>I love me some Smartipants.

>I really, really do.  (I love gdiapers, and bumgenius as well but that's not today's post.  Watch for more on those later.) My friend Amy introduced me to the wonderful world of Smartipants diapers.  They are cloth, and one size.  One size, you say?  How can a diaper be one size?  Easy!! Snaps allow you ...

>I got my hairs done up all purty!

>I've been in a funk for months.  No, longer.  Not all the time, but most of it.  Between the funk and being pregnant and nursing for much of the past 5 years, I've let my hair go.  Let it go and forgot to watch where it was going, is more like it.  However, I decided ...

>The Love Magnet

>On Monday, I attended the funeral of Jamie Lynn.  Such a sad, sad day.  If you go to Jamie's site you will see the words the priest and Jamie's grandfather read at the mass.  So beautiful.  So poignant.   Inspiring.  The one phrase that stuck out in my mind today, thinking about Jamie, and wondering how ...

>A fabulous find and a cool giveaway!!

>Next Kid Thing is a great blog. Jen has a little guy the same age as my own, and shares many of the same values as we do. I enjoy reading her blog and subscribe. She is honest about what she likes and doesn't like, and tells you straight up WHY. Love that.Anyway, she's got ...

>My profile photo

>My profile photo is in honor of my mom, who taught me how to shop. She may not have been much into bargains as I, but oh, could that woman shop, browse, and find some really cool things. Sadly, she lost a battle with COPD and emphysema on 7/25/09 just one month after her 66th ...

>The best bargain of all: recycling

>Our Baby Einstein playmat is back in our house after a year-long hiatus at a cousin's house. Ah, the sounds of the magical musical star...I've both missed and not missed those sounds. This playmat was a gift at our baby shower 4.5 years ago. (Seriously? How can that be so long already, and seem so ...

>Deep breaths…here we go.

>Ok this is it. My first blog entry. First blog post? Regardless, this is a new endeavour for me, myself and I. As I write this, I'm listening to my husband of 6+ years discuss religion with his best friend on the phone, and my 4 year old daughter, 2 year ...