The Ten Year Challenge: 2009 vs 2019

On Facebook and Instagram I keep seeing people's "2009 vs 2019" or #10yearchallenge posts and it got me thinking about how different things are now. Ten years ago I was building a costume business, partying late two or three times a week and traveling all over for conventions. A decade later, and I'm living a … Continue reading The Ten Year Challenge: 2009 vs 2019

Week in Review: NYE, Painted Rocks, Enchanting Cosplay and Xcentz

Hey there! I'm back with the first Week in Review for 2019, and only a couple of weeks behind. I slacked off on the round-up during the holiday, but the kiddo went back to preschool (finally!) so I guess it's time for me to get it back together.  Week in Review - 1/1 - 1/12 … Continue reading Week in Review: NYE, Painted Rocks, Enchanting Cosplay and Xcentz

Geek of the Week: Effie from Project Mom Strong

This week's featured geek is my friend Effie Quintana, who posts daily workouts on her Instagram as Project Mom Strong,  or PMS as we so fondly call it. Effie inspires me to get to the gym and always represents the geek with her cool R2-D2 backpack, which she may or may not have swiped from … Continue reading Geek of the Week: Effie from Project Mom Strong

How to Drink Wine Like a Mother

It's no secret moms like wine. I liked wine way before becoming a mom, I just feel it calling to me a little more now when the evening rolls around and it's been a long day of nonstop "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy." I guess it seems just a little more acceptable than knocking back a few … Continue reading How to Drink Wine Like a Mother

The Sex Tea Experiment Didn’t Go as Planned

Around 8PM the other night I realized I had made myself a cup of tea earlier. About three hours earlier so by now it was a sad, cold, bitter cup of tea, which unfortunately perfectly reflected my mood at that point. I had gotten a box of teas based on Traditional Chinese Medicine by Your … Continue reading The Sex Tea Experiment Didn’t Go as Planned

Geek of the Week: That Nerdy Mom Katherine

This week's Geek of the Week Katherine is no stranger to the local geek crowd! You can find her set up and selling her geeky wares at many of the local events, conventions and art shows under the guise of That Nerdy Mom~ 1) Let's start with the basics - My name is Katherine and I … Continue reading Geek of the Week: That Nerdy Mom Katherine

What a Stay at Home Mom Really Wants for a Gift

I know we have just left gift-giving season, but there are plenty of other holidays ahead so maybe one husband will read this and if I can help one mom, I'll be happy. I've tried to explain this to my own husband, but it isn't really working. I think guys are more wrapped up in … Continue reading What a Stay at Home Mom Really Wants for a Gift

My Year in Blogging: Top 8 in 2018

This year was a big year for me in blogging. It marks the first year since I started the blog that I actually called myself a blogger. In fact, there were a lot of firsts this year! It's the first time I actually made money blogging, first time I applied myself and treated it like … Continue reading My Year in Blogging: Top 8 in 2018

The Day the Grinch was Caught in Action

As I snuck down the stairs with a big red sack (it was an old Target bag, the giant size) thinking nobody would notice, I made it as far as three steps before lights started flashing, a loud helicopter noise began and sirens went off. My son appeared out of nowhere going "Hey! What's in … Continue reading The Day the Grinch was Caught in Action