New House Frustrations

We just moved into our new house and it is so nice to finally be out of our old place and just be done with renting and landlords! I have been so frustrated and overwhelmed lately by the contractor on our new home and the management company from our old place. People just try to … Read more

Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

In order to get the right wardrobe that will flatter your figure, your must avoid buyer’s remorse so that you will wear and feel confident in the wardrobe that you have. You can hire a stylist or just ask yourself these 5 questions while making purchases. You might even want to print them out and … Read more

Personalized Birthday Gifts

My birthday just past and I have been on the hunt for personalized birthday gifts for myself to celebrate my new last name. I finally got to the social security office to change my name! I am now an Erhard! I chose the galvanized beverage tub with stand to be used at the several of the parties that I will be having this spring and summer. We just purchased a new home and will be having a house warming party, baby shower, and several pool and BBQ parties. This tub is perfect for drinks by the pool area.



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Buying a New Home

My hubby and I have been in the market for a new home for quite some time. We have been house hunting all over Boca Raton, Florida for over a year. Most of the homes that we have looked at in our price range need a ton of work. Considering this, I have been exploring buying a new home. Newly built homes allow you to trade your to-do list for a want-to-do list. There is no need to spend time on repairing and remodeling. The new homes are more energy efficient than others on the market.

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Kindle Fire

April Golightly teamed up yet again with Kathy from Sparkles & a Stove to giveaway a The Kindle Fire. I have played with one in the store, but I have the old school black and white Kindle that is only meant for reading. Check out the amazing features of the Kindle Fire!!!


  • $200 value
  • 7″ HD screen
  • 16 GB Storage
  • Dolby speakers and surround sound
  • Front facing HD camera for photos and Skype
  • 23 million shows, books and apps to choose from

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MailPix Photo Enlargement

MailPix offers great prices on photo enlargements. I enlarged 3 wedding photos for my review. I went rather large with my wedding photos with a enlargement to 20×30 and 12×18. The digital photo printing is great quality and I will be using them from now on. My sister and I are putting together a scrap book for the wedding and we will definitely be utilizing Penny Prints Wednesday deal. You can also link your Facebook account to print directly from Facebook and Instagram. Gotta love when technology makes your life easier!


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MailPix Photo Englargement

I have been trying to put up my wedding photos since they came back from the photographer in August, 2012, but have not found time to do so. Finally, as I have made time to put them together, we are probably going to be moving in April. Before I found out about the move, I ordered photo enlargements of a few of favorite wedding pictures. I want to put the largest pictures in the middle and put smaller pictures of the wedding around it in a collage type fashion. The photo sizes will range from 20×30 photos, 12×18 pictures, to 5 x 7.




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House Hunting!

Now that my hubby and I are with child, we have been on the hunt for a new house. We stopped looking for a while as everything we looked at that was in our price range needed a lot of work. They were all livable, but extremely outdated. It is hard to imagine maxing out our budget to buy the home and then needing to come up with a ton more money to redo bathrooms, the kitchen, and in some cases add hurricane shutters.  We would have to either compromise our choice of neighborhood or our tastes. Neither option was ever going to happen so we stopped looking for a while.


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Concert Ticket Giveaway

April Golightly – is happy to join Blog with Mom and Adventures of My Family of 8 in this amazing giveaway event! is your home for the hottest concert tickets at the lowest prices! As this concert season boasts numerous iconic artists touring throughout North America, 2013 is poised to be an unforgettable year … Read more

Harrison Ford is Here to Stay!

We baby this puppy way too much. He constantly wants to be picked up and pet. My sister has let on that she plans on stealing Harrison Ford once the baby is born. I let her that there is no way that I will that happen. He is my first child and I will not be giving him up!!!



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Spring Shopping Spree! $100 Macy’s Gift Card

Macys Spring Giveaway

Spring is around the corner and it is time to put the sweaters away and get ready for the warm weather. April Golightly and Sparkles and a Stove have joined up to give away a $100 Macy’s Gift Card to help with your spring shopping. If you need some spring trend shopping ideas, try mint fashion, gold cuff, sheer tops, polka dot jeans, rose print anything, and high contrast tops or jackets.

Just fill out the Rafflecopter Form Below to get started!

