Summer is upon us! That means lots of outdoor adventures. Full disclosure: I am forgetful by nature. Add kids to the mix and, oh dear… I’ve learned to be nice to Future Me by preparing ahead of time. These lists have developed...
I’ve been single for over three years now--living alone, half the time with two young children. The true-crime fan in me has made me a bit of a worse-case-scenario type of person. I’m always thinking of how bad things...
It is garage sale season, and I am about to take on my very first garage sale. Growing up, some of my family members participated in a multi-family garage sale, and it was one of the most popular garage sales...
As moms, we know we have to be prepared at all times for any situation that may arise.  Leaving the house unprepared never ends well.  I’m sure we’ve all learned that the hard way.    That means it’s important to always...
I’m not the personality type that usually puts “clean” and “fun” in the same sentence, but spring cleaning is my jam. It might be an occasional love-hate relationship, but I feel SO much better after I clean. With my...
I’m not (fully) ashamed to admit I jumped on the TikTok bandwagon during quarantine. It was a bright spot in the midst of a pretty dark time. If I was having a particularly rough day, I’d flip through my...
It’s there. Lurking in your house. Mocking you. Causing that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach every time you glimpse it. The dreaded paper pile. You know, the one full of school papers, junk mail, insurance statements,...
March has arrived! I for one am happy to say goodbye to January and February.  As the weather gets warmer I look for literally any excuse to be outside with my family.  I just feel like we are all better,...
I cannot pinpoint the exact day that it happened. I can only tell you that sometime after my toddler turned two, what I made for dinner was hardly ever right.  I’d make a meal that he loved the week...
We came into 2021 with high hopes. This year had to be better. We set our eyes on the horizon and imagined this gorgeous year ahead. Then, January happened. It was tough. We are still feeling the weight of...
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The Best Season of All is Fall: My Fall Favorites

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Close your eyes and just imagine the following... The crisp air and the cool breeze coming through an open window.  The changing of the leaves...