A little thing called life

One of the best and worst things about life is change. There are times in my life where I have been settled and comfortable and freak out at the thought of change. There are other times I crave it. Right now there are lots of changes happening in my life. I’m ready for my next chapter and can’t wait to share it all along the way.

Change. I’m craving it.




Today was a good day. Lately I have been just trying to get through each day. Can’t wait for the day to be over. Counting the minutes until I can go to bed but then not able to fall asleep.

Trying to figure all my shit out all at once. Not being true to myself. Wanting everything to be everything I want it to be right this minute.

But I need to remind myself to stop and live and breathe. Enjoy this journey. The good and the bad. It makes us who we are. It is the stories my family will tell long after I am gone. I need to feel my life.

I am not going to figure it all out all at one. And in the end all that really matters are the small moments in my life.

Like today.

Cooking with Kevin.
Hanging out with Chloe.
Catching up on work I love.

Laughing with a friend for hours on the phone while watching and tweeting the Golden Globes and the Red Carpet interviews.

My many glamorous faces for the Golden Globes.

My many glamorous faces for the Golden Globes.

These are the moments that are important.

Cheers to starting a new week.


I might just send out my cards this year

Last year I took the time to make some fun holiday cards. Picked out my favorite pictures from the year. Arranged them all perfectly in a collage and had them delivered to my house with plenty of time for mailing. It was Christmas miracle!


Oh wait! You have never seen this card? Huh? Maybe that is because I NEVER SENT IT OUT. I never ended up mailing out my cards. I can not even find the box of them at this moment. I really loved our card. I was really planning on sending them out. But I got super busy and ran out of time. I was exhausted and overwhelmed last year and dropped the ball on a lot of things I wanted to do. I had just started back to work full time and the adjustment was way harder than I thought it was going to be.

This year I am taking it slow and doing what I can. Trying to find the fun this holiday season. I am reminding myself that it is the memories that are important. Not the stuff. It’s the stories we tell around the table after a big dinner. It’s the memories each ornament brings while decorating the tree. The laughs that are had over a piece (or two) of pie.

I made our cards early again this year, and have every intention of mailing them out. But if I don’t get to it. It’s perfectly fine.

Have you had years like that? What are some of the changes you have made to make the holidays easier? Have you started any new traditions because of it?


For the last few years I have ordered our cards from Tiny Prints. I am a huge fan! I love their cards and have also ordered my business cards from them a few times and always love the quality and great customer service.

I was not compensated for this post. Just wanted to share my love of Tiny Prints!


Wordless Wednesday

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What we are eating this week!

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I am trying to get back on track with my meal planning. I completely fell off the wagon when I started working full time and now I am finally ready to get back to it. It’s funny to me that I stopped meal planning at the exact time I needed it the most. With my crazy busy schedule, I really need to be more organized and stick to a plan when it come to what the heck we are having for dinner. It truly makes my life easier. I find that the kids like having a plan and knowing what to expect. And they don’t bug me with the “what’s for dinner?” question everyday when I get home.

I have been a fan of emeals for a while, and will probably sign back up with them. It helps to get me out of my dinner ruts and we end up trying new things.

This weekend I made a HUGE batch of sauce and meatballs. I thought it was an easy way to get back into my groove. We had spaghetti and meatballs for Sunday dinner, and are having meatball grinders and salad tonight. I will also use the sauce for the Chicken Parmesan later in the week. I wanted to keep it simple this first week back in the swing of things. It’s only Monday, but so far so good! Haha!

Do you meal plan? Have any good tips for me? I’d love to hear how you are making your dinner routine a little easier!


Climbing mountains.

My life has taken a couple of twists and turns this year. Some amazing things have happened, and some pretty crappy things have happened. I made some decisions that I have questioned, and some that have been the best decisions of my life. While I am still trying to figure out what the hell I am doing half the time, I know I am moving in the right direction.

Today I climbed a mountain.


A year ago I would have NEVER done that.

Yup. Today was a good day.


Are you planning to see Maleficent this weekend?

We are! We have been waiting for Maleficent to come out for what feels like forever.
It looks so good.

Check out these local theaters for showtimes.

Metro Movies 12 Middletown

Starplex Cinemas Berlin

AMC Loews Plainville

Let me know if you see it, and what you thought of it!


Random Sunday

I am sitting here listening to church on my computer with the smell of turkey bacon cooking coming from downstairs. We are staying home this morning. The kids are laying in bed watching Netflix. We needed this morning. We needed to slow down. Jake is marching with Scouts in our town parade this afternoon and then we are heading to a friends house to cook, relax and laugh.

We had a last minute plan change last night, we ended up meeting our friends and their kids at a local mini golf place. We were hoping to beat the rain that we knew was headed our way, but of course it started raining as soon as we got there. Luckily the kids could have cared less, and they played in the rain and had a blast.

It’s the little things in life. That is what makes a life. I just need to remind myself to stop and pay attention to them.

Last minute wings and mini golf!

Last minute wings and mini golf!


Wordless Wednesday

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Happy 9th Birthday to you Chloe!


Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes is heading to Hartford!

Disney on Ice

Our family loves everything Disney. Seriously, we are freaks for anything Disney. When we saw that Disney on Ice was coming to Hartford we were thrilled. We took the kids to a Disney on Ice show years ago. Chloe was a baby actually. Jacob had a blast and loved every minute of it. I loved seeing the look on his face through the whole thing. He was in a trance! He thought it was the best night ever at that time of his cute little life. It really was a fun family night out, and we are looking forward to seeing the show this week.


If you are looking for something fun to do with the kids this week, here is some information about the show.

Disney On Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes invites audiences to come along as Tinker Bell shows them the timeless tales of inspiring princesses and their heroes. Focusing on the moments where the princesses’ dreams come true, the show uses high-energy music, glittering sets and dramatic choreography to make a truly breathtaking experience.

Show dates and times:
Wed. January 8 at 7:00PM
Thu. January 9 at 7:00PM
Fri. January 10 at 7:00PM
Sat. January 11 at 11:00AM
Sat. January 11 at 3:00PM
Sat. January 11 at 7:00PM
Sun. January 12 at 1:00PM
Sun. January 12 at 5:00PM

Ticket Prices:
Opening Night tickets start at $15, $80 Front row – $60 VIP – $30 – $25
(additional fees may apply)

Tickets available by phone at (877) 522-8499, online at XLCenter.com, or at the Box Office

Disney on Ice Discount Tickets:
Disney On Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes is sponsored by Subway Fresh Fit for Kids. Starting December 16, 2014, fans can stop by any participating Subway Restaurant location in the Hartford area to grab $15 kids ticket coupons and learn how to enter to win a “skating with the stars” experience.

Feld Entertainment produced this new touring show that takes audiences where imaginations soar and anything can happen if they just believe. Ariel’s dreams are unlocked from under the sea and, in one magical moment, Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. In a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora, Prince Philip defeats the evil Maleficent as she transforms into a fire-breathing dragon. Rapunzel fulfills her dream to escape the tower and see the floating lights; Tiana celebrates her ambitions of owning a restaurant down in New Orleans; Jasmine discovers a whole new world with Aladdin; and Snow White finds her one true love. This beautiful presentation also reveals Cinderella and Belle’s deepest wishes.

Have you ever been to a Disney on Ice show? Are you a crazy Disney fan like I am? I’d love to hear about it! If you are planning on seeing the show this week let me know how you liked it and if you see me wandering around in my Disney trance looking for some light up thing we really don’t need, but HAVE TO HAVE, say hi!