Medieval, Fantastical or Countrified: Choosing a Theme for Your Wedding

Happily Blended Choosing a Theme for Your Wedding

If you’ve never been one for traditional weddings and you want to break the mold on your own big day, why not opt for a theme that will add to the wow-factor? Themes are a great way of injecting some life and intrigue into a wedding with an array of possibilities being available. Whether you want to create an enchanting fairy tale style wedding in winter or you fancy having an al-fresco country styled wedding, we’ve got some inspiring theme ideas for your big day! A Medieval Wedding Having a gothic theme at your wedding can really add to the […]

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How to Make a Valid Decision and Follow Through

Many are faced with decisions to make every day, whether it be what to purchase for groceries, what items your children need or much bigger decisions such as divorce, we all have decisions to make on a daily basis. I decided that I would make an easy to follow list of how you can make a valid decision and follow through. Because you know, I am like so good at that myself. {if you are sensing sarcasm, you are correct} While I may not be great at following my own advice, and really, who is? I am very great at […]

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{Personal Story of the Past} I was That Little Girl #divorce #parents #abuse

Divorce or separation hits everyone differently. This goes with death and birth. Each human being, whether grown adult or child, responds to life’s challenges quite differently. Being unique is what sets us apart from each other, yet also makes us work together very well. The story I wish to share today is from my memory banks of many moons ago. A young girl, around age 12, was found with two parents being divorced. While this young girl could totally see that her parents were better off apart due to a multitude of reasons, she still missed her Dad terribly. This […]

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“This Love is Forever” a Book for Children of Divorce Giveaway and Review

A mother and daughter teamed up to write a positive book about divorce, it’s difficult for children of all ages to experience divorce. I, myself, was a product of divorce having gone through that with my parents around age 12. I recall being okay with my parents being apart because I knew for many reasons they could no longer be married, the signs of their love falling apart were very evident to my sister and I, but it was still difficult to swallow not having my father around every day as he was the previous years of my life. I […]

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A New Chapter in my Life

My children have two different Dad’s, my first born and only daughter has one father that I was never married to and have not been in a relationship with since she was about 4 months old {she is now almost 11 years old}. Then my two sons who are now 4 and 6 were with my ex husband, we divorced in May of 2010 { I believe}  but lived together off and on among trying to make things work for our sons many a times until we finally realized enough was enough and it wasn’t something you can force to […]

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I am Going to Marry You Mama

My son Aj and I were just hanging out chit chatting about whatever when he grabs a hold of my hand walking along the yard and says “I’m gonna marry you Mama”. Those were the sweetest words I probably have ever heard in my life! I smiled and replied “well no you can’t marry your Mama, buddy. You may marry another girl some day though.” Aj, looking all bothered by this fact and says “I don’t want to marry another girl Mama, I am not getting married ever then.” I smiled, nearly giggling, and said “Oh but hun, I bet […]

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A Lovely Weekend Has Come to an End

Yesterday was a wonderful day, my little sis got all married up. Friday night we had a barbeque at a friends house and then Saturday evening my sister got married, which meant another BBQ. Good times were had and today is the day to recoup from a long weekend of fun times. I wanted to take a moment to share with you all a picture of my sister and her new hubby with our long time friend Athena, and the groom’s long time friend Mike. The event was lovely. Full of laughter and cheer! Family was there to watch as […]

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Here Comes the Bride ….

I am heading to watch my little sister (and only sibling) get married today. I have felt the tears all week long so hopefully they stay at bay but I must admit I have always been a sucker for a wedding day. Ever since I have become a Mom these weddings make me tear up quickly! My little sister, who by the way is taller than me and could really kick my butt, is marrying her boyfriend of three years today! Miss Ki gets to be a flower girl and Aj has request to hold the rings. It will be […]

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My Little {and only} Sister is Getting Married

Ring the wedding bells, chime in for a wonderful small ceremony, clap your hands and jump up for joy .. my little sister is getting married! I am excited for her and honestly wasn’t quite sure this day would ever happen. I loved watching her and her fiance grow together over these past few years and I do believe he is the one for her. They are meant to be and so it comes with a great happiness that I can announce my little sister is getting married! This picture is me with my little sister, who yes towers over […]

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Christine & Tony’s Story of Life and Love Part 2: Tony’s Story

I’m wondering if this is going to read like True Confessions; however, it is all true and it will show that bad boys can become good boys and men really only want the same things that women do. I am 60-years-old and have been married for two years to Christine, my third wife.  She is precious to me and I have a very strong love for her. I met and married my college sweetheart in 1969, had our son in 1971 and was ‘happily’ married for almost twenty years. My profession is in retail and I manage sales people for […]

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