Hermit Crabs: Not the Simple Pet I Remember

My son recently came home with two hermit crabs in a shoe box and a sack of supplies. I was baffled by the array of food pellets, water conditioners, special sand and various sponges. I recall having a hermit crab when I was little, and apparently they are not the simple pets I remember. Maybe … Continue reading Hermit Crabs: Not the Simple Pet I Remember

A Garlic Press, Pumpkin Latte Candle, Taco Stands and Iron in a Bottle

My favorite things I've gotten to try this month include a garlic press from Zulay Kitchen, a pumpkin latte candle from Chesapeake Bay, taco stands and Tom & Shari's Iron in a Bottle. Before the coronavirus pandemic, I did a weekly round-up of events I went to and things I was doing. As those things … Continue reading A Garlic Press, Pumpkin Latte Candle, Taco Stands and Iron in a Bottle

About that Felt Letter Message Board…

When I first started blogging and Instagramming, I felt the need to get a felt letter message board. It seemed like everyone was using them! I even wrote a blog post called I Got a Felt Letter Board, Now What? I used it for a sign at a party, wrote a message to my grandma … Continue reading About that Felt Letter Message Board…

Growing a Pineapple from a Pineapple Top

Next time you get a whole pineapple, you might want to think about saving the top part. It's really easy to replant it and grow a new pineapple from a pineapple top! Sure, it may take 2 – 3 years before you actually get a new fruit, but it's still a neat project to do … Continue reading Growing a Pineapple from a Pineapple Top

A Reminder of My Little Miracle from Giving Tree Gallery

"When you need a miracle, just look at your child and realize you created one." This is the quote wrapped around the edges of a beautiful piece of art known as a Spiritile, gifted to me for review by the Giving Tree Gallery. I don't normally do full review posts involving just one item, but … Continue reading A Reminder of My Little Miracle from Giving Tree Gallery

Making Memories with Cohas Chalk Art Milestone Boards

Scroll through Facebook on the first day of school or major holiday and you can't miss the kids holding up their milestone boards. Cohas.com, a small family-owned company that makes chalk art milestone boards and matching wall decals, sent us a few boards and decals to try out. I expect I'll be using these well-made … Continue reading Making Memories with Cohas Chalk Art Milestone Boards

Keeping in Touch During Deployment with the Nixplay Wi-Fi Cloud Frame

My husband is currently deployed, and now that we have a son, I'm always trying to think of ways to keep him a part of our daily lives. The Nixplay Seed Cloud Digital Photo Frame is helping me do that by making "new photos from daddy" a fun part of our day. Nixplay sent me … Continue reading Keeping in Touch During Deployment with the Nixplay Wi-Fi Cloud Frame

Deflecto’s School’s Out, Craft’s In Party

If you read my blog, you might have noticed I like to get organized. I make lists, I collect calendars and planners, and I love arranging things neatly in little storage containers. I find putting things in order soothing. So when Tryazon presented the opportunity to throw a little party to show off Deflecto's line … Continue reading Deflecto’s School’s Out, Craft’s In Party

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

Yard to Table, Why I love Having a Garden

I planted my very first garden when I was six, in the Florida sand in the little area between our townhouse and the next. I planted peas and was excited to see them grow and produce pods. I was so excited to actually grow my own food that I popped those few peas out of the … Continue reading Yard to Table, Why I love Having a Garden