He’ll be a good dad…’er cat farmer.


This boy woke up with a job to do. You see, due to popular request, our cats decided to have a couple more litters. (And the fact they were pregnant before surgery was scheduled…)


You see the pocket knife he was given for Christmas from his grandparents?  See the taped up finger?  Now see the pint sized baby kitty litter box… 

 And that would be my favorite kitty, Target. She fits perfectly in there!  


 Now, before I get flooded with messages, comments and phone calls begging at your chance for a Kaufman Kitty—let me introduce them to you.  Target. She’s the fave. She cuddles and purrs and loves humans more than the rest. I want to keep her.  


Isn’t she a doll?




And then there were the grey ones. Kind of whiney, but still pretty cute. I think their names are TJ and BJ. Twins, you know.


And no litters are complete without a Tiger or two, right?


And bless this ones heart, it has some unique coloring.  I’m going out on a limb and saying both sets of litters have the same dad. He’s grey. And he really loves the the Kaufman Mamas that patrol Pack Park.

All kitties come litter box trained and with a bag of food!! Get yours today!! 😉

Friday faves.

Friday faves.

1.) Prom 


Prom gives you just a little glimpse of what a wedding may be like. Little glimpse. Shopping for the dress, the shoes, the jewelry. Getting pretty doing hair, makeup, and nails. And the huge blessing it is to have grandma’s salon at our finger tips!


And the realization that there are very many more proms in our future. They are staring us right in the face!! Once again, Natalie, being the firstborn, will set the precedence of what we do for prom.  Sorry, grandma–you are going to have to own that salon and spa a few more years…😉


And friends at prom. So fun. 







2.) Lilacs. Best smell ever.

  3.) Steve has some new workout partners. I’m good with that.

 4.) Dinner Dates with friends at new funky restaurants.  Taste and See in Oldtown is awesome!


And now for my absolute fave of the week…

5).  Steve pinning on the boutonierre.  I’m sure this was the most awkward thing ever for all involved.  But as a mom, I loved it. 


a closer look~

a closer look~

How is your schedule looking over there?  A bit like this perhaps?


I’ve already had the realization of quickly approaching summer vacation…and as busy as the weeks are ahead, I know it’s going to fly.  Steve and I just got off the phone talking about plans in late July and early August.  What on earth?  

In Mary & Martha the next few weeks, there are some wonderful things happening that I am excited to share!!  Some super great deals on our ever so loved reusable and disposable napkins.


Ideas for uses of these napkins and placemats—weddings and wedding receptions, graduations, and I have one customer who uses them for housewarming gifts.  What a super idea!


   And the colors are perfect for the spring and summer with the orange and green.  


 And the royal blue is perfect with red plastic silverware for your 4th of July celebrations! (There we go again talking about summer–it’s basically here!).


  And my all time favorite is the grey.  Classy and can be used in all seasons.  Plus it looks really awesome with our new Melamine dish line. Take a look! 

And look how striking the orange is with the Mother’s Day gift of the year!! I’m talking about the Grace and Gratitude pitcher.  Perfect and in fact so perfect it sold out last year during this time of year.  But you’re in luck!!  $36 for the pitcher.  Fill with beautiful tulips and a roll of napkins?  Your mom and mother-in-law will love it. 😉 


Now this is all happening here in the month of April.  And just in is the exciting hostess gift promotions for May.  You are going to want to host!  And the earlier the better… 


Crazy good, right?  And here’s where May is coming in right now…get on the schedule! 


SIX weeks!!

SIX weeks!!

And here we are, once again.  Wasn’t it just yesterday I was celebrating routine and mourning my kids going back to school another year older all in the same breath?  Yes, yes it was.  And now, here I sit. Looking at goals I have set for myself and thinking…

How am I ever going to get this accomplished and have order before DISorder becomes my normal in the summer?



Yes, I am yelling.  Yes, I am having a mild panic attack.  Yes, there are 6 rooms that have to be overhauled before they are allowed to be home all day, every day for the summer.

SIX rooms and SIX weeks.

That should work, right?

Up first.  THIS scary room full of expired food, useless items I never use anymore, and items I have to have but don’t fit anywhere.  Note the floor.

Welcome, week 1.


Friday faves.


1.) The verse. Loved flipping through my devotions and found this for the month.  I know it’s going to be an awesome month!  

2.) Give me FIVE, Jesus is ALIVE! Nothing better than children on Easter celebrating the resurrected Christ! My favorite morning hands down of the year.


3.) He is risen. He is risen indeed! 


4.) Fifteen years with this one. 


5.) The only way I can drink water. A big goal for my month–hoping a youthful glow develops….😉 


6.) Books. I am excited about my goals this month. One being to read.  I love to read but often shy away because my addictive personality kicks in and it’s all I want to do. I have so many on my list and am looking forward to a get away in a couple of weeks to do just that—read! 


7.)  Hello track season.

8.) And finally…found the cutest idea for the use of the Easter icon–PEEPS.  I do not like Peeps.  However, this is about the cutest way to make Rice Krispie treats!  My friend at work made these after finding directions on Pinterest.  Click HERE to check it out.  Easy and cute! 



9.) Prom. I can’t believe we have started this era. And I can’t believe these are the shoes my girl is wearing.  What?  

10.)  Kourtney got my phone and did this. I have to agree.



Do you know the language?


Years ago I read and did a study on Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages.  Since then he has a book on love languages of children and this diagram taken from the love languages of teenagers.  Let me tell you, I need all of the help I can get.  And this is just an awesome resource I wanted to save and reference.  There’s only one child I’m a little confused on–but otherwise I think I can nail it…. 


Can you identify in yourself?  In your kids?  I am interested to see if Steve and I would say the same thing regarding the kids.  Although we love each of our kids the same, the way in which we love them is different.  That’s huge!






What an awesome day to celebrate.  To celebrate the RISEN LORD!  Without his amazing gift of life, the resurrection —we would die.  But WITH this gift, we have been saved by grace.  We sinned yesterday, we will sin today, and we will sin tomorrow.  With Jesus, we are forgiven.  All debts are paid.  That is amazing!! 

Extra special this Easter Sunday is another celebration.  Our girl, Kassidy!!  We loaded up to The Path–an interactive experience of the journey to the cross—with family.  We got to remember what Christ did for us.  And we got to celebrate a birthday with family and pizza!  



 Happy Birthday to our Kapper!!!  The one who dethroned Natalie 15 years ago!!  We were given a gift of her life.  And because of what Jesus did, she has ETERNAL life.  Just like each and every one of us!!  Now that is a gift…