The video above is for a new show on TLC about couponing. At first I was skeptical but after looking into it I am a believer. I am a stay at home mom so anything that can save me money is a blessing. Extreme couponing here I come!!!

An Amazing Young Woman

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

An Amazing Young Woman

The video above is of a young woman named Bethany Hamilton.  Over seven years ago she was attacked by a tiger shark and lost her arm.  She is such an amazing young woman!  This video proves that when you have faith in God anything is possible!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Top 10 Helpful Baby Items for New Mom's

So I thought it would be fun to make a list of the top ten baby items I have used so far.  Keep in mind, my baby is a little over four months old.  I'm sure my list will change as she gets older.  Feel free to share your own list of helpful items.  Ok here goes...
1.   Diaper Genie
2.   Bassinet (For the 1st couple months)
3.   Sleep Sacks
4.   Shout (To remove the ugly formula and poop stains)
5.   Dr. Brown bottles
6.   Microwave Sterilizer
7.   Infant Seat/Bouncer
8.   Activity Gym
9.   Fisher Price Rain Forest Bath Tub (With 3 stages from infant to toddler)
10.  Aiden and Anais Swaddle Blankets (They are large and versatile)
Wow, that was hard to narrow it down to just ten items. Also, my list is not in any particular order.

I'm Back...Well Hopefully!

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted anything.  My daughter is over fours months old now and the time has flown by.  I'm so blessed to be a mom!  It's amazing how fast she has grown and developed.  In the last four months I have learned so much about myself, my husband and how much love a baby can add to my life.  The sleepless nights, endless diaper changes and added chores have been so worth it!  

Monday, December 6, 2010

Considering Adoption?

Adoption has changed my life in ways I never thought possible.  It feels so wonderful to be a mom and have the family I have always dreamed of. Adoption has become a passion of mine I would like to share with others whether you are a potential adoptive parent or birth mom.

Adoption Answer is a wonderful company bringing Christian families together!  I have started working as an Adoption Coordinator with Adoption Answer.  I would love to have the opportunity to share what the company has to offer prospective adoptive parents and/or birth parents.  If you are considering adoption or know someone who is please contact me for more information. Here are a few reasons to chose Adoption Answer...
  • The Short Wait:  Matched with a birth mom in 1-6 months
  • Commitment to Your Success: We work with you until a successful match is made
  • Competitive Prices
  • Personalized attention:  We are here for you every step of the way
Please visit the website for more information at       

Friday, November 5, 2010

I am a Mommy!

I am sorry I haven't posted anything in a while.  This past month was a whirlwind!!!  
I am so happy to say that my life has officially changed forever.  I am a mommy!!!  Our precious daughter was born on October 27, 2010, weighing 6 pounds and measuring 19 inches long.  She is a beautiful little girl.  We have been blessed and are so grateful to God!  What an expression of love that her birth parents chose!  I will always have love in my heart for them.  Please pray for them as they move on with their lives.     

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Good Reason to Buy a Happy Meal

I read in one of my magazines that every time you purchase a Happy Meal from McDonald's the proceeds support Ronald McDonald House Charities.  I have always been a fan of Happy Meals since I was little now I feel even more inclined to purchase them more often.  By the way, I believe the portion size provided in a Happy Meal use to be the adult portion size many years ago.  Please check out the provided link to Ronald McDonald House Charities to see what services are provided to families with sick children.    

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Our Adoption Fundraiser!

We are excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in an adoption fundraiser opportunity through Hip Mom Jewelry!  This site offers modern and unique jewelry for moms and dads.  Our fundraiser will be active for the whole month of October.  If you visit the site and purchase any item from the adoption line of jewelry we will receive 30% of the retail price which we will use to help finance our adoption.  Please enter our family code: Hutch1010 on the order page.  Many of the jewelry items would be great birthday or Christmas gifts and some can even be personalized!  Please find the link button to Hip Mom Jewelry at the top right of this blog.  Thank you so much for taking the time to check out the site.  Feel free to share our fundraising endeavor with your friends and family.  God bless you.