2012 Spectacular Residential Landscaping Show

Monday, 1 October 2012, 21:06 | Category : Hobbies, photography, Work
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Private Art Show

Michele using Square at the 2012 Spectacular Private Art Show



The 2012 Spectacular Private Art Show was this past weekend.  Myself and seven other artists showed off our talents to friends and families in a home-style art festival.

This is the second year that we’ve done this and we hope to do more.  This style event is great for new artists wishing to try out their work before making the commitment to the bigger art festivals.

I want to give special thanks to the artists that showed off their work:  Tina Adkins, Danean Hoenicke Ermentrout, Joni Rollen, Kate McKuhen, Susanne Olivas, Mary Lou Story and Lilly Tomaselli.

I also want to give special thanks to those family and friends that came and supported all of us in our endeavors.



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Giveaway winner

Friday, 29 June 2012, 7:23 | Category : Birthday, entertainment, Family, Holidays
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Congratulations to Jenn and John Mesa! They were randomly selected for the party pack for eight from The Party Works.

Have fun planning that party!

Life as Mom

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Planning a Party-Pack Giveaway

Monday, 25 June 2012, 12:42 | Category : Birthday, entertainment
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I don’t know about you but I love planning my son’s birthday parties.

My goals are to always be creative, cost-effective and memorable for the kids.  My son is getting to that age where he is adamant about his likes. This year’s theme: Spiderman.  He has been as sure about that as he is about his name and that he is a big boy.

Are you planning a party?  Get ready to enter our giveaway for a party pack for eight from The Party Works!





Leave a comment and one winner will be randomly selected on Thursday, June 28.  For USA residents only.

I will email the winner and request an address so that The Party Works can mail the party pack.  The winner will be posted on this site Friday, June 29.

~Life as Mom


Summer Fun

Wednesday, 20 June 2012, 11:25 | Category : Family, Holidays, Parenting, Travel
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Dad and son driving boat
Fun on the Rainbow River

Summer fun began with a trip to the Rainbow River Memorial Day weekend.  My family has cabins there and we always look forward to visiting.  Our favorite part is a lovely boat ride up and down the Rainbow River.

I have other events planned for the summer including the museum, bowling and movies.  We have to find indoor activities in the summer because it is just too hot and sunny!  I don’t mind the sun but my skin does.  I’ve just had a couple of precancerous spots removed and have been trying to stay out of the sun.  Hard to do when you have a pool!

Last week we participated in the Largest Swimming Lesson in the World for the Guinness Book of Records at the local public pool.  That was fun.

I can’t believe how much Aden has grown in the past year.  He is potty-trained; although embarrassing to his older self reading this, it is important in the here and now!  He sleeps through the night in his own bed now with the occasional visit to our bed.

He can operate Netflix like a pro.  He loves computer games but has some horrible withdrawal symptoms when it is time to get off so we don’t let him play too often.  He is mastering his puzzles and although he doesn’t know the alphabet yet he has mastered a few letters.

I have to start thinking about his birthday in the fall.  He informs everyone (I mean everyone) that we meet when his birthday is and that he is going to have TWO Spiderman cakes!  I think the time has past when I can choose his themes for him.

Speaking of birthdays, we are going to have a give-away next week from The Party Works so come back on Monday to enter!

~Life as Mom

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Valentine’s Day Love the Fam

Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 11:32 | Category : Birthday, Family, Holidays, photography
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Happy Valentine's Day

It’s my birthday today! My favorite gift to myself is pictures of Aden!  He’s been getting better about letting me take his picture but I’ve got to be fast!

I hope everyone has a lovely day!



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