Happy New Year! How do the McConnell’s plan to celebrate?


Well it’s New Years eve and as of this very second the McConnell household is still undecided as to how we’re going to ring in the New Year! I know… crazy right? We had planned to do what we’ve done for the past 5 plus years, which is to go over to our friends house […]

Holiday Parties and My Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress - Dress First

I love the holidays! I love spending time with family and gatherings with friends. I also love all the holiday parties we attend each year. We normally attend 2 dressy type parties and a casual party. The casual party is always the easy one I normally will wear a nice pair of slacks and a […]

Meet our LEGO Minifigure Family

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LEGO for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you seen the cute Holiday season app from LEGO yet? I'ts called LEGO Minifigure Family allows you to create a LEGO minifigure Holiday card. It's super cute and easy to use.  I created our families […]

King of Christmas – Christmas Tree, and Apple Gift Cards Giveaway


It’s that time of year again, Christmas trees, stockings and families getting together. Many of us have already thought about our holiday decorations, and if you’re anything like myself. You might have already created a list or two for things you might need to replace or add to this years decor. We said last year […]

Proudly Honoring All Who Served this Veterans Day


Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. My granddaughter’s school is honoring Veterans by placing a star on their classroom bulletin board for every Veteran(s) each student knows. Each star has the name of a Veteran, their military […]

Great Recipes for This Coming Holiday Season!

Holiday season is coming, so you may have guests to entertain. This needn’t be a chore, as there are some simple recipes that are bound to impress. For appetizers, you may like to serve finger food that your guests can enjoy as they mingle. Sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese skewers are quick and simple […]

Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas


It’s time to say goodbye to summer and embrace all that autumn-winter has to offer – and if there’s one exciting prospect of the end of the year, it’s party season; starting with Halloween! If you’ve already got a Halloween event in your diary, you’ll probably be thinking about how exactly you’re going to wow […]

Daddy Tie by DaddyScrubs Review & Giveaway


  Daddy Tie by DaddyScrubs will make a great Father’s Day gift, which is Sunday June 16th. I received their word search Daddy Tie for review. It’s white with and made to look like a word search, and has several words that describe many dad’s. This fun and playful tie is made of 100% printed silk. […]

Personalized Valentine’s Day Cards by Pear Tree Greetings {Giveaway}


I am one of those people that gives out Valentine’s to close friends and family. It’s just my way to say “hey! I am thinking about you and think you’re special” In the past I’ve handmade most of my Valentine’s but this year I thought I’d mix it up a little. Well to be honest […]

Wordless Wednesday ~ Happy Birthday Noah & Welcome Alivia


This past weekend we celebrated Noah’s 13th Birthday. It’s hard to believe that he’s a teenager, it seems like only yesterday I has holding him like he holds his niece Alivia. Happy Birthday Buggie!! We also got to meet our grand daughter Alivia for the first time since she brightened our world with her arrival […]