My Totally Selfish Reason for Taking My Kids to Disney

Have you ever noticed how once you start thinking about something, it suddenly seems to pop up everywhere? It makes sense I guess; things you never paid attention to start sticking out once they’re already on your mind. ...more
I love this post and it's SO timely, because we are going on a family trip to Disney in a few ... more

How to Snag Frye Boots for a Steal

For years, I really wanted a pair of actual Frye boots (and not the knock off Frye lookalikes that Target was selling for a while), but the price kept scaring me away. I know the whole "get what you pay for" thing, but paying over $300 for a pair of shoes was just NOT in my budget. ...more
LouisePleasant That's awesome! =) more

My November Stitch Fix: A Total Turkey?

It seems like it’s been a super long time since my last Fix in October, doesn’t it? I guess this past month has been so busy that it just FEELS like a lot of time has passed, but it’s really only been a month + a week....more
Karen Ballum My dog sheds sometimes, so I keep a lint roller in the truck. ;) more

Pet Peeve: Daycare Upselling

I love our son’s daycare, I really do. He goes two days a week and his teacher is fantastic. She’s the exact right mix of super sweet and on top of things. I’m incredibly impressed how she somehow manages to have her entire class adore her AND keeps a group of 2 year olds under control. I actually feel like Jack learns something new every single day that he attends, which is great!...more
reillysmom16 I think that for a daycare cost EVERYTHING should be included! Of course, just this ... more

My October Stitch Fix: FALLing in Love Again

It's STITCH FIX TIME! Am I a little excited? YES I AM! Am I making super corny puns in the post title? Heck, YEAH! That's right: There's shouting. And arms waving. And even a bit of booty shaking. Because I LOVE doing these posts, and hearing back from you guys! ...more
Julie Ross Godar You're totally right and thanks!! more

Reviewing eShakti: A Dress Made Just for Me

Let's say you see a dress you like, but aren't a fan of the neckline. Well, eShakti lets you switch it out to a different option. Maybe you need something more modest than the miniskirt shown on a design you otherwise love; you can choose to have it made with a longer skirt. The best part is the sizing. You can customize any piece to your specific size and shape by giving them your measurements! It only costs $7.50 to customize, but for your first order it's free. ...more
Grow It Girl Thank you! =) more

What Do You Want? The Day We (Literally) Bought the Farm

About this time last year, my husband and I started discussing the future. What did we want out of life? What did we want to do with our time? Did we want to live where we did? Did we want to go somewhere else?...more
Yay congrats Farmer Sherri! =) more

I Said No To a Playdate for My Daughter Because I Don't Like Her Friend's Mom

I’ve always said yes to anyone who reaches out to me or my children for a playdate. Always. It was my policy. My theory was that it was my job to be open to opportunities for connection and socialization on behalf of my children. Even when my children befriended neighborhood kids whose parents intimidated me or with whom I had nothing in common, I always responded with a sincere, “yes, let’s get together.” After five years of adhering to my ironclad, open-door playdate policy, I finally uttered my first no. ...more
I know I'm not the only one curious as to if she responded... did she?  We actually have never ... more

My September Stitch Fix: Happy Birthday to ME!

Oh my goodness, I feel like I’ve been waiting for this Stitch Fix delivery FOREVER! My schedule got all discombobulated in July when I got a ‘do over’ Fix. Since I ended up buying every darn thing in the box, I figured I should skip my August fix and just have one come for me in September… on what happens to be my birthday week....more
Denise I kept the sleeveless top and jacket, but passed on the pants. They just didn't look as ... more

My September Stitch Fix: Happy Birthday to ME!

Oh my goodness, I feel like I’ve been waiting for this Stitch Fix delivery FOREVER! My schedule got all discombobulated in July when I got a ‘do over’ Fix. Since I ended up buying every darn thing in the box, I figured I should skip my August fix and just have one come for me in September… on what happens to be my birthday week....more
bostonbibliophile Thanks! I did end up keeping the leather jacket and the sleeveless top! =) more