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Finding Your Bliss In The Kitchen – KitchenAid® Classic Series 4.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer Giveaway

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This year I’m all about following my bliss. From playing with my children to dancing in the rain I believe that if you are happy being where you are you’ll always find bliss. This year I’m enjoying my life more and that also means in the kitchen. One reason I started talking about organic foods years ago and posting recipes was to inspire other moms to create healthy, whole, and beautifully prepared meals for their families. I believe that good food doesn’t have to be hard to make and it doesn’t have to be expensive either. With easy tools and a little hard work you can beautifully craft your own meals. Real food tastes better too! It’s part of enjoying a more blissful life – I’m learning to enjoy my food and enjoy spending time in the kitchen.

So to inspire my fellow foodies to find their bliss in the kitchen I wanted to give away one of my favorite things of all time. I’m going to give one lucky reader of mine a KitchenAid® Classic Series 4.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer.

The KitchenAid® Classic Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is for your standard recipes. The 4.5-quart stainless steel mixing bowl and 10 speeds easily mixes, kneads and whips your favorite ingredients. For even more versatility, the power hub is designed to use the motor’s power to operate optional attachments from food grinders to pasta makers and more.

So I want to inspire you to follow your bliss this year. Enjoy the sweet moments a little more, be a little kinder to your neighbors and loved ones. And maybe even bake a few more batches of cookies. If this giveaway goes well I may give a stand mixer away every month, or maybe I’ll chose to give away some of my other most favorite things! I will also personally ship you a card with a note from our family to yours.

So tell me how are you following your bliss? 

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  1. Michelle W on June 29, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    My bliss is sleeping in on the weekends

  2. Donna Kellogg on June 29, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    My Bliss is alone time a little bubble bath does wonders 🙂

  3. Karrie Millheim on June 29, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    My little bits of bliss is when I visit my aunts and listen to the water lapping the beach and hearing the seagulls sing

  4. Tiffany on June 29, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Head butts from my cat give me bliss

  5. Mihaela D. on June 29, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Family and their LOVE

  6. Hesper Fry on June 29, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Bliss to me means relaxing and spending time with my family.

  7. Richard Hicks on June 29, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    bliss to me is not having hurdles or hoops in front of me when I am trying to get something done

  8. Sharon on June 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Bliss to me is getting away from all my worries and responsibilities for a little while and doing something just for me! It’s also a weekend at the beach!!! 🙂
    Thank You!

  9. Deb S on June 29, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Just taking a few minutes to myself each day with a cup of tea helps me enjoy my normally crazy hectic life

  10. Shannon on June 29, 2013 at 9:10 am

    spending time with loved ones and doing things I enjoy like taking photos

  11. Amber Rist on June 29, 2013 at 12:01 am

    My bliss is my family ~ Hubby, and 2 amazing lil girls. I love them all deeply. Bliss to me is just being able to be with them and find fun summer activities to do like clamming, camping or just going to the store together. We are a perfect fit together. I am so thankful he is in my life especially now that my Dad recently passed away. With my hubby I don’t know what I would do or how to get over my loss. My hubby just knows how to deal with me 🙂

  12. Rebecca Lock on June 28, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Bliss is our family together hanging out together and just enjoying being together.

  13. Kelly H. on June 28, 2013 at 11:41 am

    My bliss being with my hubby and our daughters.

  14. Rebecca Peters on June 28, 2013 at 7:23 am

    bliss is my 3 kiddos..

  15. dani marie on June 28, 2013 at 2:21 am

    my little bit of bliss is that time after work and before sleep when i get to unwind… with icecream or a cookie. 😉

  16. John Hutchens on June 26, 2013 at 12:28 am

    bliss to me is spending time fishing and not having to go to work for the day

  17. Jennifer K. on June 25, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Bliss to me is when there is great weather outside and I feel this sense of calm, happy, serenity!

  18. Lexie on June 24, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Bliss is time with family and friends!

  19. jennifer cecil on June 24, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I find baking cookies for my family is blissful.

  20. William Krawic on June 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Bliss to me is completing a project without a snag

  21. Kimberly Hilbert on June 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    My bliss is not rushing about and not having too many things to do. Bliss is about living in the moment and appreciating everything good you have during that moment.

  22. Courtnie on June 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Bliss is relaxing and calm. It can be just me laying in bed not having to worry about anything!

