You Look Pretty Today, Mommy

It was still dark outside when I rolled over and came face-to-face with a smiling little boy. A little boy that was way more awake than I'd like at 6AM. I was waiting for him to shout his trademark morning command of "Get Up," but instead he smiled and said, "You look pretty today, Mommy." … Continue reading You Look Pretty Today, Mommy

Week in Review: Same Name, New Geek, Christmas Cards, Santa on Fire and Adagio Tea

Last week I was musing about changing the name of the Week in Review to something like "Blog Digest." That's as far as I got. I've been doing the weekly review for a bit and I think I'll just keep the same old name. The only thing I can't seem to keep the same is … Continue reading Week in Review: Same Name, New Geek, Christmas Cards, Santa on Fire and Adagio Tea

Keeping Your Car Safe with Owl Cam

*This post is sponsored by Owl Cam, all opinions are my own* The holidays are a big season for gifts, giving and unfortunately thieves looking to relieve you of a little holiday cheer by breaking into your car. You might not think a dash cam would be a deterrent, but what about one that records … Continue reading Keeping Your Car Safe with Owl Cam

Week in Review – A Housewarming, Stomping Sandcastles, a Giveaway and a New Idea

I'm not sure how this became a new Tuesday trend, but here we are again with the week in review on Tuesday (and it will be next week too!) This past week we finally had our housewarming party, even though the house renovation is only half finished. We've been working on it for two years, … Continue reading Week in Review – A Housewarming, Stomping Sandcastles, a Giveaway and a New Idea

Inspired by Zelda: STL Ocarina Takes Ocarinas Beyond the Gaming World

Do you remember playing the recorder in school? For a lot of kids, it's their first musical instrument. I actually kept mine for years afterwards even though the only thing I could play was Hot Cross Buns and some terrible song about a goose dying called Go Tell Aunt Rhody. I think I would have … Continue reading Inspired by Zelda: STL Ocarina Takes Ocarinas Beyond the Gaming World

My Best Piece of Parenting Advice: It Gets Better

I'm not usually one to dish out advice, but there's one thing I've learned that keeps popping up over and over again - Don't let your terrible experiences stop you from trying. Like the people who take their child to a restaurant, suffer through a public meltdown, and then never leave the house again. (You … Continue reading My Best Piece of Parenting Advice: It Gets Better

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

Week in Review – Thanksgiving, a Nautical Wedding, a New Cosplay Project and Alumitiles

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! I took a break from being attached to my phone and didn't take one single photo. So here's a slightly frightening photo me and Keelan being a couple of turkeys. You may be thinking, Week in Review on a Tuesday night? What is this madness? Next thing you … Continue reading Week in Review – Thanksgiving, a Nautical Wedding, a New Cosplay Project and Alumitiles

An Honest Thanksgiving Post

While I'm trying to write this, my son is sitting on my lap yelling "put on Reading Eggs! Mommy mommy mommy...reading eggs...reading eggs..." while the dog barks incessantly at the window where she can see my husband outside chatting with neighbors. All I asked for this evening was some time to get my blog posts … Continue reading An Honest Thanksgiving Post

It’s OK to Cry Over Spilt Milk

Whoever coined the phrase "It's no use crying over spilt milk (or spilled depending on your preference) was not a mom. Every mom I know has experienced a darn good reason to cry over the spilling of the milk. I came to this conclusion after a long day, when I was confronted with this awful … Continue reading It’s OK to Cry Over Spilt Milk