Out of Hibernation

I love springtime. What's not to love? Springtime brings Easter, warm weather, color to the desert, kite flying, pastels, new life and change. New life as in little eggs (2 of them!) the size of jelly beans ready to become hummingbirds. We check the nest daily to see if Twitter has met her babies. Change as in the most significant milestone in a baby's life is just around the corner for Sophie. I celebrate another year of life (uggh!), anticipate a crazy summer, and join along (with some reluctance) to come out of hibernation.....

I think I'm gonna need.....

a coat. A big thick down-filled puffy adorable COAT. And wool socks, and extra blankets, and my space heater, and mittens, and a scarf, and a hat, and hot chocolate around the clock, and hot soup, and a magical way to teleport us to Utah for the holidays so we don't have to drive in this. Can you help?

(photo courtesy of my sister's front yard)

Three Worlds

I've often said how it can be challenging for me as a mother to meet the needs of my three children who are in completely different stages and see the world in completely different ways.

Sadie is winning turkeys at class parties.

Deklan is spinning webs, riding horses and inseparable from Kash.

Sophie is loving her Boon spoon as she is put in and out of her carseat and going here and there. If you want a Boon spoon (which I know you will because they are awesome!) go here.

Truth be told....I wouldn't have my world any other way.

Shabby Apple Dare to Design Limoncello Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Shabby Apple Dare to Design Limoncello Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

I'm in love!

Shabby Apple Dare to Design Lawn Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Who couldn't use a new dress?

Shabby Apple Dare to Design Lawn Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Here we go again....

I vaguely remember years ago watching an Oprah where there was a lady who was a full time prize seeker. She entered every sweepstakes imaginable. Cereal boxes, mail entry, newspaper ads, game shows, you name it. She proudly showcased her winnings from over the years: money, a new tv, bikes, cameras, and the list goes on. I remember being a little impressed but also thinking she had no life.

I'm just promising you that I do have a life......which will resume after I win something. Ha!

This one is cute (and they mention a holiday boutique here in Gilbert that I may just have to attend). Here's my extra entry!


Change of luck....

I'm feeling the need to win something. Something cute. Something I love. Something I don't want to live without. Something I CAN'T live without. Okay, maybe that's a little extreme but seriously is this too much to ask for a girl being audited? And that's not a typo....I did type A-U-D-I-T-E-D.

So in keeping with the spirit of the recession and my need for free I'm entering this contest and for an extra chance at winning I'm posting the link:


Be warned...my blog may turn into a boring linkage to other blogs until I win something. Or it could lead you to some very cool websites and in that case you'll be thanking me.