  23. Jennifer on June 22, 2013 at 11:26 am

    My bliss is spending time with my husband and not being stressed about everyday life.

  24. Heather M. on June 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Hanging out with my husband and two boys!

  25. Shannon on June 21, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Bliss is losing yourself in the moment, no matter what that moment brings!

  26. Corbari Fabrizio on June 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Wanna win this stuff so bad!

  27. ally marie on June 20, 2013 at 4:07 am

    my bliss is running I love to run

  28. Dalma on June 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Bliss to me means warm lemon meyer cupcakes with fluffy cream cheese frosting.

  29. rebekah arnold on June 17, 2013 at 3:31 am

    bliss to me is spending time with my family

  30. Stephanie Kim on June 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    It would definitely be cooking/baking and exercising. When ever I do those things, I get so into it that everything else in my mind just goes away.
    even going grocery shopping is a bliss to me. It really depends on your perspective on life and anybody could follow their little joy in life.

  31. Ashley on June 15, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I’m following my bliss by taking care of ME! All the rest falls into place. ashaldridge at gmail dot com

  32. Karen Gonyea on June 14, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Bliss to me is in the quiet moments of the day……watching the kids sleep, drinking a hot cup of coffee and really taking time to appreciate life 🙂

  33. robyn paris on June 14, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    bliss means to me potato chips and chocolate

  34. clynsg on June 14, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Bliss to me is any moment when every thng falls into place.

  35. soha molina on June 13, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    mornings at starbucks are my moments of bliss. Just after the kids are off and before I start,.

  36. Mommy Crafts on June 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Family and the LOVE from my husband 😉

  37. Valerie Taylor Mabrey on June 13, 2013 at 2:53 am

    I follow my bliss by reading it lets me escape to anywhere I want to go. I also love to read with the family so we can go on journeys together.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  38. Michele Baron on June 12, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    My bliss….is being with my husband and daughter…they mean the world to me and everything else – is just window dressing…

  39. ashley on June 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    bliss is spending time with my DH and our sweet puppies

  40. Natalie S on June 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I find my bliss in my hubby and three boys. Just spending time together and playing with the kids.

  41. carol roberts on June 10, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    bliss means just a moment in time when u can just be stess free wheter its sitting with ur grandma and drinking sweet tea or swimming anything u do that finds u happness is bliss to me

  42. Desiree G. on June 10, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Like Jenn I try to follow my bliss by more “me” time. I’ve taken to at least enjoying a nice uninterrupted shower so that I can sort of “zen” out. Other ways I try to follow my bliss is to actively remind myself to stop and take a breath. Look at what is around me and be in the moment.

  43. Jenn on June 10, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I follow my bliss by giving myself more “me” time — something I’ve been denying myself of for the past several years.

  44. CherylS22 on June 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Bliss to me is time for myself to spend reading or surfing the net or just doing nothing at all.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. teresa on June 7, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I follow my bliss by spending time with my nephew as we plan to take over the world one cake at a time

  46. amy pugmire on June 7, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I think I just need to slow down and enjoy the moment, sit down and play with my kids more and enjoy the little things!

  47. JLin on June 6, 2013 at 5:46 am

    family love and joy

  48. HilLesha on June 5, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Bliss to me is sheer simplicity. 🙂

  49. Sonya Morris on June 5, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    My coffee in the morning before the kids get up and then playing with them.

  50. Jen H on June 5, 2013 at 8:22 am

    morning tea before my baby wakes up then pitter patter of little feet… bliss

  51. Eileen on June 5, 2013 at 2:43 am

    I have lost my bliss so much in life, and with disabling illness it sits on the horizon mostly. Until. Until I realized that an illness does not a person make. And the years going by made me realize that the bliss moments with my family were going by. So, we play cards, fish, watch movies and go to sports events. My bliss is my family knowing i will die trying to be a participant, even if not ALL the time. It’s true you realize what is important when you cant REALize what is important. Goodnight kisses, a good play in a kids game and the proud smile…the fun humor of our kids and the sweetness of our grandkids. Pure. Bliss

  52. Terri K (@tkharmonic) on June 5, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Yesterday when I was driving I was thinking about how it’s not easy to walk the path I’ve chosen/made for myself, but it’s so very much worth it. I like myself, I like that I stand up for what I believe in and protest what I don’t. I find bliss in liking who I am and not being afraid to be who I am.

