Therapeutic Thursdays

What could be more therapeutic than cupcakes?  We have some great cupcake bakeries here in Kendall and my sister called me an hour ago to tell me she was bringing me a surprise!  One bakery she visits very often had a new cupcake called "Eclipse" after, you guessed it, Mr. Edward Cullen, vampire esq. (my secret husband, lol).  She also brought 2 oreo cookie overloads and a red velvet.  Therapy for this Thursday went very well......

Giveaway over at The Dress Up Drawer

The Dress-up Drawer is having a spectacular giveaway.  You could win a handmade jewelry holder from Geaugaroots.  Here are some examples:

So go to The Dress-up Drawer now and enter.  Click on the button below:

The Dress-up Drawer

I Am Back/Woe is Me Wednesday

Another migraine had me out of commission, so I am a little behind in all the goings on in blogland.  As I get older, the pain is becoming worse and worse.  Losing a few days has become the norm and I really don't want to give in to the pain, but I have no choice.  

Jessica is still waiting on her boyfriend to make his decision, he is still thinking.  Thank goodness she has lifted her spirits and of course she has been going to school looking "hot", just because, lol.  Never let them see you cry, I say, but I know when nobody is looking a few tears catch their way into her eyes.  I am still praying for peace so her last few months of high school aren't spent in sadness.

Julianne is trying out for the dance team again (really, a technicality, as current members are guaranteed a spot).  I can't wait to see her solo for tryouts, she said I am going to cry.  Well, I cry even when my girls just stand there, so dancing will bring me over the edge!

I think we are caught up just a bit, I will post some other stuff a bit later.

Happy Hump Day!

One Day Later

Jessica cried herself to sleep last night and today while she is still sad, she woke up with what seems to be the flu!  I don't know if it can get any worse, but it is what it is.  I am praying that tomorrow brings better days and that her and her boyfriend will figure this out.  I will patiently sit on the sidelines and watch and wait.  She will come to me when she needs me and I will be here.

Boys Are......

I just went in to check on my daughter Jessica and found her in tears because her boyfriend needs time to think....  Why do they always need time to think??????  She is just so sad and with Grad Nite, Prom, and graduation only minutes away, this is just not the time Lord.  I can't fix this, but I can pray for peace and an ease to the blow that may or may not come.  The worst part, he is such a nice guy, they get along so well, but they will probably end up at different colleges and he is scared.  I just want this to go away, I hate seeing my baby cry and not be able to do anything about it.  My heart is heavy tonight.

Edible pen by dave hakkens

Edible Pen!!!!!! I love this idea, I hope I can buy one soon..... and..... I hope there will be a pink one for this girl who is forever in the pink!

Edible pen by dave hakkens

Therapeutic Thursdays

Today has taught me a little bit about what to expect in the coming months as we continue to prepare for Jessica's journey to college.  During the holidays we have a Secret Santa at work during the last week before we leave for break.  This past year, my Secret Santa left me a book about coping with your child going to college each day in my mailbox.  Everyone knows how close I am with my girls and how hard this giant step is for me.  One of the books was finally given to me today (she kept leaving it at home, lol) by 2 students from her class.  When I took the book out of the bag and read the title, I immediately started crying and my students got so worried.  I just couldn't stop, but I explained to them again about Jessica so they would stop worrying.  The title of the book:  "She's Leaving Home, A Mother's Journal About Her Daughter Going Off to College".  I may never get past the title.......

A bowl full of lemons.: Silhouette GIVEAWAY!!!!

This is another great day for all you Silhouette lovers! A bowl full of lemons is giving away one to a lucky follower, so head on over and enter to win, NOW!

A bowl full of lemons.: Silhouette GIVEAWAY!!!!: "My new Silhouette SD machine finally arrived and I'm dedicating this week to my Silhouette creations. I'm also giving away a Silhouett..."

