How is it already Tuesday!? Wasn’t it just Friday? That is what it feels like at least for me. I had a great couple of days celebrating my husbands 30th birthday and then I was spoiled having my sister stay with me; but even though I was busy celebrating my husband and hanging with my sissy I still managed to get some boxes packed and got a couple projects crossed off the list. I have been so busy shopping for the new house lately that I haven’t had time to do shopping for other fun stuff. (I do enjoy shopping for my house so I am not complaining) I love that warmer weather is in the predicted forecast because I am so ready to ditch my boots, winter coat and winter wardrobe. The other night while with some friends the discussion of women and their love and “need” for new handbags came up. Now I won’t say all men but most men really do not see the importance for a lady to get a new handbag. I liken it to my husband wanting a new golf club or hockey stick. The ones he has work fine so why does he want new ones especially when the cost a lot of money. I carry a bag every day so when you factor into the cost how many days I carry my bag it ends up working out my bag doesn’t cost that much. So then I had to do a little spring bag shopping. I mean I am still loving my Valentino bag that my sweet husband bought me for my birthday (I am pretty sure I will always love it) but a girl really can never have too many hand bags! Here are some pretty little bags for you to enjoy this spring!




Flower Pot  White Scalloped Blush Pineapple Mint Green Blue Clutch Yellow  Baby Blue  Purple Studded 

I hope you all had a great Monday and your week is looking bright! And if you had a crappy Monday I am sending you a hug with an encouraging word to keep your head up and prayers that your week starts getting better. If it helps just think tomorrow is the middle of the week – closer to the weekend!

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  • Long weekend spent doing errands and packing - sore throat, full ears and a headache making this girl frustrated - sleep they say!?! And I say I wish but when your a mama to 4 and moving in just days sleep will have to wait! Thankful for medicine, @starbuckscanada and the fact we get to move to our new house so soon! Perspective changes everything - can’t change how I feel but I can change my focus!
  • Cold wet morning and early specialist appointment where they told me I had to wear loose fitting clothes- track suit it is! #monday #letsdothis
  • The privilege and blessing it is to be their mommy is one I don’t take for granted ever. They were each worth the years of heartache. Today is always an emotional one for me so today I say “Happy Mother’s Day” to all the moms - the first time moms, the seasoned ones, the mommy’s in waiting, the hurting ones, the grieving one wether that be from the loss of a mom or a loss of a baby/child, to the foster mamas, to the bonus moms to the adoptive mommy’s and the birth moms - I am thinking of you today and I hope you feel love and valued because you are!
  • As a mommy I find myself often times so proud to be the mommy of my little people. I remember being proud when they slept through the night or took their first steps. The older they get the more proud I am of them not necessarily when they simply accomplish a task or master a skill but when they make choices that show their true character. This girl had another gymnastics competition today and she was feeling all kinds of nerves but as she told her brother and sister “I just went out there and did it” and that she did. I was so proud of her not just for being brave or not just because she put lots of work into learning her skills and ended up placing in each event she competed in but because my 6 year old was awarded the sportsmanship trophy for the ages 7-9 in the competition. That to me as her mama made me cry and beam with pride. My girl out there with a positive attitude encouraging the other athletes and competing in a kind and fair manner that’s what it’s all about to this mama. I can take no credit for her awards or her trophy today she earned them all but I sure am proud and not afraid to say it. I love you #graylynnhope and I’m proud to be your mama not just today but everyday!
  • Easter behind us (already) May is coming and dare I say summer is on its way... I’m pretty sure end of school will be here literally before I know it and I’m ok with that but lots of exciting things in store for the next little while and these little people make it all worth it.
  • Monday’s mantra! (And everyday) If we all where a little kinder think how different the world would be! Kindness always wins!

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