Merry Christmas to Me: A Nice Clean House

It's SO nice to have a clean house. And it's not that we are terribly "dirty," but it's a good sized house with a dog, two cats and three-year-old so it gets to the point every so often where I just feel like I can't keep up with the bathrooms and the dust and the … Continue reading Merry Christmas to Me: A Nice Clean House

Pregnancy Made My Hair Go Insane

I had heard that pregnancy can give you lush, full hair, and that afterwards it will fall out and return to normal. That wasn't exactly my experience. I got the lush and full part. My hair got thicker than normal, but after my son was born, it stayed thick! But not just thick - it … Continue reading Pregnancy Made My Hair Go Insane

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

Happy Father’s Day! Yes, even you, Darth Vader.

I randomly found this image online one Father's Day and thought it was funny. I had no idea it came from a book called Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown, until a friend surprised me with the book she found at a garage sale. There's also one with Leia called Vader's Little Princess, which … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day! Yes, even you, Darth Vader.

Hello Summer, I’ve Missed You! 5 Ways I Prepared for the Return of Summer

Summer vacation always seemed like a magical time. You said your goodbyes at school and unless you lived in pretty much the same neighborhood, you lost touch all summer until you showed up on the first day of school taller, tanner and usually with a new hair cut. There was no Facebook to check and … Continue reading Hello Summer, I’ve Missed You! 5 Ways I Prepared for the Return of Summer

10 Unique Gift Ideas for Dads

Father's Day is coming up June 17, so it's time to get those presents planned! When kids are little all the pressure is on mom to come up with something good. Dads can be a little harder to shop for sometimes, so here's my list of 10 Unique Gift Ideas for Dads that I have … Continue reading 10 Unique Gift Ideas for Dads

How to Make Edible Yogurt Paint

I'd been wanting to try making yogurt paint for a while for my son, but was worried it was going to stain my walls, grout and tub. Then one day last week my son was resisting his bath and I didn't feel like putting up a fight, so I decided to get a little creative … Continue reading How to Make Edible Yogurt Paint

That One Time I Didn’t Take the Interview Seriously

I can't remember exactly why I didn't take it too seriously. I think a few opportunities had fallen through recently and I was feeling cautious, so a few red flags made me suspect the e-mail wasn't legit. The person said they were working with Jacksonville Magazine, but the message was from a Yahoo e-mail address, there … Continue reading That One Time I Didn’t Take the Interview Seriously

Watch out Betty Crocker!

My son surprised me by asking to bake cupcakes this week. He usually has no interest in helping out in the kitchen so I immediately dropped everything and got to baking! In full disclosure, I was doing yardwork and it was hot and any excuse to take a break sounded like an amazing idea. Trying … Continue reading Watch out Betty Crocker!

Life’s a Beach

Ever since we moved to the beach, I've found I have to take my phone with me on our beach walks because I never know when I'll want to take a photo. I'm always finding something neat, like a tiny sea snail known as a Sea Butterfly or something strange like the time I found … Continue reading Life’s a Beach