Today we have a new President.  The first African American President and history was made.  Despite differences, I am excited that our country took this stand.  I was glad to watch this history with my children and they will be able to remember this moment their children will read about.

I also have been thinking of this year for our family.  This year will be the fifth year anniversary of our youngest son placed in our home, our oldest will become an official teenager, my hubby will turn 40, and it will be our 15th wedding anniversary.  WOW!  It’s an exciting and changing time for us.

I am excited about this coming year.  Only time will tell what will happen, but I do know that it’s all flowing through the hand of God!

What does this year hold for you?  Do you see any big changes up ahead?

Have a “Changing” Day!



Do you wanna participate in my month long contest (with weekly drawings)?  Of course you do.  Here are the rules:

1) Answer the weekly question in my comments that week.  One entry is all I need.

2) POST about my contest on your blog.  I will need the direct link on my blog showing the post on your site. 

3) That’s it!!!!  Just wait to see if you are a winner.

Today we will discover an ETSY shop Under Her Charm:

UHC – I am a mom to three beautiful kids, who have inspired this line of jewelry. I design hand stamped, customized jewelry, in both English and Hebrew. My designs incorporate pearls, crystals, your text and your photos! Great gifts for wedding couples, wedding parties, new moms, grandmothers, toddlers, girls, teens, Bat Mitzvahs, birthdays or just because! We even have key chains, dog tags and photo tags for him.

I am always experimenting and adding new items. Please feel free to convo with any ideas, custom orders, or suggestions!

And here is the prize she is offering up.  Ok, people these are great.  Get your comments and posts going.

Anniversary or Mommy necklace 

You will have your choice of the Anniversary Necklace (pictured above) or a double sided disk necklace.

So here’s this weeks question:

Question for Week 2 – Tell me about a random act of kindness in the last year that you have done or someone has done for you?  Please share about it in the comments and don’t forget to link the contest on your blog.

And if you like it but don’t win it appears Under her Charm has a sale that just might make your shopping a little easier –

HOLIDAY SALE! Now through December 10th, receive 15% off your order for three or more items! Paypal refund will be given after checkout. If you need several of one item, just let me know for custom listing.

Have a “Charming” Day!

Yes, it’s a busy month for us.  Mother-In-Law’s B Day, The Anniversary of my mother’s B Day and Death (she passed away 20 years ago today), My Marriage Anniversary, Our son’s B Day, and my blog anniversary….whew!!!  I am not even sure if I got it all.

Anyways, since my Mom passed away on September 24th and then her brother (my Uncle) passed away two years to the date, I wanted something positive on this day.  I got married on it.  And boy did I turn it around.

I am married to the best man alive..sorry ladies 🙂

Happy 14th Anniversary Hunny Bunches of O’s!


Have a “Lovie Dovie” Day!

So I have been blessed with the best husband in the world!!  We have had 13 married years together and two wonderful boys.  I just couldn’t ask for anyone better!

Our oldest son’s birthday is two days and two years after we were married so it can be difficult planning for a birthday party and the anniversary.  Sometimes I feel like I haven’t put as much energy into the anniversary, but God gave me this idea.  I did a present for each year for that we  have been married.  Each present (most small and a couple of larger ones) were some of his favorite treats and such.  I also wrapped each one and added the year and a note like

“I am so glad I haven’t driven you to drink…yet” for a bottle of root-beer wrapped in a paper bag of course. 

“It’s always nice to know that year after year and day after day you will be back” for a Terminator movie.

“You light up my life” for a auto light thing he wanted. 

I left gifts in the order in which my husband would go in the morning.  1st one in the closet.  2nd one in the bathroom, etc  I spread them out through the day and even took a couple to his work. 

 It was a lot of fun.  This could also work for a child’s birthday for every year they have been alive.

I hope that you enjoyed this idea.   Please make sure to share your tips or thoughts.