Sleep Help

I am not a good sleeper.

I have to have a fan on, a sleep machine, and the air about 65 degrees.

Even with all of that, I toss and turn some nights, all night long.

So I was excited to see the “Do You Have Trouble Sleeping?” Katie show the other day.

I ignored the cherry juice, drinking flower teas, and tongue exercise recommendations and went right to the one that I knew I could follow.

Drink some milk before bed.

So for my health tonight I filled my glass nice and tall and gulped down my dairy.

I’m hoping it helps me have a good 7-8 hours sleep.

I bet the brownie with chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream I had to accompany the milk will help me snooze too.


Happy Canada Day to all our friends & family up North!

Gilmore Girls: Where are they now?

A few years ago a friend introduced me to the Gilmore Girls and I loved it.

In fact, I went through all 7 seasons in a few months.

And I wanted to move to Stars Hollow pronto.

Sookie, Lorelai Rory, Dean, Lane, Luke.

All friends of mine.

Melissa McCarthy played Sookie and I’m pretty sure we all know how sucessful she’s become.

And I see Lauren Graham, Lorelai, on Parenthood (another awesome show!) every week.

But what happened to the others?

Check out this CNN article to discover what our favorite characters from Gilmore Girls are up to now.


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Classic, Must See Movies

I’m talking movies today so I’m sure you think I’m going to discuss the Golden Globes or the Oscars.

Unless we’re talking fashion it will be hard for me to discuss any of the nominated movies this year because I have seen exactly zero of them.

My 10 year old? He’s seen Lincoln twice.

Me? None.

Today I’m going to talk to you about what I deem “Classic Movies.”

Casablanca? Gone with the Wind? Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

No. No. and No.

These might be official classic movies but not my classic movies.

My classic movies are ones my husband and I are having fun introducing to the kids. Movies we remember enjoying when we were younger. The TRUE classic movies. At least to me.

I’m talking about Mary Poppins, Annie, Star Wars, The Sound of Music, Home Alone, Ghost Busters, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, E.T., and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.


Also on the list are The Parent Trap, Goonies, Jumanji, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Karate Kid, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Mighty Ducks, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, and Uncle Buck.


There are several more movies on the list but for now I would like your help.

Soon I’m going to be sharing my Classic Movie list as a printable but I’d like to get your opinion…

What Are Your Favorite Classic Movies?

I’m sure there are many movies I haven’t thought of so go ahead and share. After all, it’s for my kids 🙂


Shark Week

This is “Shark Week” on the Discovery channel and the boys have enjoyed it immensely.

Each night they watch one of the hour long shows and discuss it afterwards as they go to bed. Enthusiastic retellings of vicious attacks, stories of missing limbs, and tales of the blood red water have me questioning whether the viewings should continue.

Their artwork also displays what they’ve been seeing.

Sadly, the people in their pictures never seem to make it back to shore.

Have a great weekend and remember to STAY OUT OF THE WATER!

A New Focus?

Maybe what I need right now is a new focus – something to direct my energy toward until I get the a-okay from the doctor to be out and about again. After browsing tons of TV shows and way too many internet sites, I think I might have found a new focus.

Let me clue you in.

Caroline received a princess sash from her aunt for her birthday. While she doesn’t know quite to do with it, I sure do.

I hope Tom Hanks inspires you as much as he’s inspired me.

Look out world, here comes Caroline Grace, the pageant contestant!


I’m slowly making it day by day.

I didn’t cry yesterday and I haven’t cried yet today.

I know it’s okay if I do and okay if I don’t.

There are a couple of things helping me get through this experience besides my husband, my family, and my friends. I could never find the right words to express what they have meant to me so I’ll talk about the other things for now.

Peanut M & M’s – seriously!

I am now on my 3rd bag of peanut M&M’s and I’m fine with it. I sit with a huge glass of milk and my bowl of chocolate goodness. I’m drinking skim milk with the M&M’s so it’s practically a healthy snack – thank goodness since I just happen to partake in this roughly 4 times a day.

The Gilmore Girls

I’m not sure where I was during the 7 years this show was on. I had never seen an episode before a friend gave me all 7 seasons 2 weeks ago. I’m currently midway through season 2 and loving it. I’m not sure if it’s the witty dialogue of the main characters or just a way to escape for 40 minutes that has me hooked.


I have made small trips out of the house whether it be to the grocery store or to return movies. I’m really not ready to drive anywhere where I might see friends yet. I think I could still break out in tears when they ask, ”How are you doing?” So… I’m avoiding that for now. It’s been good to get out of the house though and my car has helped me make the first initial steps of getting back in touch with the world.

Well, I guess it’s time to to grab some M&M’s and go find out what’s happening in Stars Hollow this week.

No need to get back in touch with the world all in one day.