WE'VE MOVED!! You can now find us at Sunshine and Spoons!

Monday, April 11, 2016

I've Moved!!

You may have noticed that I changed the name on my blog's Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram.  Here's why...


I decided to start a new blog!

The new blog will focus on parenting and special needs-two subjects that are close to my heart. 

I hope to see you there!


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Random Updates

Okay...so about Little Dude's 2nd Annual Birthday Blessings Bash.  I completely forgot to announce an organization, but I still plan to donate!  I'm donating 20% of my sales during the month of March from my Etsy shop to Gracie's Gowns again this year :)  That comes out to a total donation of $77!  Thank you everyone for supporting this, and I can't wait to do it again next year!

Lately, I've been questioning why I blog.  Originally it started as a sort of digital scrapbook for my kids, but now I use Facebook, Instagram, and Chatbooks to make digital and hard copy scrapbooks of our lives.  I had also hoped to turn it into a professional blog that brought in an income for my family, but I'm just not able to put the time into it to do that.  So where do I go from here?  I love blogging, but I don't know if I can justify taking time away from my family and boutique (which is bringing in an income...a small one, but it's still something!) to do something that doesn't give anything back to my family in return.  My reasons for blogging are purely selfish at this point.  I enjoy it and that's why I want to do it.  However, I'm not supermom, as the title of this blog says.  I just don't have time for all of my interests right now.  I love reading, writing, sewing, playing music, singing, and more.  With four young kids and health struggles of my own, some days I don't even get the basics done around here.  So I need to pick and choose what I'm going to do with my time and energy.

So here's the very tentative plan...I will be putting this blog on the back burner for the time being while I figure out what to do.  As special needs and parenting are subjects that are very close to my heart, I would love to start blogging about those to help others who are in the same or similar boat as me.  I'm not sure if I'll do that here or start a new blog and clean slate.  No matter what I decide to do, I want to thank all of my readers from the bottom of my heart.  I've loved interacting with you all and I appreciate every one of you more than you'll ever know.         

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Update on Little Dude's Birthday Blessings Bash

Today kicks off our second annual Little Dude's Birthday Blessings Bash!  However, we've run into a bit of a snag.

In my post a few days ago, I said that I'd chosen Go Shout Love as the organization to donate to this year, but today, I found out that Go Shout Love is going to cease operation as of today.  I'm saddened to hear that as it's a great organization that has touched many lives, but understand that sometimes, finances just don't allow for things to continue the way they were.

So...I need your help choosing another organization to donate to this year!  Nominate one in the comments here or by commenting on the posts asking for nominations on Facebook or Instagram.  I'll go through the nominations and select one on Saturday, March 5th.

Thanks for your help!  Little Dude and I can't wait to see who you all nominate!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Little Dude's 2nd Annual Birthday Blessings Bash

Hey, I'm still here!  My blog has been sadly neglected, but I've been working on a blogging schedule and will be starting up again soon.  For now though, I'm back with Little Dude's 2nd Annual Birthday Blessings Bash!

Little Dude will be TWO next week so it's time to kick this off!  We've been blessed with so much help and so many prayers since Little Dude was born, and so we're giving back by donating 20% of the sales made during the month of March from Annalie's Baby Boutique to a different organization each year.

Last year, we were able to donate $25 to Gracie's Gowns, a non-profit organization that provides personalized hospital gowns to chronically ill and special needs children at no cost to the family. Gracie's Gowns is very special to me because not only was it founded and run by a very sweet friend of mine, but because Little Dude received a gown from her as well.

This year, I've chosen Go Shout Love.  I've followed Go Shout Love on Instagram for about 2 years now and love what they do to support families of children who have rare diseases.  They feature a different family each month to raise awareness for their disease and money to help with medical and related expenses.

Let's make this a great month for Go Shout Love!

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