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First Birthday Without You

The First Holiday Season Without You

Copyright A Daily Dose of Toni Dear Mom, Thanksgiving is here...with Christmas following shortly behind. This was always a time of excitement as we got ready for the holidays and hosting friends and family at your house. I can see so clearly, in my mind, the happiness on your face and you Read More »»

My First Birthday Without You

Today is a day that I would usually wake up excited and ready to celebrate myself because it's my birthday. But today I woke up and had tears streaming down my face as I lay in bed, not wanting to be awake. Wishing I could just skip over this day because today is my first birthday without you Read More »»

When You Become A Motherless Daughter

When you become a motherless daughter you know you still have your mom, in your heart, but she is no longer physically on this earth with you. When you become a motherless daughter, you remember the last time you said I love you and heard it back, wondering why you didn't say it at least one Read More »»

The Hurt and The Healer by MercyMe

I came across this song, by MercyMe sometime ago, but had forgotten all about it when it came on the radio the other day. It is a song that feels like it was written for me (along with many other songs I'll share in the coming days...I feel like sharing what I'm doing, feeling, listening to, etc can Read More »»

I’m Stuck In a Paddleboat and I Am Pretty Sure I Need a Ship

a daily dose of toni I need a ship and all I have is this little paddleboat! This ocean of grief makes me feel like I will never find my way to the shore of happiness again. This is such a strange feeling for me, I am the person who always has a smile on her face, finds the positive in Read More »»

Grief…You’re Never As Prepared As You Think

A Daily Dose of Toni Grief.....a deep sorrow. Grief doesn't even seem like the word that fits what I feel right now. On July 2, 2020, my world was shattered. My mom, my life long best friend, lost her battle to cancer. While my sisters and I were holding her hands, she took her final Read More »»

Now’s the Perfect Time to Pick Up A Good Book!

Several states are on "lockdown" while the US tries to curb the ever-rising number of people that have the Covid 19 virus. Seeing that means a lot of time will be spent inside, while Netflix is always an option, another great option is to pick up a book and "escape" to another place. Since being Read More »»

Pensacola Beach “Bands on the Beach” 2020 Lineup

Random beach pic because my kids were so cute back then :) It's almost that time again, time to pull a chair up (or a blanket) in the sand and enjoy some great music out on Pensacola Beach. We love "Bands on the Beach" and try to go out there at least every couple of weeks. This lineup is Read More »»

Corona Virus Is Bringing Blogging Back..At Least For Me

Hey, y'all. It's been a hot minute (a hot minute is almost a year in my time). But, when you are stuck inside while the Navarre Beach Lifeguards post pics of the beach you are longing to be at, you have the grand idea to jump back on the blog you have ignored and see if you can get back into it. Read More »»

Peeping Bunny Cupcakes

**Affiliate links in this post give me a few pennies if you purchase from them** I love Easter.  I love what it stands for and as a family we always get together to celebrate Easter.  This year I wanted to have a little fun using some tasty treats from Peeps and products from Wilton.  I wanted to Read More »»

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