Friday, July 2, 2010


Last Saturday, my family and I traveled 18 hours to Tarpon Springs, FL to visit my hubby's grandparents.  I packed some sandwiches, brownies, chips and drinks, which filled my lil Volvo, and we were off! I thought of bringing a DVD player for my lil cupcake, but with all the hustle and bustle I completely forgot! She was so well behaved, that I am actually considering more road trips in the future. The week has flown by and we will be leaving here shortly, but the time we were able to spend with the family was invaluable!  Yesterday, we decided to take our lil cupcake to our old stomping grounds, The World Famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks.  It's a strip of stores, restaurants, and bakeries, and of course fabulous Greek culture.   
Located on the Sponge Docks is a great aquarium called the Tarpon Springs Aquarium, where we took cupcake to yesterday.  She had such a wonderful time watching the divers feed the sharks and eels, and pet the live stingrays (stingers removed of course), that she actually cried her eyes out to go back inside after we left.  Of course, her daddy (baba) took her back for a second time around.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day!

Today we are celebrating my DH's first official fathers day! We started the day by going to church and then we ventured out into the mall to get our lil cupcakes 10 month pictures done! What an adventure that was! Not because the mall was packed, because actually it was quite dead, but because every 2 months since my daughter was born, I take her to get her pics taken.  She is honestly a pro, posing and smiling for the camera every time! Well today was quite different! I literally almost had to stand on my head to get even a smirk out of her! I was sweating and feeling quite bad for Tiffany, the girl who was making Abby Cadabby stand on her head! We did get a few good shots, but normally I purchase at least 10 sheets, well today just 6! (I know even that is too many but how could you say no to the any pictures you worked so hard to get??)  So now we are lounging around my parents house, where my cupcake went swimming and is now sleeping peacefully! This weeks schedule is pretty hectic, I may even take a sweet little nap to begin preparing for it! Happy Fathers Day to all the great dads out there! Hope it was a good one!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Hello my readers! Sorry that I have been gone for so long but my life since then has been full of excitement, changes and definitely blessings!! My husband and I were blessed with a beautiful little girl last August and we are now getting ready for her first birthday!

By the way this is the first dress and bow that I made :o)

Where does time go?! Every time I think about it I want to cry!  She is honestly my life and I could not remember what it was like before she was here.  During my pregnancy I was put on bed rest at 18 weeks, so you could imagine the boredom I felt.  Despite this, my pregnancy flew by, praise God! Now if only time could sslllllooowww down and just pause for a moment so that I could breath. :o) Between story time, and my play date schedule ( I literally have on my fridge), I am busy getting ready to launch my new children's clothing line called Coleen's Closet.  Once the website is up and running I will notify everyone!  A boutique here in town called Just Kidding, bought into my line so now it can be tried on and viewed during their business hours! They are located on 224 in Boardman, Ohio, next to the IHOP restaurant! I'm so excited and I know great things are in store!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Handbag Planet

You have to go over to Handbag Planet and check out their purse giveaway! They have so many cute purses that you have a chance to win! Here is the link!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Make your Own Mini Kitchen Guide+ 2 Giveaways!

So how many of you have been over to the new Blissfully Domestic site? My sister (she's one of their editors so I figured she was bias) :) kept ranting and raving about how awesome it is and how they have articles on everything a woman could possibly be interested in. So I finally went over to check it out. Man! It is awesome! I love to craft and so I spent quite a bit of time in the Creative Bliss column-where amongst lots of cool crafts I found this.

A handy-dandy-make-it-yourself kitchen guide! How many of you run around the kitchen, digging in drawers and cabinets and shelves looking through oodles of cookboooks for that little bit of info you need right now.

Well this idea will fix that problem-quite prettily at that. Monique (one of their contributors) gave this idea to create this really cute kitchen guide. She even gave the links where you can download the layout she used along with several others. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Also check out the current giveaways over at A Tad Bit Prudish. She's giving away TWO awesome magnetic scrapbook tins so be sure to enter! Add yourself to her followers and she'll enter you twice! Also check out the giveaway for her acorn necklaces here!! Today's the last day to enter so hurry over!

Happy Winning!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Americans Get the FACTS

Okay, not to offend anyone by this next post but come on Americans, WAKE UP!!!!

This has been weighing heavily on my heart over the past few weeks as I watch the news, debates and stupid, stupid campaign commercials. I cannot wait for those to be over!!! But what really has been bothering me is how easily influenced we as Americans are! Instead of using our own minds and brains to figure out the facts we will listen to the TV anchors and reporters, most of them liberals, with exception to Fox news who in my opinion is the most fair, they actually show BOTH sides. Why can't we just accept facts as facts and lies as lies.

When the campaign began I honestly was going to vote for Mickey Mouse come November 4th. I was actually riding the fence and I am a DEVOUT Republican. I was so tired of what the Republicans and Democrats have been doing in Washington. Honestly, we as Americans do not have a voice anymore. Are we really living in a Representative Democracy of Government? I would say absolutely not!!!! For example, when the issue of the $700 billion dollar bail out came up, why did we not vote on it as Americans! It is our money they are using to bail out Wall Street and yet we have to rely on these corrupt men and women we have elected that are now paid off to vote whatever way is more suitable for these politicians pockets!

Anyways, I turned my vote towards McCain and Palin when I learned that the Republican party did not want McCain to run! If that is the case then my vote was definitely leaning towards McCain. We need someone in the White House who isn't afraid to stand up for US!!! Another thing, all the FACTS, that point Obama to the radicals such as Bill Ayers and Acorn group and Rev. Wright, are just being pushed aside! WHY????? WAKE UP! This is soooo important! They are shaking it off now, but what happens if Obama gets elected and these are the people who he associates himself with? My grandfather has a saying which I understood the more I grew up, "Let me look at your friends and who they are, and I will tell you who you are!" It's soo true. When you surround yourself with radicals and terrorist what are you eventually going to think or do or believe??? Bottom line, I vote mainly on moral issues since our society is so very low on those anyway, 1.) Am I a baby killer? NO! (republican vote) 2.) Do I believe that God created man to be with a woman and not another man or vice versa YES! (republican vote) 3.) If I ever open a business do I want the government to tell me that I HAVE to provide medical coverage for my employees? NO! (that should be my CHOICE, as an American, not forced by the government) (republican vote)
Bottom line, John McCain and Sarah Palin are the right choice for the white house. LOOK AT THE FACTS! We are Americans, lets use all the resources we have to find out the facts to better decide who we are putting in office!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


OHHHH MY GOODNESS!!! On Friday night I attended the NKOTB concert! Can I just say I was speechless, not really since I lost my voice that night, but I could not have expected anything better! The concert was the best I have ever been too. Between the old songs they sang that took you back to the past like, My Favorite Girl, Step by Step, The Right Stuff and Cover Girl, they also sang some of their newest hits as well!

My favorite part was when Donnie stood up in front of the Cleveland crowd and was speechless at the amount of people that showed up and how the fans reacted to their "coming out".  They were all so thankful to have such dedicated fans!  If they were doing a concert in a nearby city I would definietly go again!