Florida, Thankfulness, Black Friday & Marshmallows...

It has been a little over 3 years since we last treked to Florida. Ezra was 2 and Canaan was 5. This weekend we will make the long 13 hour journey to Grandpa and Grandma's house in St Augustinewith not just 2, but 3 boys. The verdict is still out on how Otto's first trip to the Sunshine State will turn out...and whether or not Mike and I will have any hair left when all is said and done.

I may post an update or two during our trip ~ there will many fun things to report, I'm sure~

I am thankful for so many things this year. Despite Mike's continued layoff (heading into month 12) we are sustained, happy and healthy. I have a big life update to give you all once I have time to sit down here at the computer for more than 5 minutes at a time.

One thing that I am so thankful for is YOU! For all of you that bless and encourage me each day with emails, notes and comments. Thank you for allowing me to share my heart, my life, my ideas and my inspirations here each week. Thanks so much for coming and being a part.

If you will be doing any Black Friday shopping this year, don't forget to shop with my sponsors~
Lots of handmade goodies ~ dresses, hats, scarves...and marshmallows.

Cradle Will Rock

Love this hat from newly opened Etsy shop, Die Spinne Crochet Shoppe~

The Marshmallows Company amazing marshmallows~
Incidently, Canaan (our 8 year old CEO) will be re-appearing on The Suze Orman Show in December as one of her favorite guests of 2011! Also, check out this crazy, amazing review of
his marshmallows by The Nibble in NYC.



  1. Have a safe trip and I hope you little guy cooperates! Just remember, you won't be in the car forever - easy for me to say (:

    Big congrats to Canaan! One of Suze's favorites?! That's quite an honor.

  2. Have a great trip! Such wonderful news about Canaan. I can't wait for the big update. You do have to admit that your FB post was a bit of a teaser too! And I spilled on mine. ;) Enjoy the holidays!

  3. Thanks gals!!
    Lori...I definetely left a teaser yesterday on FB didn't I? Well, I can't update on that one quite yet...hopefully before the end of the year :)

  4. I hope you enjoy your trip and come home with hair!

    Keep us posted about the little CEO's next big appearance!

  5. Thanks Megan! I will keep you posted for sure. All we know right now is it will air sometime in December. I'm kind of hoping for a post-holiday show. It would be nice to have a relaxing holiday before another crazy rush of orders (its crazy enough with marshmallow orders at the holidays!)

  6. Have a great trip, try to enjoy the little moments and ignore the big ones!
    Off to make Marshmallows myself - don't think the shipping to Canada will do Canaan's treats any favours!

  7. Good luck with the trip, remember that no matter what, one day you will look back and smile;) happy travels, x Ashley p.s those marshmallows look amazing!! Ship to aus? Xx

  8. Ashley~ We ship worldwide. You probably would be blown away at the amount of marshmallows the American Troops in Iraq and Afganistan order!