We got home yesterday from a perfect camping trip with my book club. I’ve mentioned this special group of ladies before. You can read up on how we manage to take the “book” out of book club here. For a quick recap for the non-informed (in which case, how dare you not be informed about […]
My heart longs for days gone by
So, I was pounding away on my treadmill this evening watching a really fun movie from 1965, “That Funny Feeling” starring the incomparably adorable Sandra Dee and her real-life (albeit temporary) honeybee Bobby Darin. And next thing I knew I passed by forty-five minutes in a blur. One of the reasons I prefer to watch […]
A Gleektastic New Goal
I am all for having goals. I think they are therapeutic, inspiring, and can begood for the soul. However, please do not mistake goals for resolutions. I have previously posted regarding my distaste for resolutions. In my opinion, they are not evenin the same league as goals. The difference? It’s taken me approximately 25 years […]
I Never Would Have Made it on the Prairie!
I was first introduced to Laura Ingalls Wilder at about the age of 8 and grew immediately enamored with her life. I used to dream about “Ma” and “Pa” and would imagine myself gallivanting my little country selfaround the prairie, wheat rustling against my skirt (because, um, it was the 1800s and every chick wore […]
First of all, I would like to wish a Happy (belated) Mother’s Day to everyone! If I’ve learned anything as a mom it’s that the title “Mother” carries a very broad definition. There are many people out there who deserve recognition for being a loving care-taker who may have no traditional “children” to speak of. […]
Huge Thanks to my Hubby!!
In all the hubub of premiering my new website design I forgot to doone very important thing…apply my Monday pore-refining mask. No worries, I’ll do that tonight. Pore-refinement aside, Ialso realized thatI have neglected something else… a HUMONGOUS THANK YOU to my better half! My husband, Jer, is a very hard worker and certainly isn’t […]
“Hit the road, Jack” Pioneer Woman or Bust!
Roadtrip! As you are reading this I am currently on my way to meet the infamous Pioneer Woman, a.k.a. Ree Drummond! My sister Brandy, girlfriend Val, and I are heading up north to have our cookbooks signed by the woman my husband has dubbed “the best author in the entireworld.” I am so excited to […]
I’m not a “Crafter”
Have you ever noticed that the Christmas holiday brings with it the expectation that all those who celebrate will do so with creativity and imagination? There are cookies to bake, Christmas cards to craft, gingerbread houses to construct and candy to make. Your neighbors are decorating their front porches with wreaths and adorable little candy […]
“Over the Top”…or “Under the Bottom”. Whatever.
Okay, I’m nervous. Why am I nervous? Because I have an assignment. Like an actual “do this or you will let down all of mankind.” Okay, not quite so dramatic but in my little sheltered existence where the biggest expectation I face most days is making sure that everyone has clean underwear (a task at […]
It’s a NEW Soccer Season People!
Alittle while back I posted (in shame) about Avery’s last soccer season. You can see that here. To recap quickly: her shoes were too small and it all ended horribly. So when Avery told us that she wanted to play soccer this fall season, needless to say, we were very apprehensive. We weighed the pros […]