the kids in Flagstaff

Hi there and welcome to my little neck of the Blogosphere where I blog about family, food, fabulous finds, lifestyle and all things creative and inspirational.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for wanting to get to know me and learn about what this blog can offer you.

First and foremost, I am an adoring wife and mom- wife to my very best friend and partner in crime and mom to 4 precious kiddos (3 girls (one of those- the oldest being an angel watching over us) 28, 15, & 14 and one boy 12.)

I also am an adoring mommy to a cuddly fur baby (German Shepherd/Lab Mix puppy) named BooBoo- She’s always at my feet while I blog.

I’ve been blogging for quite a while and have had several blogs before landing on this one. I’m a self-taught web designer and blogger and I love it. From the very first blog, I fell in love with the art of blogging. I didn’t start out following the whole formula that is blogging nowadays. I focused more on the business end of blogging not lifestyle blogging or mom blogging at first so I don’t have my birth stories up there or tons of cute pictures of my little ones through the years but I have finally given myself permission to just enjoy blogging and do it my way! I did start out with a name that represented life with my kiddos- Shooting Stars And Little Toy Cars but one of the first things you’ll learn about blogging is that you need to keep the name short so as to be more memorable and easier to find. 

That way is just blogging about a little bit of this and a little bit of that- family, food, fabulous finds, lifestyle and all things creative and inspirational. Hopefully, I can help out all you moms out there with tweens and teens because that certainly needs as much attention or maybe even more in some ways with the world being the way it is out there and us trying to raise young adults. We’re trying to raise young adults that can function on their own in this world of ours and stay out of trouble. Is that scary or what? Maybe together we can not only get through it but enjoy the journey as well.

I know that I am really enjoying my not so little ones anymore and look forward to sharing my secrets along the way with other families out there.

I also pride myself in finding fabulous family finds and would love to share them with other families looking to make life easier and more interesting.

If you’re looking to learn more about all the great tidbits I have to offer you with this here little blog to make your life a bit brighter then you’re just going to have to read along as I promise the posts will be anything but boring. Grab a cup of hot chocolate or beverage of your choice and a plate of cookies (after all, it ’tis the season and I am a serious cookie monster to boot which means I have some awesome cookie recipes to share with you ever so often- lucky you!) and explore…