  53. Rebecca Orr on June 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I am following my bliss by doing one thing a day for myself. Today it was entering a few giveaways. Tomorrow it will be something else. I never know.

  54. Tamra H on June 4, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Bliss is a relaxing afternoon spent with family or friends, with not a thought of a to-do list in sight 🙂

  55. Rachel Ellis on June 4, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Sitting in the peace in quiet in the morning with my coffee and a book is bliss for me.

  56. Brandy W. on June 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    To me, it’s when my man & I get to relax on the beach and forget about the rest of the world!

  57. Dianne E on June 3, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Power walks at 5:30am on the trail with the random coyote crossing my path is my bliss

  58. Ryann on June 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Bliss is my babies. Every single moment I have with them. I love them through and through and am so blessed to get to be their mommy.

  59. Jeanna on June 3, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Bliss is that time in the evening when both kids are fast asleep & those few moments when you can watch them sleep.

  60. Tammy S on June 3, 2013 at 9:05 am

    For me my bliss is just spending time with my husband and kids. My daughter and I baked cupcakes the other day. My son and I spent some time playing the Wii together, and my husband and I went for a walk after dinner the other night. My bliss is the little things like seeing the smiles on y kids faces.

  61. Lorrie Rodgers (pinklady705) on June 3, 2013 at 4:40 am

    I have experienced the best states of bliss on the water, a beach is the best: however, I don’t live near one. Taking time to relax and let go are ways I incorporate small acts of bliss in my life.

  62. MaryAnn on June 2, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I enjoy watching movies on Lifetime after my husband and son are in bed.

  63. Mary on June 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    LOVE cooking Sunday dinner for my family ~ our kids and grandchildren come and we just spend the day together!

  64. tina m on June 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I LOVE spending time at home with my family. My husband is my best friend so shutting the outside world off and just enjoying eachother IS MY MOST FAVORITE thing. We can take an eight hour road trip and not even listen to the radio, we just talk. Being a mom is the best thing I have EVER done. Spending time with my girls is the other way I find BLISS. I already know the teenage years are hard, but it also brought me closer to my older daughter (there is a 17 year difference between the two).

  65. Jessica T on June 2, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    crafting is my bliss! 🙂

  66. Virginia Rowell on June 2, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    My bliss is working in my garden. Enjoying my children and grandchildren and watching the sunset.

  67. Rona B on June 2, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Bliss for me is my home office. I love the warm feeling I get while I’m sitting in there.

  68. Melanie Montogmery on June 2, 2013 at 11:43 am

    i try to do things that make me happy!

  69. Janna Johnson on June 2, 2013 at 9:58 am

    bliss is a good night of sleep
    Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna johnson on GFC

  70. thuy vu (Spiller Kustoms) on June 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Bliss to me is spending quality time with my kids, or maybe a warm cup of coffee in the morning

  71. Michelle Tucker on June 1, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Bliss to me is spending time with my husband. I love him so dearly. We always make each other laugh. Love it!

  72. puja on May 31, 2013 at 11:27 am

    bliss to me is being healthy, capable & being surrounded by people who love & care for you!

  73. Katie Sexton on May 30, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    chocolate, that is all

  74. Jessica H. on May 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    My bliss is summer vacations off with my family! Love it!

  75. Myna on May 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Thanking God each day for the ordinary things in life.

  76. courtney b on May 30, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I like to hang out with my kids and hubby, and love to eat !:) that’s how I enjoy bliss

  77. Cassandra Eastman on May 30, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Bliss is spending time with my little ones and husband, when it comes down to it… they are all that matters in life and I shouldn’t let anything get in the way of that!

  78. kelly rae on May 30, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I try not to over schedule things in our day. It’s really important to me that we get outside and enjoy the outdoors.

  79. Karen on May 30, 2013 at 4:22 am

    Bliss is walking on the beach, in the evening, with my family and the dogs.

  80. Denise Ri on May 30, 2013 at 2:03 am

    My bliss is staying home with my two small children, raising them and seeing every milestone myself, instead of working. They are only little for so long!

  81. Diane Perez on May 29, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    My bliss is sitting under a tree on lush green grass on a nice warm humidity free day with a book !

