Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spring Break

This year my kids had an extra long
Spring Break, a week & a half.
The first day of break Annie & I typed out
a list of things we were going to, or really wanted to, do. 
 Tomorrow is the very last day before
heading back to school on Monday
& we got everything on this list checked off:

They did a lot of fun "stuff"
but that's not what made it special.
It was the smiles.

The excitement of trying things for the first time.

But, as exciting as learning to ski AND going down your first "black diamond" all on the same night is,
(That is my husband for you)
lots of the "specialness" was in our own kitchen.
In the quiet moments of concentration & togetherness.
 In my amazement as I watched her work,
she designed & filmed her own cooking show episodes
& started a new cooking blog.
In the wonderment of a new fish.

Everyday was special.
Because I had my 5,
and they love each other.
Do you get a Spring Break?
Trisha from American Honey Home You won the
Email & she will get that to you!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Charm Bracelet Giveaway

Annie & I feel like the luckiest girls in the world!

We were offered a chance to choose CHARM IT! bracelets & charms, but the best part might get the chance too!
You should have seen us
pouring over the Charms on the CHARM IT! Website!
She was literally squealing!
It was so cute!
Then, when we they arrived in the mail...
...she proclaimed it, "The best day of my life!!!"
We got to pick out a chain...

...and 5 charms
If you want to see what Annie picked click HERE.
I picked things that remind me of her, of us.
Being the only girls in the house we treasure our girl time,
 and as often as we can, we have secret chats while I paint her nails.


We both agree fro yo is one of the best inventions EVER!
We sneak out for little Frozen Yogurt dates.

And this darling little charm brought back so many memories
of her "Growing Up Too Fast" birthday party!

 And you know how passionate she is about making a difference.
When I saw this locket...I had a little leap of joy in my heart.

She believes it!

This heart with all its' sparkles, reminds me of her heart, 
it captures all the different colors of her personality.
I knew I had to have it.
It's soooo much more than a bracelet,
it's our story.
I knew from the website how cute the CHARM IT! charms were but once it arrived I was really impressed with how well made it was.  It's even little brother proof!  The attention to detail on each charm is amazing.  We had so much fun together admiring the tiny details that make each charm extra special.
I am super excited to give YOU an opportunity to
enter a giveaway for your very own CHARM IT! bracelet!
Thank you to the generosity of CHARM IT!
if you win you will get to pick out 5 charms
that tell YOUR own story!
This giveaway is open to residents of the 48 contiguous States.
Here is how you can get up to 5 entries:
1)  Leave a comment on this post.
2)  Visit CHARM IT! website & tell me your favorite charm.
3)  Tweet about the giveaway.
4)  Like CHARM IT! on Facebook
5)  Pin this:
Thank You CHARM IT!
Can't wait to see what the winner picks!!!