A Boy Named Joe…..

I met a boy who broke my heart.  He also touched me deeply.  His unbridled sense of enthusiasm and welcoming demeanor was at odds with the bad stuff he has encountered in his young life. Joe (not his real name) befriended me at the Thompson Child & Family Focus Holiday Chapel Service.  As I took my […]

Easter Craft: Making Natural Egg Dyes | Easter Egg Decorating

via familyfun.go.com Easter is a time of renewal, a rebirth. It’s also a time for pretty dresses, patent leather shoes and chocolate bunnies. However, I also try to avoid artificial dyes in my diet and that includes when I am dying Easter Eggs. Instead of breaking out my recipe book, I decided to share this […]

Managing Our Family Finances #cleverfinance

Thank you to TurboTax for sponsoring my writing about household finances.Learn more about how TurboTax can help you find every tax deduction you deserve. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do. When my husband and I first got married we kept all of […]

Feature Friday: First Signs of Spring

We are enjoying some sporadic spring like days here in North Carolina and I’ve noticed that the daffodils have started to bloom around town. Ahhh…The first signs of spring. I’m looking forward to spending more time outside very soon! 6 Gourmet Rose Cookies  by CookiesByMEEvents You make me happy when skies are gray -poster A3 […]

Cirque Du Soleil Totem Giveaway!

It’s time for a fast giveaway! That’s right! Cirque Du Soleil has given Mommyality three (3) packs of four (4) tickets to Opening Night of Totem, the new show, in Charlotte, NC.  The show is Thursday, March 3 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and starts at 8 p.m. What is Totem? TOTEM traces the fascinating journey […]

MOMpreneur: Megan Deal of Modern Bird Studios

Please meet MOMpreneur Megan Deal of Modern Bird Studios. Tell us a little about yourself. I’m a 33-year-old (eww!) wife of 12 years this May and mom to two crazies, 4.5 year old daughter Sage and a 2 year old son Phoenix. I’m a former career woman turned full-time SAHM turned full-time SAHM/part-time WAHM turned insane. I’m […]

Candy Cut-Outs

via bakedecoratecelebrate.com I caught this show on PBS recently and wanted to share. I thought this was a great idea for a kids birthday party favor. It looks super easy and fast. All you do is melt the candy, fill the cookie cutters, decorate and refrigerate. Wrap them in some colorful cellophane paper and ribbon […]

Groundhog Graham Crackers and Easy Underground Pudding Cups | The Family Kitchen

via blogs.babble.com I ran across this super cute crafty recipe for Groundhog Graham Crackers and had to share it! This looks like so much fun to make and even offers a short cut if you are not feeling up to making them from scratch.

Retro Whimsy Designs Card Review and Giveaway

Recently I featured a kids Valentine’s Day card design by Retro Whimsy Designs in our Feature Friday: Handmade for Valentine’s Day blog post. I was thrilled when Leah from Retro Whimsy Designs contacted us to do a review and giveaway of her cards! Right away her communication with me was great and ordering was easy. […]

Macy’s Heart of Haiti Handcrafted Masterpieces #heartofhaiti

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 marks the one year anniversay of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake, with the epicenter of the quake only 16 miles west of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The earthquake also caused major damage in many other surrounding settlements in the region. The Haitian government […]