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Mama Does the Maverick’s Mud Run

Mud Run

I ran the Mavericks Mud Run with a beautiful group of friends yesterday. “What is a mud run?” You ask. It is a 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle course, filled with hill climbs, mud pits, rope climbs, balance beams, over-unders, wall climbs, and army-crawling-in-mud-puddles-for-fun antics.     This was my fifth mud run. Now, you may ask, “Why would you do that?!” My usual response is, “because it’s fun”. But really it is so much more than that. It’s the camaraderie, {Read More}

10 Amazing Baby Shower Gifts for Under $50

10 Shower Gifts

  A baby shower is significant to a growing family.  Hopes and dreams are being created and nurtured. To attend a baby shower is a big deal. Mommy-to-be wants to share this special time with you. It is nice to present a gift that will be appreciated and used. But we don’t always want to break the bank when shopping for a new bundle of love. The following are either gifts I received or items I purchased that I truly, {Read More}

I’m Baaack

I'm Baaack

Since my last post, my life has been a whirlwind. We welcomed our beautiful Lucille into the world. And I am happy to announce that I have ­­­­officially become a stay at home mom! It has been a beautiful, hectic, amazing time. Through it all,  I have really missed my blog. I had such high aspirations, but my focus was divided. Life somehow got in the way of my dreams to take time to reflect, to document memories, and to {Read More}

Gazelle Intensity

Part of my to plan to be a Stay At Home Mom is becoming debt free. I will be the first to admit that I’ve been financially foolish. In the past we did not see a problem with making purchases on credit. Oh! What a problem it has become. In recent years we had credit card upon credit card. We were making payments on two vehicles and two dirt bikes. Pure insanity! This year I vowed to make a change. {Read More}

Full Plate

Full Plate

Keeping up with my blog has been a challenge lately. I am finding it difficult to juggle being a mother, wife, working full-time, running our construction company, exercising, eating right, housework… Somewhere I have to fit in sleeping and blogging. I still intend to experiment with methods of making money from home, but it looks like it will be more difficult than I expected. Please bare with me. To be continued…      

10 Tips for New Moms

Layered Changing Pad

  Mommyhood is a new role to me. I am not claiming to have infinite wisdom, but I have learned a thing or two in my 13 months of experience. I am big on saving time and my sanity. Here are a few tips that have done both. 1. Trust your Instincts You will question yourself over and over again. Just remember, you are MADE to be a Mommy. Let your instincts lead the way. Accept advice from those with {Read More}

Survey Says

The questionnaire

My first at-home money making venture is, of course, completing surveys. Surveys are a staple of earning money via the Internet. I have never taken a survey online and I am somewhat hesitant. Will I earn any money? Will I be bombarded with junk email? Tonight I Googled, “make money with surveys” and clicked on the first link. I signed up with this site and was told it would take two weeks of their coaching to learn the ropes and {Read More}

Learning to Make Money from Home

Pink Piggy Bank

The main reason I am not currently a Stay At Home Mom is because my family depends on my income. I make a decent salary as a full-time office manager. I have always worked outside the home. Now that I am a mother, I am compelled to find a way to stay at home. I plan on experimenting with different money making ideas to see which are viable options. I have been brainstorming and the following are some of the {Read More}

How to Remove GUM from Leather Furniture

pb and gum

During Emilia’s birthday party, one of her little friends left a present… a glob of gum smeared onto our leather couch! I researched ways of getting it off. WD-40, nail polish remover and and lotion seemed like they could cause damage. Peanut butter?! Why not, let’s try it. Wipe peanut butter on the gum. Let is sit for at least three hours. (I tried wiping it off after one hour and the gum was still there.) After three hours, wipe {Read More}

To Emilia ~ My Words Are My Gift

Flying Emilia.jpg

Emilia,  my precious and precocious little girl. I LOVE watching you play, laugh and live every day. I am documenting your life so that you can look back, smile, cry and reminisce. Enjoy life!! Every wonderful, happy, scary, hectic, thrilling, amazing moment of it! My words are my gift to you…