10.20.2014

Girl Time

On Saturday, Sloane and I had a few hours shopping together and it was so fun. It also made me realize that I really don't do one-on-one often enough with Knox & Sloane. I want to get better at making a point to spend time with each of them separately.

Our mission was to find her a ballerina costume because that's what she wants to be for Halloween :)

I had seen an outfit, randomly, when I was in Whole Foods last week, so that was our first stop. She loved the outfit. I explained she could do "real" ballet clothes or a costume and she opted for a costume. It was love at first sight with this costume ;)

As soon as we walked in, the florist gave her a rose. Quite fitting since for Sloane Rose :) She loves the mini shopping cart and she loves flowers so she wanted to look at them all.

I basically just let her walk up and down the aisles. She was having so much fun looking at things. She asked me for a few things and, of course, I said yes :) Had I had more room on my phone, I would have taken video because her little walk when pushing that cart was priceless.

We took my mom's car because Brent and Knox were in mine. Brent uses his car for business so he doesn't typically leave carseats in it. When we got in the car, she pulled her costume out and just looked and smiled. It was sweet. We then grabbed lunch and ran one or two more places.

She also decided she wanted me to be a ballerina with her, so naturally I said yes. Did I mention we had a Halloween party Saturday (that) night? All four of us went. Brent was looking for a costume as well, and we already had Knox's. Anyways, I had no idea where to get "grown up" ballet attire. So, I figured I'd try the girls section at Walmart. Thankfully, they had one and it worked. I opted for black with black tights. Sloane had a pink tutu that I could get over my hips. It was rather tight, but I made it work, too. I actually wore two because both of them were really thin ones. Basically I feel like I looked ridiculous, but it was worth it ;)

OH, and I don't think I've posted since Sloane got glasses! She's not wearing them full-time at this point, but I'll do a post on that soon.




Hope you all had a great weekend!

10.16.2014

iMyne

I'm so happy to know about iMyne and share it with you!
{.....and keep reading because it's awesome and there is a great deal for you involved!}

I haven't heard of any other sites doing what iMyne is doing and I think it's a great concept.


I know for several years there have been sites where you can earn cash back, but to be honest, I often forget to use them!

So, no only does iMyne offer cash back from your purchases, from hundreds of major retailers, but it also lets you select the charity of your choice to donate to. You can either cash out the earnings or have them automatically sent to the charity. And when I say either, you can do both....you just change it when you want to!

My immediate thought about the website was that it was extremely easy to navigate and find what I was looking for. This was my first viewing of the dashboard home page.


For now, I selected Beads of Courage as my charity to donate to. It's a charity that is very near and dear to our hearts. {You can read about that here, here and here.}

And because I'm a visual person. This is when Beads of Courage joined our family.


I like that you can donate via iMyne. I like that it's optional. Not only do I forget about "cash back" sites, but I often go too long without making charitable contributions. Charities won't exist without our support, so I think Imyne is a great tool for them.

It's easy to shop, earn and donate all at once on iMyne There is a plugin that you can put on your desktop or you can select to use it or you can search for a particular store on the site. The plugin works on my phone and smart devices as well.

For a limited time, when you sign up with iMyne, if spend $100 or more at RueLaLa, Neiman Marcus, Target, Banana Republic, Priceline and Toms and iMyne will reward you with a $40 shopping bonus! **Eligible purchases of up to $100 earn 40% cash back. Earn additional cash back of up to 6.0% for purchases of more than $100.

You will also have a referral link that you can share with friends and family so they can sign up. This will help them earn, donate and it will also help your iMyne community grow. The more money you earn for charity and yourself.

Start iMyning! :)



10.15.2014

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan Proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.



In October, the 15th National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day....


I hate that so many women have suffered the loss of life, part of them. Their child. Myself included. Each and every story and loss is different in it's own way, but I think the depths in which it hurts is unfortunately something so many of us have in common. 

Tonight, my candle and prayers are for all of you who have experienced this heartache. My candle is for my little angel in Heaven.

God has plans, and we will never understand them. Sometimes they hurt. 


It gets better.

I have no idea if Knox & Sloane would be here if Cohen were still here. I will never know and I let go of that a long time ago. We are beyond grateful for our three kids, God's children, regardless of the circumstances. We are forever changed and that was part of His plan. 

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2


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