Monday, February 10, 2014

Spain... Part 2

Here are a few other shots from our trip to Madrid, Spain in December. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Be My Valentine

Do your kids send Valentines to friends?

My kids love to write out a bunch of Valentine's Day cards  and hand them out to their friends BUT this year I discovered something a bit more fun. offers an online version of the Valentine. Actually, the site offers more than just a Valentine card, you can create online video invitations and greeting cards.

BUT... right now is offering you an opportunity to try it out for free. You can create a Caillou Valentine's Day online card for FREE!'

 Here is a look at my first attempt. It was actually very easy.

Here is the cool thing... right now you can actually create this Caillou video Valentines Day card for FREE! Yup, you read that right. It is FREE!  And you know what that means....I am going to create a few more of these. To be more clear, I am going to get the kids to create a few. It is that EASY!

I was asked by PercyVites to review the site. I was not paid for my post. The opinions in this post are my own.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Travelling.... to Spain

In December my husband and I were given a once in a life time opportunity to travel to Madrid, Spain.... FREE. My husband is a comic book illustrator and was invited to a Comic Book Convention in Spain. They offered flight, hotel, food for TWO.  My husband graciously agreed to bring me along for the trip ( just kidding he didn't really have a choice now did he). We were in Spain for six days.

The people were so friendly and generous. The architecture is frankly beautiful.  The food was a bit of a challenge for me given that I don't really like seafood but what I can say is it was an adventure.

I has only taken me two months to post photos of our amazing trip....but I have finally done it.

Here is part one of many....SPAIN AT NIGHT.

During the day we were at the show but at night we had the opportunity to walk around and it was beautiful. The people hosting the Comic Con took us to dinner every night, we got a chance to sample the local cuisine and see downtown.

The streets and lane ways were so beautiful. The Christmas decorations lite up the night. It was just gorgeous out. It was so hard to believe the city was just as pretty at night ... as it was during the day

The buildings were just magnificent and made even more beautiful at night. The lights were fantastic accents to the lines of the buildings.
Block after block was lined with the most amazing architecture. Just unbelievable. These buildings have such history. I would love to hear the stories the walls of these buildings would tell... if walls could talk!
Every night hundreds, if not thousands, of people walked the streets shopping. At one point the downtown streets were closed off and so we took the opportunity to take a selfie!
The food..... WOW ... the food. This was just one of the beautiful meals we had the opportunity to sample. I will admit the amount of seafood and pork for this non-seafood-pork-eater was a challenge.

The deserts were must fantastic. 

Who could turn down desert!

What would you like to do....If money were no object

This is a great question. Ask yourself... what would you like to do with your life, if money were no object?

You know what I would like to do? I would LOVE to write! I would love to write books. So what is stopping me????

Monday, February 3, 2014

I think I would Forget My Head....

OK... maybe that is an exaggeration BUT I do tend to forget a lot of things these days. When my kids were very little I would blame it on Mommy Brain... but now I can't use that excuse. My kids are 10 and 8 years old now. I blame the forgetfulness on a busy life. There are just so many things to distract me. OF course there is the reason my husband says I forget things and am so easily distracted... he says I have Attention Deficient Disorder. There might actually be some truth in that... but I digress. 

I have actually decided that I need to mark things down in my Google Calendar. Shocking... actually marking things down in a calendar. I have never been very good at marking things down. I often prefer to make hand written notes or just store it in my mind. Those options worked when I didn't have so much on my plate. Those options don't work so well for me these days. 

Here is hoping my Google Calendar can keep me organized.

What do you do to stay organized and keep track of events, deadlines, appointments, task and coffee dates?