May 1, 2010

Family Tree Site

If you like genealogy and have been looking for an interactive way for family members across the country (or even the world) to be involved than you must check out this great family tree site. It is called I love this site! It is so easy to navigate and to update your family tree. I uploaded over 30 family members in about 20 minutes. It's fun and addicting.

I didn't realize it at the time but the site automatically e-mails all of the family members you add and tells them about the site. The e-mail invites them to add more information. I thought this was a great feature because I certainly don't know everyone's details. This way they can fill in any blanks I had and/or make any corrections to my information. allows you to upload pictures and tag them. It also provides a way for family members to keep in touch by sending messages to one another. Another great feature is the "events" tab. It shows you all of the family's upcoming events such as birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, parties and much, much more. Now you won't have any excuses for not remembering anyone's birthday.

Anyway! Check it out. I think you will love this family tree site as much as I do. It really is a lot of fun.

April 27, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

Top 2 Favorite Things About Summer

1. No getting up early for school!!!!! Getting up early for a day of fun at the pool just doesn't seem to be quite so painful!

2. Traveling with the kids to fun destinations like the beach, grandma's house, the zoo, amusement parks or anywhere just to get out of town for a few days.

April 20, 2010

Tuesday Toot

Top 2 Tuesday

Top 2 Tuesday is back.
This week the topic is top 2 favorite items under $15.

1. A good t-shirt. I am such a big t-shirt and blue jeans girl! I practically live in t-shirts every day. My favorite type is probably a white, v-neck t-shirt from Old Navy. They sell for about $8.00.

2. A cute pair of sunglasses. They are essential and get used daily. These sell for just under $6.00.

April 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Sidney Grace!

Today is my baby girls birthday. Sidney Grace turns 6 today. Happy Birthday sweet girl, I Love You!

Top 2 Tuesday

Top 2 Tuesday is back again. Today's topic is top 2 favorite magazines.

My first favorite magazine would have to be DIY Magazine. I'm a long time subscriber and just love the project ideas that it contains.
Another magazine I like to read is People. I read it at the hair salon. I don't subscribe because I don't have time to read it every week. So, I get caught up while waiting to get my hair done.
What are your favorite magazines?

March 23, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

I guess it's better late than never to join in! So... here are my top 2 things I wouldn't want to live without.

The first thing would have to be my chocolate. This girls gotta have her chocolate fix (if ya know what I mean). Cadbury milk chocolate is by far my favorite. Yum!!!The second thing would be my jewelry. Not that I'm a flashy person by any means but I just feel naked without my jewelry (especially my earrings). I luv me some bling.

February 6, 2010

Rainbow Brite Adventure Pack

Wow! My daughter loves this fun filled CD ROM! And... I have 8 copies that I can give away. Yea!!! Leave a comment on this post and a way to get in contact with you if you are a winner.

The Rainbow Brite Adventure Pack has enough activities to keep any child entertained for hours. It contains games, puzzles, animated stories a theme song and much, much more!

My daughter loved the puzzles and the coloring pages. On the coloring pages she was able to create her own page by clicking and dragging images onto her page and arranging it the way she liked it. She loved this! Then when she got it the way she liked it she could print it out and color it in. Here are her works of art.Fabulous! I love her art! These will definitely be going on the fridge.

Thank you to MomSelect and Hallmark for sharing the CD's. You can also visit Rainbow Brite online at to view four new Rainbow Brite animated mini episodes. Join Rainbow Brite, her two loyal friends Moonglow and Tickled Pink, and their companion horse friends: Starlite, Shimmer and Sunriser on the adventures through Rainbow Land.

A little more exciting news, the newest Rainbow Brite fashion doll collection in now available at Target (my favorite store) and will be coming to Toys R' Us in February 2010.

January 26, 2010

Puppy Luv!

Millie and Hershey don't get a lot of camera time because they don't sit still long enough for me to get a decent picture of them. If I squat down to try and get their picture they run over and jump all over me. So, when I saw them snuggled together in this basket on my back porch I had to tip toe over and get their picture before they realized what was going on.
They are miniature dachshunds and have a ton of energy. I love them! They really are sweet dogs.
It's funny to watch them follow the sun around the living room during the day. They like to lay in it to keep warm. So cute!

January 10, 2010

Icicles Galore

Wow! A pipe burst underground and sent water spraying about 30 feet into the air last night. It sprayed for about an hour and a half before the county was able to come out and shut off the water.

This is what we found the next morning. The ground looked like ice cubes has been dumped all over.Sidney Grace tried to "sled" on her little kick board.
My weeping cherry tree lost one limb due to the weight of the ice. Bummer.

January 8, 2010

Another Snow Day

As predicted, school was canceled today. We only got less than an inch of snow but the roads are really icy. My front porch steps are very icy as well. Last night I slipped down and got a pretty nasty bruise on my shin and knee. :(Even though it wasn't very much snow the kids still had fun playing outside in it. They wanted to sled but had to improvise with a boogie board. Needless to say it didn't work all that well.
They did manage to make some pretty big snow balls.

January 7, 2010

It's Snowing in Georgia!!

It is officially snowing here. The kids are having fun playing in the snow. I have a feeling school will be cancelled tomorrow. I was amazed to see the detail in some of the snowflakes. I took a few pictures and tried to capture the detail of a few flakes. (Not a very easy task)
We don't get much snow here in the south so the kids get very excited with even the smallest amount.
Here are some of my close up attempts.
SG caught a bunch of snow flakes on her tongue. So cute!
This is a chunk of ice that the kids found in the back yard. A bucket had some water in it and it had frozen solid since the temp. hasn't gotten above freezing in about 4 or 5 days.Here is the front yard just as the snow started falling. I'll post some more pictures tomorrow after it snows all night tonight.

January 3, 2010

American Girl Bistro Birthday Party

Sidney Grace had her first American Girl experience last weekend. She was invited by her BFF Bevin to her 6th birthday party. It was a lot of fun. The kids had a choice of appetizer, entree and a drink. Sidney Grace choose the warm pretzel for her appetizer. It was very good.
I got the cheese fondue appetizer. Yum-O!This is Bevin, AKA the birthday girl. She was so cute all dressed up and entertaining all of her friends at a "fancy" bistro.The girls all brought their American Girl dolls to eat with them. Sidney Grace was the only one that didn't have one so she was allowed to "borrow" one from the hostess desk.
This is Betsy, my friend and Bevin's mom.
Then, at last, it was time for cake and ice cream. The staff brought out a really cute cake and we all sang happy birthday to Bevin.