Why Inspiring Content is the Worst Instagram Comment Ever

We live in an age of social media influencers, where bigger follower numbers mean bigger campaigns and more money. Building a following¬†and improving engagement takes a lot of time and effort, so many individuals and companies looking for a better presence are turning to bots instead of humans to get the job done. The problem … Continue reading Why Inspiring Content is the Worst Instagram Comment Ever

Apple Picking, the True Terrifying Story

A few days ago, I posted a nice blog about our trip to Bryson City and how we went apple picking on the way home. It was all hearts and rainbows and happy times. Well here's what really went down as soon as we stepped into the orchard. I grew up around citrus trees in … Continue reading Apple Picking, the True Terrifying Story

It’s Halloween! Carve ALL the Pumpkins!

One of my must-do Halloween activities is carving pumpkins. I love visiting the pumpkin patch and picking out just the right one! I usually go for a medium size one with a good area to put on a "face." I also like to use a pumpkin carving tool kit that at least has a scooper, … Continue reading It’s Halloween! Carve ALL the Pumpkins!

Week in Review – WasabiCon, Rooster Fin Games and STL Ocarinas

This week was mostly focused on getting ready for WasabiCon weekend! I had to finish my costume and help a friend make her's as well. On the home front we tried out a couple games from Rooster Fin Games and Keelan took up the ocarina as his new favorite instrument. Week in Review - Oct. … Continue reading Week in Review – WasabiCon, Rooster Fin Games and STL Ocarinas

What to Expect at a Comic Con

When I started going to comic con-type events, there were only a handful. Most people know the big one - San Diego Comic Con. And if you are in the Southeast, DragonCon is the big destination. Over the last 10 years more and more comic cons have popped up. So much that you can't go … Continue reading What to Expect at a Comic Con

Family Trip to Bryson City, NC with a Beer Stop, Gem Mining, Apple Picking, Sunflowers and a Pumpkin Patch

We had a great trip to the Smoky Mountains last week! We stopped at the Sierra Nevada Brewery on the way there, then went gem mining, visited a farm and pumpkin patch, saw a lot of pretty trees and mountains and went apple picking on the way home. First stop, the¬†Sierra Nevada Brewery! This place … Continue reading Family Trip to Bryson City, NC with a Beer Stop, Gem Mining, Apple Picking, Sunflowers and a Pumpkin Patch

Taco Party with Save the Day Seasonings and Tryazon

Tryazon sent me a great selection of Save the Day Seasonings to throw a little spice sampling get-together. I was going to be on a family vacation at the time and thought it would be fun to make dinner for everyone one night! I decided to do three different style tacos so that we could … Continue reading Taco Party with Save the Day Seasonings and Tryazon

Week in Review – A Field Trip, A Road Trip, Meatballs and a Shower Curtain Made for Moms

It was quite a busy week! I started by touring a local paper mill, braved the giant expanse of IKEA for a new chair, went on a road trip to the Smoky Mountains and tried out a cool shower curtain by Summora that has special pockets for your phone and baby monitor. Week in Review … Continue reading Week in Review – A Field Trip, A Road Trip, Meatballs and a Shower Curtain Made for Moms

10 Reasons Why There Are So Many Mommy Bloggers

You can't look up a recipe, craft or any kind of parenting advice without stumbling into a "Mommy Blog." There are thousands out there and more added every day. So why are so many women turning to mommy blogging? 1 - You are a mom who blogs - Not necessarily all moms who blog are … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why There Are So Many Mommy Bloggers

Grilled Chicken and Roasted Peppers on Daily Kneads Veggie Flatbread

Daily Kneads sent me a selection of their veggie bread products and after a week of trying to make something with it that my picky three-year-old would eat, I decided to make something nice for my husband and myself for dinner. Nice doesn't always have to be complicated. In fact, sometimes nice is whatever I … Continue reading Grilled Chicken and Roasted Peppers on Daily Kneads Veggie Flatbread