Spring Has Sprung

Oh the happy days of spring are here!  I love the newness in each day during this season, everything just seems happier.  I so enjoyed this spring break with my girls, especially Jessica, as I can only imagine what her spring break plans will entail next year as a college freshman away from home......  I pray it will be with us, but who knows.  We had a great time at the beach on Friday (a sacrifice I make for my children because I hate the beach) with their friends, yes I am the cool mom, lol.  Last night they asked me to take them on an adventure just like I use to do when they were little, so we got in the car and went to Bayside in downtown Miami.  It was a beautiful moonlit night on the bay and we laughed so much at silly jokes between the 3 of us.  I will miss Jessica so much when she leaves, but I will cherish every moment up until I leave her at the door of her dorm.......


Me and Julianne

My beautiful girls on Biscayne Bay

Moon Over Miami

I Should.......Sundays....

I Should......

...mop the floor
...get ready for work tomorrow
...start dinner

What should you be doing?

Not So Good Saturday

As a mom, I worry always about my girls, even more when they venture out into the world without me.  A dear friend of my both of my girls was in a serious car accident last night and had to be air lifted to the hospital with a head injury.  I had just spoken with him on Facebook around 10 p.m. because he was going out to celebrate his last weekend here, you see, he was to start the Coast Guard training camp on Monday.....

So please pray for our dear friend, Jairo. 

May he have a speedy and peaceful recovery and may our Lord cover him with grace and mercy. Amen.

Grand Giveaway over at Tidy Mom

I just found this great blog and wouldn't you know it, there is a giveaway at hand!!!!!  Go to and enter to win these macdaddy prizes!!!!

TidyMom Giveaway

Giveaway Prize (1 winner)

  • Easy Frost No-Fuss Frosting Vanilla Dream, and Chocolate Fudge (two of each variety)
  • Caramel and Raspberry-filled Brownie Minis Brownie Mixes (one of each variety)
  • Funfetti Cake Mix (two boxes)
  • Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix (two boxes)
  • Utra HD Flip video camera

Blogger's Day of Silence

I will be participating in the Blogger's Day of Silence to show respect for the victims of the tragedies in Japan. There will be no posts on March 18. Please consider doing the same thing on your blog. This is also a great opportunity to donate to an organization of your choosing which provides relief for victims.


Giveaway over at The Dress Up Drawer

It seems that everyone is on the CSN bandwagon, just imagine if you win all of them!  Head on over to to enter the latest grand giveaway!

Here's how to enter:
First, (mandatory) head on over to CSN 
and look around then come back and leave me a comment letting me know what you might shop for.
For extra entries:
(Follow The Dress-up Drawer, blog about this giveaway, tweetor put my button on your blog)
Make sure you do all of the extra entries in a separate comment.
That's up to 4 different extra comments/4 extra ways to enter.
Good luck, winner will be chosen 5 days from now. And announced on Wednesday the 23rd.

What Is Up With the Dashboard?????

The blogs I follow have disappeared from my dashboard!  Is this happening to everyone?  How do I get them back, UGHHH.

Family Movie Night Package

The doorbell just rang and it was the postman delivering my winnings from Amanda over at!  Look at what my family will be sharing this week:

Thank you Amanda for this wonderful gift of family togetherness.  In this fast paced world of ours we all need to slow down and spend time with the ones we love and there is nothing better than making memories, watching a movie, playing games, and munching on munchies together

IHeart Organizing: March Challenge: Project "Household Binder" {Label...

Labeling Giveaway! I Heart Organizing is blessing us with a Dymo labeler in her current contest, make that 2 labelers to 2 lucky followers. So head on over and enter.


IHeart Organizing: March Challenge: Project "Household Binder" {Label...: "So one of the very most important pieces of putting together our Household Binder, that I haven't touched on yet {yep, I have been holding o..."

Thirst for First: Let's Get Poppin' GIVEAWAY!

Takara over at Thirst for First is giving away a real live air popper for popping popcorn along with Babbling Abbys poppin adjective activity! This is so great, so click below for your chance. Good Luck and Happy Popping!


Thirst for First: Let's Get Poppin' GIVEAWAY!: "Abby from The Inspired Apple made a GREAT activity to teach adjectives. I brought Let's Get Poppin' from her TpT site, I also ran out and br..."

Pictures From Our National Dance Competition Weekend

Here are some pics of our fun filled weekend at the Hard Rock in Orlando.  Julianne and her dance team won 2nd place in their team performance and 3rd place in their jazz performance.

