Clothespin Christmas Ornaments

With all the holiday hustle and bustle, I couldn't find time to post these simple do it yourself Christmas ornaments. They were fun to make and made cute Christmas package decor. What you need: Clothespins (2 different sizes) Hot glue Twine or string Supplies First Step (remove metal from the clothespins so one clothespin is in 2 pieces) Second Step (glue wood pieces together as shown in photo) Third Step (glue 4 set together like a cross) Step Four (continue glueing the sets in between each section) Step 5 (put a string, ribbon, or twine through one of the holes and tie in knot or bow) Step 6 (decorate stockings, packages, tree, or whatever else you like) … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration

I was browsing around on Pinterest today and came across some cute St. Patrick's Day craft ideas. I've never decorated for St. Patrick's day. Do people really decorate for this holiday? I'm Irish but I've never felt the urge to hang a shamrock wreath on my door! Maybe now that I have a baby, I feel different about it. Like it wouldn't be such a bad thing to get into it a little bit. I would like to bake something and make green frosting. I've never done that.  Anyhow, Pinterest gave me some inspiration that I thought I would share on here for anyone else that might feel like getting into it a little bit. flower arrangement A simple display of green florals may be all you need to put you in the spirit (from Pottery Barn). display of green bud vases From Pottery Barn send a notecard to a friend Tape a clover to your card to give it a St. Patty's Day touch. (from Pottery Barn) subway art I thought this was really cute. It's a 5x7 print. You can frame it or use it as a card. You can download the printable here. lucky sign I like this sign and it doesn't seem to difficult to make. Check out the tutorial here. green velvet cake pops I'd like to make … [Read more...]

July 4th 2013

Dinner at Friends With the girls and babies Sophia and Timmy Sophia loved this little girl Sarah she met at the party. Just a few pics of our little angel Watching the parade earlier in the day. She wasn't happy- too hot and it was nap time. We had a great fourth of July. Hope you all made some great memories and enjoyed your day as much as we did.   … [Read more...]

Easter with my Baby {2013}

Easter with my baby was low key and uneventful! A couple of days before Easter, I took Sophia to get her picture taken with the Easter Bunny. I was a little worried she might cry when I handed her over to this huge person in a rabbit costume. She totally surprised me. She acted like I was handing her over to her Dada! The photographer snapped away while she just sat there. It was really cute. I loved it!  Lauren, (Sophia's half sister) came to visit and Sophia has been in heaven ever since we picked her up. Saturday night they had fun dying Easter eggs. Easter Sunday was a mellow day. We attempted to head up to the village in our home town, but the snow was coming down (as you can see above). We did a quick turn around and went back home. Dada and Lauren went and saw a movie. Momma and Sophie played with her new blocks. My Mom and Brother Billy sent me a picture from Dana Point- enjoying coffee before Mass on Easter Sunday. Happy Easter 2013 … [Read more...]

Feeling Lucky this St. Patrick’s Day

I'm feeling lucky this St. Patricks Day. It was a beautiful day to be up on the mountain with my family. Being Irish, I've grown up with hearing things like , "If you're lucky enough to be Irish, then you're lucky enough." I feel like I am very lucky. I think a general sense of optimism accounts for some of this luck. I have a feeling of good fortune that comes from knowing I have friends and family that care about my well being. Choosing to focus on the positive more often than on the negative — and to consciously think of the things I’m thankful for — have played a part in my feeling lucky on more days than not. What about you? What is something (or who is someone) you feel grateful for today? What makes you feel lucky? A Great Quote and Reminder Feeling Lucky to be Blessed with this Little Girl  May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand. May God be with you and bless you: May you see your children's children. May you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings. May you know nothing but … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Dada

Happy Birthday Dada. I love you. You're the best! Thank you for playing ball with me, taking me on walks, giving me baths, and watching Yo Gaba Gaba with me. I hope you have the best birthday ever! Love, Sophia … [Read more...]

A Valentine Blessing {Happy Valentines Day}

A Valentine Blessing... May God Bless you with a happy life That's filled up to the brim With special blessings of the heart That can only come from Him. Take time each day For quiet contemplation Make time to love And to be loved... A simple act of kindness Can change the course of a lifetime May God bless you today and Always! Happy Valentine's Day! author unknown … [Read more...]

Baby’s First Christmas

Christmas has come and gone but since I'm just starting this blog and it's for Sophia, I want to document some memories from her first Christmas here. Heading out to a Christmas party All dressed up Slightly terrified to be on Santa's lap!  With Grandma "C" and Mom  With Grandpa and Uncle Bilbo  With Cousin Elle O'Connell Family Christmas Party White Christmas A walk through the village with mom and dad Cutest Christmas Baby Ever! … [Read more...]