate one-on-one time with her, it won't be quite the same. My goal ... Read More

What Bella Got for Christmas 2016

I know, I know. I'm late. It's all good. Who doesn't love pictures of kids opening their presents? . The night before Christmas, I gave her a few presents, one being this Movie Snack Kit that includes two boxes of M&M's and three bags of popcorn. We put on Santa Clause and munched down on the snacks! Bella was feeling under the weather and didn't want to ... Read More

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: EarZings Pierce-Free Earrings = PERFECT Option For My Daughter!

  Disclosure: I received product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.   Bella is 6 years old and does not have her ears pierced. I've left the decision up to her since it's her body, and she hasn't brought it up...until she started first grade. She wanted earrings and thought they looked pretty, but didn't want them pierced due to the ... Read More

What Bella Got For Christmas!

I am ridiculously late with this post, but it's better late than never.  On Christmas Eve, we normally exchange gifts to and from each other. Unfortunately, due to Bella being sick, she was only able to open two presents before drifting off to sleep. We just piled those presents in with Santa's presents, but made sure that Bella read the tags on each present. Thankfully, ... Read More

Christmas Recap: Bella Meets Santa Claus!

I know I am ridiculously late with posting this, but everyone in my household has been sick since before Christmas (and still are). I didn't think we would make it to see Santa Claus, but we did...on Christmas Eve. I thought it would be more packed than it was, but we only waited approximately 5-10 minutes. I wasn't close enough to hear her conversation with Santa, but I'm ... Read More

Merry Christmas From My Family to Yours.

Christmas is here. me, December = Christmas. I can't believe that we're already celebrating another Christmas. The years seem to be flying by at a pace faster than I can keep up. This is our first NYC Christmas, and that makes the holiday season even more special. Part of me misses having a Southern Christmas, but the other part of me is having a blast immersing myself ... Read More