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My New Partnership- National Autism Resources

NATIONAL AUTISM RESOURCES If you know me personally, you know that I have volunteered my time with my community from many organization to promote awareness regarding domestic violence, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and so much more. My scope of interest never was tailored towards one main focus.  If there was a need to help, I’m there. …

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I have to make room in our new house and closets and I have been procrastinating. Since I discovered the website Thred Up I am more motivated to clear things out. This company is awesome.


Two Birthdays 7 Days Apart

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I made it through my first year of celebrating my children birthday. If you’ve read my previous post Fall Is In the Air, you know that my babies were born 7 days apart. My oldest just turned 12 years old and my youngest just turned 1. This has been the busiest month for me. I planned for my son’s first birthday and my daughter’s celebration simultaneously.  The good thing is their age difference is so great, that they are both celebrating in two completely different ways.

On Sunday, September 20, for my son, we decided to have a carter's doorbackyard BBQ and we were blessed that the weather permitted. It was a family gathering with delicious food and my daughter lead several basic games for the older kids to play. Since we love cooking, my husband I drafted a pretty hefty menu for a  kid’s party which included: grilled jerk chicken, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, spaghetti, and baked macaroni & cheese.  Topped off with ice cream and cake.

My son was so drained that day. He seemed to get extremely active towards bedtime after opening his gifts. He was so fond of all his toys unnamedhe didn’t want to go to bed. I must admit I had a blast planning and hosting the party. It is always such a pleasure to see family and friends enjoying themselves. We received so many compliments on the food. It is great cooking with the hubby and it was even more special since it was our son’s 1st birthday.

Before we could get the house back in order and all the decoration down,  Sunday, September 27th rolled around and we were blowing up pink balloons instead of blue. Jasmine doorMy daughter wanted simple and chic. A day out with a friend to see a movie back home with pizza and cheesecake. She dropped a bomb on me a few days before and said she wanted blue hair. I’m usually ultra-conservative, but I figured it would be fun so I temporarily colored her hair blue with eye-shadow.jasmine's 12th

Blue hair and all we enjoyed the movie “The Visit” and grabbed pizza afterward.  She was so excited and appreciative for all her gifts. At the end of the night, I was exhausted. It helps that I’m a birthday-aholic because I loved every moment of it.

Well, I survived my first year of celebrating two birthday within 7 days and it was amazing.


National Coffee Day Today September 29, 2015

Today is National Coffee Day! I am sure this is some wonderfully made up day for all us coffee addicts. I don’t care where there is a free delicious cup of Joe I’m there. Especially in Chicago this morning it’s a little chilly out today. Well I’ve searched the internet and found some of the places …


Groupon Deal: Ricky Martin on October 11 at 7:30 p.m.

  RICKY MARTIN ON OCTOBER 11 AT 7:30 P.M. GET THE DEAL $25 for one G-Pass for seating in section 213, 214, 215, or 216, rows J-P (up to $51.55 value) $40 for one G-Pass for seating in section 215 or 216, rows A–H (up to $62.30 value) How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be …

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LED Light Up Cherry Blossom Tree | Groupon

Potential Office Décor This is very pretty. I’m still working on décor for my home office and I think this would be nice. Cherry blossom trees bring a touch of the outdoors inside with curving branches and small cherry blossom bulbs with glowing LED lights Source: LED Light Up Cherry Blossom Tree | Groupon