the pull thru braid

I’ve seen this “braid” concept floating around pinterest and instagram for a couple weeks so ...more

jean jackets on


A Needed Repeat

With the recent dominance of the news by domestic violence, I thought it an appropriate time to repeat a post I wrote back on January 16th of this year.  When I wrote the post, the friend it was written for was not ready to listen.  She's ready now.  At the same time, I have to confess that I was also in an abusive situation and I was in total denial.  I'm not in denial anymore.  Here is the post:...more

Basic Housekeeping – Morning Routine

Mornings are hectic. ...more

Bath Time Sight Words

School is already back in session. Summer just seemed to fly by, didn’t it? Once school starts you have limited time with your children ....more

10 Funny Books to Read Aloud

This list of funny books to read aloud is primarily (with a few exceptions) composed of books that can be found elsewhere on my book lists, but a few days ago a fellow parent and I were chatting about how much fun it is when our kids laugh out loud when we are reading. I thought maybe it would be useful to share which books made my kids roll with laughter. I don’t mean a giggle here and there, or a smile and a chuckle ....more

Naturally Fierce Feature: Ariel

Hey!!! I am Ariel Moore from Louisville ky. Im a MAc makeup artist!! ...more

Truly Understanding a Family's Pain

Truly Understanind a Family's PainDrink today, and drown all sorrow; You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow; Best, while you have it, use your breath; There is no drinking after death.  ~Ben Jonson...more

Thrift Store Tape Update

Wow, my whole rant on thrift stores and their love of packing tape sure has hit a nerve with people. I thought I'd give you an update.When I went in to that thrift store a few days after I posted about my packing tape woes, the girl at the checkout who follows my blog (we normally chit chat when I'm checking out and she was always asking me "what are you buying that old thing for?" until I finally showed her my blog one day) asked me if I had bought the croquet set there.When I said I had, she got on the intercom and called over the manager and a woman from the back room. At first I thought they were going to toss my little butt out the front door ....more

Brown Sugar Blondies with Mini M&Ms

These brown sugar blondies are soft, sweet and filled with bright and colorful mini m&ms. They’re so fun to eat and make a great dessert or snack. Bring them to your next bake sale or school function! ...more