How To Take Holiday Family Photos Without Really Trying*


It is usually a bit of a challenge to get our own family photos for our yearly holiday/Christmas card.  Partly because I don’t usually hire anyone else to do it and partly because my husband and children are all, “This again!?!?” when we really only take them formally once a year a few times a year. […]

“Friendsgiving” with Netflix


This month Netflix is exploring friendships and highlighting some of the great shows that celebrate friends. One show that I have been watching this month and yes, I am kind of behind the curve on this one, is Orange is The New Black (a Netflix exclusive series).   One place you definitely need to have […]

15 Years and 2 Weeks

Anniversary Collage

Tim and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary two weeks ago, on November 6th.  I honored it in part, by being on the internet less that week, so this post is a tad belated.  However, I still wanted to put these words out into the universe, in my space here. I love you, so much, […]

The Dress-Up Box

BoysDressUp Collage

A friend of mine was having a garage sale and I knew I could find a “few” things to contribute.  I decided to start in the boys’ closet for cleaning out and finding some things to begin a pile in my own garage.  Plus, I really needed to go through their clothing and switch some […]

Old School Blogging, 5 Random Things…

Wearing one of my vintage hats in 2011

I have seen this going around in the last few weeks so Nicole from Moments That Define Life and I figured we would make this the OSB topic this month.  That way, if you have already done it you can link up too!  If you have not done it, it is really a good one. […]

Moving On


One morning last week, in the crisp-ish Fall air, I took our puppy, Oliver for a walk/run in the park not too far from our house.  There is a long and dusty or muddy (depending on how much rain we have or haven’t had lately) trail that circumvents the playgrounds, basketball courts and duck pond. […]

Halloween, Twenty Fourteen!


This Halloween included a photo shoot along with Mummy dogs and of course, Trick-or-Treating! This mural is on a game/comic book store not too far from our house and the boys were especially “game” (ha! I crack myself up!) to take their picture in front of it.   After that we hung out in our […]

A Letter to My Tween Son


Dear Ben- I will be honest with you from the start, I had no idea what I was really getting into when I had you.  And when I say that I mean I had NO IDEA how much I was going to love you.  No concept of what it would be like in my heart […]

What ARE We (AM I) Doing??


I recently read this article by Allison Slater Tate – Parenting as a Gex-Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything.  If you are about the same age as me and you read this you will be nodding your head the entire time, I promise.  I can relate to everything she […]

InnoTab 3 Plus Learning Tablet {Review & GIVEAWAY}

Innotab 3S

There are a few (AHEM) devices around our house.  There is one in particular that  I bought for myself for my birthday a couple of years ago and it is this neat, little device that I can read on, write on and do a bunch of other things with.  Unfortunately my children like to commandeer it […]