Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wordless Wednesday: Legacy Matters


This saying moves me. 

What kind of legacy are we leaving behind?

This sign reminds me of so many things...

the environment first and foremost, but so many other things too. 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Favorite Gift Idea from SportsCustomsLLC Etsy Shop

My teen swears the Evolution Game Ball from Wilson is the best one for indoor practice and game-time. We have one in the house, and when it came time to get the perfect parting gift for his basketball coach (he's aged out of the team), we found an Etsy shop that sells and PERSONALIZES the Evolution basketballs. Our coach deserves a nice gift because he's been an amazing. We've had him for a few years. He's good with the kids, extremely fair and invested in helping them develop their talent. 

My favorite thing about Coach is that he makes each child feel valued and valuable. He went way above and beyond by staying after so many times to 1-V-1 my son after the group coaching sessions had ended. I've got more great videos from those impromptu sessions than I do the practices! 

Coach is a natural for figuring out what each child needs on the basketball court and he meets them where they are... he doesn't try to push anything (for those who wouldn't have responded well to pushing) and he pushes just the right amount (for those who need it).

The Evolution basketballs come in different sizes so you can choose the one that best fits your needs. We always go with the 29.5" because my son is a teen now, in high school (meaning he's man-sized, lol). So, that's the size we chose for the gift as well. 

Evolution feels a little softer than the average basketball, making it easier to grip. They are a little more expensive than the balls you pick up at a department store, but they last longer too, so it all evens out. 

The thing I've seen with my son, is that when he takes this ball to the gym for indoor practice, or open court night, it is the ball everyone wants to use, so I think it's pretty universal that this is a great investment for your ballers. Having it personalized means there's less chance someone else is going to walk off with it too, thinking it's their own.  

We had our ball personalized to honor Coach, but I liked the outcome so much, that I've already decided that at some point in the future (probably my son's birthday, or for the upcoming holidays), I will be ordering one of these with my son's name on it as well.

Honestly, I don't go to Etsy often, but now I have a new favorite shop to add to my very select list, and I know I'll be shopping there more than just this one time. Highly recommend!

Check SportsCustomsLLC out to see the many 
kinds of sports items they have available for customizing!

Thursday, August 11, 2022

XoBakingCo Prize Pack Giveaway (Ends 9/5)

 'tis the season to make comforting eats and sweet treats. It's back-to-school time, or about to be, for many of us, and the kids are apprehensive, excited and in need of our full support. One way I help is to make sure things at home are extra special before the new chapters begin to unfold for the kiddos. Double Chocolate Chip cookies fit the bill here. 💗

Welcome To The XO Baking Co. Prize Pack Giveaway!

This giveaway is part of our Back to School Gift Guide. Stop by to see all the great giveaways and products!

Certified gluten free and dairy free baking mixes. The best you've ever tasted, they promise!

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Liberty Beans Coffee Makes Me Happy

This is how I started my weekend two weeks ago. This is how I assumed this past weekend was going to go as well. I'd snuggle up with my cup of Liberty Beans Coffee (one of my most favorite brands) and get in a little R&R before my day got busy. That's the great thing about weekends, you can take things a little slower in the morning, enjoy your coffee instead of gulping it down... relax a bit.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

4 Lifesaver Items Every New Mom Needs

This is a collaborative post. Please welcome today's contributor.

Becoming a mom is one of the most amazing experiences a woman can go through, but it can also be quite challenging. There are so many things to learn and new things to take care of! So if you're a new mom, make sure you have these four lifesaver items on hand to make life much easier.

via Pexels

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Watching you Like a Hawk

I got a text from someone telling me this bird was in their driveway!!

This is the real photo, I just put it on a purple background.

That's crazy cool to get to see it so up close and personal.

Unfortunately, that also meant something was wrong with it.

They called the proper authorities about it, but someone with a leaf blower blew at it and it hobbled 

away. No one found it after that... I hate when people are mean to animals.

Different Ways to Wind Down When Life Gets Too Hectic

This is a collaborative post. Please welcome today’s contributor.

We all need to kick back and relax here and there. So many of us lead hectic and busy day to day lives and commonly begin to feel worn down, overwhelmed or experience full blown burnout. This isn’t something that can be maintained long term. It will have a negative impact on your wellbeing, your health and your overall happiness and quality of life. But what can you do to take some time out and really unwind? Here are a few suggestions that should help you to get started on this journey in the right direction.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Pinrose Travel Spray Giveaway (your choice of fragrance)

One thing I'm big on is smelling terrific! Another, is finding a parfumerie that takes into account the importance of creating a fragrance line that delivers all you would want and expect, and then goes above and beyond. That is Pinrose in a nutshell.

Wordless Wednesday: You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Send Your Kids To PGC Basketball Camp? Yes! Please Do!

The View from the Dorm Room

Imagine being with a group of kids, in your own age range, all with the same common interest of playing ball. Now add coaches who care about you, want to help you improve your mental and physical game, and are part of an organization run by an owner who makes sure things are structured so that parents know what is going on, every moment of the day, even though they are not physically present. That's a recipe for success. That's Point Guard College.