Franklin Glassblowing Studio is fun!


A good friend and I recently spent time at a local glassblowing studio which I  had often driven past but never visited.   A Groupon got our attention so we scheduled our “Glassblowing Workshop for Two” at Franklin Glassblowing Studio not knowing a thing about “glassblowing” other than it sounded fun.  We both discovered it is REALLY fun- and easy (provided you have a great teacher/artist beside you guiding you through the process which we did!)  We chose to make a heart paperweight which only involved shaping the extremely hot glass. We started by dipping a ball of clear melted…

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Summer is Peachy


Summer is here and the kids are out of school.  Life doesn’t generally change tremendously for most people at this time of year but for many moms, summer is either a season to be savored or a season to be endured.  I am finally learning to enjoy the lazy days of summer but, to be honest, I sometimes long for the routine of the school year and the routine of my job.  I tend to do best with structure–in fact, I really have trouble getting things done at all without some structure.  One thing I can ALWAYS do without difficulty…

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Have a wonderful Easter!


Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?


It’s 2015 and many have put pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard) in order to make improvements this year. Often times resolutions are very effective in kick-starting a new diet, exercise routine, or overall attitude change. Many times resolutions are difficult to maintain and are abandoned by the end of January (or sooner). Because I love new beginnings, New Year’s Resolutions are very “calming” for me since they remind me of the ability to change your situation …..no matter what, no matter when. This year, to avoid falling into the “perfection trap”, I am going to make one main…

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So long Halloween, Hello more Holidays……


     I love Halloween-it’s short and “sweet” and doesn’t involve a ton of shopping. If I have learned anything in motherhood, though, it’s to go with the flow – that despite my best plans, I can’t control things. Despite finally finding my 9 year old daughter’s favorite costume this year (1950′s car hop:) and hoping to be so organized as to make 20+ of the little “pumpkin” fruit cups for her class that I saw on Pinterest…we spent Halloween a different way. My sweet daughter was feeling really bad so no school for her and no class party -instead…

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