I just gave BIRTH!

To this adorable BLOG:

After today, and then there were four…will be no more. Don’t worry, it will live on via the archives of my new site. So join me, I promise to not disappoint!

Thank you for your support and readership, this has been an amazing little home for the past five . . . → Read More: I just gave BIRTH!

P90X Update: Week 7 (Redux)

Day 50 (Monday): Partially because I had been sick and was still recovering, partially because I had taken the week off, I was struggling with today’s workout. I didn’t attempt the Dreya Roll (some days I’ve got it, today just wasn’t one of those days), nor did I get through all of the push-ups. . . . → Read More: P90X Update: Week 7 (Redux)

Project 365: Days 50-56 (February 19-25)

50/365 (Saturday, Feb. 19) Sharing Mama’s headband. Olivia decided she wanted to wear my fancy headband. I think it looks better on her than me. Good thing I ordered two new ones for her and Sophia!

51/365 (Sunday, Feb. 20) Sunshine! It was so nice to wake up . . . → Read More: Project 365: Days 50-56 (February 19-25)


My mama is a force of nature. She tells you what she thinks, and if you don’t like it, well, that is too bad. She is not afraid to speak her mind or stand up for what she thinks is right (or wrong). Growing up, she was a dynamite, and most people like to . . . → Read More: Words.

Using the Force

When Olivia first became a Star Wars fan, she would get REALLY frustrated that she couldn’t use “the force”. She came to me crying “Mama! Why can’t I use the force? I’m trying so hard!” We tried to explain to her that she was still a Padawan and she had to train really hard . . . → Read More: Using the Force

Wordless Wednesday: “Come on! That’s not running! Let’s go!”

I want to see your Wordless Wednesdays too!



I was so proud of myself at Christmas. I had set a budget for the girls’ gifts, and managed to stay within that budget.

Enter Bill.

He thought it might be fun to totally blow my budget out of the water and buy a Kinect “for the girls”. For the girls I thought, Sure . . . → Read More: Specifics.

Butternut Squash Bread

Hi. I’m Natalie. I buy gourds and other vegetables that we do not normally eat, anytime they are on sale.

The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?

I did it with the Zucchini (which, by the way, I still haven’t been able to try Suzanne’s recipe, as Zucchini is now pricer . . . → Read More: Butternut Squash Bread

P90X Update: Week 7

This was a week of sickness, non-exercise, and a decision to redo my week 7. But, in honor of full disclosure I am posting how my week went.

Day 43 (Monday): I only got half of my workout done, as we had company coming over and they came earlier than I anticipated. We spent . . . → Read More: P90X Update: Week 7

Totally Random

I have finally totally succumbed to whatever has been floating around and causing my children (and husband) to be sick. I’m on the edge of being REALLY sick, so I keep thinking “I can do something.” but deep down I know if I tried, I would wind up worse than I am right now, . . . → Read More: Totally Random