Each year, I create a bucket list; there are way too many things I want to accomplish in my life to create just one never-ending, overwhelming list. By writing a new list every year, I have more direction and motivation to implement my perfect life. I spend hours envisioning what I want to accomplish, what’s possible, and what’s maybe a little impossible, and then I find ways to make it happen. Not everyone has a bucket list, but we all have things we want to accomplish this year. Stop! Take two minutes to write down 5 things you want to accomplish before the end of 2012. Now, share them in a comment below! If it is written, you can make it happen! We can all have our dreams come true! Share them with me, share them with others, and watch them happen. Continue reading
My daughter, the light of my life, my pride and joy, Athena Ceilidh Carter, was born on April 2, 2012. She came into this world with a joy that surpasses anything else in life. Her tiny coos and infectious smile warm my heart and soul. I could spend hours watching her sleep, move, or look at me.
Athena is the accumulation of all of my dreams. The rest of the world became a blur in the background and my family was clearly in focus. She was more important than a lifetime of bucket list adventures. My life had a new meaning. I was a mother! Continue reading
Similac gave me the opportunity to review the Similac Simply Smart Bottle and after trying it out, both Athena and I love it! Finding the right bottle, and the right nipple, makes a difference for Athena’s comfort and enhances feeding time for both of us. Three qualities that make the Similac Simply Smart Bottle the right fit for Athena are: the venting system, the nipple, and easy mix, mixing device. These combined features have addressed the challenges I’ve been facing during feeding including formula flow, bubbles, fussiness, and gas. Continue reading
Since I was a teenage girl, I imagined being married to the man of my dreams. Unlike most teenage girls, though, I didn’t focus on the wedding day or any one day in particular. My imagination didn’t run away with details of wedding dresses, flowers, bridesmaids, churches, invitations, locations, or accommodating guests. I didn’t envision a personally designed engagement ring fit for a princess or the perfect proposal, although I received both of those with an open heart. No, my thoughts and wildest imagination centered on having a partner who loved traveling the world with me, who loved to explore and create a beautiful, unique life with me, and who cherished the daily events that filled our lives with joy. Designing a nursery for our precious baby girl was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. We created a dream world together. The accumulation of all of my teenage and adult dreams was met through the process of designing Athena’s room. Continue reading
****The Cake Lingerie Contest is closed. I will announce the winner after I’ve made contact. Thank you to all those who participated and stay tuned for future contests and giveaways.****
Why is it that woman focus so much of their attention on being sexy for Valentine’s Day? If you really want to show your partner that you care, plan a special evening for the weeks that follow the often dreaded V-Day romanticism and expectations, and even pregnant or nursing women can still show off their new-found curves with Cake Lingerie. Everything from Cake is luxurious and vintage, yet I found myself most drawn to the Coconut Ice Plunge Bra. Oh… the detailed pink lace, the feminine black bows, and the fancy black straps make me feel like dancing and the divine combination of versatility and comfort are great for the ever-changing pregnant and nursing figure. This maternity lingerie will leave you feeling confident, beautiful, and sexy! Continue reading
The winner of the Snug Science giveaway is Tali Burress at http://catchmyparty.com/helpers/show/3439!
Coming from eastern Canada and living in northern Manitoba for two years, I know what it means to be cold! I’ve experienced -60°C, freezing eyelashes, and difficulty breathing from the frigid weather. If I had to endure those temperatures again, I would become a hibernating bear that didn’t venture outside until the thaw. Luckily, in southern California I don’t need to worry about frostbite or bundling up, but for those of you new parents who are still experiencing those winter blues, I’ve found the perfect product to give you and your baby a breath of fresh air. At Snug Science, they develop the finest baby products in synergy with the active parent lifestyle. Their use of intelligent designs, high quality, performance materials, and expert manufacturing will inspire parents to start or continue their outdoor lifestyles. Continue reading
Cake is rich, fun, indulgent, satisfying and delicious! Cake Lingerie embodies these very same emotions. Cake Lingerie is an Australian designer brand, specializing in the creation of luxurious maternity lingerie, nursing bras, sleepwear, and nightwear. Inspired by vintage old-school glamour, Cake intimates are classically styled for timeless appeal and created to exude femininity and elegance. Continue reading
In 2011, I went to 7 countries, got married, went sky-diving, bungee jumping, paragliding, base jumping, rock climbing, sailing, whitewater rafting, cruising, canoeing, canopy touring (zip-lining), jet skiing, windsurfing, dog sledding, helicopter touring, rappelling, trapeze swinging, caving, kayaking, and swimming with beluga whales and dolphins all with a bucket list in mind and an open heart. Continue reading