Simple Ways to Host a Princess Party

It is so hard to believe that my baby girl is four because she acts like she is fourteen!...more

Happy Birthday, Barbie?

Barbie turned 55 this week. I’m not sure if I’ll send a card to her. We were really never the best of friends. She appeared in my house along with a friend or two but we just didn’t connect. Perhaps I was too busy riding my banana seat bike and getting my jeans muddy to notice her. She just didn’t grab my interest....more
Great post! I so agree about Barbie. Not any girl's real friend. My granddaughter played with ...more

The Curse of the Birthday Party Goodie Bag

Why do Americans love to give plastic goodie bags at children's parties?...more

My Son's 2nd Birthday & My Anxiety

I can’t believe that Jack turned two over the weekend. I  mean, we’ve been training him to say “I’m TWO!” for a month now, but still… suddenly it’s like he’s less of a baby and more of a little boy.Weird how that happens....more

Heavenly Birthdays

Linus is insistent someone's birthday is today.With quizzical eyes, he looked at me and signed “more” as he said, “more birthday?”With excitement he proclaimed, “Happy birthday, Jesus!”No, today isn't Christmas, my love.His attention turned to each person in the room. “Happy birthday, Evan?” “Happy birthday, Jo Jo?”No, sweetheart, not today.He couldn't be convinced. Still he pressed on. “Happy birthday?”...more

Monday Memories

This week was my birthday week, so of course it was fun! Thankful to y'all for your birthday wishes. The most fun was seeing E's excitement in wishing me a happy birthday, giving me his card and the cake of course! We had beautiful weather and lots of playing outside. I can't help to hope that the forecasted snow for this week will happen!To see the pictures, visit: http://www.georgiapeachmommy.blogspot.comXo,J...more

Thoughtfulness Thursday: Reflection

Sometimes I feel like my posts can be really surface. I know I've mentioned this before, but I really do strive to be honest with my readers. I don't just have products or clothes on my site for the heck of it...if I'm posting something, it's because I really do love it. To continue reading, visit: Xo,J...more

It Only Took 38 Years

Growing up I dreaded my birthday. It was a constant reminder of the turmoil my birth caused. I was the shame of a fourteen year old girl who was forced into marriage.There would be no hugs or kisses from my mother, none that I can remember anyway. What I do remember is the perpetual cold shoulder, the look of loathing in her eyes and the constant verbal abuse. Her leaving my dad only made it worse....more

Birthday weekend

Sunday I, God willing, turn 54.I am at the age where I enjoy a birthday weekend. I mean who wants to have a birthday in the office? I love my office but hey, I’d sooner sleep in, have breakfast out…you know what I mean? I am going to an open house on Saturday night with Jim.I’ll try to check in over the weekend, to let you how I am doing this weekend: here’s hoping you have a good weekend too!...more


This is my eight hundredth post. I can’t believe I have been doing this long. Today(12/19)is my nephew Gregory’s birthday-he is 24 years old today.I lost two of my buddies to heaven.Zush was younger and Kasia was a wee one when I started.Mom was sick and still around and Bob and I were care-givers.Jim and I lived in a different house.I wasn’t this close to finishing out my first career.Undisclosed location wasn’t even around. ...more