Super Bowl Monday Musings

The Super Bowl is still going on while I’m writing this. And it’s a nail biter. Holy cow. But I’m not here to talk about touchdowns and turnovers and penalties. Let’s talk about the halftime show. GAGA, y’all. She killed it. I just shared this fun nugget this morning on Facebook. All the halftime shows […]

Valentine’s Day Sweet Ideas

February is one of my favorite months. It kicks off a lot of great dates in my life: my son’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, Princess Half Marathon Weekend, and my birthday. Celebrations galore! If Valentine’s celebrations are on your radar and you are looking for some clever ideas on where to go, what to eat, or […]

First Week Observations | Mom Monday

We’ve been on the east coast for a week now and I have a few observations about the move. Mostly we’ve been getting boxes unpacked, laundry caught up, and kids settled in schools. So there hasn’t been a ton of exploring (but it’s coming!) or doing much more than finding the closest grocery and gas […]

New Year, New State | Moving Update

This is not the usual New Year, New Me post. It is mostly an update on what’s been going on over the past month, which happens to be the first month of a new year. But there’s some of that in there as well. I mean, you cannot avoid it when you just moved to […]

Miles and Smiles in the Mitsubishi Outlander

I’m taking a quick break from unpacking to say HI, FRIENDS! I’m waving to you from Virginia, and besides being cold and rainy, we are all loving it here. It’s not Arizona, but that’s what makes it cool. There’s a lot to offer for families here and I can’t wait to get out and explore […]

Atkins 40 | Low Carb Lower Number on the Scale

You guys know me. I’m all about being honest with my product reviews. If I find a flaw or a problem with something I won’t hesitate to share that information. So here’s my honest review of a week on the Atkins 40 plan. It was GREAT. Except for that pesky Day 1. Day 1 was […]

On the Road Again | Moving to Virginia

This has been a long process, to say the least. And I’ve had to keep things quiet for a bit but now we are free to announce: my family is moving to Virginia. The sign is in the yard, all the papers are signed, and a new home a couple of thousand miles away awaits […]

The Holiday Wish List | Mom Monday

Right now is probably not the best time to create a holiday wish list (holiday rush with the kids does NOT put me in the best of moods!). Or maybe it is? Times like this are the best of times and the worst of times. It’s when the peanut butter sandwich fell on the floor […]

Tis the Season For Packing and Cleaning With Shark

This story is nothing new. I know I’m not alone in feeling overwhelmed during the holiday season. You guys feel me, right? On a normal day, we parents are already pretty busy with school and kids and work, but then we add in all the “fun” of parties, shopping, baking, and travel… Oy. It’s a […]

No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie With Blue Bunny

This post was sponsored by Blue Bunny, but the content and opinions expressed are my own. Have you checked the calendar? Oh man- Christmas is less than 20 days away. True story, folks. Gulp. I’m not sure about the rest of you, but the end of 2016 is coming in hot. And with the end […]