My niece, Emma.

The Enchanters and their trophies.

That's my daughter, Julianne, in the front with her friends.

Me and Jessica.

Tired of sitting in these seats all day, Jessica made them her bed!

Me and my friend Nella.

Loving cousins.

Spring Break Has Arrived

I am sitting in my bed searching the net and organizing my computer files.  This is how I will spend my first day of spring break!  The next few days will be filled with long lazy days spent with my girls.  We will organize, purge, de-clutter, and also have plenty of blessed fun with each other.  I know this week will go by quickly, as all good things come to an end. But, it will give us the energy we need to get through the rest of the school year as we await the sun filled days of summer.

What will you be doing on your spring break?

Scentsy giveaway over at Hawkerswife

Love Scentsy??? Then go on over to and enter to win.  She also has some great ideas to de-clutter your life!

Here are the guidelines for the giveaway from her blog:

Here is how you can enter...

Each option is a separate entry. Make sure to let me know so you get the credit.

1.Leave a comment! Tell me which scents you would like to sample.

2. Blog About it! Then let me know so I can click the link and leave a comment!

3. Become a Follower of Hawkerswife! (or let me know you already are one)

4. Tweet about the giveaway

5. Facebook about the giveaway

6. Follow Amie at Thoughts of Household Six

The Scentsy Giveaway Ends March 20, 2011 (all of this is done on her blog so make sure you click the link at the top of this post).

Away For the Weekend

I am in Orlando for dance Nationals,  so my next post will be on Monday.  See you then, have a blessed weekend.

I Am Definitely In The Pink

My package from Stephanie arrived today for the accessory swap and I am beaming!!!!  She definitely outfitted this pink loving gal to the nines!  Thank you doesn't seem like enough, but I am so thankful.  You really got to know me from our email shares, thanks again Stephanie for keeping me in the pink!

Stylish Blogger Award

My First Blogger Award!!!!  Thank you so much Lana over at for sending me some love!  I am so excited.

So now on to the sharing:
1.  I have the greatest fear of speaking in front of adults, even though my greatest pleasure is teaching.
2. My family is everything to me, they complete the me I am.
3. I have started writing 2 books and have never finished them.....
4. I love everything about reality t.v., my one guilty pleasure.
5. I worry about my children each and every minute, sometimes so much, the thought consumes me.
6. My husband is my high school sweetheart and we will celebrate our 24th anniversary on April 4th.
7. I should have had 4 children, but it just wasn't in God's plan.

Thanks again Lana, you are the best!!

Mommy Moment is giving away a Storyland Yoga DVD!!!!

Want to Win: 
A StoryLand Yoga DVD?

How to Enter: 
(Do any or all of these entries. Leave a separate comment for each entry!)

Follow Mommy Moment through Google Friend Connect 
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Ends: 3/28 


Magical/Manic Mondays

Today definitely falls in the manic mode......  For the first time in years, I did not wake up on time!  My daughter came in and asked me if I was going to work today, in my slumber I asked her what day it was!  She laughed hysterically and said Monday mom, it's Monday.  Great, it was now 7 am, and I always wake up at 5:45.  20 minutes later I was out the door, without breakfast or lunch.  Needless to say, the rest of the day was pretty crappy.  I am now watching PLL and will be off to bed soon.

Thanks for listening <3

Let The Tears Flow

So, I am catching up on Cake Boss, finally.  Who would think that I would cry during a baking show?????  There is nothing that makes me cry more than watching a daddy with his little girl and today is no different.  Buddy has to watch his kids because Lisa is pregnant and needs some rest, so he is helping his daughter with her homework.  He says to her "I don't want you to worry about the new baby because you will always be daddy's little princess".  I  can remember when my husband said this to Jessica a little over 16 years ago when we were waiting for Julianne to arrive.  Now his little princess is getting ready to graduate from high school, where oh where did the time go?

I Should.......Sundays....

I on a diet, again!
I should.......never eat another Girl Scout cookie.
I should.......clean the bathroom.
I should.......get my butt off this couch.

What should you be doing?