Graduation Day Speech

It’s that time of year again. All across the country high school students are putting on those hot gowns, tight caps and marching down the aisle. A few years ago I wrote a speech for a high school graduation. I thought I’d share it with you as a way of honoring the graduates of 2014!The Story of the Ugly Orange Pot...more

Easy Party Idea: Make Your Own Pizza Night

We are huge fans of pizza - But then again, who isn’t?! Some of our best memories happen around the kitchen table, so this weekend, grab your friends, some beer and host a Make Your Own Pizza Night!...more
Oh I love love love the way you set this up!  I'm going to share the link on my blog!!more

Christmas Eve Engagement

Hi everyone! Tonight, I have a very special guest blogger who is here to talk about her engagement and wedding planning so far! Please feel free to comment/message me and I will have her answer any questions you have for her!...more

Welcome, Sunshine!

Hi, I'm Diana. I'm a semi-newly engaged twenty year old....more

Fresh Ideas for Thoughtful Gifts...on my blog site

I am a stay-at-home momma who has a passion for gift giving. I turned that passion into a blog where I share my ideas for fabulous gifts that are handmade, homemade and store bought. I also chat away about momma life in my Gift of Gab category. If you need some ideas for gifts, take a peek at my site...you just might find the perfect one!http://makeitbakeitorbuyit.com/Aaryne M....more

Caribbean Mahi Mahi

If you don't like fish, you've got to try Mahi Mahi! It is so mild and grilled, it is fabulous....yes, tastes like chicken! lolLow Carb meal...try Cauliflower rice!Caribbean Mahi Mahi1 lb. Mahi Mahi (or other thicker white fish like Cod)2 tablespoons lime juiceSea salt1)Rinse and pat dry fish. Place in flat casserole dish. 2)Pour lime over fish and turn over to coat. Let marinate in refrigerator for 30 minute minimum...more

FACC spearheads Flores de Mayo celebration in Charlotte

Photo by Jeric Jarical PhotographySIXTEEN-year-old Sophia Escobal was crowned the Reyna Elena (Queen Elena) for this year's Flores de Mayo event here in Charlotte, North Carolina....more

My Mother's Day Wanderings...

 Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, grandmoms, and mother figures in any format!While reflecting on my own status as a mom over the last few weeks I had some fun thoughts that I wanted to share today. These are the silly wonderful things about being a mom.I would be too emotional sharing the sappy side of the wonderful life of being a mom!****************************************I am a Stay-At-Home Momma and it's THE best job that I have ever had....more

How to Send Mother’s Day Memories to Mom Across the Country

Eleven years ago, I got married one week before Mother’s Day. We boarded an airplane in Detroit, Michigan headed for our honeymoon in Antigua. We booked our return flight to New York, NY where we were to begin our lives. Our wedding date is May 3rd and the following Sunday was Mother’s Day....more