I Feel Sexier In A One-Piece Suit Than I Ever Did In A Bikini

It is October 2007, and I am standing in my bathroom, staring at the angry streaks traversing my swollen belly. After eight months of guzzling water and slathering my growing abdomen with all types of lotions, butters, balms and creams, I still couldn't keep those tell-tale scars away — stretch marks....more
Taluabelle Whew, that cycle is a doozy, ain't it?! Thanks so much for commenting and sharing ...more

I Just Love Spring, But Then......

 I Just Love Spring, But Then…. ...more

A Spring Photo Safari


3 Tips to Make Picture Day Picture Perfect

Last week the little ones had picture day and ya'll  know how I am about pictures. Last year for picture day in Hawaii we were on vacation so we missed out on those picture day memories but this year I was ready! A week before picture day the school sent out the reminder with a little note attached that offered students the option to take Sibling Pictures! So you know it was on and popping. ...more


Oooh lala!  My favorite season of the year has arrived.  Here are all the spring trends that are a comin’ …...more

Spring has Sprung

After an extremely wet and dreary winter I am very grateful that a new season has arrived. Hello, Spring! The increased sunshine and drier weather (here’s hoping) will be a very welcome change. I snapped this photo during spring break while walking in a local park. There is nothing prettier than all of the trees blooming, adding shades of pink to the sea of greens....more

Aries Sun * It Might As Well Be Spring, 3/19/16!

Not only can we celebrate the Vernal Equinox, but also we get to herald the Sun’s transit into Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac, on Saturday 3/19/16 PDT and Sunday 3/20/16 EDT. This fire sign is active, aggressive and adventurous. In the past 12 months, the Sun has transited all 12 Zodiac signs and at 1 degree of Aries, the cycle starts anew and so can we. We should keep our eyes open for opportunities on the horizon....more

10 Ways To Get Your Gardens Ready For Spring

 Spring is almost here. Check out these 10 Ways To Get Your Gardens Ready For Spring!...more

How to Create a Spring Pallet Sign

This is another quick and easy pallet tutorial. I had this pallet laying around and just decided to make a sign out of it. I enjoy taking the pallets apart and creating something new, but let’s be honest – that's a lot of work, and I don’t have that kind of time today....more
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Ideas for Adding a Fresh Look to Your Home for Spring

I think it's safe to say, spring has sprung 'round these parts. I even saw a robin in my backyard this week which is definitely a sure sign of springtime! A few weeks ago, I couldn't take anymore of the cold and snow...down came the winter decorations I had enjoyed in my home so much after Christmas, and up came the springtime & Easter decorations! With the fresh look of the house, it puts me in a really great mood to know that springtime is fast approaching. With Easter only 3 weeks away, today I thought I'd share some tips on how I enjoy decorating this time of year in my home....more