Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tanglewood Farms (mini-animals!!)

Happy early-Memorial Day, y'all!  I hope all our readers have a wonderful weekend ahead.  I also want to remind us all, including myself, to remember the meaning behind this holiday.  I am so grateful to each and every veteran of this nation, and also for their families.  The sacrifice they make, each and every day, is not fully fathomable to those of us living comfortable lives as civilians.  My own sweet dad fought in the Vietnam War, and he actually was awarded a medal for bravery because he went onto a live battle field and pulled a fellow injured soldier to safety.  That makes me so proud - and admittedly, scared - I sometimes think my heart will burst just thinking about it.  The thought of him, and other soldiers in all the wars that America has fought and continues to fight, putting themselves in harm's way for our freedom just takes my breath away.  We are such a blessed nation, through and through. 

But on to today's post, which is about the not-to-be-missed Tanglewood Farms!  Y'all, this is such a fun place to visit, with or without kids. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

All she needed was a sewing machine and the manual to make her dreams come true!

A few months back my neighbor introduced me to Felicia Moss, who started a clothing line for little girls called My Sugar Baby, and I must say I've been hooked on her adorable creations ever since. If you have a little girl then you MUST check out My Sugar Baby, such darling outfits and at very affordable prices too! Felicia does everything from pillowcase dresses to sassy tops with coordinating bell-bottom pants. And of course, she has the hair accessories to top off the look. That's actually how her business got started. She was making hairbows for her friends' daughters and when she saw there was a demand for these she figured she could try and sell them. This idea proved to be a good one and before she knew it she was taking orders left and right!

Felicia holding some of her pillowcase dresses!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

One Kings Lane

Well, well.  Where to begin about One Kings Lane..... my close girlfriends can tell you that this post is way, WAY overdue.  But better late than never right?  And I always have so many ideas bumping around in my head that it's hard to keep track.... like bunnies hopping all over the place.... I stole that little catchphrase from my family friend and author Mary Kay Andrews.  If you don't read her books you have to start.  They are too much fun - Southern, funny, sweet, and always with a little romance and a fun backdrop thrown in too.  The perfect summer reading, in other words.  Her new book Spring Fever comes out June 5th.... a fun tidbit and some shameless name-dropping and cross-promotion too.  ;o)  But I digress.

Friday, May 4, 2012

iPods From Cohen - A Mother's Cause to Help Others Who Have Children Born with Congenital Heart Defects.

This week we want to raise awareness around a charitable cause. It's a cause near and dear to a really wonderful mother/blogger, Megan, who has suffered the greatest loss a parent could endure, the loss of a child. In Megan's blog, In This Wonderful Life, she talks about her precious, little boy, Cohen, who was born into this world with Congenital Heart Defects. Although he only lived in this world for 12 short days, it's apparent that his faithful mother (and father too) believes he lives on with Jesus. I understand that not everyone shares in the same spiritual beliefs, and I have nothing but respect for people of every faith out there, but as a Christian, Megan's story touches me deeply. I would like to think that if I were in her shoes I would find comfort and healing in this belief too.