  82. Mary Beth Elderton on May 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I follow my bliss in my kitchen by cooking home made from scratch. It makes Hubz happy, too 🙂

  83. courtney on May 29, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    My bliss is cuddling with M while she sleeps.. nothing better 🙂

  84. Luanna on May 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Bliss is being home with my my crazy bunch of kids and knowing they are all safe and healthy! It’s the little things we take for granted!

  85. Theresa J on May 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    My bliss is a relaxing bubble bath with a good book

  86. Katherine on May 29, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Bliss is perfectly quiet and calm

  87. Daniel M on May 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    i don’t have any bliss right now i’m in serious pain from a bad tooth, getting a root canal done on thurs

  88. Jenn McClearn on May 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

    bliss is a sleeping baby and getting 6-8hrs of uninterrupted sleep for me 🙂

  89. Becca on May 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Lately bliss is being with my doggy. He has cancer so we are definitely treasuring every second with him! 🙂

  90. Marci on May 27, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Bliss is the time in the morning when I get up before everyone else and the house is quiet!

  91. Steph Coupns on May 27, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    my bliss would definitely be my morning workouts!! they always put me in the best mood

  92. Sandra Travis on May 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Love to have my morning coffee w/yogurt!

  93. Austin Baroudi on May 27, 2013 at 4:29 am

    My morning coffee is my bliss! I usually get about an hour or two to myself before anyone gets up and with two kids, a newborn that needs constant attention and three year old that thrives on making giant messes, that time to me is just so nice!

  94. Amanda Sakovitz on May 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    To me bliss means appreciating and smiling at the little things. Taking nothing for granted. Watching the ocean often brings me bliss.

  95. Thomas Murphy on May 26, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I get my bliss by taking long walks around the lake by my house.

  96. Terri Egelund on May 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I’ll take a fishing pole, worms (for the fish), diet coke and bologna (for me) and spend all day on the pier. That is pure bliss.

  97. Linda Bradshaw on May 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I can enjoy the simple things in life by turning off my tv and computer and doing stuff with family and friends.

  98. Pat B on May 26, 2013 at 9:28 am

    “Me time” is my bliss – although I love spending time with my family, I have to have time to myself to read, watch tv, cook or whatever I want

  99. Vicky D on May 26, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Nothing like time spent with the grandkids!

  100. JenniferB on May 26, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Bliss to me is enjoying my time- unhurried and happy

  101. kim on May 25, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I don’t really follow my bliss right now I have been in a bad place for awhile and I am trying to work my way out of it but I love going to the beach early in the morning and walking there is nothing like the sun coming up over the water and the peace of it to make you feel right in the world!!

  102. Jessica w on May 25, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I see bliss as time with family and friends, I would do better to make them a higher priority

  103. Stephanie Larison on May 25, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Bliss to me is being with my family.

  104. April C. on May 24, 2013 at 9:01 pm

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  106. Tamar on May 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I am getting a workout these days 🙂 Seeing it pay off = bliss.

  107. Tannis W on May 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    My bliss is enjoying the moment, and never taking it for granted. Making memories while you can, loving those around you and enjoying the little things in life.

  108. Brutus Duffy on May 23, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Rescuing gogs and my cats is my bliss. I could not have human children of my own, so God gave us furry ones instead.

  109. April Brenay on May 23, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    my little bit of bliss is when my hubby brings me a cup of coffee saturday morning and I have a couple minutes to my self before I take on raising our boys!

  110. Tari Lawson on May 23, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    To follow my bliss, I travel. I love going new places, having new experiences and meeting new people. It makes me feel whole.

  111. Katie R on May 23, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Some of my little bits of bliss are finding a great item at a thrift store and playing with my pomeranian.

  112. Michele P on May 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I learned that finding my bliss was not all about money, or how much you have or don’t have, but about spending quality time with friends and family and making do with what you DO have. I look around for fun low cost things to do and enjoy and try to enjoy the moment.

  113. Naomi on May 23, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Bliss is living in the moment instead of waiting for something to happen.

  114. Jay P on May 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I find bliss listening to music

  115. Kyl Neusch on May 23, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    having a good meal with my family

  116. Jessica B. on May 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Going on lots of boat rides in the summer is bliss to me! I love the warm weather.

