Christmas Traditions at the McConnell’s

I have always been big on family traditions, as a child we had very few Christmas traditions. When I had my children I felt it was important to start our own Christmas traditions, which have carried on down to the grand children. Some of them are, decorating on Thanksgiving night, picking out a new ornament […]

Downtown Disney – Holiday Shopping

I am spending a good part of my day here in Downtown Disney. We were here a month ago and I found a few things that I wanted for Christmas gifts. Ok in all fairness I can never get enough of Disney, so if I must shop to see more than hey … this girl […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Thanksgiving


  I know with my holiday gift guide happening it may seem that I have completely forgotten Thanksgiving. I can assure you that I have not, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about all the things that I am grateful and thankful for. This year is a little different from […]

Wordless Wednesday – Happy Halloween

Halloween Decor 2012

Our stoop decorated for Halloween. I threw this together on a whim. The witch looking thing has a black light as her head, which makes the cobweb, door covering and my killer man thingy eyes and head glow in the dark.