Just tomorrow… {time flies}


It's really hard to believe that it's already the last day of April.  It seems like it was just Christmas.  April has been a pretty busy month over here at the ALC Ranch.  The Teenager started his first job and we also confirmed his college selection.  We took a mini family vacation in lieu of a … [Read more...]

Motherhood: The Ultimate Balancing Act {Handling The Chaos With Grace}


It's an interesting thing, Motherhood.  It's a constant roller coaster of ups and downs.  Of cuddles and chaos.  Of war and peace. The last of which is certainly true if you have an almost 18 year old who is ready to "be a Man" yet still needs your help and usually doesn't want to ask for … [Read more...]

2013: Are You “All In”? {& thoughts on being BRAVE}

Patio by ALittleClaireification.com #patiomakeover

Ok so... 2013 is really here and we're almost halfway though January already.  That's just… weird, right? (or am I just old??). Today it is GORGEOUS  and sunny and 80*.  Winter is confused and so am I.   … [Read more...]

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 23 – Air “Craft” ing 101


Today I am thankful for 14 years of marriage to by best friend in the world.  Happy Anniversary to my sweet Husband.  I am also thankful for safe travels and hugs from family members that we only see once or twice a year. And yes, that might be a picture of an airplane tray table and I might have … [Read more...]

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 13 – Pilgrims, Indians and… marbles? Oh my.

You should know that the original title to this post was going to be  "There's a slinky in my bed…". And there darn sure was a plastic yellow slinky tucked snugly in my bed when I went to go to sleep last night.  And a random Star Wars Lego too, for the record (ouch!).   So you … [Read more...]