  117. Doreen Lamoureux on May 23, 2013 at 11:34 am

    My bits of bliss are baking, cooking, gardening, furniture painting, saunas, massages and hot baths. 🙂

  118. Tarah on May 23, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I find bliss when my husband, sons & I are all enjoying something together as a family. It’s a nice, cozy feeling I love.

  119. ginette4 on May 23, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I find bliss amongst my family and friends, they help me out in so many ways, sometimes with gestures other times with their kind words

  120. Christina on May 23, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I find bliss in being with my family, the past two years have been very difficult for my entire family.. so there is nothing more blissful than spending some nice, quiet downtime with family. And a nice walk on a nature trail, mountain or beach is pretty blissful too!

  121. mrsshukra on May 23, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Normalcy is bliss!

  122. Katie K on May 23, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I find my bliss by hiking and being at one with nature and the earth

  123. claire on May 23, 2013 at 8:43 am

    i spend my days seeing life through my 2 year old’s eyes. Perfect 🙂

  124. Liza Glick on May 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Bliss for me is on the beach!

  125. Lori Taube on May 23, 2013 at 8:29 am

    To me, living in bliss means living in God’s grace everyday. Spending time with Him each day and watching Him work through my life, He makes every area of my life beautiful. That’s my bliss!

  126. Angela Yeremenko on May 23, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Bliss for me is spending time with my husband and kids every evening.

  127. michelle riebeek on May 23, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Spending more time playing with my kids!

  128. Judy Estrin on May 23, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Bliss is surviving cancer and realizing that each day is precious. Don’t sweat the small stuff in life enjoy being in the moment with those you love.

  129. kristin on May 23, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Bliss for me is enjoying everyday as if its your last!

  130. shannon r on May 23, 2013 at 6:41 am

    I am spending more quality time with my kids. If they want to walk or go to the park, that’s what we are doing. We are having more fun with each other!

  131. Sue Ellison on May 23, 2013 at 6:36 am

    To me bliss is spending a relaxing day with my family, no planned activities or following schedules.

  132. Kristie on May 23, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Bliss is the fun/sweet moments with my family 🙂

  133. Lynda Del on May 23, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Bliss for me is seeing that my family and I are happy and healthy.

  134. Stephanie Phelps on May 23, 2013 at 5:33 am

    To me Bliss is when my kids are laughing and are happy and healthy! When I get to see my family and the quite times when you can just sit back and enjoy the love you get from those you are closest to!

  135. Ashley Reynolds on May 23, 2013 at 5:12 am

    I follow my bliss everyday as I teach my kids new things and they teach me. In all my kids are my bliss. Their smiles lighten my mood and day in seconds.

  136. Margaret Smith on May 23, 2013 at 4:55 am

    I like to savor the little moments in life. I like to enjoy time with friends and family, nothing fancy, just spending time together. I love enjoying the moment with my kids. Even if it’s something really small, that makes me smile, I life to take a breath and relish in that moment.

  137. Adrienne Gordon on May 23, 2013 at 3:32 am

    My bliss comes from watching my kids.

  138. Claudia on May 23, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Bliss is my son and family. Enjoying a good book, and spending time with family.

  139. Janet W. on May 23, 2013 at 2:24 am

    I find bliss when I spend quality time with family and being surrounded by the ones I love.

  140. Polly Smith on May 22, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Bliss is my family, my garden, my God.

  141. Hanan on May 22, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    To me, bliss is just being content in my life.

  142. Shelley on May 22, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I am following my bliss by baking more and spending time with loved ones.

  143. Rebecca Reinwalt on May 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    My fiance’ and I are looking at opening a small cafe as well as purchasing a home in East TX, something we have talked about doing when he retired from teaching. But the opportunity came along sooner than we had planned and it looks like we might be retiring there much much sooner 🙂

  144. shantelle stately on May 22, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Bliss is spending time with my family and being grateful for everything I have.

  145. Carol on May 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I like to go to the casino with my husband.

  146. Melissa Miriam Meltzer on May 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I follow my bliss by being with my adorable son, appreciating whatever stage of life he is in and knowing that being his mom is a very special job 🙂

  147. Kelli Vorish on May 22, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Before bliss was traveling with friends experiencing new things. Now bliss is just being with my little baby girl.

  148. Ann on May 22, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    i find bliss spending times with my kids