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Pink Chocolate Butterfly Bag

Maggie Bags are not only stylish. They are innovative, environmentally friendly and creative too. Maggie Bags began in 2009 out of a desire to find uses for materials made for other purposes. Every handbag Maggie Bags has to offer is made from automotive seat belts that have been rejected by auto makers due to government … Read more

Harrison Ford Sunning Himself

Harrison Ford is looking cuter than ever sunning himself in the backyard. Lately, he has been begging to go out and just sit in the sun. I think it is because the weather has been pretty mild and Harrison enjoys the warmth. He usually only wants to go out to sniff the world and relieve himself. This is an entirely new behavior that is just adorable.


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Visit to Our Meeting Place

My hubby and I went to the Stuart, Florida Duffy’s for a bite to eat. It is always nice to visit Downtown Stuart with my hubby because that is where we  met. We actually met in front of Nature’s Way Cafe, but it has since closed and been taken over by a purse store. Our … Read more

Harrison Ford Goes for a Walk

Some parents like to take pictures of their children, and since I consider Harrison Ford my child, he is no exception. My hubby and I started taking pictures of my silver jeans, but we ended up focusing on The Ford. As Cavalier King Charles Spaniels go, I think Harrison Ford is the cutest one!



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Spoil Your Husband this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day I have been spoiling my Hubby. First, we had a nice dinner at home that I put together last week where I cooked, then I satisfied his sweet tooth by buying him chocolate cover goodies. I think it mainly because he has been such a trooper throughout my pregnancy. He has been … Read more

Valentine’s Day 2013 Gifts for Men

My husband has such a sweet tooth that I had to get him something sweet this Valentine’s Day. Shari’s Berries made it very easy for me to shop for him. I ordered him the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Covered Sampler which includes chocolate covered sandwich cookies (AKA Oreos), gourmet pretzels, and graham crackers. The turn around … Read more

The Hoya SYNC Lenses

**Join Us for the #HoyaLenses Twitter Party 2/5/2013 at 1pm EST! 2 Will WIN Lenses and 2 Will WIN $25 AMEX Gift Cards! RSVP to be Eligible!**


In this day and age, we all seem to have some sort of electronic device on us at all times. Tiny screens, bright graphics and the constant switching from Facebook to Twitter to photos to email can really put a strain on our eyes.

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These activities make us prone to Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) – a temporary condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer display for protracted, uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of CVS include headaches, blurred vision, neck pain, redness in the eyes, fatigue, eye strain, dry eyes, irritated eyes, double vision, polyopia, and difficulty refocusing the eyes. These symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions or air moving past the eyes (

Hoya Lenses has been at the forefront of making high quality lenses that can help counteract CVS, called SYNC Lenses! SYCH lenses were created for people who spend a lot of time looking at screens, like me. And even though I don’t wear glasss, I can use these lenses to to help counteract my CVS – which I do have, I won’t lie!

SYNC SINGLE VISION LENSES are designed to provide effortless, comfortable viewing adaptations to whatever your visually strenuous days demand.

The revolutionary design of SYNC lenses allows you to focus in all directions and distances – while your eyes remain relaxed – all day long. Not only does this alleviate eyestrain, it significantly reduces fatigue caused by our everyday near task routines.

Check out this short video of people who tried and love Sync.

Sync Patient Perspectives from HoyaFreeFormCompany on Vimeo.

Sync is great for kids even if they don’t need any other vision correction! Plus when you add the amazing EX3 technology to the Sych lens, you have lenses that repel dirt, resist smudges and help reduce glare as well!

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How much could you and your family benefit from SYNC Lenses? HOYA Lenses are only available at your local eye care provider.


And because Hoya Lenses believes everyone should have the chance to have the perfect vision and not suffer from digitally related eye strain, 2 of our readers will WIN a Pair of HOYA SYNCH LENSES with EX3 Technology! These lenses are valued at over $250 each! AND, 2 runner ups will get a $25 AMEX Gift Card! So 4 winners total!
Jut enter below and GOOD LUCK!

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are know for their adorable faces and loving demeanor. My dog Harrison Ford is no exception. In fact, his nick name is “The Face.” I just decided to take some picture of The Face for all of you. We recently did a video of Harrison drinking milk. Also, check out his cute little freckles. When we shave him, he has them all over. We just shaved him so stay tuned for some cute picture of his freckles.


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